Going to the farm. Eventually.

Live Your Lent (Or Whatever Liturgical Season is at Hand)

  • On November 30, 2015
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  • Catholic, Collective Memory, Faith
The other day I came across an old post on LikeMotherLikeDaughter.org that tackled the idea of how to approach the stations of the cross with small kids. In reading it, I was struck by how much Auntie Leila would have enjoyed being friends with my dad, who was the epitome of someone who lived his faith. […]
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Keeping on top of Finances

  • On November 9, 2015
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  • Fail, Finances, Habits, I can do better later
I have a stellar reputation as a tightwad in my circle of family and friends, something I’d like to not see tarnished. However, lately, I have been an idiot. In the last year, I have wasted money in the following ways: Missed out on $300 bonus for opening new accounts at a bank by not making […]
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Update on Habit #1

  • On November 2, 2015
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  • Cooking, Habits, Homeschooling, Personal Life Hacks, PlanToEat.com, SAHM
A few weeks ago, I wrote: Welcome to the first installment in a series on how we are hacking our bad habits so we can have a better homeschool/home/life. Some people do home renovations; we don’t have any of those right now, so we’re doing a life renovation….The solutions, that I will be trying over […]
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How to Make Today’s Women Visible to Future Generations

  • On October 25, 2015
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Today I read a beautiful post about a letter that Pope John Paul II wrote to a friend of his back when he was a young priest and she was a new mother of twins. I’m going to excerpt the part of the letter that author Claire Dwyer included, but I encourage you to go […]
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Habit #1: Changing How We Start Our Day

  • On October 12, 2015
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  • Homeschooling, Personal Life Hacks, SAHM
Welcome to the first installment in a series on how we are hacking our bad habits so we can have a better homeschool/home/life. Some people do home renovations; we don’t have any of those right now, so we’re doing a life renovation. Many, many mornings, I go into the kitchen and by the end of […]
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Not so Helpless in the Face of Habits

  • On October 7, 2015
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  • Personal Life Hacks, SAHM
I’ve tried the following two methods to living my life: Do the same thing and then feel like a total victim-of-the-universe when the same results keep disappointing me. I’m looking at you, “Habit of be somewhat sedentary while consuming all the foods, yet decry how difficult it is for women to lose weight.” Look at […]
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Tips for a Terrible Garden

  • On October 1, 2015
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  • Community Garden, Fail, Gardening/Farming, I can do better later
As someone who managed to start off not-so-bad and end with an absolute fizzle, I would like to share some ideas on what you should do when gardening if you want terrible results. 1. Jump in the deep end. I typically think it is a good idea to start big. So, if your past experience […]
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I have no idea what I’m doing…

  • On April 20, 2015
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  • Community Garden, Gardening/Farming, I can do better later
I have a magnificent view of our future farm: the large wooden barn housing heirloom breeds and draught horses the tiny houses, cottages, tree houses, sod houses, and other abodes for our B&B visitors, the walk-in greenhouse off the kitchen, the education programs and community outreach, including a food and cooking class mobile the bowers […]
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Joining a co-op

  • On March 23, 2015
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  • Homeschooling
Not on the farm front, but on the school front. We visited Classical Conversations weekly co-op in Champaign, and were pleased with it. One day a week, kids meet with their grade and a tutor during the morning, where they review and reinforce the week’s memory work, and then do enrichment for the various subjects. […]
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