• Celebrating a Child’s Birthday During Lockdown

    Dena April 30, 2020

    If you can believe it, next week is my sweet little Roman’s 7th birthday! We lucked out with Marina’s birthday and celebrated just before the lockdown began. However, Roman’s birthday will fall during our 7th week of lockdown and we won’t be able to celebrate…

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  • Our Daily Homeschool Rhythm During Lockdown

    Dena April 22, 2020

    Hello, friends! Happy Earth Day! We are presently smack in the middle of week 6 of pandemic homeschooling. It’s definitely taken a bit, but I’ve finally found a rhythm that feels good for us. I know that many parents are still struggling to find that…

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  • Free Earth Day Printable

    Dena April 21, 2020

    Tomorrow is Earth Day! I made this sweet little free printable for all of us who will be homeschooling our littles tomorrow. 🌿🌎❤️ Click here to subscribe to our emails & receive your free printable.

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  • Simple Steps for a Detox During Lockdown

    Dena April 20, 2020

    Hello, friends! I hope that you are holding up okay. Here we are starting week six of lockdown. It’s almost unthinkable, but we are all struggling with negative thoughts, confusion and anxiety together. Each time I have this conversation, I come around to the same…

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  • Homemade Pasta

    Dena April 14, 2020

    A Short Tale of Pasta and Self-Made Pasta Spaghetti, macaroni, alfredo, tortellini, lasagna, tagliatelle, penne – do any of these titles ring a bell to you? If they do, then you’re probably a pasta lover much like myself. You simply can’t go wrong with pasta.…

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  • Bringin’ Home a Baby Honey Bee…

    Dena April 8, 2020

    Over the weekend, another one of our long-time dreams came true: We got honey bees! J. and I have both been dreaming of having honey bee hives for years and years. A long time ago when we both realized it was something that we wanted,…

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  • The Pandemic & Our Seedlings

    Dena April 7, 2020

    We’ve just started our fourth week in quarantine. We’re going on a month of isolation. A couple of days before the decision was made to close my children’s school, I was in parent teacher conferences with their teachers. Roman’s teacher asked me if we had…

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  • Thoughts on Blended Family Life…

    Dena April 4, 2020

    There is so much to say about blended family life. It’s not something that I ever anticipated for myself; but life has a funny way of doing that, doesn’t it? Presenting you with the unexpected. Sometimes it feels like my little family just expanded overnight…

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  • Oh Deer! Marina’s 5th Birthday Party

    Dena March 29, 2020

    This was certainly an interesting year for Marina’s birthday celebrations. I had been planning her party for months and as it turned out the date I chose was situated just at the beginning of the pandemic craziness. Gratefully, the shelter in place recommendations had not…

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