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Snowflakes

One day my daughters began to cut out snowflakes and soon we had a paper blizzard. Now snowflakes, airy white shapes of magical beauty, hang everywhere. If you wish to fill your home with them too, you can make your own free-form snowflakes, as we did for a while, or you can use patterns. The […]

Giving Thanks with Gifts

We in Canada and the US have the wonderful custom of devoting one autumn day to giving thanks for all the good things God has given us.  Of course, this day should set the tone for our whole lives, especially since we are so blessed, materially, in comparison with the rest of the world. One […]

Our White World

Although we do not have huge piles of snow like some of our US neighbors, our world is white too.  The fireplace roars, we wear sweaters and extra socks–although Miss 12 did run into the snow on bare feet to rescue a stray dog–and we’re stocking up on holiday chocolate. And we are so grateful for […]

Miss 12’s Spelling Solution

Some children can spell easily, but others struggle, and struggle, and struggle. Somehow, they just don’t see the individual letters in a word or hear the individual sounds. As we struggled for a solution, Miss 12 came up with a new way to study her problem words. This way she always has them with her […]

Winter’s Beginning

Sunday morning, some of the ‘raindrops’ did not fall, but tumbled and drifted in the wind, the winter’s first attempt at snow. Our fire is burning and we have cups of tea standing around and there’s the promise of soup for lunch.  We make the extra effort to focus on warmth and coziness, sleep in […]

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