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A Dark Moon: Learning to Never Underestimate a Child

A Dark Moon: Learning to Never Underestimate a Child

It’s easy to be apathetic about what kinds of books your child reads and is exposed to. After all, books are books, right? But if you’re more intentional, you become keenly aware of good books, or “living books” as they are sometimes called. You spend a lot of time combing through children’s literature and picture…

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By BarefootMama, August 30, 2018
My 5 Best Tips for Starting Preschool

My 5 Best Tips for Starting Preschool

When we took the the plunge to enroll Fiona in preschool it felt like a monumental decision. (You may or may not know that both Barefoot Farmer and I work full time outside the home, along with our homesteading, so we need full-time childcare.) All of my mental energy had gone into making the decision…

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By BarefootMama, August 13, 2018
Homemade Playdough

Homemade Playdough

We were having a bit of a hard week when someone close whispered this bit of advice: Do something special, one of those things you have always wanted to do with her but never have the chance. Enter, homemade playdough. It’s quick, it’s easy, it’s fun. We had an hour before lunch and nap time,…

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By BarefootMama, May 22, 2018
Saying Goodbye, Saying Hello

Saying Goodbye, Saying Hello

Endings are so often also new beginnings; goodbye and hello in one fell swoop. Goodbye to college is hello to career. Goodbye to single life is hello to married life. Goodbye to freedom is hello to the joy of a wee babe. I experienced a heart-wrenching goodbye just before Christmas, when we unexpectedly and quite…

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By BarefootMama, March 6, 2018
Our Decisions are a Reflection of our Priorities

Our Decisions are a Reflection of our Priorities

I’ve read that making decisions is the hardest work our brains have to do. Choosing. Selecting. Deciding. It’s exhausting! Sometimes, though, it is in the making of decisions that our true priorities become apparent to ourselves. Is it convenience? Frugality? Relationship? Experience? What makes us make those decisions the way that we do? At what…

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By BarefootMama, February 27, 2018
Back to the Basics

Back to the Basics

Have you ever had a period of internal struggle? Struggle to feel grounded. Struggle for rhythm. Struggle without slow or simple. We just came off of one rough month of changes for Fiona. When the nanny’s daughter came down with Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease, Fiona spent 2 weeks with various caregivers as we plugged…

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By BarefootMama, February 19, 2018
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