December 2010

if you want to build a ship

December 31, 2010

[flickr]5310749634[/flickr] A photo from last New Year’s Day. A quote recently discovered. The quote’s attribution is disputed, but I love it so much that I’ll take it anyway. It’s a lovely analogy for the way I hope to parent, and what this wonderfarm is all about. A thought to carry into the new year. Happy […]

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an early present

December 22, 2010

[flickr]5283496588[/flickr] I found a present in my inbox today. Heather Janssen, editor of get born magazine, wrote that the Fall issue of the magazine is finally live on this second day of winter. (Her blog post announcing the issue has the subtitle a little late, but hey, we’re moms.) I have an essay in the […]

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atwitter: december

December 14, 2010

There’s so much to set a person atwitter in December. [flickr]5259612581[/flickr] [flickr]5260227714[/flickr] [flickr]5259616837[/flickr] rendering my beeswax: For the first time I melted down the bits of wax I’ve collected from my girls. I got a nice golden prism–enough to make into two (count ’em!) candles. I was hoping to be able to make more for […]

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up on my soapbox

December 3, 2010

If you ever think it might be fun to rile me up, to get me talking so fast that my sentences overlap and my hands dart about like an Italian grandmother’s, just say the words “five-paragraph essay.” Really. Ask the moms at my homeschool park day what I do when the topic comes up. Ask […]

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