Contagious Conviviality: A Good, Full Life
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~ Capturing the context of contentment in everyday life ~ Another week, another look at the little ordinary moments that fill up the time but are easy to overlook and discount. But it’s these little things that make a good, full life.   Pretty ~ Pretty Command Center Redo ~   One of the tools I recommend setting up in Simplified Organization is a “command center.” After finishing the chapter and putting together a new command center pinterest board for … Read More

Convivial Contentment: School time again
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~ Capturing the context of contentment in ordinary life ~ After a sick week, it’s good to be getting back into our school routines which hadn’t even had a chance to get normal again. September is nearly here, though, so then it will get really real and really normal. Actually, I’m looking forward to it. I’m looking forward to jeans-and-tshirt-and-sandals weather again after an exceptionally hot summer.  Pretty ~Pretty Curls ~   Too darling, if I do say so myself. … Read More

Convivial Contentment: Summer Livin’
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~ Capturing the context of contentment in everyday life ~ We start school next week, so easy summer living is drawing to a close for us. Hans returns from a week-long build-your-own-shelter & cook-everything-over-your-campfire camp today, so we’ll be spending the weekend washing his laundry, hearing his stories, and transitioning him back to normal life. It could possibly be a rough Monday, but I am definitely at the “what we all need is a steady routine!” phase of the summer. … Read More

Convivial Contentment: When a Week Doesn’t Go as Planned
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Last week was our break week from school. During break week I try to do extra housekeeping, extra little projects like switching out the kids’ clothes for the season change, tidy up our school areas, and maybe get in a little extra writing or planning. The week started out well. I boxed up the winter gear and had piles and piles of clothes in my bedroom: clothes for storage, clothes for kids to try on, clothes to pass on, clothes … Read More

Convivial Contentment: pretty, happy, and funny children living a real life
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Another week, and I actually remembered to take a few pictures! This weekly feature is a good reminder and motivator for me to pull out my camera, because otherwise I rarely would. And I do like having pictures of ordinary days. Pretty Curls Just recently it seems like Geneva’s hair has burst into curl! I love it. Happy Spring Math Happy might be putting it a bit too strong, but the boys were grateful for a day to work on … Read More

Convivial Contentment: Ready for spring
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Is it spring yet? The daffodils are up. We’re having more sunny days than cloudy. The trees are starting to get little leaf buds, and I’ve seen blooming dogwoods (mine isn’t blooming yet, though). So, does that mean school is nearly over? Because I am seriously looking forward to the hard reset that a long break and planning revamp gives. ƒf Eight more weeks for us, with a week of break coming up soon. The countdown can begin, as far … Read More

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