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PEARLS ON A STRING

"I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything splendid or wonderful or exciting happens but just those that bring simple little pleasures, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string." 
-L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea

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Fieldnotes: from our home and school

For many years, about this time in the year, I've made notes about what's bringing me joy or what's saving my life. It's a habit inspired...

The Year of No or Choosing a Better Yes

I'm a slow processor. I take awhile to make decisions and prefer to sit with something for a few days (or weeks) before sharing my...

May I recommend?

There is a running joke in our family that if the children know any random fact about astrophysics, botany or Eastern seaboard geography...

2022 in Review

Interview with the Mosheteers Favourite thing of 2022 Kilmeny (13) : Going to Europe Khaira (11) : Going to Europe, and surfing in...

My Favourite Books of 2022

I love hearing about people's favourite things, from Christmas traditions to small indulgent purchases but especially their books. This...

A Day in the Life: November 2022 Edition

I don't even remember when I did the first one but it was back when instagram was fun and we just shared our days, with no thought of...

On Grief, a Year Later

I didn't know. I didn't know so much. I didn't know that the searing pain of "he's gone, Breanne" was just the beginning. I didn't know...

Art and books

The books teeter on a precarious stack beside my bed. On my nightstand is a bit of a joke. My husband built the nightstands this summer....

The Changing of The Seasons

The light is shifting. It's dark still when we get up and the streaks of light wake up the house slowly as the children make their way...

Seaglass Dreaming

Somewhere in the deep dark days of January's winter weeks, I was doing research for our then up-coming trip to Portugal. I read article...

An Ode to Summer

There are bits of cardboard and glitter scattered across the floor. The lego bin seems to be permanently in use. There's evidence of...

Pastel de Nata and Octopus

We arrived in Lisbon, disheveled and hungry, eager to start our five week adventure in Portugal. After making it through customs which...

We are (still) Easter People

Easter felt dim this year. As I anticipated Holy Week and thinking about Jesus' life, death and resurrection and wanting to feel...

Come Walk with Me

There are many things that are unexpected to me on this trip, some are about Portugal itself, some are the truths that are revealed once...

When One is Stranded in London

It only was supposed to be a short jaunt from one gate to the other. We had three full days planned in London, full of jolly adventures...

Can we be friends?

I pull up my library's website, quickly log in, and start typing in words to the search engine. Some books come up rapidly but with...

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