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"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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Hello May!

In April we lived the book, Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring. The month began with patches of snow and now the daffodils are nearly in bloom,...

Hello April!

Hello warmer weather and melting snow. Good-bye busy weeks of drama classes and field trips and ski days and Saint Patrick's Day...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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