Category Archives: Home and Homemaking

Let Them Grow

We dropped our oldest son off at his first ever week of camp yesterday afternoon.  He is at a summer camp on a little island, just a short ferry ride from the town we live in.  His best friend is there, and … Continue reading

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Christmas Cheer

NOTE FROM BEARMAMA – This was written last December.  I never posted it, because at the time, I thought it seemed too “grumpy” to post at Christmas, and I wrote something more uplifting instead.  But it’s so hot and humid … Continue reading

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The Hope Bucket

Hope is something that I always think I have enough of, until I really need it, and then it feels like someone has pulled the plug on my hope bucket. Same goes for courage  – I am always pretty sure of … Continue reading

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Irritation at 98%

Ok, first of all I have to mention that normally, when I go looking through my own photos or for stock photos on the Internet to accompany my posts, I usually find something close to what I am trying to illustrate … Continue reading

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It’s better outside

I have blogged about my feelings about getting kids out of the TV room and into the forest before.   Today, after a few crazy hours that looked something like this: Me, working from my home office, while my boys … Continue reading

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Summer sucks

Ok, summer doesn’t really suck.  But being stuck at home working, with kids, sucks a little bit. The teachers here have officially gone on strike for the rest of the school year.  This means that summer has started early, and I … Continue reading

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Coming clean…with chemicals!

Alright, before I start this confessional, I want to it to be recorded that despite my current “up in arms” state, I do strive to, and plan on continuing to, pursue a healthy, environmentally responsible, chemical-free lifestyle. Just not right … Continue reading

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