Directions and Detours | HSLDA Blog

Directions and Detours

Even though a straight line is the shortest distance between two points, it seems we very seldom take the direct route. Sometimes it takes a bit of trial and error before we figure out where we are going, and sometimes it turns out we’re right back where we started. When we moved into our current […]

Bedtime Q&A | HSLDA Blog

Bedtime Q&A

3… 2… 1… “Mommy?” As predicted. I halt my closure of the bedroom door. “Yes?”  “Does it hurt really bad to have a baby?”  It is past 10:00 pm, but my oldest is sitting up in bed, nearly piercing me with the curiosity in her eyes. I suppress a sigh and open the door a […]

Confessions of a Mother Bird | HSLDA Blog

Confessions of a Mother Bird

Daisy* was near tears. “But why can’t I do it?” she protested. “I’d just like you to be a little older first, honey,” I answered, trying to choose my words carefully. “I’m not really comfortable with you doing that by yourself.” “It’s not fair!” she exclaimed. “You’re treating me like a baby. Why are you […]

Companion Planting

After a late snowstorm unleashed its final attack at the end of an unseasonably warm winter, we decided to risk the elements and start our garden. Usually it seems that bringing out the summer clothes is the trigger for a final frost or snowfall, but in this case, when we swapped out the seasonal wardrobes, […]

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