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Entries from October 2003

Vacation cancelled due to fires

October 29th, 2003 · Comments Off

We had planned to leave early this morning to drive to California. As a family we’d gathered together toys, books, tapes and snacks, even a first aid kit and flashlights for the journey, and we’d spread a map across the living room carpet, tracing the freeways with our fingers, showing the girls where we would [...]

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Lady With The Stroller goes to the Big City

October 28th, 2003 · 2 Comments

What a day, yesterday….I had to take the van to the dealership in Seattle for its first – and complimentary – oil change. That involved packing the double stroller as well as lots of snacks, books to read, diapers and coats. We got in line for the ferry 45 minutes early, just to be sure, [...]

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Hurried Children: part 1

October 27th, 2003 · Comments Off

On the advice of a friend, I read The Hurried Child by David Elkind, a professor at Tufts. This is the third edition, 2001, of a book originally published 20 years earlier: very updated with discussions on topics such as the Internet, “Lapware”, and Britney Spears’ appeal. It’s a book filled with many statistics, examples [...]

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Home Grown Kids: Hurried Children part 2

October 27th, 2003 · 2 Comments

The same friend who recommended The Hurried Child , also wrote that I should read Raymond and Dorothy Moore’s Home Grown Kids , subtitled A Practical Handbook for Teaching Your Children at Home (looks like its now out of print). I confess I had a hard time getting through the first few chapters and this [...]

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Joy to the body!

October 26th, 2003 · Comments Off

Earlier this week Michaela bounced around the house proclaiming “Joy to the body!” We had been reading some proverbs, and I don’t know if she had gotten a bit confused about a verse that read “joy to the bones” but it was quite a perfect illustration to see her vibrantly jumping with joy. Michaela loves [...]

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