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A Festival of Trees – Thankful for Community

Generally we have a house rule that the Christmas season doesn’t kick off until after Santa waves at the end of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, but this year, Chris and broke the rules. We’re going wild now that the kids are grown and out of the house 😉 Friday night (yes, almost an entire […]

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Artists at Work

As we traipsed through MASS MoCA, we found ourselves in the children’s area. It was delightful. There was an art bar where kids could go to get lunchboxes filled with art supplies. They took them to a table and began creating. As I watched a man and girl twisting pipe cleaners together, I was reminded […]

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Amazing Music

Day 16/30 – Today I’m thankful for music that makes you stop anything you are doing so you can sit back and listen. Two of my current favorites are

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Treasure in the Southern end of Appalachia

All we wanted to do was sit and relax and see their world at the other end of Appalachia… To our great delight, this is exactly what happened.

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Three Songs – My Favorites – What are Yours?

Write about the three most important songs in your life — what do they mean to you? That’s today’s assignment. As a music-lover this should be easy-breezy right? Bet you thought I would say it was difficult! But actually, it was pretty easy for me. I have eclectic taste in music. I enjoy the Disney […]

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Sometimes It's Okay to Just Have Fun

One of our most enjoyable family pastimes is sharing our favorite YouTube clips with each other. Whether it promotes discussion or just a good laugh, the clips always add to family dinner conversation. Here are some of the clips our kids shared with us this week. Just Have Fun With Funky Music Hudi (12) really […]

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Homeschooling Music Teens

Save Money on Music Lessons

Last week, our son became a pianist thanks to the Internet (the video of him playing is at the end of this article). We didn’t have to pay for lessons, and we didn’t have to nag him about practicing. All we did was offer him an Internet connection, and he did the rest on his […]