“Opportunity” Eli’s Poem!

Last week, Eli started the Classics-Based Writing course through SchoolhouseTeachers.com, our “go-to” for ALL our homeschool curriculum. He studied the poem, “Opportunity,” by Edward R. Sill (!841-1887). Today, I used one of the suggestions in the lesson and asked him to rewrite the poem as a short story. It could be set in any time... Continue Reading →

InMotion Dance Review

Although our family has been beneficiaries of the generosity of InMotion, we DID NOT receive any specific product or service in exchange for this review. We simply want our community to be aware of this wonderful opportunity.  When our now 8 year old daughter was 2, I took her to a dance recital performed by... Continue Reading →

The Scent of Grief

Liquid gold, drinking in the aroma Of Gain laundry detergent, regular scent Inhaling deeply the month of June, Sterile hospitals, funeral homes, And her, still covered with the fluid of my womb Whispers of family and friends on soft summer breezes, Gathered fully for the first time in years, To mourn our lost love Eyes... Continue Reading →

Easy Fruit Compote And Sour Cream Pancakes!

Fruit Compote for Pancakes, Waffles, and Ice Cream This simple delicious fruit compote is great on pancakes, waffles, and ice cream, or straight from the dish as a sweet treat! This is excellent served over sour cream pancakes. 2 tablespoons Sweetener of choice, stevia, erythitol, raw sugar (More to taste)2 tablespoons Cornstarch1 Cup Water4 Cups... Continue Reading →

Family Eating Funnies

Several years ago I came across "Forks Over Knives," (referred to hereafter as FOK) a documentary promoting a "whole foods plants based" diet. A WFPB diet consists of vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, beans, legumes, and whole grains, and can be beneficial in addressing some of the numerous health issues. I convinced my husband to watch... Continue Reading →

Creation of the Violin

By Regina Cyzick Harlow She longed for me, my mother did To hold her baby flesh and blood When I was born into this life She fell ill and shortly died I lived without her twenty years I cried ten thousand bitter tears But I went off to find my love Guided by mother’s hand... Continue Reading →

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Wind

By Regina Cyzick Harlow 3/1/2018 Caterwauling windScrapes branchesAgainst my nervesRattling my soulLeaving me in a constant state of angstUnsettled, unnerved, gloomyPerhaps a kiteOr harnessed power experimentMight lift my spiritBut insteadI’m drinking coffeeAnd sulkingIn my favorite yellow chairAbout the wind

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