Archive for the ‘Reading’ Category


Posted on January 9th, 2013 by mountain girl  |  6 Comments »

Caleb is home, and Tuesday was his first day back to school.  After spending the weekend enveloped in hugs, kisses, and custom-made drawings from Zia, they spent Monday sledding in cardboard boxes down our little hill.  Yesterday he finally escaped her clutches.  He rode his motorbike to the bus stop with his backpack stuffed to […]

on being mamma

Posted on October 30th, 2012 by mountain girl  |  10 Comments »

As I’ve begun to settle into these days with my new baby (can you believe he’s already three months today?) I find that parts of me have all but receded into the shadows.  The things that used to define my days–making up new recipes, baking, sewing, knitting, writing, illustrating–all feel like someone else’s life now. […]

life and learning

Posted on October 6th, 2011 by mountain girl  |  2 Comments »

Zia and I have been doing something called Five in a Row. It uses classic picture books – we’ve started with Madeline – and we read the book once each day for 5 days in a row. After each reading, we explore a different area of learning through the book. The first day we did geography, finding […]

and now she reads to me

Posted on November 9th, 2010 by mountain girl  |  6 Comments »

Here she is, “reading” her favorite book…Thomas the Tank Engine. And again,on the balcony:

handmade beginnings

Posted on June 9th, 2010 by mountain girl  |  Comments Off on handmade beginnings

I won this brand-new book over at Sew Liberated! Anna Maria Horner is a mother of 6 and an awesome seamstress. I am having a lot of fun going through this book. Like the title suggests, many of the projects are oriented toward new babies, but several of them would suit toddlers just fine…since the clothing […]

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