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a fun start to reading

We began homeschooling our three children in 2011. At the time our oldest daughter was starting 2nd grade, our son was almost 5 and our youngest daughter was almost 2.  Two and a half years later we are loving this flexible way of life for our family.  My oldest daughter was reading and comprehending above […]

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Happy Valentine’s Day, Creative Mamas!

Do you have “paint toenails and eat pistachio ice cream while watching a chick-flick” on your to-do list today?  Well, the TCM team has some romantic movie recommendations for you.  These are our sentimental favorites: The Notebook (Courtney) Dirty Dancing (Jessie) Notting Hill (Amy) When Harry Met Sally (Stephanie) French Kiss (Maegan) Pretty in Pink (Samantha) The Vow and Silver Linings […]

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The Creative Child

This is my son, the embodiment of Wilde’s words, the inspiration for so much of what I do.  He is beautiful, bold, a recognizable force of nature.  He doesn’t strive for individuality and creativity; he lives and breathes them.  He wakes up and stands out–without effort, without force.  He intuitively is what we wish everyone […]

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It’s Time to Fly

“To read is to fly: It is to soar to a point of vantage which gives a view over wide terrains of history, human variety, ideas, shared experience, and the fruits of many inquiries.”  –A. C. Grayling The sun is shining; the birds are chirping.  It’s a beautiful morning here in New England.  And for […]

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Hearing His Music Once Again

“If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.”  –Henry David Thoreau “Well, hello there, cutie!”  “Thanks, little buddy.” Words from strangers in public places to my seven-year-old son in the […]

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The Play’s the Thing

  The scene is Samantha’s car—which smells like Christmas.  It is filled with greens to adorn the exterior of her home, a 1900 Victorian cottage nestled in one of Newport, Rhode Island’s most historic neighborhoods.  Having grown up in an apartment—with an artificial tree and blue plastic garland, this was a tradition she and her […]

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