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Today in the Garden (Life with Birds – and Squirrels)

Last Wednesday, while we were out looking for a few last-minute grocery items (eggs, cilantro, etc) we stopped by the local Wild Birds Unlimited (a chain of franchise stores, our local one has been around for a very long time). The people there are always so kind and knowledgeable. Tom had been in a couple […]


Resources for Sewing (November)

Looking up resources and information today on a variety of topics for sewing, here are some good resources: I will eventually add these to the Stidmama Sews pages, but needed to get them up before I forgot¡ Fabrics: Fabric Blog: Link takes you to a page about fabric weights, but there are many other useful […]


The Studio… Sewing Corner

I wanted to revamp my little studio over the summer, but a series of setbacks prevented that (again). Recently, Tom saw a little sewing table with a section that drops down to hold a machine for an affordable price. Today (17 Oct 2021) he helped me move a shelving unit from one wall to another, […]


Long month, longer year ahead

A challenge I didn’t expect during this school year is the number of students who are absent on any given day, and the students who will be absent for multiple days… We have protocols in place for when a student enters with a fever, a runny/stuffy nose, coughing, sneezing, etc. However, this is also the […]


Twenty years ago, twenty years from now…

At 5:45 am (west coast time) I was jolted out of my sleep, startled by an image in that dream of a plane crashing into a building. It was the first official “homeschooling” day for us, and I was eager and excited to get everything pulled together for the beginning of our grand adventure as […]


Review: Thoughts on Belonging through a Culture of Dignity

I have been participating in a study group over the summer on the text by Floyd Cobb and John Krownapple. I’ll update this post when the course is completely over, but here is what I wrote for the final chapter in the online LMS: I LOVED the PSSM (The Psychological Sense of School Membership, Goodenow […]


A weekend excursion

For the first time in a very long time, Tom and I journeyed forth to see if a trail that was indicated as “accessible” really was. Spoiler alert: not really! While I am definitely more comfortable walking, and choose to stand at my computer most of the time, walking more than two or three hundred […]


Best-Laid Plans and All that Rubbish

Well, looks like we’re going to need to purchase a new car for Tom sooner than later, one that I can use to get to and from school in the fall until the car we ordered for me is available. Even when things appear to be running smoothly, so many things can be out of […]


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