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The Facebook Page!

Hey look! We decided to go ahead and make a Facebook page for the blog and YouTube channel. I was afraid no one would like it. ;) The kids are having so much fun making vlogs. Even if not many people ever watch them, we’ll still have tons of cool videos for memories. But I’m really hoping we can use some revenue for hosting costs! Check out our page and like it if you’re on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/halfheardinthestillness Our latest video is...

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The Castle House: Closure

I found this on the internet today: Our old rental house, The Castle House, for sale. I knew they were going to list it for sale, so there’s no surprise there. Though I will admit I feel weird looking at those pictures. That was our home. Only for a year, but still…there were parts of it that were very gorgeous despite all of the issues. It also brings up memories of how insecure I felt while living there. I was never...

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Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW): A Review

Whew, you all this is a big package of materials to review! Institute for Excellence in Writing sent us the Deluxe Combo Teacher/Student Writing Package Level A [FIX-1 & 2]  and A Word Write Now and Portable Walls. This language arts curriculum is intended for students in grades 3-5. I have heard mention of IEW in various homeschooling circles, but I had never had the chance to look at the materials up close. This is another excellent product that we were very lucky to...

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Heavy Heart.

First of all, good news: Valik has found a host family! And they are very nice, they’ve friended me on Facebook, and I cannot wait to see how his summer goes!!! If you’re curious about life for Valik and Igor, here’s a pretty good summary. Valik is the boy dancing in this video. http://vk.com/video220994679_170686597 We’re still working on fundraising the last bit of the money for Igor. It’s due in a week! They will give us until May 1st before it’s...

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The Full Story (of Igor, Forever & Ever.)

Look who it is!! An online friend I met through the hosting group (Children’s Cultural Connection) arrived at Igor’s orphanage to adopt her summer host siblings. She posted this picture of Igor for me. He was on his way to school this morning when they got there. All of the kids in Ukraine dress up in suits and white shirts for school. It’s part of their culture. Igor looks so happy! I’m not sure if they told him who the picture...

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Featured!

It’s 12:45 and the contractor still has not appeared. Good thing I got up early, got fully dressed, and got the kids breakfast, then cleaned up so we would be all ready at 9:30 when he said he would arrive to start demolition. grumble A quick text letting me know they would be later than anticipated would be very much appreciated. Contrary to popular belief I do not live to sit at home and wait on someone to show up whenever...

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In Freedom’s Cause: A Review.

In our homeschool we use a lot of Charlotte Mason’s methods. I adore Charlotte Mason! This past year has been a big challenge for us since Charlotte Mason style schooling involves so much reading together and discussing. Henry, as the adorable and terrible toddler he is, does not make reading aloud and talking very easy. In desperation I stepped back from pure Charlotte Mason style and instead let Rosie do some workbooks, which surprisingly she loved. When The School House Review...

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How to watch Call the Midwife Season 4 from America!

Anyone else love the show Call the Midwife? The 4th season just started over the pond, but it’s not airing in the USA yet. If you want to watch it you can do it very easily! There’s a free and awesome Android app called Hola that sets it all up for you, or you can do it on the computer for free with a couple simple steps. Go to the Chrome Web Store. (Or Firefox if you’d rather.) Search for Hola...

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Anna, with a prayer.

Last week Tyler told me he had a dream that Nazar couldn’t come for hosting, so we hosted a girl named Annika instead. Tyler rarely has dreams.  He is always jealous that I have vivid dreams because he says he never dreams, or never remembers it.  It was weird for him to even mention having a dream. But surely, I thought, Nazar would still be able to come.  It must have been just a weird dream Tyler had.  I’ve been praying...