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On Birth and Birth Choices

On Birth and Birth Choices

I joined a prenatal yoga class a few weeks ago.  I was surprised to find myself the only mom who was not experiencing her first pregnancy.  I was not surprised to find myself the only mom over 40.  Listening to the expectations and fears of the group of moms with various backgrounds and ethnicities I…

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Donielle By Donielle, February 27, 2017

How to Snag Yourself a First Class Man

To all the single ladies, For Valentines Day let me offer a little advice on snagging yourself a top notch man.  Be friends first.  My husband and I were friends for eight years before we walked down the aisle.  Four years before we dated, we cultivated shared interests, got to know our quirks and grew…

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Donielle By Donielle, February 14, 2017
A Little History Fun

A Little History Fun

I wanted to let you know about a great sale on the Mystery of History curriculum.  It is 30% off at Christianbook.com.  If you are curious, please see my review of Mystery of History and how to use it here.  In thinking about this sale, I thought it appropriate to share a few tips for helping…

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Donielle By Donielle, February 9, 2017
How To Help Your Kids Enjoy Classical Music

How To Help Your Kids Enjoy Classical Music

Most parents realize there are benefits to listening to classical music.  And if not, read my post here.  But how do you foster a love of Bach, Beethoven and Mozart?  There is no magic formula, but I do have a few tricks up my sleeve.  First of all, if you have never found anything in that…

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Donielle By Donielle, February 3, 2017
When I Almost Forgot They Were 9th Graders

When I Almost Forgot They Were 9th Graders

When we initially started a formal co-op, with our oldest children in kindergarten or so, I traveled with my husband once a month, tagging along across the state, enjoying the beach and hotel while he worked.  These were fun and happy times where we walked, explored museums, snacked and shopped, my little ones and I….

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Donielle By Donielle, January 12, 2017
Our Gender Reveal Popsicles

Our Gender Reveal Popsicles

We succumbed to the trend.  My hip twenty-something sister had a gender reveal instead of a baby shower.  It was lots of fun to bite into a Boston Creme cupcake and discover the filling was blue.  So since we have two girls and just about everyone in our family and friends prayed for, hoped for…

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Donielle By Donielle, January 9, 2017
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The Psychcology of Seeing Your Baby – First Ultrasound

The Psychcology of Seeing Your Baby – First Ultrasound

There is nothing like that first blurry image to endear you to that tiny life within your womb.  I had an ultrasound this week.  At 18 weeks so much can be seen.  It told me things that I already knew from the early flutters:  this baby is fond of action, movement, headstands, and head butting…

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Donielle By Donielle, January 6, 2017
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When Life Takes you by Surprise

Have you ever been really surprised by a turn life takes?  That is where I am right now.  Have you ever looked at your 14 and 10 year old and thought that, after six miscarriages, you had given more children more than a fair try, you had turned the corner of 40, and were really…

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Donielle By Donielle, December 20, 2016
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The Best Books You May Have Missed

Who was it that said that there is no friend like a good book?  “Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend.  Inside of a dog, it is too dark to read.” – Grouch Marx An avid reader anyway, I have been walking my 14 year old through the really good books. And…

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Donielle By Donielle, December 13, 2016
Making Christmas Activities into Traditions

Making Christmas Activities into Traditions

There are lots of choices for great activities this time of year.  But there are those few that really signal “holiday” to your family.  We have tried out many different events and experiences besides the usual decorating the tree and baking cookies: Going to see the Nutcracker ballet and Handel’s Messiah, ding dong cookie ditching,…

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Donielle By Donielle, December 8, 2016
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Hi! Donielle Mason Kazim here!
I am a lawyer, homeschool mom to two terrific dolls, wife to Gary, follower of Jesus. I love literature, researching, chocolate, iced tea and anything to do with the beach. Let's be email friends! Subscribe and leave your comments. I look forward to chatting!
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