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Building a Play Fountain

Building a Play Fountain

For Rainbow Baby’s first birthday we wanted to get her something fun.  I came across this intriguing DIY on Instructables.  It showed a simple fountain to play in, made of a storage box, a fountain pump, and some pipes with elbows and caps.  It looked perfect for refreshing summer play and it would be a great…

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Donielle By Donielle, July 10, 2018
Babies Love Art

Babies Love Art

On our recent trip to New York City we visited the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). As big fans of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met) I was surprised at Sunshine Doll’s request to go to MoMA instead (or Mooma as she previously thought it was called). She had studied the art movements in…

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Donielle By Donielle, July 8, 2018
Read “To Kill A Mockingbird” with Me

Read “To Kill A Mockingbird” with Me

To Kill A Mockingbird.  Time to pull it off the shelf and take another look.  It is not only history, it is a timely look at racial tension and understanding.  It is a beautiful coming of age story and a story of justice, a lack of justice, and doing the right thing.  As we follow…

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Donielle By Donielle, July 3, 2018
Back from homeschool convention

Back from homeschool convention

I’ve just returned from a wonderful vacation, if you are wondering why you haven’t heard from me in a few weeks.  First we went to the FPEA (Florida Parent Educator’s Association) Convention, then an exciting trip to NYC, Cape Cod, and Boston, which I will write about next time.  Right now I want to talk…

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Donielle By Donielle, June 21, 2018
Off to the Homeschool Convention

Off to the Homeschool Convention

It’s that time of year again! It’s time to refresh and renew ourselves with some straight talk, some shiny, new resources still shrink wrapped and smelling like the printing press, and a few days away from home. This year we are privileged to have almost all of our co-op moms attending! Here are my tips,…

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Donielle By Donielle, May 23, 2018
Reading Self-Reliance with Me

Reading Self-Reliance with Me

Self-Reliance is an essay by Ralph Waldo Emerson.  It is a quick, easy, less than an hour read.  It is an American classic and worth the time to take a look at.  Early in the essay Emerson celebrates the spirit of independence and trusting our own instincts: “Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron…

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Donielle By Donielle, May 10, 2018

Baby Brain

If you thought that title means that my brain is a bit fuzzy since giving birth to my Rainbow baby – well, it is, but that is not what I am writing about today.  I don’t know how I can write about the absence of something.  Something I miss dearly and hope will return to…

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Donielle By Donielle, April 24, 2018
Reading The Brothers Karamazov with Me

Reading The Brothers Karamazov with Me

The world seems so full of wickedness.  We watch tragedy after tragedy lately and wonder at the evil that surrounds us.  I hurt for the young man that was so emotionally undeveloped that he killed his fellow students without conscience.  And of course I mostly hurt for the empty arms of the mamas that lost…

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Donielle By Donielle, April 16, 2018
Happy National Siblings Day!

Happy National Siblings Day!

So it is a cheesy, made up holiday (thanks, Dan).  But happy siblings day, anyway.  I love you guys, no matter what.  I pray for you every day.  We have been through so much together.  I keep thinking of my dearest friend in the world whose only sibling has passed away.  I implore you to…

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Donielle By Donielle, April 11, 2018
Our Little Helmet Head (conclusion)

Our Little Helmet Head (conclusion)

At 6 months old, almost 7 months, our gal donned her helmet or “band” as they call it. We were told to check for red spots and irritations. She quickly developed a rash where the stabilizing portion on the helmet rubbed her cheek. That was on a Friday afternoon, so we had to leave the…

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Donielle By Donielle, April 2, 2018
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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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