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Why My Kids Take Sewing Lessons

Why My Kids Take Sewing Lessons

My dolls spend Monday afternoons busily creating wonders of their own design at their whirring, buzzing sewing machines. Like any other discipline, it takes time and concentration to learn to sew. I offer my home and very large dining room table as the learning laboratory so other kids can join us. You would be surprised…

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Donielle By Donielle, February 22, 2019
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We’ve Got Our Own Channel!

We’ve Got Our Own Channel!

Introducing Never a Doll Moment YouTube channel! Come visit us on our new YouTube channel and check out our special Valentine project below: Art History Valentines! Join us as we paint Valentine cards in the styles of our favorite artists – plus joke around and create absurd art puns. Be sure to like the video…

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Donielle By Donielle, February 14, 2019
Read “The Last of the Mohicans” with me

Read “The Last of the Mohicans” with me

Why read The Last of the Mohicans? The creation of Hawkeye was origination of the great American hero.

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Donielle By Donielle, February 8, 2019
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Nursing, Cold Sores, and Prayer

Nursing, Cold Sores, and Prayer

What do nursing babies, cold sores, and prayers have in common?

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Donielle By Donielle, February 1, 2019
Sensory Play: The Importance of Making a Mess

Sensory Play: The Importance of Making a Mess

I like cleaning up messes – said no mom ever, most especially me. But,  making a mess is important to children’s brain development. It is not making the mess, really, but playing with the different textures, scents, and sounds that makes those important neural connections. But it often does makes a mess. We can be…

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Donielle By Donielle, January 25, 2019
Setting Goals that are Actually Useful

Setting Goals that are Actually Useful

It’s a new year. That means a goal setting session as a family. We sit down with colorful cardstock and markers and set goals. We have learned a lot through years of going through this process. We’ve learned to set realistic goals, while still reaching high. We have learned to write out steps that will…

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Donielle By Donielle, January 18, 2019
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On Going Gray

On Going Gray

My transformation is complete. I began going gray when I became pregnant with Rainbow Baby. Since she was getting the detriment of my beat up 42 year old body to be carried in and birthed from, I wanted to give her an advantage. Even though I had been using the most natural hair color kits…

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Donielle By Donielle, January 11, 2019
Overcoming Anxiety and Fear

Overcoming Anxiety and Fear

Let me share something that may surprise you.  I suffered with anxiety and panic attacks for 25 years.  They would ebb and flow with whatever was going on in my life.  They started when I was 14,  (I traced them back to a bad ear infection, by the way).  I was healed when I was…

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Donielle By Donielle, December 31, 2018
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DIY Montessori Mats

DIY Montessori Mats

This is cool, ya’ll.  A Montessori store opened up not too far away.  It is called Natural Acorn.  They have such gorgeous wooden puzzles and manipulatives.  But the thing that really caught my eye were the soft learning mats.  They are neatly embroidered.   Dozens are available to choose from.  They reinforce basic concepts like colors, shapes,…

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Donielle By Donielle, December 21, 2018
My Christmas Playlist

My Christmas Playlist

Do you get a little tired of the same old holiday songs played over and over, made, re-made, and regurgitated ad nauseam?  At first it is good to hear the classic Christmas songs.  Like old college buddies, they are great to see once a year.  Then, about two weeks after Thanksgiving I remember why these…

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Donielle By Donielle, December 15, 2018
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Hi! Donielle Mason Kazim here!
I am a lawyer, homeschool mom to three 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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