Author Archives: beanland

About beanland

Scott is a family practice doctor and Anne is a full-time mother and teacher to two beautiful girls and one boy.

Big News About a Little One

The blog has gone silent. Homeschool has been pared down to just the essentials. (A good thing to do, periodically, right?) I went a whole week eating mainly smoked apple & sage vegan sausage with mustard. It made sense at … Continue reading

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Portrait of Daniel

I grabbed my camera when I saw how cute Daniel was snuggling with his lovies after breakfast one morning. I love the picture, but what happened next tells even more about my boy’s tender heart. He wanted to, “See picture?” … Continue reading

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Bringing back the old school in our homeschool

I have found four relatively old-fashioned tools incredibly helpful in our homeschool. The Watch I now wear a watch on my wrist. It keeps me more aware of our schedule and how long I’m spending on a certain activity, but … Continue reading

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Everyone should have a four year old

Publishing a draft I wrote back in September because it’s hilarious. Since the moment Caitlyn arrived in our family, life has been more exciting and colorful. She carries exuberance with her everywhere she goes. She turned 4 recently and I … Continue reading

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Christmas at our House

I keep things simple for Christmas decor, because it’s not really something I excel at or give much thought to. However, I looked around my house one afternoon last week and realized, “Hey! I like it.” It also reveals some … Continue reading

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A 10 Year Journal – Highly recommended for parents of young children

I’m about to start my fifth year of a “Ten Year Journal” and I can now say that using this journal has had a tremendously positive impact on my parenting. Way back here I asked for advice on how best … Continue reading

Posted in Deliberate Mothering, I am a mother, Life as we know it, Parenting Hacks | 4 Comments

How I Teach My Children Character

In our home, we teach our children table manners, phone manners, how to chop vegetables, how to ride a bike and countless other practical life skills. But at the core of everything we do with and for our kids, ideally … Continue reading

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