agoldenafternoon Never a dull moment. 3d
  •   stevensonkatie5 Oh my word, loving your enormous table situation. 3d
  •   raquellalily School chairs, huge table, ginormous fiddle leaf annnnd that shirt! You add the kid and I just can't take it 3d
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  •   wineabit5 Hambone! 3d
  •   bensarah Ha! I could use some zen. Am I remembering correctly that you made this table? Do you have a tutorial? It's beautiful! 3d

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agoldenafternoon "Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: ‘What! You too? I thought I was the only one..." C.S. Lewis

One thing our #assembly04 book club does agree on is a love of learning through the experience of great books. What a gift to see the stories and perspectives of each lady come forth in their opinions and emotions about particular characters or themes. People are so fascinating. So thankful for these ladies! Also, thanks to @era_rentals for letting us play in your inspiring space!
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agoldenafternoon "You're imperfect, and you're wired for struggle, but you are worthy of love and belonging." @brenebrown, you speak to the deep parts of my heart, woman. It has been a long time since I've read a book as impactful and honest as Brene's "Rising Strong". What a gift her words have been during this season of my life. I highly recommend the @audible version that she reads herself. You'll love her spunk, friends. 1w

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agoldenafternoon Clam chowda'. 1w

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agoldenafternoon She'll find any excuse to use the piping bag. 2w

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agoldenafternoon She made me some grain free snickerdoodle muffins. I love the way she doesn't let dietary restrictions effect the joy she finds in baking for me. 2w

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agoldenafternoon My Mom is an expert estate sale-er, which means she alerts me of the best sales around town after she's done a walk-through. This sale was 50% off and brought so many old terra cotta pots, all you can grab succulent clippings, table legs from the 40s, vintage fisher price, and some glorious old books with plenty of life left for a new generation of readers. Thankful. 2w

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agoldenafternoon Oh, Leonard... 2w

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agoldenafternoon Friday afternoon is for tidying up before the weekend. Does anyone have any event favorite shows/movies I should relax and watch? I like historical dramas, documentaries, rom-coms, and anything but thrillers or violent movies. 2w
  •   littleloulee @thrice_blessed we have Apple TV and I have no idea how to use it. I pretty much stick to Netflix so to use the PBS app do I just need to activate it? Does it cost to activate? 2w
  •   pen_and_paint @littleloulee I watch them on the pbs app. I'm not sure if the others have expired but Mercy Street has just started so it's up. 2w
  •   pen_and_paint I'm so glad Bonnie! 2w
  •   littleloulee @pen_and_paint awesome! Thank you!! I'm late to the game and although we've had Apple TV for years, I'm just learning about the pbs app. 2w
  •   agoldenafternoon @littleloulee Like @pen_and_paint said, Mercy Street just started and is totally available. However, the other two aren't anymore. Sad faces. If you happen to be a KPBS supporter of $60 or more, you can get a "KPBS passport" and have access to other old shows for the year. You can also sign up for $5/month. Since PBS is so gracious to make these shows and is publicly funded, it's a great way to support such a great company. I totally didn't mean to sound like a commercial. Haha. I just found out about the passport when I went to watch the shows Lindsay mentioned. As for Apple TV, you would use that to watch Netflix after you login, as well as use iTunes to rent movies. Sometimes Netflix has the PBS shows and sometimes the don't. They pop on and off. If you don't want to wait and can pay for the PBS shows, you can find them on Amazon to rent or buy. Hope this helps! 2w
  •   thrice_blessed @agoldenafternoon @littleloulee they haven't expired! You just have to search for them. With AppleTV I had to put in my "local" zip code to activate PBS but since I live overseas I used a random Ohio zip code. Free! No Netflix needed at all. 2w
  •   agoldenafternoon @thrice_blessed thanks! I just searched on their website this weekend and they were no longer available. I'll check again. 2w
  •   littleloulee @agoldenafternoon @thrice_blessed thank you for all the great info! Going to look into tonight after the little ones are down 2w

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agoldenafternoon Fiddle leaf fig goals. 3w

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agoldenafternoon Inspired by @jennifernaraki to incorporate a weekly baking day with everyone during the school day. It was definitely accompanied by an increased heart rate for mama, arguing over roles, and flour on the floor, but I think we can work out the kinks after we practice a few weeks. Right, Jen?!
Also, don't forget to register for the @wildandfree.co homeschooling conference in Long Beach May 13th-14th! If you feel your heart being tugged towards educating at home or you just want to be inspired as a mom, don't miss it!
#homeschoolingtherushkids
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agoldenafternoon Sometimes it's nice to just take some deep breaths and work your hands into a glorious bit of earth. 4w

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agoldenafternoon Today, I taught her the way of the carnitas taco. Hopefully, she'll make it for her family one day. It's been heavy on my heart to pray for a kind, honest, and generous man for this little lady. I'm clinging to the hope that such a man could exists for her. Please tell me that some of you ladies out there are raising some boys like that?! If you are putting in that seemingly thankless work, I VALUE and appreciate what you are doing for girls like my daughter. Teaching those boys how to adore and treat a lady matters GREATLY.
#homeschoolingtherushkids
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  •   mouseketeermommy @agoldenafternoon we are raising the absolute most kind, caring, loving boy and I pray he finds a girl like your daughter. 1mon
  •   arkidd I have the same prayer for my daughter. I also have 4 boys and am trying my best to raise them as hardworking gentleman. My prayer for them is that they will meet a well raised woman like your daughter. It's sad when you see how so many girls these days lack homemaking skills. After all, my future DIL's will be the ones raising my grand babies. I want them to be hardworking, sweet, loving women. It's scary no matter what. I just figure I'll do my best to raise them right and hope and pray that God will guide them to someone awesome 1mon
  •   deborah__w I love this post! This is the same thing I pray for, for my son! I am working every day to raise a boy that becomes the kind of man he should be to deserve a girl like you are raising. I just pray that he finds the girls like yours out there! 1mon
  •   annettesadler5280 Who my daughter will marry is right up there in my prayers for her. Love reading about others who feel as strongly as I do. 1mon
  •   maandpamodern Amen!!! I think one of my most important jobs is to prepare my kids for their spouses. I think of it often. 1mon
  •   any_excuse_for_a_party Love this! 4w

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agoldenafternoon Someone got a Harry Potter cookbook for Christmas. Cauldron cakes, it is.
Question: For those of you who waited to let your kids read Harry Potter, what age did they read after book 3? My sister and I thought they got pretty dark into the idea of death after that one. I'd greatly appreciate your insight! For the record: I LOVE these books, so it's not a question of if, but when. 🏻
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  •   jenlovesaqua My oldest who is 11 now read through the whole series starting in 3rd then ending by 5th grade. He was emotionally upset about the death of a character, I remember but he was good. However my middle child is a lot more emotionally sensitive and he's read books 1-3 and lives them. He's 9 but I have not let him read book 4. It starts getting really dark and I think he would not do well, though he's read the Percy Jackson books. I'm still going to wait though. Maybe in summer. 1mon
  •   lweeks6213 wait! what? HP has a cookbook? where did you get it or maybe what's it called? I have to get it for my sisters bday! she's a huge HP fan and she bought her house recently so it would be perfect for her! 1mon
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  •   krystalmuellenberg My daughter is 10 and is reading the 4th...but I was just discussing with her how she should take a break after this one for a bit before reading the others....I'm not sure when I will let her read 5. I may wait until she's 12...although I am sure she'll want to read it sooner. 1mon
  •   swoodhams I had the same concerns - they are bedtime stories for us. But honestly, she's turning 10 next month and we've recently started book 5 and she's loving it. We read Little Women last year and there were tears but she liked the book and while I want to protect her from death, it is a reality. Just checked commonsensemedia.org and it said 10+. 1mon
  •   a_littlebit_tookish Harry Potter cookbook?! What! @eleanorj.eyre @bean.guru 3d
  •   eleanorj.eyre @a_littlebit_tookish big fluffy pancakes YUS 3d
  •   bean.guru IVE SEEN THIS YESSSS @a_littlebit_tookish @eleanorj.eyre 3d

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agoldenafternoon This Christmas banner fits in just fine, right?! We can be merry every day, methinks. 1mon
  •   findingedenmedia Definitely! What is that beautiful coral rock! 1mon
  •   jenny3pm Yes! Everyday! @findingedenmedia Himalayan salt lamp. We're obsessed with them at our house also! 1mon
  •   agoldenafternoon @findingedenmedia it's a salt lamp, just like @jenny3pm said The heat and the salt produce negative ions in the air that neutralize the positive ones that are created by all of our electronics. 🏻 They come in lightbulb form or candle form. 1mon
  •   maandpamodern Yes we can!! 1mon
  •   jenlovesaqua I had a Very Merry banner that I wish was still up! 1mon
  •   shoppigment Looks great! 1mon

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agoldenafternoon I spent an hour with Jack watching old music videos so we could learn some piano chords for classic rock songs. His thoughts: •
"He looks like Harry Potter."-on John Lennon •
"It's not nice to scream in people's ears like those girls are."- on the girls in the Beatles "Hey Jude" video •
"Oh! Who's that with the long hair? His shirt is unbuttoned, Mom." On Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin•
Why is his shirt off? Mom, he's singing with his shirt off." -on Freddy Mercury of Queen •
"I don't know why people think he's handsome, Mom."- on Paul McCartney
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agoldenafternoon I like to imagine him sitting here as a teenager, listening to records and avoiding trouble. A Mom can dream, right?! 1mon

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agoldenafternoon Smiling's his favorite. 2mon

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agoldenafternoon Decorating sugar cookies is one of my favorite Christmas traditions, but I don't make them a lot. I love baking other cookies with my kids, but I'd rather decorate these in peace by myself. Just being honest. 2mon
  •   wallflower_inspiration Me too! 2mon
  •   mommyloveskandz :) peace is nice 2mon
  •   deirdreokeating I stopped doing them unless we have time early in the season---love making non-roll cookies with my boys, but the mess, and their licking of every thing, and their loss of interest halfway through made me grouchy. Grouchy mama is no good. 2mon
  •   lizlangley You really have to let go of the desire for pretty cookies when kids are involved with these kind don't you! I never got around to making them this year though Maya was dying to. 2mon

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agoldenafternoon I wish it was a Christmas tree made of real cookies too, Dean-O. I love Main Street at Christmastime! 🌲 2mon

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