justplainjen Believe it or not, it wasn't too long ago that I was worried about whether or not she was eating enough food. #Posiebea reached out for this hamburger tonight and owned it like it was nbd. 2d

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justplainjen #mommyjournal entry: Let's do art together after school everyday. This is our collaboration from yesterday. #adventuresinhomeschooling 2d

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justplainjen My daughter and I have been anxiously awaiting the release of @wolvertonhill 's new book! @britmcdaniel #thevanishingisland #tinyfan #bookworm 2d

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justplainjen This pretty much sums up our first day of school, homeschooling with a toddler.
1. Hilarious
2. Must be extremely flexible
3. Messy
#adventuresinhomeschooling #Posiebea
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  •   bspires3 It's a whole different ball game with a toddler! Looks like you are handling it like a pro! 3d
  •   hollandmeg This has been my greatest challenge so far in homeschooling - having a 7 month old while "officially" teaching 3 different grades!! Prayers and caffeine honey!! 3d
  •   justplainjen @bspires3 Thanks! It totally is! She thought I was reading a book to H, (actually a math textbook) so she climbed into my lap- as to not miss out. 3d
  •   justplainjen @hollandmeg It's why we waited so long before starting! I learned a lot of what doesn't work today, and looking forward to tomorrow to try new toddler tactics. #solidarity 3d
  •   jnjordan4 This is the best! 2d

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justplainjen Yesterday, when she let go of my hand to hold big sister's hand... I was too busy trying not to die from the sweetness, so I'm thankful that Chris quickly stepped in to capture this precious moment. #theadventuresofharperandposie #sisters #lovemakesafamily 3d

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justplainjen H: Should we take one of me looking down at 2nd grade? This one was my favorite, but she prefers the other two, especially the Lexie photo bomb one. Half built fence, a shed that won't go away already, the evidence of a not-yet-rebuilt garage, a pile of fence boards covered in ugly green tarp, that I'm convinced is the reason my cedar tree is dying. Here she is, though, looking down on 2nd grade. She's got this, math and all. I'm just along for the ride, and I'm so grateful I get the opportunity to enjoy a front row seat as she learns this year. Today is a gift, and I aim to treat it as so.
#firstdayofschool #adventuresinhomeschooling #ohharper
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justplainjen We begin 2nd grade today. I'm all kinds of nervous, but also hopeful that we have a great day of learning and fun. #firstdayofschool #adventuresinhomeschooling #ohharper
Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart. Let me not pass you by in a quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. Mary Jean Irion (Hands Free Mama)
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justplainjen Oh, come ON! #Posiebea is melting hearts on the daily. 5d

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justplainjen #Posiebea had an "I do it" lunch today. H pointed out that her top curls look like Mrs. Duggar's hair do. Then she inquired why anyone would wear their hair that way. I need to find my high school year books... 6d

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justplainjen #angryeyebrows because I wouldn't pick her up and put her *inside* of the elephant enclosure. She wanted to pet them. #Posiebea 6d

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justplainjen So tough, this one. Until someone says hi to her before she's ready. #Posiebea #toddlerstatus Also, this outfit (head to toe!) will be one I will mourn when she outgrows it. 6d

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justplainjen I surprised these two with a special father/daughter end of summer backyard camp out tonight. I supplied the hot dogs, s'mores and bug repellant, and set up the tent and firewood for them. Chris has had a rough week, and everyone has felt the repercussions. They both needed time set aside to make some special memories and have some reconnect time. You can tell by the looks on their faces that I nailed it. #ohharper #fathersanddaughters #backyardcampout 6d
  •   justplainjen @hollandmeg Sometimes, moms just know things, right? 6d
  •   shelleytbell I'm sorry for a hard week . (On a lighter note- if I ever have a hard week, please don't encourage Todd to plan a camp out ) 5d
  •   justplainjen @shelleytbell Can he just *pretend* to plan that for you and then please let me be there when he lays that idea on you? Your reaction would be AWESOME. 5d
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  •   justplainjen @shelleytbell They came inside around 11pm, saying they were too hot to sleep. Then they went back to sleep in the tent at 7am. 5d

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justplainjen Waving and saying "Hi!" to all the giraffes. 6d

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justplainjen The moment when she realized that "zoo" and "gorilla" were real, actual things and not just words and drawings from her favorite book. #goodnightgorilla #theadventuresofharperandposie 7d

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justplainjen I just successfully combined two things I'm terrible at: winking and selfies. Thankful for my friends @shereestubblefield & @marcieseccombe, because now at least my hurr looks good. #happytears #elviswink #memphisroots 2w

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justplainjen Unmentionables: #hottubbookclub 2w

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