Your life is not lying in wait in the future like a wild animal or some ominous destiny. Nor is it hidden in the heavens, like a paradise or promise. Nor is it shut up in the cave or the prison of your past. It is here and now; it is what you live and what you do. At the heart of being; at the heart of the present; at the heart of everything – in the great current of life, of reality.
Andre Comte-Sponville

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

*Great Start*

I feel like 2011 is off to a great start - in many ways! For the last four years, we've been very "unschooly" in our schooling approach. It's been very laid back - focusing, mostly, on reading and writing, and a little math. Lately, I've been feeling like the girls were ready for a little bit more of a curriculum, and so we started off the new year doing "school", almost, every day. Actually, I'm amazed by how much they already know since they've never had any formal schooling, or a strict curriculum here at home. They've picked up so much by the reading, writing, computer time, games, etc., that they do on their own - living their everyday lives.

Also, we've started this year by trying to lead a more healthy lifestyle by eating more healthful foods, and exercising. We've stopped eating out so much, and we are enjoying cooking together at home, and trying out new recipes. And we're having so much fun playing active Wii games!

I feel really optimistic, and that's a great feeling!

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