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  • Welcome to By Sun and Candlelight! My name is Dawn and this blog is my little happy spot. 😊 I am mom to 4 boys - our oldest just graduated from college, and our youngest is just starting prek! I chat about lots of things here: family, food, faith, nature, books, crafts, organization, homeschooling and special needs (our 15 yo has Autism). Thanks for reading ~ I hope you enjoy your visit! ❤
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2014 @ a Glance

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Comment by Jane on “Poetry Friday ~ The March Sap Moon”

Thanks for the reminder about the Maple Sugaring. I dug out and posted a great link for a unit s...

Comment by Dawn on “Notes for the Week ~”

Melissa, I’m not sure about the age restriction on the FBI tour (another mom organized it), but ...

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That sugar maple is glorious! We just saw some milkweed as well, but I wasn't 100% sure of what ...

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Dawn, great minds work alike! :) I just wrote about maple sugaring yesterday, too. We've been to ...

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Dawn, Our weather here sounds the same as yours. Thanks for reminding me about maple sugaring. ...