It’s time for another throwback… because I’m a sentimental, nostalgic sap. My heart can scarcely take it. 1 year ago: Grindstone: Back to It. “Vacation hangovers, gotta love ’em… said no mom, ever.” 2 years ago: Defending Homeschool, “We all churn butter, braid hair, and sew dresses– right? Frumpy denim jumpers our official uniform? Not in my house.” Read More →


Once upon a time, I was a brand-new baby Christian nervously attending church solo while my husband was deployed overseas. Amongst the sea of faces I met a sweet, gregarious gal who went out of her way to make me feel welcome. I soon became a regular attendee of the same small community group wherein we shared the same season of Read More →


Today’s Thursday, so naturally I’m throwing it back on the bliggity-blog yet again. According to my Timehop app, October’s the month to visit Oregon. Not this October, however; seeing as how we already visited several times over the summer and only just entertained family here. Additionally, the snow has arrived and we’ve begun settling in for the long Read More →


Husband’s folks made the trek out from Oregon this past week, and we were blessed with some quality Grandparent time. Together we broke bread and rocked out to oldies, watched movies and cuddled, soaked in hot springs and plenty of fresh air outdoors, and enjoyed a fry night (read explanation here if you dare) and some power thrifting. I’m already stoked to be a grandparent Read More →

This post is for my strong, capable Bestie who longs to pull her son from traditional school and bring him home to educate. This fierce, crunchy mama is unfazed by the beneficial bacteria prolific in her homemade yogurt, and has bravely birthed three children without medication, yet is petrified by doubt that she’s qualified to educate her own son. I get it! Read More →


“I know it is wet and the sun is not sunny, but we can have lots of good fun that is funny.” -Dr. Seuss, The Cat in the Hat It’s no secret that I love autumn, rainstorms, and a cool damp climate. Born and bred in a lush gray-skied valley in Oregon, I find the insulating Read More →


I’m going to start sharing throwbacks here each Thursday, because… why not? I’m the boss of this here blog and am feeling particularly nostalgic after unearthing these pics from six years ago and anticipating our referralversary tomorrow. photo cred: my sweet homeschooling sista Suzie, at her son’s birthday c. 2010 On the blog: Last year Read More →