Blogging through the alphabet with fellow homeschoolers online has become a wonderfully introspective exercise that’s helped identify my mission & aim in educating my kiddos here at home. This week we’re on the letter “J”… While packing up our house and sifting through boxes for our upcoming move, I stumbled upon a bounty of treasure in a homeschool keepsake Read More →

Planes, trains, and automobiles… I love that Little Man most definitely had a train phase. He was so completely enamored with all things railroad that his third birthday was even train themed. The girls’ first train ride, before Little Man: Then there was that time we rode on a miniature train-set in Oregon and it very nearly blew his mind. Though Read More →

I’m blogging through the alphabet with fellow homeschoolers online. This week we’re on the letter I… The secret to our (relative) sanity during a typical homeschool day is music… namely sedate, instrumental music. Pretty sure the single best piece of equipment we’ve purchased for our homeschool is the wireless speaker that Husband hooked up to my kitchen iPad to pump soothing Read More →

This week has been especially fun-filled, what with Saint Patrick’s Day, Pi Day, and Spring Break on the calendar. We’re making an effort to squeeze every last drop of fun from Bozeman before heading westward for our upcoming big move. We will miss homeschooling here. Relocation can be hard on kids in general, but might especially trigger issues unique to adoption. Read More →

This week’s What to Read Wednesday collab is geared around horses. I confess that thus far the only horse-centric book I’ve read aloud to the kiddos is Black Beauty– a terribly depressing tale that in my estimation only Debbie Downer would enjoy. One might recall my girls learn all about horses at 4-H, because I have so little personal Read More →

How’s the move going, you ask? I’m not really ready to talk about it, actually. Allow me instead to answer you in a series of memes… Ghosts of Relocations Past (related links): Preparing Little Man for a Big Move, Little Man Cave, New Nest, Settling In, Moving Day, Room With a View, Back to the Grind

We’re on the 10th installment of Lemony Snicket’s thirteen woeful chronicles of Violet, Klaus, & Sunny Beaudelaire… and though the luck of the siblings indeed often seems dismal at best, we are still rooting for them and enjoying the literary journey regardless. As when we devoured the Harry Potter series last year, the girls are a book ahead reading independently while I also read aloud Read More →