School’s in session, the rain’s finally arrived, and today’s the autumn equinox. Break out your boots and the pumpkin spice, ’cause it’s fall y’all! “Autumn seemed to arrive suddenly that year. The morning of the first September was crisp and golden as an apple.” -JK Rowling, Deathly Hallows It’s also National Hobbit Day, which delights Read More →

Wherefore art thou Shakespeare? This week’s What to Read Wednesday theme is all about Stratford-upon-Avon’s most famous citizen. I’ll spare my feeble attempt at iambic pentameter, and instead simply share my favorite books on everyone’s favorite bard: My offerings are meager as we’ve yet to make it to Shakespeare in our chronological history curriculum, but Read More →

Ah the glorious Oregon coast… moody, romantic, tumultuous yet serene. Five years in a landlocked state gave me a better appreciation for the blessing I took for granted my entire life. I grew up taking impromptu jaunts west to the ocean nearly once a month; because, why not? It’s only an hour drive to Lincoln Read More →

All Oregonians are tree-hugging hippies, right? Not entirely. Still… this family loves us some towering conifers, especially after living away from them for five years. Naturally, we were over the moon to recently spend a night sleeping like squirrels 35 ft. above the terra firma in a treehouse Bed & Breakfast rivalling that of the Read More →

This week’s What to Read Wednesday is all about dInOsAuRs! My family just had a close encounter with some over the weekend… Our home library contains a classic sing-songy Cat in the Hat glossary of the prehistoric giants, plus a science-y book from a Christian perspective: Whenever I think dinosaurs I think of Jules Verne’s Read More →

This week’s What to Read Wednesday installment is all about families. Our favorite books on family include classics such as: The industrious pioneer family Ingalls of the Little House series, the island survivalists of the Swiss Family Robinson, the four devoted sisters of Little Women, and the adventures four siblings in The Chronicles of Narnia. Read More →