We’re going to miss Montana. This move is bittersweet in that while we’re resolute about returning home for this next season of family life, we’ll certainly miss Big Sky Country and many of it’s inhabitants. It’s been a beautiful oasis in which to homeschool, homestead, simplify, adopt, and adventure. The land is where are roots are. The 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 →

The Oscars are tonight, the Oscars are tonight! I don’t even care how trivial it truly is, I love me some Academy Awards. Actually, we just love movies, in general. The girls and I are counting down to the remake of Beauty and the Beast starring our favorite muggle-born heroine, Emma Watson. Husband recently took Little Man to see Read More →

Cock-a-doodle-doo! We rang in the Year of the Rooster by dining out with pals this year; sometimes simple is best. Husband and I prepare Asian fare in the bulk of the time, anyway; so the break from cooking was a treat in itself. Husband employed this nifty app to translate the mandarin menu, and I geeked out something fierce. Enter the Read More →

November is “National Adoption Month”, yesterday “Orphan Sunday.” With the aim of spurring additional families to answer the call of the orphan, I figured I’d jump aboard the advocating bandwagon by sharing a highlight reel of sorts here on the blog: Adoption 101. Adoption Cliff’s Notes. Adoption in a Nutshell. Four years ago this month, Husband and I began our international adoption journey Read More →

Would you believe we cooked up another excuse to don costumes this week? squeeee! Today we hosted a casual international celebration with a few fellow homeschooling families. Each student gave a report on a foreign country of their choosing, sported coordinating traditional garb, and shared a regional food item unique to their selected country. This gave our pupils an opportunity to socialize, compile research for an extra unit study, practice oration, Read More →