I’m blogging through the alphabet with A Net in Time & Hopkins Homeschool, and this week S is for Suburbia. One of the greatest perks of homeschooling is the innate flexibility– one can do school from virtually any kind of home, and it seems we’ve pretty much tried them all. Despite the occasional changes of scenery, homeschooling together as a family remains a Read More →

Quality time is my primary love language, so for Mother’s Day last weekend Husband whisked us merfolk off to the seashore for an adventurous family field trip. Incredibly, it was our first time to the coast since moving back to the Pacific Northwest a month and a half ago– save for the Puget Sound in Seattle on Husband’s birthday. Exploring Read More →

This week’s What to Read Wednesday is highlighting children’s books from another geographical region of our incredible planet… Africa! As of press time, I’ve only visited three of the fifty-four countries that make up the great continent of Africa. Even my modest sampling (Burkina-Faso, Mali, & Morocco) forever emblazoned my heart– the cultures, varied and vibrant, are far richer than preconceived stereotypes. Read More →

I’m blogging through the alphabet with Hopkins Homeschool & A Net in Time… this week we’re on the letter O. In our homeschool, O is for the great Outdoors. Obviously.  There’s nothing like fresh air and time in nature to keep our heads clear (and ripe for learning) and attitudes in check. Though we recently traded our Read More →

Why do I call Husband my better-half? One example: For HIS birthday, he treated THE REST OF US to a wonderful weekend away. We shirked tradition this Easter and skipped off instead for an urban adventure, to celebrate the 37th anniversary of the birth of my favorite human. It just happened to coincide with Resurrection Sunday this year, and Read More →

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 →