I’ve been blogging through the alphabet with several online homeschool chums since Spring. They’re at it all over again this Fall, but that gives me the perfect opportunity to wrap up my own alphabet (we were a tad late to the party) of twenty-six defining virtues of our homeschool. Here’s what I came up with: Read More →

We love autumn. We love astronomy. We love traditions and holidays. We love learning about other cultures, Little Man’s Asian heritage, and we love any excuse to celebrate. The monstrous, orange-tinged harvest moon this week marks one of China’s few nationally observed holidays: the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival. Naturally, we’ve worked it onto our own calendar with 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 →

Five years ago, a courageous (and obviously beautiful) woman laboriously welcomed a precious bundle into the world– then took drastic, sacrificial measures to preserve his life. Today & always I’m grateful to her, for him, and for the blessing/privilege it is to be his family. Incidentally, I’m also grateful for the freedom to build our family how Read More →

I’m blogging through the alphabet with A Net in Time and Hopkins Homeschool. This week we’re on the letter T… in our homeschool T is for Travel. (addt’l alphabet posts: D, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S) “Travel is the enemy of prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness… Broad, wholesome, Read More →

I’ve been loving the geographically themed What to Read Wednesdays of late… It should come at no surprise that this adoptive mama is aiming to raise globally minded kiddos. (see also: France, Africa, Mexico) As an aside, here’s what I’ve been reading myself lately: Give Your Child the World by Jamie C. Martin and At Home in the World Read More →

Pardon my tardiness with this week’s bookish installment of What to Read Wednesday, we’ve been quite preoccupied with house-stuff this week (as I mentioned here). This week’s theme was babies, though the bulk of the baby-centric books in our home library are well-worn copies of the making & keeping of variety– nonfiction for would-be parents. Still, Read More →