Continuing along with Hopkins Homeschool & A Net in Time, we are blogging through the alphabet and on the letter V this week. Hasn’t every homeschool family built a model volcano that erupts baking soda and vinegar? I’m pretty sure it’s a requisite rite of passage. Little known fact about me: I love volcanos. It’s a fascination fueled by Read More →

The circus is coming to town! Well, to What to Read Wednesday, that is… I haven’t been to a circus in over a quarter of a century– unless you count Center Sister’s “Big Top Birthday” Circus party almost exactly eight years ago. Can’t believe she’ll be ten next week!   Of course, sometimes I feel like Read More →

Ciao, Bambinos! I served up my go-to Pasta Putanesca with a smug smirk last night, because this week our What to Read Wednesday link-up is highlighting kids’ lit from another region of the world: Italy! You’ll recall we’ve featured books from Mexico, France, Africa, and Japan already; and I recently shared how raising globally-minded, compassionate offspring 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 →

You might have guessed at it, but I’m a fan of folklore, fairy-tales, mythical magical whimsy, and all things imaginative… Unicorns, mermaids, wizards, hobbits, and fairies are fixtures of our home. Accordingly, the girls and I were delighted to introduce Little Man (and my youngest niece) to a real life Enchanted Forest of wonderment this week. A fixture Read More →