Welp, the inevitable has happened. I knew this day was coming, but didn’t expect it so soon… Yesterday Firstborn had two math problems that I couldn’t help her with. Even with the teacher’s answer key. We had to save it for Daddy. I suppose that’s to be expected when one breeds with a genius. Fortunately, my ego is Read More →

Happy Mother’s Day! It’s not quite 8am and I’m tranquilly sipping my hot coffee, in a sunbeam, in solitude, as Handsome Husband and kiddos craft me a special breakfast. Picture perfect, right? What I failed to mention is that I’ve been up since 6:30, already unloaded and reloaded the dishwasher, washed and folded laundry, stripped sheets off beds, and cleaned up a potty-training disaster. Read More →

May might very well be my favorite time of year in Montana. And as I especially love holidays, we naturally marked the 5th, on our calendar, as an excuse to get festive… Cinco de Mayo was never particularly marked during my childhood, likely due to the fact that it’s also my baby brother’s birthday. Born when I was a teen, Read More →

“An observant child should be put in the way of things worth observing.” -Charlotte Mason …which reminded me of this precious video from four years ago. “It is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.” -Laura Ingalls Wilder

Firstborn’s Lowry Ten was a raging success. She and Handsome Husband had a whirlwind adventure in Texas, this weekend, to celebrate both of their recent birthdays with old friends from Oregon. They returned home tuckered out and grinning ear to ear, Firstborn’s voice hoarse from screaming on the roller coasters. Meanwhile, back in Montana, Center Sister, Little Man, Read More →

Both Earth Day and Arbor Day are this week, which has rendered this native Oregonian downright giddy, and commandeered the lessons in our homeschool classroom. The Earth is the Lord’s, and everything in it, the world and all who live in it; for He founded it on the seas, and established it on the waters. Read More →

Today is Husband’s Birthday Eve! You’ll recall birthdays aren’t merely a twenty-four hour deal in these here parts.