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 →

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 →

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 geographical 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 →