This week’s WTRW is a day late, because we’ve just returned from an extended literary field trip of sorts. Namely, a road trip to California wherein we once again visited The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios. We were also thrilled by their immersive Jurassic Park ride, having also read those books just Read More →

Warning: Nostalgia alert! Do these glistening, golden spines transport you right back to your youth? Little Golden Books are a timeless fixture of many a childhood. Goldilocks and the Three Bears, the Saggy Baggy Elephant, counting books, baby animals, Bible tales, and my personal favorite —made legendary by Great Grandma Schafer— The Pokey Little Puppy. Read More →

Xin Nian Kaui Le! We rang in the Year of the Dog last night with a proper Chinese feast. As a bi-racial, adoptive family it’s important for us to honor Little Man’s birth culture, but any family can broaden their international festivities by celebrating the Lunar New Year. Hong bao (red envelopes) for the kiddos, Read More →

It’s a full week of holidays: Abe Lincoln’s 209th birthday was Monday, Fat Tuesday (Mardi Gras) yesterday, and Chinese New Year is Friday. Firstborn found the baby Jesus in the King Cake again this year, but I neglected to snap a photo. Today, though, I’ve got all the heart eyes for Saint Valentine!  his teacher Read More →

Who’s excited for the Olympics? We are! The Winter Games commenced last night, but we’re especially excited for the Parade of Nations in the opening ceremonies tonight. Feeling internationally inspired, we used the global festivities as an excuse to host another Geography Fair. Like last year’s, it was super simple– homeschool chums each selecting a Read More →

For this week’s WTRW theme we’re traveling ’round the world to India. It seems particularly poignant to focus on international titles as the Winter Olympic Games officially start TOMORROW! #ColorMeEcstatic A few titles featuring the colorful culture of India: Additionally, the Barefoot Book of Children, which I reviewed for Multicultural Children’s Book Day: What I’m Read More →

On Gobbler’s Knob, bright and early this morning, Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow and officially declared six more weeks of winter. I’ve got chocolate pudding cups & teddy grahams at the ready for Groundhoggish treats to accompany shadow tracing this afternoon. The older I get, the more clearly I discern endeavors which give me life Read More →