This week Little Man had his annual well-check with his primary-care physician (he remains quite tall for his age & is expected to exceed even his Daddy in height– take that stereotypes!), while the girls & I attended an empowering presentation by a local midwife. Both were timely, as the latest What to Read Wednesday Read More →

Strike up the polka band and dust off your drindle– recent revelry at the Mt. Angel Oktoberfest filled my multi-cultural-loving heart to capacity as the girls and I posed as Rhinelanders for an afternoon… I’d love nothing more than to hop on a jet-plane and travel the world whenever the mood strikes, but in the Read More →

School’s in session, the rain’s finally arrived, and today’s the autumn equinox. Break out your boots and the pumpkin spice, ’cause it’s fall y’all! “Autumn seemed to arrive suddenly that year. The morning of the first September was crisp and golden as an apple.” -JK Rowling, Deathly Hallows It’s also National Hobbit Day, which delights 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 →

This week’s What to Read Wednesday is highlighting children’s books from another geographical region of our incredible planet… Africa! As of press time, I’ve only visited three of the fifty-four countries that make up the great continent of Africa. Even my modest sampling (Burkina-Faso, Mali, & Morocco) forever emblazoned my heart– the cultures, varied and vibrant, are far richer than preconceived stereotypes. Read More →

I’m blogging through the homeschool alphabet with Hopkins Homeschool & A Net in Time. This week we’re on the letter N, so when I stumbled upon this article on the “10 Signs You’ve Found the Holy Grail of Neighbors” it resonated deeply and revealed that, in our homeschool, N is clearly for Neighbors! “In order to have good neighbors, we must also be Read More →

I’m blogging through the alphabet with some online homeschooling pals. This week we’re on the letter H. a / b / c / d / e / f / g / h / i / j / k / l / m / n / o / p / q / r / s / t / u Read More →