Earth Day falls on a busy week again this year: We’re celebrating Husband’s and Firstborn’s birthdays, have a choir concert & drama production (plus dress rehearsals), plus two t-ball games on the calendar– in addition to our regularly scheduled programming. Still, teaching the kiddos to be good stewards of God’s creation is essential, and all it Read More →

The topic of this week’s WTRW is supposed to be ladybugs; but little known fact: I’m afraid of ladybugs. I mean, not when they’re merely bumbling about the garden helpfully ridding veggies of aphids– I buy them by the hundreds each year for just that purpose. Specifically, I’m Coccinellidaephobic (It’s a thing.) when OUT OF NOWHERE THEY Read More →

Earlier this week the girls and I joined some favorite friends on a fun and informative tour of our state capitol as a homeschool field trip. Our guide explained the history and purposes of the impressive marble building, from the state senate to the legislative house, the ornate murals to the gold man atop the Read More →

Happy Holy Week! Sunday was Palm Sunday; Holy Thursday, Passover, Good Friday, and  Resurrection Sunday are later this week. Accordingly, for this week’s What to Read Wednesday I’m sharing our favorite Easter book, as well as a few random titles we’ve recently completed. Be sure to also check out the most popular post shared last week, 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 →

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 →