Easter’s right around the corner, y’all! Each year I share our family’s favorite book about Easter– or as we prefer to call it, Resurrection Sunday. Jesus’ sacrificial death and triumphant resurrection are the cornerstones of our Christian faith, and our Easter festivities tend to reflect that. I mean, I dig bunnies, eggs, and candy as much as the next gal– but come Easter we celebrate simply, with Read More →

We’re going to miss Montana. This move is bittersweet in that while we’re resolute about returning home for this next season of family life, we’ll certainly miss Big Sky Country and many of it’s inhabitants. It’s been a beautiful oasis in which to homeschool, homestead, simplify, adopt, and adventure. The land is where are roots are. The Read More →

Blogging through the alphabet with fellow homeschoolers online has become a wonderfully introspective exercise that’s helped identify my mission & aim in educating my kiddos here at home. This week we’re on the letter “J”… While packing up our house and sifting through boxes for our upcoming move, I stumbled upon a bounty of treasure in a homeschool keepsake Read More →

I’m blogging through the alphabet with fellow homeschoolers online. This week we’re on the letter I… The secret to our (relative) sanity during a typical homeschool day is music… namely sedate, instrumental music. Pretty sure the single best piece of equipment we’ve purchased for our homeschool is the wireless speaker that Husband hooked up to my kitchen iPad to pump soothing Read More →

I’m blogging through the alphabet with A Net in Time and Hopkins Homeschool. This week we’re on the letter H. In our homeschool, H is for 4-H. A homeschool mom can easily blow the budget signing her kiddos up for all of the wonderful activities that exist these days. It’s a great problem, really. I live in Read More →

G is for (Mardi) Gras! Gras is French for “fat” & Mardi =”Tuesday” Growing up in Oregon, I never heard much about Mardi Gras apart from the notorious debauchery associated with the MTV (per)version. I’ve never even been to Louisiana! But with Center Sister still keen on all things French, and sufficient time in our schedule, we decided to read up on the roots of Read More →

In this house we… make believe, dress up, seek adventure, make music, shake our groove thangs, read aloud, love Jesus by loving others, mark the days, celebrate & savor, tinker & create, build forts, stop to smell the roses, dig in the dirt, explore nature, climb trees, play games, and keep it simple. Still, the following is also often true of our household: Read More →