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! I can’t imagine Jesus stuttering when He issued the command to Love 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 →

November is “National Adoption Month”, yesterday “Orphan Sunday.” With the aim of spurring additional families to answer the call of the orphan, I figured I’d jump aboard the advocating bandwagon by sharing a highlight reel of sorts here on the blog: Adoption 101. Adoption Cliff’s Notes. Adoption in a Nutshell. Four years ago this month, Husband and I began our international adoption journey Read More →

Would you believe we cooked up another excuse to don costumes this week? squeeee! Today we hosted a casual international celebration with a few fellow homeschooling families. Each student gave a report on a foreign country of their choosing, sported coordinating traditional garb, and shared a regional food item unique to their selected country. This gave our pupils an opportunity to socialize, compile research for an extra unit study, practice oration, Read More →

I’m just going to come right out and say it: This is the best book I’ve read all year. And I’ve read a lot of goodies. If you’ve been inspired by the prose of Francis Chan or David Platt, then Shannan Martin’s Falling Free is for you. In fact, if Ann Voskamp and Jen Hatmaker miraculously conceived a love-child, she would Read More →

Growing a vegetable garden is a family commitment of time and energy… Husband configures and constructs the beds, preps the soil, installs trellises, and lays ground cover. The kids enthusiastically sow the bulk of the seeds, introduce beneficial insects, and lend a hand in the harvest. I enjoy watering daily by hand, monitoring growth, tending weeds, and thinning the crop. Read More →

Mercy. I am a constant gardener: Constantly fighting to tame my wayward organic garden again this year. I love working in the garden, but do find that here in Montana it’s a lot of, well, work to grow one successfully. Though I lost thirty-two tomato starts to a late snowfall; though my daikon radishes have bolted and are Read More →