Karen Carpenter was right, there’s no place like home for the holidays. This was our first Christmas back in our home state, after five years introverting in Montana. Even more notably, it was Little Man’s very first Christmas with extended family. Christmas caroling at a memory care unit with homeschool pals… Driving through a local Read More →

This week’s official WTRW theme is all about owls, but seeing as how Christmas is right around the corner I decided to be a maverick and go rouge on that topic, instead… … ’cause I just can’t contain the merriment, y’all! Putting a scholastic spin on our festivities, we followed the Swedish custom of honoring Read More →

This week’s WTRW theme is all about Royalty. While I enjoy binging episodes of The Crown or The Tudors as much as the next anglophile, and I’m certainly happy for newly betrothed Prince Harry, the preferred royal in our house is France’s 18th century ill-fated queen bee of decadence, Marie Antoinette. Center Sister has an Read More →

Advent: from the Latin “adventus” (arrival); from “advenire”, ad (to) +venire (come) Ooooooh tannenbaum… I’ve got a December bucket-list a mile long. Husband keeps gently  reminding me we needn’t exhaust every holly-jolly activity our first winter back in Oregon, but I’m not known for restraint. Tree trimmin’: We tromped out into the Oregon rain and Read More →

The rest of the WTRW crew is sharing titles on the topic of manners this week, but seeing as how today’s Saint Nicholas Day I figured they’d forgive my deviation… I’m poised with our favorite Saint Nicholas books at the ready in order to celebrate right proper like.    The kids set their boots out Read More →

It seems Oregon’s the land of plenty when it comes to field-trips; there’s no shortage of adventure and extracurricular opportunity– only lack of sufficient time to squeeze it all onto the calendar whilst balancing our core studies at home and guarding our sanity. Here are a few of our recent excursions: Turtle Ridge Wildlife Rescue Read More →

Forgive me for being tardy with this week’s WTRW edition, but my current read (a gripping new science-fiction stolen from Husband’s stack) has me in it’s grips and actively shirking all other responsibilities. Call me a nerd, but when I really think about it, the bulk of my favorite titles fall under the umbrella of Read More →