This week’s What to Read Wednesday installment is all about families. Our favorite books on family include classics such as: The industrious pioneer family Ingalls of the Little House series, the island survivalists of the Swiss Family Robinson, the four devoted sisters of Little Women, and the adventures four siblings in The Chronicles of Narnia. Read More →

Oregon’s is the only state fair I’ve ever attended, but I still suspect it’s the best. Until last week it’d actually been at least seven years since we’d attended the Oregon State Fair, though only five of those were due to residing out of state. It was time to revisit this end-of-summer classic that Husband Read More →

All children are naturally little scientists. Scientist: A person engaging in a systematic activity to acquire knowledge that describes and predicts the natural world. I shared my favorite Science-themed books last week (and math-but still-sciency selection the previous week), but my online pals have some additional ones to share on our blog hop below– be Read More →

Know Thyself… To thine own self be true… Identity… Besides being a frumpy, perma-exhausted homeschool mom of three, I’m an extroverted, Highly Sensitive Person, Meyers-Briggs ESFJ, Enneagram 8, whose primary Love Language is Quality Time and spiritual gifting Evangelism. In literary worlds I’d be sorted into Hufflepuff house and Candor faction, respectively; and I’m fairly Read More →

I’m spoiled. Having grown up here in Oregon, it wasn’t until my family moved away for five years that I came to appreciate what a rich oasis it truly is– and why my grandparents flocked here during the 1930’s Dust Bowl with dreams of prosperity as farmers. The thick, insulating blanket of low-lying clouds keeps Read More →

This week’s What to Read Wednesday installment is in the same back-to-school vein as last week’s: Last week, math; this week, Science! In actuality, I could double down by utilizing last week’s selection of The Martian for both– it also aligns perfectly (<– see what I did there?) with the total solar eclipse that we Read More →

I’m catching up on a few missing installments of Blogging Through the Alphabet. Jogging the blog-memory, we’ve completed the following already with online pals: a / b / c / d / e / f / g / h / i / j / k / l / m / n / o / p / q Read More →