To my delight, Firstborn chose an Audrey Hepburn/Breakfast at Tiffany’s theme for her birthday festivities this year. “Happy girls are the prettiest girls.” -Audrey Hepburn Unlike many modern Hollywood starlets, I find Audrey Hepburn to be a fine role model for my daughters: A fiercely talented triple threat (she was a ballerina first), timeless embodiment of grace & Read More →

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 →

Who doesn’t love butterflies? Ethereal, delicate creatures more fairy than insect? Yes please. I’m still heartbroken that the local butterfly atrium closed to the public five years ago… ’twas wonderful to visit when the girls were tiny and obsessed with all things sparkly and lovely, but now that we’re homeschooling it’d be terrific to visit Read More →

Why do I call Husband my better-half? One example: For HIS birthday, he treated THE REST OF US to a wonderful weekend away. We shirked tradition this Easter and skipped off instead for an urban adventure, to celebrate the 37th anniversary of the birth of my favorite human. It just happened to coincide with Resurrection Sunday this year, and Read More →

Pardon my tardiness with this week’s bookish installment of What to Read Wednesday, we’ve been quite preoccupied with house-stuff this week (as I mentioned here). This week’s theme was babies, though the bulk of the baby-centric books in our home library are well-worn copies of the making & keeping of variety– nonfiction for would-be parents. Still, Read More →

Exciting news: We found a house! With the home inspection* behind us, Husband and I have informed the kids and are proceeding to close. I won’t lie, I’m relieved our time in a cramped urban apartment will be short-lived– as are the poor souls living below us. Before I say more, allow me to back up a bit and wax nostalgic, in order Read More →

Blogging Through the Alphabet with Hopkins Homeschool & A Net in Time: We’re still sifting through a sea of boxes and unearthing homeschool supplies after our recent big move. We’re also adjusting to a more urban (read: small) living arrangement while learning to share space with a telecommuting-from-home Husband who thrives vocationally in peace & quiet. To help us explore and cope we made a list of local Read More →