This will be brief as we’re in the throes of unpacking, reeling from yet another loss in the family, and since today also happens to be a special mermaid’s tenth birthday… By God’s grace we moved into our house over the weekend, and the timing indeed proved providential. We certainly aren’t finished with the long list of projects planned Read More →

The circus is coming to town! Well, to What to Read Wednesday, that is… I haven’t been to a circus in over a quarter of a century– unless you count Center Sister’s “Big Top Birthday” Circus party almost exactly eight years ago. Can’t believe she’ll be ten next week!   Of course, sometimes I feel like Read More →

Last week I referenced the classic 1980’s comedy The Burbs, in regards to our Radical Ranch Remodel, but this week I’ve got another timeless Tom Hanks film foremost on my mind: Perhaps it’s the Realtor in me, but I just adore this film– along with the Chevy Chase classic, ‘Funny Farm,’ which details the most over-the-top home-staging-to-sell scheme in the Read More →

Ciao, Bambinos! I served up my go-to Pasta Putanesca with a smug smirk last night, because this week our What to Read Wednesday link-up is highlighting kids’ lit from another region of the world: Italy! You’ll recall we’ve featured books from Mexico, France, Africa, and Japan already; and I recently shared how raising globally-minded, compassionate offspring Read More →

I’m blogging through the alphabet with A Net in Time and Hopkins Homeschool. This week we’re on the letter T… in our homeschool T is for Travel. (addt’l alphabet posts: D, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, Q, R, S) “Travel is the enemy of prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness… Broad, wholesome, Read More →

You might have guessed at it, but I’m a fan of folklore, fairy-tales, mythical magical whimsy, and all things imaginative… Unicorns, mermaids, wizards, hobbits, and fairies are fixtures of our home. Accordingly, the girls and I were delighted to introduce Little Man (and my youngest niece) to a real life Enchanted Forest of wonderment this week. A fixture Read More →