Wherefore art thou Shakespeare? This week’s What to Read Wednesday theme is all about Stratford-upon-Avon’s most famous citizen. I’ll spare my feeble attempt at iambic pentameter, and instead simply share my favorite books on everyone’s favorite bard: My offerings are meager as we’ve yet to make it to Shakespeare in our chronological history curriculum, but Read More →

Ah the glorious Oregon coast… moody, romantic, tumultuous yet serene. Five years in a landlocked state gave me a better appreciation for the blessing I took for granted my entire life. I grew up taking impromptu jaunts west to the ocean nearly once a month; because, why not? It’s only an hour drive to Lincoln Read More →

All Oregonians are tree-hugging hippies, right? Not entirely. Still… this family loves us some towering conifers, especially after living away from them for five years. Naturally, we were over the moon to recently spend a night sleeping like squirrels 35 ft. above the terra firma in a treehouse Bed & Breakfast rivalling that of the Read More →

This week’s What to Read Wednesday is all about dInOsAuRs! My family just had a close encounter with some over the weekend… Our home library contains a classic sing-songy Cat in the Hat glossary of the prehistoric giants, plus a science-y book from a Christian perspective: Whenever I think dinosaurs I think of Jules Verne’s Read More →

For the first time since we started this homeschooling adventure four years ago, we took a true summer off. It wasn’t really on purpose, I’m still all for year-round school & taking breaks when it works best for the family, but between Cousin Camp almost nearly day and remodeling our new house, it was an Read More →

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 →