Category: Homeschool

  • Senioritis


    Firstborn graduated high school this past June and I’m still in a stupor over it all. The whole year was punctuated with loads of lasts and many firsts, with special senior moments and major college prep. This past weekend we dropped her off at her university dorm and I’m just blinking back tears, shaking my…

  • Halloweenie


    I felt a tiny bit like a homeschool mom again, this past weekend– traipsing through a pumpkin patch, costuming, crafting, and carving… Our Halloween estivities were simple and dispersed, but a fun time was had by all.

  • New Beginnings

    New Beginnings

    My kids started school today… 11th, 9th, and 4th grades, respectively. And for the first time in a long time, I’m not their teacher. The choice to enroll our kids in traditional School was painful but obvious… I spent Spring and Summer spinning in anxious circles attempting to prep & plan another homeschool year, considering…

  • School Wrap

    School Wrap

    It’s nearly the end of summer and I realized never put a bloggy bow on my kiddos’ school year, but jumped right into the deep-end of summer without really pausing to document. We didn’t know it at the time, but last year appears to have been our final year of homeschool– which makes me especially…

  • Biggest Little Birthday

    Biggest Little Birthday

    In an attempt at ignoring my recent rounded, rather large birthday, I suggested to Handsome Husband that we sneak away with the kids for a bit of adventure. He upped the ante and booked us a road-trip to the Biggest Little City in the World and the third largest lake in the nation. It was…

  • Sweet (& Sour) Sixteen

    Sweet (& Sour) Sixteen

    Our sweet (and sometimes sour) Firstborn went and turned SIXTEEN years old. We spent the weekend celebrating her. She and her best buds have an informal Homeschool Fight Club (but the first thing about Homeschool Fight Club is you don’t talk about Homeschool Fight Club…), so she opted to spend her day shooting said pals…

  • Too Cool for School

    Too Cool for School

    It’s been too long since we’ve had a proper photo dump; my poor iPhone is filled to the brim with snapshots. Homeschool keeps our calendars full and our vehicles exercised, and I enjoy documenting it all. Consider this blog our virtual scrapbook, our yearbooks of sorts– almost even a transcript! Thank you, God, for these…

  • Year of the Ox (Chinese New Year)

    Year of the Ox (Chinese New Year)

    Last weekend we rang in Lunar New Year, Chinese-style: ’round the table with a great big family feast. Threat of freezing rain caused several guests to cancel last minute, and our power to go out mid-meal, but we had a memorable and tasty celebration nonetheless. Leaning into this year’s zodiac animal –the Ox– Husband woke…

  • Autumn Equinox

    Autumn Equinox

    Chlorophyll lacking, flamboyant kaleidoscope– foliage ablaze. (An impromptu haiku-collab during a recent excursion through a particularly picturesque tree-lined street. The Willamette Valley’s amazing, come autumn; eat your heart out, New England.)