The dog ate my blog

dog ate my blog

Thankfully, the dog hasn't literally eaten my blog because I suppose that means she would've eaten my macbook. And while rugs, a wall, a couple of towels, a pack of kitchen sponges, and a windowsill have fallen victim to the BatDog, all electronics have thus far escaped. She has, however, temporarily taken over my life, and that includes … [Read more]

It’s Shoebox time again!

operation christmas child shoebox gift

National Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child is November 17-24, so we're working on putting our boxes together! We collect items all throughout the year; back-to-school sales are a great time to stock … [continue reading]

Homeschool, life, and curriculum update

high school homeschool

We're a few months into our homeschool year, which means we're far enough in to see what's working and what isn't. Although I don't do any formal sort of mid-year review, I do try to stay tuned in to my kids so I can … [continue reading]

My new hobby: Art Journaling

art journal pages

“Thank goodness I was never sent to school; it would have rubbed off some of the originality.” ~ Beatrix Potter Over the years, my inborn creativity has been rubbed off and worn down from what it was when I was a child. … [continue reading]

Meet the new [fur] kid!

Piper the bat ear dog

First of all, in case you missed the discussion on Instagram, WonderDog has a new name. In a crazy-weird coincidence, one of our adopted kids' real name was way too close to our dog's name. What are the odds of that!?!  … [continue reading]

Bicycle fun for everyone!

family bicycle ride

I miss my bicycle. Mind you, I still have it and nothing at all is wrong with it. But around our neighborhood there's no way to go that doesn't include hills. Lots of them. So my bike and I don't spend as much time … [continue reading]

Homeschooling gives our family time

learning to play checkers

I've spent a lot of time thinking lately about how much harder it would be for us to keep and strengthen family bonds and deal with all the things life throws at us if the kids were in school. I know it's possible … [continue reading]