food for creative thought: how I incorporate writing into daily life
homeschooling / organize life / write

food for creative thought: how I incorporate writing into daily life

Writing. It’s the adult voice in my child-oriented world. It’s the ear that always listens when a human ear isn’t available. It’s the transmission of mind to paper when a surge of artistic intention burns through. For me, that’s writing. It could be pottery. Or oil painting. Cabinetry. Cooking. Or chess strategy. For me, I must. I … Continue reading

summer homeschool ideas: what is an education in summer?
homeschooling / summer / what is an education

summer homeschool ideas: what is an education in summer?

Everything. Though I have learned to let go of the notion of intentional educational opportunities in the summer, because as a near decade long homeschooler this mama has to take a break. Still, I see the education in most activities. Here are things we do in the summer, and how you might think of them as educational: Kids’ … Continue reading

hardscaping, and some gardening
gardening / home design / summer

hardscaping, and some gardening

I had my hands in gardening gloves and actually planted things just weeks after we moved in. I live in the four season world, so my outdoor gardening time is limited. I know it’s a risk for the first year homesteading though. Because…. I’m planting in rocky, sandy topsoil with little nitrogen. It’s heavy and holds water … Continue reading

top 5 summer activities
family life / summer

top 5 summer activities

This summer I have a wonderland out my back door. Perhaps one day I’ll want to take a summer vacation, but I can’t fathom I’ll need it. (perhaps in January and February when the overcast has trapped me in a cloud cave, yes, but summer? don’t know why). I’ve got leisurely mornings with my cup … Continue reading