Homeschool planning for relaxed leadership education

coffee date on instagram

There is a baggie full of vermiculite in my refrigerator right now. I didn't even know what vermiculite was until Kathryn asked to go buy it. She's had such success with growing maple trees from seeds that she wanted to do it with redbud trees, too, but didn't know how. So she researched it, recruited Scout to help with the process, and now we wait … [Read more]

What summer looks like at our house


Summertime. "Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of the water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of … [continue reading]

Easy ways to improve your mood

improve your mood

Some days it doesn't take much to get me grumpy. Like I didn't get enough sleep. Or the dog puked in the closet. Or the kids are bickering, or any number of other things. I bet you could easily name off a few of your … [continue reading]

Learn Cherokee: online language class + other resources

learn Cherokee

For nearly two decades I've wanted to study Cherokee, but resources for learning this dying language were far and few between. I bought a copy of the Lord's Prayer in Cherokee and hung it on my wall, and I somehow … [continue reading]

5 favorite instagrams to follow

my 5 fave instagrammers

Even when I'm not blogging, not spending much time on social media, I still find myself returning to instagram. Sharing bits of my life, soaking up bits of others. It's funny how much community can be found there, amidst … [continue reading]

Better than a Tupperware party

summertime collage

Know what's better than a Tupperware party? A Mercy House party! Last weekend, I hosted myself a birthday party to benefit Mercy House Kenya. I kept the food simple and the guest list short (because I hate big … [continue reading]

41 Things about Me

Birthday Cake

I've been a little AWOL here on the blog, but I'm taking my summer plans seriously and it's already been so good for me. Today I turn 41. FORTY-ONE. That's crazy, y'all. I'm not complaining; it's just crazy. I still … [continue reading]