I apologize for the varying photo quality, but I wanted to share some of the projects I've been working on over the summer.  With the baby girl finally getting big enough I've had a reason to dive into my sewing stash of fabric and vintage 70's patterns to work on a few things.  (note:  I... Continue Reading →

Not a Homeschool School Plan

Miss me?  It's been a busy summer, but I'm back! As most people who either know me or have been following my blogs for awhile know - we are not homeschoolers.  We're proud public schoolers who are lucky enough to have a great public school option full of dedicated teachers, opportunities and good community support.... Continue Reading →


  We took one of our first real vacations this last week - a trip not attached to a conference, a family event or a holiday.  Just the four of us.  Four days away from the world here and up to the much bigger world in Chicago.  I'm happy to say that we survived, even... Continue Reading →


Just checking in to say hello.  It's been a busy summer.  Two kids is busy enough, but throw in activities, and life and jobs and all sorts of things and it gets busier. I've been trying to be more intentional with my free time and it's never enough to share what you want to be... Continue Reading →

Forgetting the Way to Fairyland

"Anne of Green Gables" is a hot topic in my circle right now.  We've known about the impending Netflix series for a while now and have been pestering our Canadian connections for the dish since it premiered on the CBC first.  The response I've heard is mixed - some people have been praising it's gritty, realism... Continue Reading →

Failing Lent… again.

  Well, that wraps up another Lenten season and I don't know about you, but I feel like I crashed and burned.  Again.   Just a few days I go I was bemoaning this to some friends:  I don't' come from a family or tradition that really "did" Lent.  I'm a convert so EVERYTHING is... Continue Reading →

A Merry Manifest

We recently had a spate of sickness sweep through our house, I lasted until the last stand which was the culmination of a never ill child, three seconds warning and the viral christening of a grocery store floor.  I managed to last five more hours after that before finally succumbing and sleeping for a good... Continue Reading →

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