As If

I’ve been thinking about our homeschooling journey.  How there have been questions throughout our experience but how, in spite of the questions – in celebration of them - we carry on.  We live with the questions.  We move forward as if we know best. I've also been thinking about life in general.  The questions, the not knowing, the living with questions and not [...]

Simple Pleasures

The real things haven’t changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures; and have courage when things go wrong. ~ Laura Ingalls Wilder ~   Here are a few simple pleasures from my corner of the world...   :: a [...]

I Said Yes

They asked for biscuits and I said yes the flour, the butter, lots of butter, the egg, the milk, the salt, the sugar, the baking powder the mess on the counter some spilling to the floor. There’s no substitute for biscuits made by hand (which equals love) maybe not good for the body but terrifically good [...]

Dear Sunday

Dear Sunday, I like the clouds and the quiet beginning.  My chai and their doughnuts, and the four of us together.  The email to a friend (a conversation about life and writing, about waves of movement and shades of living and moments of joy). I like the blanket spread upon the floor, my daughter and [...]

Current State of Affairs

Dusting and vacuuming and scrubbing (which I hate to do) (but love once done) is the current state of affairs.  This coming weekend our home will be filled with family and I’m quite glad for that.  I won’t stress about the cleaning as I know my family doesn’t expect perfect (thank goodness). Still, the dust bunnies that re-appear one hour [...]

Gratitude Week 2015 :: Friday

One special week of focusing on daily gratitudes...with you. For the lessons (so many) my children teach me. For the quiet of the house, in the middle of the night, when I can’t sleep. There is something for me, in that silence. For the freshness of a just-cleaned house and the satisfaction felt afterward, even [...]

Gratitude Week 2015 :: Thursday

One special week of focusing on daily gratitudes...with you. For the freedom (the luxury) to be with my children each day. For the laundry, which necessitates standing in one spot and doing just one thing. For the car which takes us to appointments and classes and friends. For long, hot showers which offer me mini [...]

Gratitude Week 2015 :: Wednesday

One special week of focusing on daily gratitudes...with you. For my husband’s job which puts food on the table and allows me to be home with our children.  Every day I feel this, know this. For the farmers who grow our food. For the fields of crops and cows and horses which are so close [...]