New School-Year Thoughts

Homeschooling is one of my favorite aspects of our lifestyle. It’s such a fantastic and intimate way to nurture the faith and intellectual-lives of my children, such a fun way to get to know them as people – and all the magical, hidden, mazes of their minds and thoughts. I adore homeschooling. Ilya is a…

Night-time Fairies

The kids adore our fairy neighbors. We have primroses growing along their garden-bed, in hopes of attracting our friends, and heart’s – ease scattered among the balms. Almost every night I can hear Yarrow whisper her longing to the moon: Someday maybe the fairies will wake me and take me dancing under the trees. Maybe…

Road Trip

Originally posted on Beautiful Crows:
My family went on a road trip last week. Our first very long drive since we took the kids to visit my family in Michigan a couple years ago, and our first real road trip since Yarrow was born 6 years ago. We had an amazing time! This was such…

Washing Dishes..

We have piles of dishes to clean today…mostly canning jars that just need an extra scrub to get the dust out before they’re used for canning. But it’s been a busy week (again! Oh-my-goodness August is an insane month for us this year!) Dishes are not my favorite chore. I grew up with a dishwasher,…

The Reading Pile..

We do a lot of reading. We read aloud to the kids at breakfast during schooling-times, at lunch throughout the year, at tea whenever we sit down to it (about 3 times a week on average), and at bedtime. We also pepper the day with shorter read-alouds and Yarrow is now confident enough in her…

Planning for Anything..

I love ┬ámaking plans. And lists. And charts. I love taking all the thoughts in my head and giving them shape and order. But real life isn’t actually that easy to organize. It’s a wildly shifting mystery. You just can’t make every day the same. Which is one reason I love bullet journaling. My life…

Keeping House

How do you keep your house clean? Do you have a cleaning schedule, or do you clean as you go? I have a schedule, I’m not the best at following it, but I try. Today, Wednesday, is ‘deep cleaning day’. On Wednesdays I tie up my hair, put on black lipstick and so much eyeshadow,…