books featured homeschool kids

how to help your kids love reading

The title of this post makes me smile a bit in self reflection. Before kids, I might have thought it silly that there was any advice needed on helping kids love reading. You hand them books, they read them, and it’s love all around, right? My firstborn understood this. He enjoyed a good picture book, contentedly sat with a pile of books as a toddler, and stumbled into his own love of reading around the age…

Continue reading

featured Uncategorized

so the thing is…

Hey, folks. This little corner of the internet has been quiet for a few months. I realize that’s no great loss, as the internet is not lacking for ideas or voices. But after a few months of not posting here, I start to get this funny feeling that some ideas are quietly building up, stacking up like boxes in a closet. Until one day I realize I have so much in there that it won’t…

Continue reading

featured this and that

a few thoughts from summer

I’ve noticed a yearly rhythm to when I tend to post. I generally have a New Year’s post, a school year wrap-up, and a “here we go again” in August. And I tend to find the urge to talk about the summer nothings that are filling our days. (Here’s last year and another before that.) I guess this year is no exception. Here’s a few thoughts that have earned a paragraph or two but not…

Continue reading