• Instilling Financial Wisdom

    Instilling Financial Wisdom

    Title: Stock Market Investing For TeensAuthor: Myles WestISBN: 9798416564322Pages: 149 Theme Music: The FatRat Warrior Songs: Reminiscence Ok, maybe the Theme... Read more

    Posted on 10 March 2022 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Thornton Burgess Nature Stories

    Thornton Burgess Nature Stories

    A year ago today, I was reading Cinnabar the One O’Clock Fox by Marguerite Henry with my daughter. We were in the middle of studying American History and what... Read more

    Posted on 15 February 2022 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • North American History and Some Confusion Over Canada

    North American History Some Confusion Over Canada

    We read through history chronologically, something those who have read this blog for awhile are perhaps well aware. In doing so, we tend to skip around the glob... Read more

    Posted on 29 March 2021 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • The Whirlwind in the Thorn Tree

    Whirlwind Thorn Tree

    “Why are the virgins trimming their wicks?”We were listening to Johnny Cash’s When the Man Comes Around. Not but a month or two ago we discussed how it was a... Read more

    Posted on 10 February 2021 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Thanksgiving 2020

    Thanksgiving 2020

    Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Pretty much always has been, because, well… FOOD. I love the food. I love the deep fried turkey, I love the dressing... Read more

    Posted on 28 November 2020 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Jamestown


    We spent the month of October studying Jamestown, Pocahontas, and John Smith. We also read a few things on Galileo, since he was making discoveries and writing... Read more

    Posted on 28 November 2020 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • The Atchafalaya Basin

    Atchafalaya Basin

    One of the beauties of homeschooling is the ability to pick up and take school into the world. We love field trips. I realized recently that I always refer to... Read more

    Posted on 12 October 2020 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Mysteries of History Part Three: Roanoke

    Mysteries History Part Three: Roanoke

    The world is full of things we’ll never know and one thing I do know is that the more I learn, the more I realize I don’t know.As a child, the story of Roanoke... Read more

    Posted on 09 October 2020 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Mysteries of History, Part Two: The Americas

    Mysteries History, Part Two: Americas

    From what I can tell from Felipe Fernández-Armesto’s Goodreads biography and résumé, the man is half journalist and half historian. Perhaps, that’s why I enjoye... Read more

    Posted on 05 October 2020 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Mysteries of History Part One

    Mysteries History Part

    One of the misconceptions of homeschooling is that one or both parents are doing ALL the teaching. Sometimes that’s true. But most of what homeschooling is abou... Read more

    Posted on 03 October 2020 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Do Fish Spend Wisely?

    Fish Spend Wisely?

    Title: Save Money and Spend Wisely During and After the Economic CrisisAuthor: Dana WiseIt’s been awhile since I regularly read books sent to me by the author o... Read more

    Posted on 03 October 2020 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Homeschooling Chemistry and Physics

    Homeschooling Chemistry Physics

    This year at Atrium (my kiddo’s co-op), I’ve been teaching science with a bit more purpose than I did last year. Last year consisted of a lot of impromptu... Read more

    Posted on 20 August 2020 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Vikings!


    Kiddo is studying Early American History at co-op this year. So, naturally, we’re already super into it.I thought we’d be diving into the Pilgrims or the... Read more

    Posted on 19 August 2020 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Homeschooling During Covid

    We’ve always homeschooled, thank God. Educating this way has been the biggest blessing of our lives. Post-divorce, during single motherhood, it was the easiest... Read more

    Posted on 19 August 2020 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Shelter-in-Peace


    Quarantine—or Shelter-in-Place—has meant many things to many people. Most people are scrolling Facebook incessantly. I’ve done a bit of that, but no more than... Read more

    Posted on 24 April 2020 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Winter with Dogs (and Cats)

    Winter with Dogs (and Cats)

    With the arrival of Disney+ came the magic of Willem Dafoe as the infamous Leonhard Seppala, musher who put in the most miles during the Serum Run of Nome,... Read more

    Posted on 23 March 2020 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Fly, Fly Again

    Fly, Again

    Title: Fly, Fly AgainAuthors: Katie Jaffe & Jennifer LawsonIllustrator: Tammie LyonGenre: Children’s Storybook/ Picture BookFirst and foremost, kiddo and I... Read more

    Posted on 07 January 2020 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Top 10 of 2019


    Top Ten – 2019Hard Road West: History and Geology Along the Gold Rush Trail – Keith Heyer MeldahlThe Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Coun... Read more

    Posted on 03 January 2020 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • From Books… Adventure

    From Books… Adventure

    A Romp Through John Oehler’s latest: Ex LibrisI’ve been reading John Oehler’s books for years now. My first introduction to his books was Aphrodesia in August o... Read more

    Posted on 06 December 2019 BOOKS, CULTURE
  • Ryan Swindoll Interview

    Ryan Swindoll Interview

    You did the cover art for Lost Legends, it’s beautiful. Have you designed other book covers?I’ve designed a handful of covers, yes! Read more

    Posted on 28 November 2019 BOOKS, CULTURE