Morning Time: The Heart of Our Homeschool

Morning Time: The Heart of Our Homeschool

When I sent my kids to school two years ago after many years of homeschooling, what I grieved most was the loss of Morning Time. It was the heart of our homeschool and consequently of our family. And though I had vague intentions of maybe trying to keep it up on...
Light a Candle

Light a Candle

“It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness.”   ~Eleanor Roosevelt This morning I woke up to rain drumming the roof, a dreary Monday, the 70-somethingth day of quarantine, ahead of me a full day helping five kids do school at home and doing...
Sourdough Pumpkin Chocolate-Chip Bread

Sourdough Pumpkin Chocolate-Chip Bread

“I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house. So I have spent almost all the daylight hours in the open air.   ~Nathaniel Hawthorne Autumn and its burnished beauty never disappoints. I find myself asking as I drive...
Back-to-School Lunchbox Smoothies

Back-to-School Lunchbox Smoothies

Summer afternoon — summer afternoon;  to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language. ~Henry James The wonderful lazy afternoons of summer are winding down and we will be back in full-routine next week when school starts....
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