On the journey to create.. 3 things {The Kind Side}

We won’t figure it out right away. Each attempt will probably show us something really useful. Our creative efforts might help other people in ways we’ll never know. This cute picture book, The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires, is about a little girl trying to create something she has pictured in her head. She … Continue reading On the journey to create.. 3 things {The Kind Side}

Arranged relationships, inanimate toys, and my favorite homeschooling book so far {Quicklit – August Reads}

Non-Fiction: The Brave Learner: Finding Everyday Magic in Homeschool, Learning, and Life by Julie Bogart - 5 stars. So helpful and practical. I love how she described the way not adhering to any one method of homeschooling really freed up her family to thrive. I also loved her idea to keep a list of what … Continue reading Arranged relationships, inanimate toys, and my favorite homeschooling book so far {Quicklit – August Reads}

Spunky choices, new mantras, and the power of apprenticeship – What I Learned – Summer 2019

Choose the spunky sunglasses. My bright coral sunglasses have brought me so much life. I'm not going back to boring colors again. It's really easy to stay too busy with biggish little kids in the summer. So many fun opportunities, but now I'm tired. Haha. :) Time for some introverted recovery. I feel like I'm … Continue reading Spunky choices, new mantras, and the power of apprenticeship – What I Learned – Summer 2019

Summer Reading – Am I Doing it Wrong? {July QuickLit}

July was a weird month of reading. I listened to a couple audiobooks while ferrying the kids back and forth to VBS. Three hours of VBS is not really long enough when it takes 25 minutes to get to church. The audiobooks helped it to be more enjoyable instead of feeling like wasting alone minutes … Continue reading Summer Reading – Am I Doing it Wrong? {July QuickLit}

At the coast and otherwise {QuickLit – May}

Ideal, yes? Somehow I always imagine reading on the beach to be a great idea and I always have great plans to read on the sand when we go there. Between wind and rain and children quite willing to douse themselves (irrespective of their swimmings skills) in the chilly waves, it doesn't really work in … Continue reading At the coast and otherwise {QuickLit – May}

All about those YA series and creativity books {QuickLit – April}

I expected to read so much less than I did last mont, but I still read 13 books. I blame it on these YA series bookending the beginning and end of my reading month. I'm so glad I had all the books in the series when I started. It made it easy to know exactly … Continue reading All about those YA series and creativity books {QuickLit – April}

An Unexpected Hero by Rachel Spier Weaver and Anna Haggard {Review}

An Unexpected Hero: A Bible Story About Rahab by Rachel Spier Weaver and Anna Haggard; Illustrated by Eric Elwell. I love the Called and Courageous Girls series. This new book about Rahab joins books about Deborah, Miriam, and Priscilla in this series featuring women in the Bible. Each book highlights and imagines a little more … Continue reading An Unexpected Hero by Rachel Spier Weaver and Anna Haggard {Review}

In Which I Read the Library {Quick Lit – March ’19}

I'm pretty sure this is more books than I've read in a month since being a grown-up with responsibilities. I think I managed to do what I needed to, but most other extra-curricular activities took a back-seat to getting through all of these. Here's what I read and what I thought! If you need a … Continue reading In Which I Read the Library {Quick Lit – March ’19}