Savory Eggs and Oats

I love a donut every once in a while and in all honesty, a bowl of Rice Krispies with almond milk and a spoonful of sugar is one of my favorite night time snacks, but for me, nothing beats a savory breakfast. One of my favorite quick, easy breakfast meals is a savory oatmeal. So,... Continue Reading →


As we added the final touch (four new Adirondack chairs) to the fire pit for this year, I looked around at the yard and I realized, Wow, it's actually happening. Years ago, when we lived in a cute little cape cod, with a tiny back garden in the city, I dreamed of having a place... Continue Reading →

Super Moist Gluten Free Banana Bread

After a spectacular sunset last night, we awoke to a beautiful soft rain and chilly temperatures that have served as a gentle reminder to me that Spring has not left us yet and I am glad for that. It seems in recent years, we've jumped from Winter to Summer-like weather and missed the beautiful transition... Continue Reading →

April Showers Bring May Flowers – I hope.

Happy Belated Beltane to you and yours! It's really beginning to feel like Spring with the inviting warm temperatures we've been experiencing in the Ohio River Valley. My work in the garden continues and while I know many people might consider gardening to simply be work, to me and other crazy plant people, it's so... Continue Reading →

Standardized Tests: The Scourge of School

"Holbrook agues that asking students to dissect poems isn't an effective way to teach them about the joys of literature." I remember as a teacher, seeing more than a few questions on standardized tests that were biased regarding culture and those that had no answer, or multiple answers. It is so common that during testing... Continue Reading →

A Year of Homeschool

It's been almost a year since we started with the BookShark curriculum and I just want to say, if you're looking for a boxed curriculum and you want a flexible schedule and you want to emphasize a love of reading and adventure, then you should seriously consider BookShark. It's been nearly a year for us,... Continue Reading →

Working through the Mental Muck

Earth knows more about the inner workings of my heart and mind than anyone I have ever encountered. In a way, this simple fact has created great gorges in my friendships, as I am not one to divulge information or troubles to others and thus inadvertently keep people at a distance. I cannot tell you... Continue Reading →

Making Time

When I first started homeschooling my daughter, I used to think about the things I could be doing if she had gone to school. I thought of yoga, peaceful visits to coffee shops, or the bookstore, lunch with a friend, long runs or walks with my dog, sitting down to read without interruption, shopping alone... Continue Reading →

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