Covid-19 Seattle Update: April 2020

We’ve been watching documentaries about the 1918 Epidemic. Often referred to as the Spanish flu {as Spain was neutral in WWI and had no reason to downplay its epidemic deaths to them enemy’}, it could kill a person – young adults aged between 15-40 disproportionately – within 24 hours. Since the information we have on our current epidemic is so scant, for our family looking … Continue reading Covid-19 Seattle Update: April 2020

Fat Tuesday 2020

It’s Fat Tuesday! In the Christian religion, it’s the last day before Lent begins on Ash Wednesday. I didn’t grow up observing this tradition, but have found as a mother, it’s one I’ve enjoyed sharing with my children. We enjoy a decadent dinner of pancakes – or this year, pizza – and revelry! Does watching ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ count? ☠️🖤☠️ Preparing for Lent, making … Continue reading Fat Tuesday 2020

Deep in Planning

Image by Bikurgurl Deep in Planning So putting together the planning doesn’t start wit making a calendar, oh no…it starts with knowing my children. It starts with knowing their interests, goals, dreams, dislikes…it proceeds to what I’d like to weave into our year and what our long-term plan is for college readiness. The long term plan is more like a framework, not a directive. It’s … Continue reading Deep in Planning

Avengers Endgame {No Spoilers}

So worth it!!! We did too — lots of tears, laughs, and saw it with an audience who we cheered a lot with….and collective silences, where the only sound that could be heard was the wiping of my tears 🖤 We decided when we bought tickets to the Opening Night of Avengers Endgame, we’d reserve Captain Marvel in the theatre. We decided to make it … Continue reading Avengers Endgame {No Spoilers}

Happy Easter 2019!

Eggvengers: Egg-game! The ladies of Marvel as told in eggs – our big egg decorating party for Easter! I chose to paint/dye/draw {l-r}: Gamora {Guardians of the Galaxy} Maria Hill {Agents of Shield} Black Widow {Avengers} Shuri {Black Panther} TBD {by you, who should it be? Valkyrie? The Wasp? Nebula?} and Captain Marvel {Captain Marvel}. I am torn on my 6th egg, should it be … Continue reading Happy Easter 2019!

“You don’t owe allegiance to a system ~ You owe allegiance to your family” – Julie Bogart

Image by Bikurgurl “You don’t owe allegiance to a system ~ you owe allegiance to your family” – Julie Bogart, founder of Bravewriter and author of The Brave Learner As I continue the Kon-Mari of my home, I started listening to the Homeschool Unrefined Podcast and had to listen to Julie’s interview from January 27, 2019. She gives words to my family culture and values: … Continue reading “You don’t owe allegiance to a system ~ You owe allegiance to your family” – Julie Bogart