Seattle: Covid-19 Update

Keep Calm & Lather Up! Hello from King County, Washington! Our county experienced the first deaths in the USA from the COVID-19 outbreak. A stones throw from our home, our communities are dealing with a modern day pandemic. My family? We are healthy and well. We are not in the vulnerable populations nor is anyone ill in our family. However, our communities are closing down. … Continue reading Seattle: Covid-19 Update

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

Scrabble Board Family Art

Image by Bikurgurl Family Scrabble Board This is our second family Scrabble board. Our first was made 7 years when we bought our current home in Washington. We constructed it with my parents first Scrabble board they handed down to us.. When I found this gem at @valuevillage_thrift , I knew it was time for us to update one for our family. I’ve survived Ovarian … Continue reading Scrabble Board Family Art

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

Poetry Tea Time Freewrite

Image by Bikurgurl Poetry Tuesday We don’t really do tea in the summer, but the Biscoff cookies were finally devoured this morning as I pulled out the vintage copy of Paradise Lost I picked up in a second hand Midwest book store a few years ago. What I love about it, aside from it’s beautiful hardbound, Booky smell, are the carefully pencilled annotations of one … Continue reading Poetry Tea Time Freewrite

Friday’s ….

Image by Bikurgurl April 12, 2014 One of my ‘memories’ from 5 years ago 🖤 I home educate because I didn’t want to rush, miss the precious moments, and have the time to enjoy building relationships with my children while they were young. I could load them up and take them on adventures near and far with little more coercion than my own enthusiasm. And … Continue reading Friday’s ….

Haircuts {or: Letting Go}

Haircuts! {or: Letting Go} These guys are my heart, but they won’t pose for a picture without acting goofy unless I employ a lot of coaxing….or we’re on a field trip. In public. And sometimes that doesn’t matter. But it’s spring break and we’re just enjoying our Seattle Staycation!! PJs, Fortnite, dog parks, bus rides, and more!! But first: today was waking up with Spongebob, making … Continue reading Haircuts {or: Letting Go}

Planning Your Week, April 2019

{some affiliate links in my post help defray the cost of hosting my blog – thank you!!} Weekly Planning! Hello and welcome to a quick overview of how I’m currently handling our weekly planning. It’s suffice to say that things in my house have changed tremendously over the past year. Over the past six months. Over the past month. That’s life. We keep growing, changing, … Continue reading Planning Your Week, April 2019

Enchantment: Poetry Tea Time

Julie reminds us about Enchantment and says, ‘Guy Kawasaki defines enchantment as: Voluntary, Enduring, Delightful’ – so true! Image by Bikurgurl It’s Tuesday, do you know what time it is? Poetry Tea Time!! Though my boys dislike the name, they love the treats!! And guess what I do…..I pair with our Smith Brothers delivery and spring for muffins every week – FTW!!! I was telling … Continue reading Enchantment: Poetry Tea Time

The Brave Learner Seattle Book Club

Image by Bikurgurl Whew! It’s been a whirlwind week for me! I posted earlier this week my short review I wrote for The Brave Learner, but what I didn’t say is that I’ve been working on starting a book club to take a deep dive into this book with me over the next year or so, taking one chapter at a time to really dive … Continue reading The Brave Learner Seattle Book Club