Bikurgurl · Photography · travel

Seattle Sun: Alki Beach 2017

I was not compensated for this unbiased brief overview. My experience is what I’d consider typical based on my many years of traveling and living in Seattle. Living in the Pacific Northwest, USA, the official start of summer doesn’t begin until July 4th. As Americans celebrate Independence Day, Pacific Northwesterners also celebrate a sharp break… Continue reading Seattle Sun: Alki Beach 2017

100 Word Wednesday · Bikurgurl · Writing


Image Credit: Bikurgurl Patience As we walked to the pond, we were encouraged by all the activity. Mostly young teens, but also a few families like ours, gathered at the shore of this placid lake to drop a line and patiently wait for a bite. Seeing children pull out fish every five minutes, we watched… Continue reading Patience

Bikurgurl · Family · Family First! · The-Year-Of-Quality · Writing

Remembering to sign my name: Mom

When I write my children notes, send them texts, write an email, I often stop and think about who is sending this: is it ME or is it MOM? Crazy, right? When did my persona split, become two…when did this divergence happen? For many parents, this happens early on – parental and public lives are… Continue reading Remembering to sign my name: Mom

6WordStory · Bikurgurl · Grace and Space · Writing

Reworked Words: Word High July – habilin

Β Image Credit – Buzzfeed, Isabelle Laureta habilin My heart, hope, future are yours. Grace and SpaceI had begun this post and then rewrote – a work in progress! Did you enjoy Word High July? Got a fun, new August writing daily prompt series I should know about? Would love to hear about it in the… Continue reading Reworked Words: Word High July – habilin

Bikurgurl · Family · homeschooling · InstagramImages · The-Year-Of-Quality

Unschooly {Academy} Planning 101: Part I

Hello! Welcome to a quick guide to my annual Homeschool {Academy} Planning 101! Thank you for joining me on my adventure πŸ™‚ Every year, our homeschool planning goes through the same motions. Here’s a quick tutorial of how I prepare to plan for a new Year of Learning! First,think about how you’re #winning at life… Continue reading Unschooly {Academy} Planning 101: Part I

Bikurgurl · Blogs I follow · Family First! · The-Year-Of-Quality

The Year of Nope

If you haven’t tried saying no, you’re missing the best *yeses*!

Bikurgurl · Board Games · Margin · Space and Grace

Game Day: Sometimes You Just Need a Down Day!

Affiliate Post – thank you for clicking through to help me keep my blog ad-free! Following on the heels of yesterday’s post of Grace and Space, we’re discussing on that post and a reblog by Melinda, sometimes you just need a day off – a Game Day off! We had an Epic Game Day yesterday… Continue reading Game Day: Sometimes You Just Need a Down Day!