More Time for Invention

By |April 16th, 2014|

hrough homeschooling, our family has realized a variety of benefits outside the range of our initial goals. However, what has our attention right now is the amount of time Duncan has to investigate, study, and practice within the area of occupational education (a requirement per Washington State with greater definition at the high school level).

A Happy Memory Keeper’s Tool

By |February 23rd, 2014|

here are a lot of memory keeping tools I like. However right now, I have a lot of memories I want to commit to photo books and there is one tool I am finding indispensable: Digital templates.

2 Reasons to Love Homeschooling

By |February 18th, 2014|

o. 1 The flexibility of our homeschool schedule allows for travel. At the end of last May, before it grew too hot, we were able to travel to Zion and Bryce Canyon

Mining My Blog for Memories

By |February 15th, 2014|

ecently, I began memory keeping again in earnest. Which is great because it seems that I collect photographs, memorabilia, and stories. But, it's a bit amazing, too, because I'm good at culling those stories, ripping them out of my journals and blogs for various reasons. Luckily, I can never bring myself to burn the old entries. Instead, I hang on to everything as a backup, listening to a little voice in my head that says, "Someday, I might wish I still had that."

Thinking in Project Terms

By |January 5th, 2014|

hen Duncan grows up, he wants to be a Daddy, a programmer, an animator, an architect, and an artist. So, it occurred to me that a skill benefiting all of these occupations is project management—something I'm pretty good at and have trained others to do in my past-life as an engineer. Only, Duncan is a bit younger than the crowd I've coached before,

Minecraft D

By |December 28th, 2013|

uncan created the following and said, "This might happen if I play too much Minecraft." Which, of course, made us laugh. However, while he does play a fair amount of the game and enjoys his Paul Videos, I think he's safe for now.