Dia-BEET-us

On Friday I was explaining to another homeschool mom where Jac was. “He’s at the dentist with Phil.” A friend overheard and exclaimed, “Again?!” Yes, AGAIN. February-and it turns out March, too- was the month of dentistry. It adds up...

So Dak

I used to read in history books about the fighting Italian City States would do and I would be confused. Sure, fighting for over land made sense but over honor? Who’s Saint or town flag was better? I didn’t get it. Now I understand. I love South Dakota. I...

Fair Enough

Max has a way of requesting things. Like when I’ve got Penny in the backpack, and sisters crying, and 30 minutes to make a 45 minute dinner, he will come and stand next to me, handing me items I need and then ask calmly, “What was the last thing you wrote...

Daniel’s Seventh

It’s probably true that we’ve grown complacent in our parenting as we’ve added kids.  Some might even say ‘lax’- those “some” I refer to being primarily our children. It has yet to be determined if this is a benefit or a...

Wine-y

It started with Passover. While we prepped and readied during Holy Week, the kids discussed the food and drink. They planned ahead for whether or not they would be drinking wine or not for the night unlike any other night. And while Gemma was uncertain about what she...

Behind the Wheel

My relationship with my mom’s dad, Papa Bill, is woven around cars. Some of my earliest memories are being strapped into the front seat of his dune buggy-the dune buggy he designed and built himself-in my car seat to head out on camping trips. I was his...