Middle Years


A month of homeschooling on FIMBY

A month of homeschooling on FIMBY

It's been a long time since I've written anything substantial about homeschooling and I'd like to do something about that.

Mid-Winter: Tracks & Trails

Mid-Winter: Tracks & Trails

One of the best parts of winter walks in the woods is all the evidence of animal life, tracks only visible in the snow.

Art Cards for Sale (by popular request!)

Art Cards for Sale (by popular request!)

Two beautiful card sets for sale. A Mountain Ash Berry tree set, and a Winter Birds set.

My heart lives here

My heart lives here

But sometimes life, and the different interests we all have, slows down to the measure of a steady heartbeat. An hour in late afternoon, when I'm on supper and all three sit, together, drawing and painting at the table.

More than a fuzzy feeling

More than a fuzzy feeling

I am extremely gratified at the character traits I see in my children. Determination, tenacity, long suffering, responsibility, sacrifice, kindness. Equally though and perhaps more importantly, I am thrilled that hope is the fruit of that character growth.

Is Family Thru-Hiking like Family Bootcamp?

Is Family Thru-Hiking like Family Bootcamp?

This family adventure is the most physically challenging thing our kids have done. It's the most challenging thing I've done. And a lot of discipline is required in our hiking days to pull it off. This is not a vacation.

Inspiration and Action ~ The Wrap-Up

Inspiration and Action ~ The Wrap-Up

I want this wrap up of inspiration and action to be very applicable to you, regardless of if you camp, hike, or ski. Here's my takeaways from these nine posts, which are actually takeaways from five years of inspiration to action movement in our family life.