The Green Ember

When we look back on our time under the stay at home orders, I'm hoping my girls remember this was the season of The Green Ember. We've been reading and listening to the books for a couple of weeks now and hoping for the Mended Woods. "Heather and Picket are extraordinary rabbits with ordinary lives…

Mother’s Daybook

I'd forgotten how much I liked using this format until I saw MacKenzie's latest post. I'm also practicing my ukelele and grateful we are getting take out once a week!Making - While listening to the Bible, I've been back at work on my basketweave baby afghan. Somehow while I was pregnant, I forgot how to…

Shakespeare Connection

After several false starts, my girls and I read and listened to A Midsummer's Night Dream during morning time! I loved the play in high school, so it was a natural place to start. The girls had already listened to Nesbit and Lamb's retelling and read the story in the Usborne Illustrated stories from Shakespeare.  We used…

Schole Sisters 5×5 Challenge

The Scholé Sisters 5x5 Challenge has an open-ended format: five books in five categories. Because I have fiction covered well with the Back to the Classics Challenge and The Literary Life's 20for2020 Challenge, I decided to pick five non-fiction books that aligned with my vocations. Since I read only one non-fiction book in all of 2019,…

20for2020 Reading Challenge

Hosted by The Literary Life Podcast, this new reading challenge excited me from the get-go, but I was immediately overwhelmed by the ladies in the Facebook group that printed out the list and wrote their selections in ink. I have always done my Back to the Classics Challenge digitally with the expectation that I would…

2019 School Year in Review

I'm tempted to evaluate my role as teacher based on what we didn't accomplish but looking at the pile of books, skills work, and handicrafts helps me remember even with my imperfections, they are getting a great education. We align our school year with the calendar year. I was inspired by Dawn's post, but it…

Ten Questions

As I try to get my bearings going into the new year, I thought I would answer these ten questions from Don Whitney published at Desiring God. 1. What’s one thing you can do this year to increase your enjoyment of God? I have enjoyed reading the Word in quality and quantity this year, but I'm still…

Kristin Lavransdatter: The Wife

Classic in Translation. The Wife by Sigrid Undset (1920), translated by Tina Nunnally In The Wreath, Kristin Lavransdatter defiantly resists her parents plans for her, abandons her respectable betrothed, and marries the unsuitable man she passionately loves. Now a married women, Kristin must reclaim prosperity for her husband and her sons on his neglected lands.…