Our First Apartment: The Story Behind the Haiku

First Apt in San Diego with Haiku

This is the third Haiku in the Eighteen Haikus for Eighteen Years series, wherein you are learning so much more than you really need to know about the Flamingos' marriage. … [Continue reading]

Mace’s Favorite Field Trip Ever


This is our Sabbath Year -- which is my hyper-spiritual way of saying, "no" to almost everything we've been asked to do this year.  We've said "no" to drama, choir, co-op, and any activity in which our failure to appear one week might disappoint someone because they would have to do our job for us. … [Continue reading]

Honeymoon: The Story Behind the Haiku

Jen and Grits on boat

In the Eighteen Haikus for Eighteen Years series, I posted the Honeymoon haiku third on Facebook when it really should have come second.  So I will … [Continue reading]

Eighteen Haikus for Eighteen Years

J and J in car with text

Flamingo Joe and I celebrated our 18th wedding anniversary on Friday last week.  My sweet husband put a loving tribute to me on Facebook pretty early … [Continue reading]

Why No One is Going to Let Me Unschool


Usually by this time in August, we've been schooling for at least a month.  We've tried several types of homeschool schedules -- year-round; six weeks … [Continue reading]

The VBS Post


Last week, I served as a classroom teacher with our church's VBS. Here are some things I learned: 1.  A VBS classroom with 11 boys and 3 girls … [Continue reading]