The amazing birth of our little Maisie


Just after midnight on April 2, one week past her due date, our little Maisie Eliza entered this world. She weighed 10 pounds 1 ounce (my biggest baby by quite a margin!) and measured 22 inches. The past 9 months Before I jump to the more exciting part of Maisie’s birth, I have to briefly […]

Snapshot of life #2


Outside my window… We have had some unseasonably warm weather that has allowed the kids to be outside at least part of nearly every day. Their play has been full of great imagination with things from books we’ve read being played out in our yard and woods. I’m thankful for all the time they have […]

February 2015 read-alouds


This is my monthly round up of longer (100+ pages) read-alouds that I read to the kids. The Milly Molly Mandy Storybook by Joyce Lankester Brisley is a perfect book for a young girl. I’m not saying boys wouldn’t like it (and there are non pink editions, but this was the beautiful hard cover Olivia […]

How we do math (for now!)


Math is unfortunately a subject that is vastly misunderstood, and that has produced more phobias than probably any other subject. Math phobia is a real thing and many, many children suffer from it. I never had math phobia. In fact, I even liked math, but I certainly have never really been a math genius. I […]

January 2015 in Books


The Spark: A Mother’s Story of Nurturing Genius by Kristine Barnett is a fascinating memoir of a mother going through the roller coaster life of first discovering that her child has autism to eventually realizing he is a genius of geniuses who might very well be up for winning a Nobel Peace Prize in physics […]