On our first trip to turn in our passport applications and have our photos taken, I could not have imagined the monumental task ahead of me. At our local post office, the 8 of us stood in line and one by one we looked straight into the camera and didn’t smile (they don’t like smiles … More The reality of taking toddler passport photos.
The first official step on my journey to help my children become global citizens was obtaining passports. I am sure that if you need to get one only for yourself then the process is simple. Though, I know that there are myriad things that can go wrong with any given passport application, imagine multiplying that … More The Passport Saga
This is just a little interlude to explain the term wordschooling. Since most people haven’t ever heard this phrase it can cause confusion. It can mean many things, but the nub of the matter is that one who worldschools travels with their families so their children can experience different people and cultures. That can look … More Worldschooling
Having only known my husband as an adult, I cannot possibly say for certain what he was like as a child. Yet, when I look at my (newly) eight-year-old girlie I feel like I have a good idea. She is so focused, (mostly on video games). She speaks so passionately and earnestly (mostly about video games). … More Miss (newly) 8
She is 5 years old today. From her precipitous entry into the world until now she has shown herself to be a fun, happy girlie, who wants to mother everyone. She is creative and nurturing. I am so grateful that I was chosen to be her mom! Here is her annual birthday interview: What … More Miss 5!
When you have littles, people tell you that you should cherish the time because it goes so quickly, Well, I totally believe them! I can’t believe that 15 years have gone by since I held her for the first time! 15 years! What a crazy, busy 15 years it has been. She is bold, focused, … More Fifteen
Frankincense essential oil is one of the most precious ancient oils and very versatile in its uses and benefits. In our home, we use it often and would not be without it. It comes from the resin of Boswelia trees commonly in the Arabian Peninsula and North Africa. The primary uses for this oil … More Essential Oil Spotlight – Frankincense