I am an artist & teacher with a ❤ for visual expression, educational methodology, homesteading, & Jesus. My geek-love is The Joshua and we have three peanut-butters: Caleb, Jack, & Louritta.


What Mothers Do


I’m reading this (so far) great book called What Mothers Do Especially When It Looks Like Nothing by Naomi Stadlen. Stadlen is a psychotherapist, breastfeeding counselor, leader of a discussion group called Mothers Talking, and a mother of three. Her book is about “seemingly insignificant skills that mothers practice and refine every day, such as Read More

Baby Books


Since Caleb was born, I’ve been reading a lot of books. Most of them have been about how to keep your baby alive and thriving, and also on breastfeeding. Here are my thoughts on the books I’ve read thus far: The Baby Book: Everything You Need to Know About Your Baby from Birth to Age Read More

Orson Scott Card is Oh So Cool


So, I’ve been reading Orson Scott Card‘s Ender series for the last couple of months. I finished Ender’s Game on audio book about a year ago; Josh and I listened to it while traveling to and from the Klamath River in Northern California. It was really really good, but I wasn’t at a point in Read More

Mmm…That’s Good Sedaris


I just finished reading my second David Sedaris book. First, I read Naked, and just finished Me Talk Pretty One Day a few minutes ago. I can’t think of anything that makes me laugh more than David Sedaris. It’s dangerous to read Sedaris in public because you start to giggle to yourself, then kind of Read More

Importance of Reading


I’ve been amazed at how important it is to instill a love of reading in children. It means so much in terms developing the imagination, vocabulary, thought process, memory…. It also helps us to live vicariously through characters so we can perhaps avoid making their mistakes in our own lives. I’ve been around lots of Read More

The Hours, Discussion


I just finished reading The Hours by Michael Cunningham. It was one of the better books I’ve read in a long time. It was beautifully written and definitely deserving of the Pulitzer Prize it received. To engage in discussion about the book, or to rant about related topics…click on the comments button below. Feel free Read More

Omigosh! The Hours!


I just started reading The Hours by Michael Cunningham. So, anyway, I started reading The Hourswith zero knowledge of the plot or movie…all I know of it is that it relates to Mrs. Dalloway, which I just read. When I started reading the part about Clarissa Dalloway, I found that she is not only from Read More

Mrs. Dalloway Discussion


“…for what can one know even of the people one lives with every day? she asked. Are we not all prisoners? She had read a wonderful play about a man who scratched on the wall of his cell, and she had felt that was true of life–one scratched on the wall.” -from Mrs. Dalloway by Read More

Mrs. Dalloway, You Complete Me


I’m currently reading Mrs. Dalloway, by Virginia Woolf. It’s quite the intriguing book…it’s written unlike anything I’ve read before. It speaks through the memory and thoughts of individuals, and from this the story is woven. The book brings the reader through a single day…but when you’re done reading it you’ve actually gone through many years. Read More

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