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.


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

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