green walnut husks being prepared to be made into ink

Homemade walnut ink and quill

I can't be certain why or when the obsession began, but Kaleb has been asking for weeks to write with a feather. I was pretty excited by this obsession if I'm being totally honest, because this is exactly the kind of old timey activity that makes me really, really happy. First, we did a quick … Continue reading Homemade walnut ink and quill

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Yes, I’m homeschooling my kid. No, he’s not going to be a weirdo.

And I mean, maybe it's my fault. Maybe I'm not being explicit enough. Maybe I need to start saying, "We're homeschooling. But-don't-worry-it's-not-like-I-keep-him-locked-in-a-closet-all-day-we-sometimes-leave-the-house-like-go-to-the-museum-and-library-and-science-centre-and- we-love-to-hike-and-here's-a-list-of-his-extra-curricululars." Maybe it's me. Maybe I'm answering your question wrong.

Hello Summer

Sweet, sweet summer. I have been so looking forward to you. The past school year - because I guess my life will be counted in school years for the time being - was quite the roller coaster ride. From sending my baby off to Junior Kindergarten. To watching him spiral into anxiety. To seeking professional … Continue reading Hello Summer