Wonder in the Woods

Living and Learning in the Pacific Northwest

End of Summer

We finished week two of homeschooling.  All of us are feeling renewed enthusiasm for homeschooling.  I’m glad we started early.  After touring the school and talking to other people about our local … Continue reading

September 1, 2013 · 2 Comments

41 Times Around the Sun

Yesterday I turned 41.  I know a gal should never tell her age, but I don’t care!  I’m happier than ever.  We celebrated by going to lunch and the park … Continue reading

September 4, 2012 · 10 Comments

One Small Change

~ Eat More Fruit ~

June 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

Mother’s Day Flowers

I hope you all had a happy Mother’s Day!  I got teary-eyed on Mother’s Day morning while talking to my mom on the phone.  The boys saw my tears and … Continue reading

May 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

Random Whatnot

Yesterday I was able to meet with the charter teacher and I love her.  She homeschools her children and she knew exactly what I was trying to say.  Big sigh of … Continue reading

September 2, 2011 · 1 Comment


We have too much.  I am so grateful for our abundance but we have too much.  Someone else can use these things and we can use our money for something better.  Too … Continue reading

May 31, 2011 · 9 Comments

Taming Clutter

After reading Angie’s latest post and remembering this post from Little Eco Footprints, I decided to cut my wardrobe in half. My goal was to keep 3 of each type of clothing. This … Continue reading

May 29, 2011 · 1 Comment

Getting Organized

I feel so unorganized most of the time.  We have things in our cabinets in the main living areas that we rarely use, like my Nana’s china dishes. Same cabinet– … Continue reading

February 27, 2011 · 6 Comments

Dark Weather Blahs

I have low energy during the dark days of late fall and winter.  I am taking a good multi-vitamin, we got out in the sun quite a bit this summer, so … Continue reading

November 29, 2010 · 11 Comments

Oregon Country Faire 2010

We love going to the Oregon Country Faire.  We go just about every year for a day.  We missed the summer when I gave birth to Wingman on July 2nd, and I missed a … Continue reading

August 21, 2010 · 2 Comments

New Blog and Still Cleaning

I created a new blog for my Grammy’s recipes called Grammy’s Kitchen.  She was my father’s mother.   I plan to put all her recipes in this blog, one at a time.  … Continue reading

July 20, 2010 · 3 Comments

The Trouble with Boys

I wrote this for my old blog, Tiny Apples, in December of 2008.  Hunter and Chandler have grown and matured a bit, but they are still energetic boys. I understand them better now and I love … Continue reading

May 28, 2010 · 4 Comments

I Miss Nap Time

I miss the days when my kids took a nap every day.  Hunter took three hour naps until he was about 5 years old. He still needs more sleep than his little … Continue reading

May 25, 2010 · 1 Comment


Authenticity as a means of “nurturing the connection and sense of belonging that can only happen when we let go of what we are supposed to be and embrace who … Continue reading

April 25, 2010 · 9 Comments



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