"The home is the first school of Christian life and “a school for human enrichment.” Here one learns endurance and the joy of work, fraternal love, generous — even repeated — forgiveness, and above all divine worship in prayer and the offering of one’s life"

—Catechismus Catholicae Ecclesiae 1657

Hoopjumping 101

By Mary | June 18, 2020

Since I feel like there are just too many variables in planning our trip to Alaska I have decided to focus a bit more on…

Homeschooling Middle School and Learning to Color in the Lines

Coloring in the Lines: Homeschooling Middle School in Real Life

By Mary | June 19, 2020

LS is my baby and the fact she is going into eighth grade is really freaking me out.  Luckily she loves being the baby and…

Finding the time to homeschool

How do you have time to homeschool?

By Mary | July 2, 2020

Selling our house, building a business, and homeschooling….. yeah it’s a lot.  People ask all the time “How do you have the time to homeschool?”…

How to get rid of clutter

Clutter: How to get rid of it

By Mary | July 20, 2020

Getting rid of clutter The movers came over yesterday to give us an estimate for our move and the guy walked in, looked around, and…

Snacks for the Journey

Snacks for the Journey

By Mary | July 26, 2020

Snacks for the Journey So things are moving along with our move.  We are busy sorting all our stuff into what goes to Alaska, what…

Healthy Eating on a Road Trip

Eating Healthy on the Road

By Mary | July 27, 2020

How do you eat healthy on a road trip? As you can imagine as a travel company owner I travel.  A lot.  Or at least…

How do you work and homeschool?

By Mary | August 4, 2020

Since so many people have been thrust into working from home and homeschooling because of the pandemic I thought I would write a follow up…

What to do with Rose hips

Rose Hip Tea and Wild Berries Of Which I’ve Never Heard

By Mary | September 1, 2020

Today is the day I take the leap and eat from the Alaska wild.  We are making wild rose hip tea and will forage for…

Learning to Forage: Wild Berries of Alaska

By Mary | September 1, 2020

Sipping my rose hip tea I’ll now tell you all about those mysterious wild berries of Alaska that I found…… On my first walk in…

How to make Labrador Tea

By Mary | September 5, 2020

One of my most delightful discoveries in learning to forage here in Alaska is Labrador Tea. Labrador Tea is a common beverage among the Athabascan…

How to Make High Bush Cranberry Sauce

By Mary | September 5, 2020

Let me start by reminding everyone that I am new at this. Although I have always loved nature the fruits of boreal forests and the…

These recipes for warming fall drinks with Your Super superfoods are a delicious way to drink to good health!

Warming Fall Drinks with Your Super

By Mary | October 4, 2020

For those who have never heard of Your Super they are organic superfood powders that can be used in everything from plain water to baked…

Get some extra superfoods in your diet with this recipe for Your Super Baked Apples which honestly is great in fall OR winter.

Your Super Recipe: Baked Apples

By Mary | October 18, 2020

Your Super Baked Apples While we are enjoying the first snowfall of the season here in Alaska, the lower 48 is in the height of…

Creating a mess free homeschool art area

Creating a Mess-Safe Homeschool Art Area

By Mary | October 21, 2020

As a follow up to my last post I thought I would talk a little bit on the dreaded topic of homeschool art messiness. Art…

Freshly picked spruce tips sit in a bucket.

Foraging in Alaska: Spruce Tips

By Mary | June 16, 2021

And lo, the winter is past! Summer in Alaska is just stunning. The weather is perfect. The days are long. Well, non stop daylight actually.…

Spruce Tip Salt is a beautiful light green hue and bursting with flavour.

Spruce Tip Salt Recipe

By Mary | June 16, 2021

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