Erin & girls

Me & my girls on Mother’s Day


Hi! I’m Erin. Thank you for taking the time to stop by!

I was born in the middle-of-nowhere South Dakota and grew up traveling almost every weekend between the house my family lived in during the school year (so my four siblings and I could go to a Christian school) and the family farm a hundred odd miles away.

I met & married my husband  in Minnesota where we both went to college. We share the same passion for old  books and ancient history (they’re kinda related), which eventually led to my husband studying ancient languages at graduate school in Wisconsin.

Meanwhile I had 3 babies.  All girls. I never imagined I’d be homeschooling, but when our oldest daughter was 3, she taught herself to read. Really. And I began to research educational options. After stumbling across some homeschooling resources that made me think it was really possible and maybe even a good idea for our family, we began. Now, I love being able to teach my children according to their own unique learning styles & abilities and not where their birthday falls on the calendar.

These days, it’s tough to find a good job, but my husband was lucky enough to find a great job. Only catch, we’d have to relocate. To Washington state. So, having lived exclusively in the Midwest, I road-tripped across the country two years ago to our new home in the Pacific Northwest with my husband, three girls and two cats. In a car. That was fun. Maybe not. But we built some good memories. And I have a snag in my blue jeans from the 20 lb. cat who decided my lap was his to prove it.

This is my place to share what it’s like being a newbie in the PNW, and all the crazy, random, but totally ordinary moments from the first time in my life that I have ever lived on a cul de sac. And whatever else pops into my head. I hope you’ll join me!


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