We're Jacqueline and Randy, a blogging duo with backgrounds in tech,
robots, art, and writing now raising our family in northern Idaho.
Our goal is to encourage deliberate choices, individual responsibility,
and lifelong curiosity by sharing stories about our adventures in living,
loving, and learning.
Learn more about us.
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Did you know a group of owls is called a parliament?
Curious? Read these stories:
Why Outdoor Time Is Important For Kids
We spent a lot of time outdoors. Being in nature makes everyone happier—and allows our kids to have more freedom and independence.
The Power of Waking Up Early: 9 Tips for Becoming an Early Riser
I default to being a night owl, but rising early enables me to do more and be better. Here's how I switched my mornings from lazy to productive.
Book Review: Forest Therapy by Sarah Ivens
A book filled with suggestions for seasonal ways to embrace nature, ideas for incorporating the outdoors into daily life, and research on how being outdoors improves well-being.
Book Review: Live Not by Lies by Rod Dreher
This book argues that communist totalitarianism is coming to America, soon, and we have to prepare now if we're going to survive. But Dreher isn't nearly worried enough.
How to Afford Homeschooling and Other Alternative Education For Kids on a Budget
Want to get your kids out of public schools, but afraid of the costs? Here are some tips on how to afford your kids' educational journey.
Book Review: The Benedict Option by Rod Dreher
This book presents a strategy for Christians living in a post-Christian nation: namely, that we've lost the culture war and need to focus on preserving the light.