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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.

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Did you know a group of owls is called a parliament?

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four crochetted water bottle carriers with water bottles in them

Tutorial: Super Simple Crocheted Water Bottle Holder in 5 Steps (Great First Project!)

Never go thirsty with this straightforward and functional water bottle carrier! Comes together fast. A good project for beginning crocheters!
a skein of wool yarn beside an unfinished rectangle of a lacey crochetted scarf

Projects: Learning to Crochet! Scarves, Water Bottle Carriers, a Hat, and Shawls

When your friends decide to learn to crochet at book club, you bring yarn and join in! Here's what I've been making from yarn this winter!
the cover of the book When by Daniel Pink

Book Review: When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing by Daniel H. Pink

Have you wondered how to take the ideal nap? When to take breaks for improved performance? The best way to start a new project? <I>When</I> has the answers.
Three children in winter coats crouch down along the edge of a small creek in the woods, backs to the camera

How to Harness Patience, Expectations, Flexibility, and Relationship in Parenting for a Smoother, Less Stressful Life with Your Children

Tantrums, meltdowns, anger, sadness: How do we deal with children's normal emotions? Here are some tips from a mother of three.
three young kids sitting and climbing on a large wood seesaw made from a tree trunk

Proactive Parenting: Preventing Meltdowns, Managing Emotions

Children are still learning to regulate their moods and emotions. If we help them head off problems before they arise, everyone will stay happier and less stressed.
cover of the book Simplicity Parenting by Kim John Payne with Lisa M. Ross

Book Review: Simplicity Parenting: Using the Extraordinary Power of Less to Raise Calmer, Happier, and More Secure Kids by Kim John Payne with Lisa M. Ross

Make your home quieter and calmer, with less clutter, less media, and less stress. Home is supposed to be your restful home base. This book shows you how to make it so!

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Did you know a group of owls is called a parliament?

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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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A Blog About Education, Lifestyles, and Community

A brief history of how the Deliberate Owl came to be and why we're writing a blog about us, our lives, and how we're living out our values.
Priests in red and gold celebrate a traditional Latin Mass

Discovering the Traditional Catholic Mass

How I discovered the traditional Latin Mass a few years ago, why that discovery changed everything for me, and what was wrong with the Novus Ordo Masses I'd attended.