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.
We'd love to connect—and keep you updated!
Did you know a group of owls is called a parliament?
Curious? Read these stories:
Making Our Own Advent Wreath (Inexpensive and Beautiful!)
A fast and easy Advent wreath for our dining room table that uses dollar store candles, leftover ribbon, tree trimmings, and found pine cones.
Book Deal Announcement: #PhDone
I'm writing a book! Specifically, a pragmatic, up-to-date guide to thriving in graduate school while keeping a healthy personal life. Here's the scoop.
Book review: The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Children More Control Over Their Lives by William Stixrud and Ned Johnson
Why responsibility and a sense of control are critical for children.
Book review: How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character by Paul Tough
Why do some people succeed and others fail? This book argues that it's not just how you're born. Instead, the key is noncognitive skills—and the good news is, you can practice and improve them.
The Fastest, Easiest Way to Bake a Great Loaf of Sourdough Bread
Armed with a new sourdough starter, I was on a mission to make a fantastic loaf with the least amount of time and effort. Here's my method.
Book review: Good Prose: The Art of Nonfiction by Tracy Kidder and Richard Todd
The authors' fundamental assumption is that you can learn to write better. This book is their attempt to help you do that. Here's what I found helpful and inspiring in their work.