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:
Building Raised Garden Beds in Our Backyard
Our first home improvement project was to create a 200+ sqft garden in our backyard. Here's how we built our raised wooden garden beds!
The Pain of Self-Denial
Human desires are insatiable. But if we do the counterintuitive—practice self-denial instead of giving in to those desires—we build virtue, gain freedom, and step closer to the eternal.
Book review: Homeschooling with Gentleness: A Catholic Discovers Unschooling by Suzie Andres
This book discusses questions such as: Is moral education separate from academic education? What are common objections to Catholic unschooling?
Forming Good Habits and Breaking Bad Habits: Aristotle's 4 Levels of Virtue
Virtues are good habits. Vices are bad habits. We can learn from Aristotle's four ascending categories from vice to virtue when struggling to become better people.
The Best Reason to Have Children
It amazes me that strangers feel comfortable saying to parents 'You sure have your hands full!' 'Why so many kids?' 'Are you expecting another one?' Uh ... it's okay to want and love children!
Recovering Beauty in Modern Life
Beauty is vital to humans, but there's a breakdown of beauty in present culture—in architecture, art, music, more. Why? How can we recover and cultivate beauty?