A New Adventure Sailing the World

Nubble Lighthouse Reflections watercolor painting with white lighthouse, blue water reflecting sky.

The last five years, from the Rockies to the Atlantic Ocean, our family has inched closer to the water. In a few months, we will be living off the coast of South Africa, on our catamaran “Lady Grey”. So many normal things are about to change, but some things will remain the same. Sailing Dreams […]

Savor Chocolate

Watercolor painting of ski helmet, goggles and gloves with a cup of hot chocolate.

There’s a reason I chose chocolate. Teaching Tweens This last semester I taught Creative Writing to a class of 15 junior highers. Our time crescendoed on a Parent’s Day when I paired each child/parent into teams and placed two matching Lindt chocolate truffles before them. Observe their chocolates and write your best words, I told […]

Mother and Child

Mother with child nursing 7 x 10 original watercolor by Jonalyn Fincher copy

How did we become a homeschooling-sailing family? I wasn’t always a mother and I didn’t always want to homeschool or travel. But the reality of a child to her mother has changed many an ambitious woman. As many good stories, this one begins with the birth of a chubby baby. Birth of the Child When […]

All is Calm

All is Bright watercolor of candle with holly in dark room 7.5 x 6

All is calm, all is bright. Now, let’s be a little bit more honest. These six little words could not be further from the truth. All is Bright The rules go like this, you can have it bright or calm, but you cannot have both. Bright decorations, bright faces, bright packages require someone put in […]