Book Review

On The Well-Trained Mind by Susan Wise Bauer

The Well Trained Mind by Susan Wise Bauer does an excellent job of empowering families, particularly the reluctant and unsure, they can do homeschooling. The book provides numerous resources to inspire and equip families to become teachers to their children. In the first section, she and her mother, Jessie Wise, recount their experience with homeschooling […]

Book Review

Good Read: Stories from Where We Live: The California Coast

Stories from Where We Live: The California Coast is one of my favorite resources to begin a conversation about California habitats.  I was introduced to this book when my kids and I studied California history as a part of our homeschool curriculum. While looking in the book stacks in the California section of the Children’s […]

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What was it like in California during the ranchos?

We drive on freeways and take commuter trains and ride light rail to get to school and work. Surrounded by multi-story buildings, concrete roads, tall fences, and large parking lots, it is hard to imagine the land of California before this infrastructure. While driving around, I often times wonder what our state looked like as […]