Backyard Tropical Adventures, Selfies, Coco the Dog, Cute Kids, 10th Birthday Shenanigans & MORE

Adventures around the house, from the lush backyard jungle to the kitchen table with coffee getting to work. A million selfies, out and about at the Acoustic Attack Live local music showcase, experimenting with dragon scale makeup for my Luna Festival costume, crazy hair days upside down, with and without humidity. My friends’ super cute kid, …

A Walk on the Sand: Exploring Ipan Beach

Took a walk with the boys at Ipan Beach. Had the place to ourselves, love midweek, midday beach visits! We walked barefoot (okay mostly me) on the sand and then onto the rocks, along the grassy path, spotted some fish, a sea bird, and looped around to Jeff’s Pirates’ Cove, and walked back to our …

Talofofo Bay Family Beach Day

The awesome thing about working for yourself, making your own schedule, AND homeschooling, means we get to go to the beach any day we want, and we can avoid the weekend crowds if we wish. So on a quiet Wednesday, we headed down to Talofofo Bay for a family beach day. Some friends came down …

A Day in the Life: Living, Learning, Raising Guam

This week I started a Facbeook group called Living, Learning, Raising Guam: Resources & Support for families on Guam. It is a place for parents, families, teachers, and anyone who has great ideas and resources for living and learning on Guam. It is a place to share, to ask questions, to seek support, to find ideas …

Finger Painting Madness, Bubble Magic, Beach Day & New Moon Wishes

So I am admittedly one of those artist moms who is squeamish about her own kids’ messes. It is rare that my kids get to indulge in messy fun kid stuff, and when it happens, it’s outside. With a tarp. And a hose. And towels, cleaning spray, a mop, okay okay just kidding, I’m not …

A Weekend of Water, Sun, Friends & Fun

What a wild week! Fun in the sun, beach park, painting, yacht club, surf contest, surf class.

Colorful Creative Adventure: Orange & Blue

Today I have just one boy with me, and we went down to surf at the bay, but he didn’t want to get in. Decided to have a Power Ranger adventure at the beach instead. Not often that we go and don’t get in the water! We had fun though, drumming on bamboo, practicing our …

Homeschooling on Guam: Beach Day to Park Day & The Letter H

So now that our dear friends have shifted back over to homeschooling, we have more opportunities to play and learn together. Homeschooling for me, IS parenting. It is extremely challenging, and also very rewarding. There is sometimes instant feedback (wow, he’s learning! or wow this is NOT working) and other times we are left wondering, …