March Love List

Here are a few of the things we’ve been loving lately:

Books:

We’ve just finished reading the excellent Freddy the Detective book by Walter R. Brooks. We enjoyed it so much, we’re now planning to read the whole series.

My adult-read for the month is A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles. It’s not a book I’d normally pick for myself, but it was recommended by a friend, and I’m so glad I gave it a chance.

At Home:

I’ve recently started looking into our family tree (after having DNA testing done through this service). I had no idea how addicting it would be! My two go-to services at this point are Ancestry and this great FREE database set up by the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I’ve already been able to trace some lines back to the 1400s.

Z and I have been trying out different subscription box services over the last few months. One of his favorites is Raddish: Cooking Club for Kids. (We’ll post a product review next week.)

This new gaming console arrived this month. We’re loving the design, and the game we bought with it (who doesn’t love Zelda?), but I’m really looking forward to the Mario games coming out.

Our Japanese study continues, and the deeper we go, the more we are loving it. We’re cooking Japanese, learning to speak Japanese, researching travel to Japan, and have increased our anime viewing to a near-daily occurrence.

Around Town:

We recently spent the day exploring the lovely Gibbs Gardens. What a beautiful, beautiful place. The daffodils were amazing, but our favorite part was the Japanese Gardens (of course!), the largest in the country.

Around the Web:

SouleMama continues to keep me coming back for more. After 7 years of reading her blog every day, I’m still not tired of hearing about her lovely family and life.

Karen Maezen Miller’s blog, Cheerio Road, is another I visit daily. Her teachings always seem to be exactly what I need to read, when I read them. (How does she do that?)

I’m loving exploring this secular homeschool site. It’s chock full of useful information — reviews, blog posts, news and more. They’re even holding a secular homeschool conference in West Virginia this summer.

What are some of the things you’re enjoying these days?

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