A blog about two of the things I’m most passionate about: homeschooling and children’s books. I’m sure I’ll occasionally drift into a few other things.
I’m a writer and a teacher. Nothing published yet, but trust me, I’ll let the world know when it finally happens. I used to get paid to teach, but now I teach my twin sons at home. It pays in ways other than money.
Mushroom and BalletBoy are my twin middle schoolers. Mushroom is my passionate, expressive worrywart. BalletBoy is my cheerful, anything goes child. Sometimes I blog about how they’re in different places with schoolwork. They mostly use the same programs, but not entirely.
The blog title is a reference to Dodie Smith’s beautiful coming-of-age classic I Capture the Castle. When I was a kid growing up in the middle of nowhere and then in the suburbs, a rowhouse and a castle were probably equally exotic. I ended up in a majestic rowhouse instead of a castle though.