About Us

We are Chari and Willa, two longtime friends who are both Catholic converts and homeschoolers. 
 Between us we have 13 children ranging in age from 9 to 25.   

We first met online more than 12 years ago and found we had much in common.  Among other things we both love books, nature and our Catholic faith.  

 Though we live in different parts of California, we have a close real-life friendship.   And fortunately, our kids have things in common, too. 

A year or so ago, we started talking about working on a blog together, and what you see here is the fruit of many conversations. 

This is our true and continuing story!   Though we hope to encourage you. we don't advocate one way to do things, nor do we think we have it all figured out.  

Our blog is under the patronage of St Thomas Aquinas and St Augustine of Hippo.  

Please brew a cup of tea or coffee and join us for a while!

More About Us  (to be better organized at some future date)


  1. Wonderful:) So excited to see your project come to fruition, sitting with my juice ready to join you:)

  2. When you are ready, I'd enjoy writing about your blog here:


  3. Hi Chari and willa-
    Your blog is just lovely! I am so happy that I stumbled onto your wonderful spot on the web....I noticed that much of my blog traffic has been coming from TUAR b/c you were so kind as to list my blog as a sources of papal info and so I clicked over...and wow am I happy that I did.....I'm now following you here and on twitter...
    Looking fwd to getting to know you via the blog o sphere and learning much from your shares....
    have a lovely evening.

    1. Hi Chris,
      Thank you so much for the kind words! Nice to get to "meet" you! I added your blog to my reader when I found it the other day. Chari and I both love meeting new friends on the web. I love the GKC quote on your blog header.

  4. Hello, ladies! I'm basically using this award http://familyanswersfast.wordpress.com/thank-you-%E2%9D%A4/ as an excuse to wave hello and connect with you :) And I truly do see you both as spreading peace, joy, hope and love. Thank you ❤

  5. I ran across your blog while searching for "to restore all things in Christ." What a lovely story. You might be interested in my blog www.kathleenglavich.org. For next week I plan to write about friendship, something you two women know about!


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