Homeschool Crew Review: Homeschool Rescue

If you homeschool, you’ve likely run across the blog, Only Passionate Curiosity.  I am a reader of the blog, so I was excited when I found out that Heather Aliano, creator of Only Passionate Curiosity, has developed a new course for homeschool parents, Homeschool Rescue.  After our rough year including an autism diagnosis and foot […]

Routine: Essential to Our Homeschool

Does your homeschool have a routine?  I know some homeschoolers embrace the flexibility that homeschooling can offer, but others, like our family, need a routine. When we have a routine, the kids complain less.  They know what they need to do and when. Losing Our Routine When we don’t have a routine, they don’t want […]

Menu Planning for May 14, 2017

Last week, I managed to double three of my meals, so I have three meals in the freezer–Sloppy Joes, Hearty Vegetable Soup, and Split Pea Soup.  This week I hope to get at least three more meals in the freezer. Sunday Lunch–Steak, broccoli, rice and quinoa Dinner–Ribs, baked potatoes, cucumbers & salad Monday Lunch–Mini Hot […]

Too Deep for Words by Andrea Boeshaar {Kregel Book Tour}

Imagine that you live in the South.  The Civil War is ravaging your land, and your mother and sister have died, leaving you alone with one other sister.  This is the premise of Andrea Boeshaar’s book, Too Deep for Words. One of the sisters, Carrie Ann, marries a Northern soldier, Peyton Collier.  Soon after they […]

My Goals for 2017: March and April Update

So, here’s the deal.  I had foot surgery on March 16th.  Then, I got post-operative pneumonia on March 30th, though I didn’t find that out until April 10th.  Then, I finally started to feel better around April 24th, just in time for my girls to have influenza for four days and give it to me […]

Menu Planning for May 6, 2017

This past week, I was sick with a terrible cold, and then my husband got it.  We only got to make one quick stop at the grocery store, so we ate from the pantry.  I didn’t think there was much left in the pantry for meals, but we made it through. Now, this week, I […]

Local Poet by Paul Trembling: A Book Review {Kregel Blog Tour}

I enjoy reading suspense and mystery books, but oddly I don’t read them often enough. So I was delighted when I started reading Local Poet by Paul Trembling.  This story takes place in England and tells the story of Rob Seaton, a delivery driver whose life is changed forever when, on a rainy day, Laney […]

In the Beginning and Noah’s Ark Board Books by Susana Gay & Owen Gay: A Review and Giveaway

We recently had the chance to review some adorable board books, In the Beginning and Noah’s Ark by Susana Gay & Owen Gay, published by Worthy Kids Ideals. If you know someone who is expecting, or if you’re looking for quality books for your little one, you can’t go wrong with these books. This post […]

April, 2017 “Found” Money for Travel Report

One of my goals this year is to “find” an extra $700 to help fund our trip to Michigan this year.  To that end, I tried some new ways to raise money that have been successful. In April, I “found” $64.24 In March I “found” $75 In February I “found” $136.46 In January, I “found” […]

Alabaster by Chris Aslan: A Book Review {Kregel Blog Tour}

What was like for women in the time of Jesus?  What could a woman do if her parents died?  If her husband mistreated her?  What options were available? This post contains affiliate links. Alabaster by Chris Aslan explores all of these situations.  The story centers around two sisters, Mariam and Marta, and their brother, Eleazar. […]