Homeschool Crew Review: Let’s Go Geography

Bookworm has loved geography since he was little, but the girls don’t share his passion.  I’ve been searching for an engaging, multi-sensory homeschool geography curriculum for them for quite some time, so I was excited to find Let’s Go Geography. About Let’s Go Geography Let’s Go Geography is a homeschool geography curriculum designed for grades […]

Homeschool Crew Review: Imagine. . .The Great Flood by Matt Koceich

My kids are well-versed in the stories of the Bible, but I always appreciate the opportunity to bring those stories to life.  That is exactly what happens in Imagine. . .The Great Flood by Matt Koceich and published by Barbour Publishing. About Imagine. . .The Great Flood Corey is a ten year old who is […]

What We Ate Last Week, September 9th – 15th, 2017

We had a good, but busy week.  Even though I didn’t really enjoy spending a few hours every day over Labor Day weekend stocking the freezer with freezer meals, I’m so thankful now as we’ve been eating those meals 3 to 4x a week. Here’s what we ate this week: This post contains affiliate links. […]

Stitches by David Small: A Book Review

Bookworm wants to study a unit on Detroit, so I checked this book out as it is set in Detroit.  I was able to read the book quickly and discerned that it’s not appropriate for Bookworm, who is only 13.  However, if he were four or five years older, I would let him read this […]

Grocery Report, September 7th – 13th, 2017

Over Labor Day weekend, I ended up making 33 freezer meals, and I already had nine freezer meals in there, so now we have 42 freezer meals.  That’s great news. This week I bought a 50 pound bag of gluten free oats, which is great news for my family’s hungry stomachs, but, wow, that bulk […]

Homeschool Crew Review: Carole P. Roman

I love teaching my kids history with living books.  While I loved learning history (still do), the way it was presented in high school–read the textbook and listen to the lecture–was uninspiring and mind numbing.  I don’t want that for my kids.  One of my favorite resources for fun, interesting history books, especially for the […]

My Goals for September, 2017, and an Update on Last Month’s Goals

As I mentioned last month, I know I won’t be able to accomplish most of the audacious goals I set in January, 2017 because of the chaos in our lives.  However, I am trying to slowly get back into goal setting.  For right now, I’ll do it month by month as life here is unpredictable. […]

Homeschool Crew Review: The Bears on Hemlock Mountain E-Guide

As a former English teacher, I love teaching my kids about literature.  Yet, much to my chagrin, they’ve been less than enthusiastic.  However, both Cuddle Bug and PB & J Girl loved reading The Bears on Hemlock Mountain aloud.  Then, PB & J Girl (3rd grade) and I followed up that reading every afternoon with […]

What We Ate Last Week, September 2nd – September 8th, 2017

This week was the start of our chaotic, busy weekdays because all of our homeschool activities are back in full swing.  To help me manage, I had a huge freezer cooking session over Labor Day weekend. Also, at Costco, I got 100 gluten free corn tortillas for $3.19 that have a best buy date of […]

Grocery Report, September 1st – September 6th, 2017

Are you sitting down?  If not, you may need to be.  This week, I spent over half of our monthly grocery budget!  No, I wasn’t buying lobster and caviar.  Instead, I bought supplies to make enough freezer meals to carry us through September and October.  (I’m planning on using freezer meals about 3x a week […]