Exhaustion – Blogging Through the Alphabet

I love my kids.  I’m so blessed to have them, and I wonder every day what they’ll be like in adulthood.  I remember fondly their baby and toddlerhoods, and I love watching them grow into young adults. But right now, I also see their challenges every day.  I see their struggles, their complaints as we […]

Homeschool Crew Review: Tied 2 Teaching

Even though PB & J Girl is a kinesthetic learner and loves hands on activities, we haven’t had the chance to use many STEM activities in our homeschool.  That changed recently when we tried out Tied 2 Teaching‘s STEM Activities, Full Year of Challenges with Close Reading. About Tied 2 Teaching The creator behind Tied […]

Homeschool Crew Review: Drive Thru History® “Acts to Revelation”

One of my favorite products that I look forward to reviewing whenever it is available is anything from Drive Thru History®.  This time, we had the pleasure of reviewing Drive Thru History® “Acts to Revelation”. About Drive Thru History® Drive Thru History® is hosted by Dave Stotts, a man who has traveled to more than […]

Books I Read Aloud to the Kids, February, 2019

In February, we continued our lull of only going to ABA three times a week, so we didn’t get in quite as much reading/listening as other months.  Plus, I had a mom fail and forgot to keep track of what we read and listened to as we finished them, so I *think* these are all […]

Dyslexia: Blogging through the Alphabet

When you’re teaching a young child to read and you homeschool, you’ll likely hear this piece of advice if your child is slow to learn how to read—“Don’t worry.  My child didn’t learn to read until 9 (or 10 or 11), and now he’s a voracious reader.” I can’t tell you the number of well-meaning […]

Homeschool Crew Review: Art in America by ARTistic Pursuits

PB & J Girl is a kinesthetic learner, and she loves doing anything hands on when it comes to school.  She especially enjoys art, so she happily reviewed Art in America, K-3 Vol. 8, the last in the series K-3rd Grade Level, Volumes 1-8 from ARTistic Pursuits, Inc. About the K-3 Grade Level Volumes There […]

Change – Blogging Through the Alphabet

Change can be scary.  What if I make a change, and it’s the wrong decision?  I’m always a bit reluctant to change, but I find especially with kids with special needs, I need to be willing to change to do what is best for them. Therapy Probably the biggest place this comes into play is […]

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris: A Book Review

Since I was a teenager, I have read many different types of Holocaust stories.  Lately, I’ve been reading fiction centered around the events in World War II. This post contains affiliate links. By far, one of the best I have read is Heather Morris’ novel, The Tattooist of Auschwitz.  I thought that this book was […]

Homeschool Crew Review: Victus Study Skills System

While Bookworm used to happily do his schoolwork easily every day and continue to study and learn well after school was over, once he hit puberty, that stopped.  Now that he is a 9th grader, he has slowly started to find joy in learning again, but he’s discovering that he really doesn’t know how to […]

Using the Barton Reading & Spelling System for Dyslexia: Blogging Through the Alphabet

After I got the actual diagnosis of dyslexia for one and then two of my children, I set about finding a way to help them.  I decided even before I got the diagnosis that I would not be happy with simply giving them accommodations only.  I am an English major and love to read and […]