Grocery Report, 2017: Week 12

I bought some of these groceries the day before my surgery, and the rest my husband bought.  Next week, he’ll be on his own as I still can’t drive or walk on my foot.  I have a feeling he’ll do better than me, so maybe we can eek by this month under budget.  Fingers crossed. […]

Homeschool Review Crew: Bessie’s Pillow by Linda Bress Silbert

If you read many of the book reviews on the blog, you know that I love reading books about World War II.  When the chance came to review Bessie’s Pillow: A Young Immigrant’s Journey published by Strong Learning, Inc. I jumped at the chance. About Bessie’s Pillow Bessie’s Pillow is written by Linda Bress Silbert, […]

FYI: As a Homeschooler, You’ll Likely Be Judged

When we first started homeschooling in 2013, I was nervous and excited.  What I didn’t expect was the judgement that went along with the territory.  I had a librarian tell me how much she disliked homeschooling.  I had people at the grocery store question why my kids weren’t in school.  Some were pleased when I […]

Homeschool Review Crew: Creating a Masterpiece

In our homeschool, art is a subject that we try to give ample time to.  All three of my kids love doing art, though they prefer it in different ways.  Some like to just create on their own, while others like to learn from a specific art program. Recently, my artist who most loves learning […]

Deep Under Cover by Jack Barsky: A Book Review

Every night, my husband and I watch a show together.  For some time, we were watching The Americans, a show about a Russian couple who come to America and are spies yet are fully integrated into their American lives. This post contains affiliate links. Before watching the show, I hadn’t really thought much about spies. […]

Grocery Report, 2017: Week 11

Today’s the day!  Foot surgery day!  This is my last week of shopping; I tried to stock up so my husband and kids have all that they need for fresh foods for at least a week.  I also have the freezer full of meals, so for the next few weeks, I’m hoping our grocery shopping […]

Homeschool Crew Review: Circle C Stepping Stones Books 1 and 2

We were first introduced to Kregel Publications and Susan K. Marlow‘s delightful books chronicling the life of Andrea Carter (Andi), a girl who lives in California on a horse ranch in the late 1800s when Bookworm and I reviewed Thick as Thieves two years ago.  This time, the girls and I were able to review […]

Homeschooling Offers the Time for Imaginative Play

There were several reasons why we decided to homeschool, most importantly because we lived in an area with poor public schools and we didn’t have the money to pay for private school for three kids. We decided to homeschool for a year and see how it went.  The kids and I both enjoyed it, and […]

My Goals for 2017: February Update

  Here are my goals for the year: Read 52 books and blog about them.   Done in February! This post contains affiliate links.  Thanks for your support! In February, I read and blogged about 4 books, 1 was a young adult book, and 3 were adult books: Carrying Albert Home by Homer Hickam The Broken […]

Shepherd, Potter, Spy, and the Star Namer by Peggy Miracle Consolver: A Book Review

This year I’ve been trying to read books from a variety of genres.  This review is for a book in a genre that I do not typically read from.  However, based on this book, I may be reading more from this genre! This post contains affiliate links.  Thanks for your support! Peggy Miracle Consolver’s book, […]