The Life Giving Home – February Update

Another month, and another chapter from The Life Giving Home.  But before I delve into it, I wanted to give you a little update from January’s chapter.  In that chapter, Clarkson says that she always greets her children in the morning with loving affirmations.  I decided to try that, too. I’ll be honest, when I […]

The Broken Blade by William Durbin: A Book Review

Now that Bookworm is almost a teenager (how did that happen?!), he’s fussier about the books that he reads.  I noticed that he’s much more interested in books with a strong boy protagonist on an adventure. This post contains affiliate links.  Thanks for your support! I picked The Broken Blade by William Durbin to go […]

When We Last Spoke by Marci Henna: A Book Review and Giveaway

I have been wanting to find a book that was folksy and charming and that I really felt I could sink into. This post contains affiliate links.  Thanks for your support! I found that when I read When We Last Spoke by Marci Henna.  Juliet and Evangeline are just young when there father is sent […]

Chasing the North Star by Robert Morgan: A Book Review

I always enjoy books about people who challenge themselves, overcome difficult situations, and take their lives into their own hands in daring ways. This post contains affiliate links.  Thanks for your support! When I saw Chasing the North Star by Robert Morgan on the recently returned shelf at the library, I thought this would be […]

The Life Giving Home – January Update

The last year life has felt scattered, chaotic, and stressful.  As the stress mounted, so did the tension in our house.  As I had more and more demands placed on me, I had less and less time to make our home homey.  I was just getting by, and not very well at that. I want […]

Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan: A Book Review

As I mentioned before, I’m trying to include more multi-cultural books in Bookworm’s curriculum. This post contains affiliate links.  Thanks for your support! A few weeks ago, I had him read Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan.  If you have kids who are in 5th or 6th grade on up, they’ll likely enjoy this book. […]

The Giver by Lois Lowry: A Book Review

As much as possible, I like to read the same books Bookworm is reading for school so we can discuss them as he reads.  All I can say is that I’m a lucky homeschool mom to read so much great literature that I otherwise likely wouldn’t read. This post contains affiliate links.  Thanks for your […]

Lost on a Mountain in Maine by Donn Fendler: A Book Review

I’m always looking for good books to read.  (If you have any, please leave a comment with your favorites!) This post contains affiliate links.  Thanks for your support! One blogger mentioned reading Lost on a Mountain in Maine by Donn Fendler, so I promptly ordered that one from the library.  A few days later, it […]

Crossing the Wire by Will Hobbs: A Book Review

I want Bookworm to start reading more multi-cultural books, so I did a little research to find some new books for him to read. This post contains affiliate links.  Thanks for your support! One that I found was Crossing the Wire by Will Hobbs.  I pre-read it before him, and wow, what a book! The […]

Ishtar’s Odyssey by Arnold Ytreeide: A Book Review

Three years ago, the kids and I started a new tradition of reading a book aloud throughout Advent. This post contains affiliate links. Thanks for your support! We started with Arnold Ytreeide’s Jotham’s Journey.  Last year we read Bartholomew’s Passage.  This year we read Ishtar’s Odyssey.  What I love about these books is that they […]