Homeschool Crew Review – Illuminating Literature: Characters in Crisis

Because I sometimes teach high school literature in our co-op, I’m always on the hunt for new curriculum. I recently was able to try out Illuminating Literature: Characters in Crisis.  This is another great product by Writing with Sharon Watson, and it’s a keeper. About Illuminating Literature: Characters in Crisis This Christian world-view curriculum designed […]

A Fun Christmas Movie: The Star

I am always looking for wholesome movies that I can take my whole gang to; considering they range in age from 13 to 7, that can be tough.  So, I’m excited about the new movie, The Star, which tells the story of the Nativity from the animals’ perspective.  This looks like a funny, yet meaningful […]

Homeschool Crew Review: Thinking Like an Architect

Bookworm has reached that point where he’s just not that interested in school.  (I’ve heard from many homeschool moms that this is a common occurrence among middle school boys.)  His favorite mantra is, “But really, when will I use this in real life?” So, I’m always excited when I find a curriculum that interests him […]

Homeschool Crew Review: Thin Stix Creativity Pack

Cuddle Bug has an insatiable appetite for all things creative.  She doesn’t like following prescribed art lessons where she has to imitate someone else’s art.  Instead, she loves to create her own art, and create she does from illustrating books her sister writes to creating paper people for the paper village she’s created. . .the […]

Homeschool Crew Review: The Magic Stories

PB & J Girl has a regular reading program that she does daily, but she also likes to do some fun reading activities.  We found a good supplemental reading program in The Magic Stories by Allsaid & Dunn, LLC, publishers of The Reading Game and authors of the Worldy Wise series. About The Magic Stories […]

Homeschool Crew Review: Sex by Design

When I grew up, I never got the “sex talk.”  Instead, my mom had a series of books on the shelf about human development that I was free to read.  Of course, they were on the living room bookshelf, so I would sneak them into my room whenever she wasn’t looking and read them.  Then, […]

Homeschool Crew Review: Reading Eggs

Teaching reading has always been a challenge for me, in part because both of my girls had/have speech issues, which affected their reading.  PB & J Girl (8) has completed years of therapy and is now over her speech issues.  As soon as speech was resolved, she did beautifully learning to read.  Now, she’s nearing […]

Homeschool Crew Review: Brinkman Adventures Season 4

We’ve been spending so much time in the car lately, we’ve really enjoyed listening to audio stories to pass the time.  Lately, we’ve been listening to the Brinkman Adventures.  Brinkman Adventures Season 4 offers just as many exciting stories as the other Brinkman Adventures we’ve reviewed before including Season 2 and Season 3. About The […]

Jeremy Camp – The Answer CD: A Review and Giveaway

Before this review, I had never heard of Jeremy Camp, but clearly, I have been missing out!  I received his new CD, The Answer, releasing today, for review, and both I and my teenage son enjoyed the music. About The Answer The Answer contains 11 tracks: Word of Life My Defender The Answer Storm My […]

Homeschool Crew Review: Easy Peasy Cursive

My mom went to two graduation parties this year where the high school graduates could not read the cards because they were written in cursive, and, unfortunately, cursive just is not taught in many schools anymore.  I find this incredibly sad.  Think of the historical documents, old letters from relatives, etc. that these kids can’t […]