Kari Jobe “The Garden” CD Review and Giveaway

I’m always looking for music that blends into the background when I work.  I also look for inspiring music, especially with strong, encouraging lyrics. I have found both in Kari Jobe’s new CD, The Garden. This full-length CD contains 14 songs, each of which is four to six minutes long.  This is Jobe’s fourth album, […]

Homeschool Review Crew: Zonderkidz The Beginner’s Bible

PB & J Girl (8) wanted a Bible of her own, but the Children’s Bible I had was too difficult for her.  We had the chance to review The Beginner’s Bible by Zonderkidz, and it was just perfect for her! First released in 1989, in celebration of its 25th anniversary, The Beginner’s Bible has been redesigned […]

ButcherBox Grass-Fed & Pasture Raised Meat: A Review

For several years now, we’ve placed a premium on high quality meat.  I believe it’s best for our bodies and most natural.  Quality meat is also important to me because several of us are on a Paleo diet, and I want quality foods in our bodies. While I try to source some of the meat […]

$35 Gift Certificate to NOVICA: Review and Giveaway

I love NOVICA!  I love the gifts that I’ve purchased from NOVICA, and I love that when I buy my gifts there I am helping to support artisans. NOVICA helps local artisans around the world find an international market for their goods.  The artisans create their goods and then bring them to a regional NOVICA office […]

Charlie the Tramp by Russell Hoban: A Review and Giveaway

I grew up reading Russell Hoban books and especially enjoyed the Francine books.  I loved the sweet illustrations by Lillian Hoban, and I loved the story lines. Recently, Charlie the Tramp by Russell Hoban and illustrated by Lillian Hoban was re-released.  I was excited to share the book with my girls.  We sat down on […]

Homeschool Review Crew: Chemistry 101

We plan to homeschool our kids through high school (though I know that plans can change).  One thing that intimidates me is teaching high school math and science, especially since some of our kids are like me, not particularly strong in math or science. When the chance came to review Chemistry 101, I wasn’t sure […]

Homeschool Review Crew: Commissioned Game

In our days before kids, my husband and I used to enjoy playing board games, sometimes strategy board games. When we had the opportunity to try Commissioned by Chara Games, we happily did so.  In the evenings, after the kids were asleep, we tried our hand at this game. About Chara Games Patrick & Katherine […]

Homeschool Crew Review: Fun-Time Phonics! Software

Cuddle Bug is in the process of learning to read, but a few of her speech issues make it difficult for her to say sounds the proper way.  Thinking a fun way to study phonics might help her, we tried Fun-Time Phonics!™ Software – 2-PCs Win Download by The Critical Thinking Co.™. About Fun-Time Phonics!™ This product is […]

Homeschool Review Crew: Christmas Comes to America

This year, our girls joined American Heritage Girls.  They are so excited and have already learned everything they have to in order to receive a joining badge.  After that, they can start earning badges, and let me tell you, they have big plans!  They were delighted to learn that one of our favorite curriculum makers, […]

Homeschool Review Crew: Accountable2You Internet Accountability Software

We try to do what we can to protect our children from stumbling on inappropriate images on the Internet.  The kids’ school computer is in our living room, and we invested in buying a monthly subscription to filtering software.  However, the filtering software proved difficult to use on my husband and my computers, especially because […]