How We’re Using This Year

As I’ve mentioned, I currently have my kids in online, public school.  For one child, this is a fantastic option, and I hope that child continues on with this type of schooling next year.  For another child it’s an okay option for now, and I plan for this child to finish the academic year at […]

Cat Crimes: A Timberdoodle Review

One of my favorite hobbies when I was a teen and into my 20s was doing logic puzzles.  I got really good at them, and I scored high on my logic GRE portion, which I attribute directly to all the time doing logic puzzles. While I wanted my kids to enjoy logic puzzles, they had […]

Homeschool Crew Review – Beloved: 365 Devotions for Young Women

My daughter is getting to the age where she’s starting to feel more peer pressure and starting to discover how she feels about the world.  She’s forming her own opinions, and I love to see glimpses of the strong woman I hope she’ll be.  I was excited recently to receive Beloved: 365 Devotions for Young […]

NIV Adventure Bible Polar Expedition: A Review and Giveaway

The Adventure Bible is a popular one with over 9 million sold.  Now, just in time for Christmas giving, there is a new Adventure Bible theme, The NIV Adventure Bible: Polar Exploration Edition. About The NIV Adventure Bible: Polar Exploration Edition Can I just say, although it sounds weird to me to say, this Bible […]

Homeschool Crew Review: Kidzaw Master Kitz The Starry Night

PB & J Girl loves artistic endeavors, so when I learned of Master Kitz The Starry Night, I knew she’d love it.  This project is just one of many designed by; we liked this one so much, we hope to try more Master Kitz in the future! About Kidzaw Kidzaw was created five years […]

Homeschool Crew Review: Balancing Diapers and Deadlines

I have been working from home since my youngest was just a baby–eight years now.  I’ve always had trouble achieving balance; in the early years, I feel like I devoted too much time to my work, and in these latter years, I’ve had to reduce my workload as my kids needed me more.  Some days […]

Chris Tomlin: Holy Roar – A Review and Giveaway

Bookworm has recently expressed an interest in listening to Christian music, and though we have some CDs, he wanted a few more.  Luckily, we had the chance to review Chris Tomlin’s new CD, Holy Roar, and it was just what we were looking for. About Chris Tomlin Chris Tomlin began writing worship music when he […]

Homeschool Crew Review: Math-Whizz

My girls aren’t big mathematics fans, but they are at grade level.  However, they do have trouble with some math concepts, especially learning math facts.  To make sure they don’t fall behind, I was on the look out for a math enrichment program; we found the perfect one, Math-Whizz, by Whizz Education. About Math-Whizz Math-Whizz […]

Stages Emotion Cards: A Timberdoodle Review

Two of our kids have high functioning autism, and while they can do well on many things, they do sometimes have trouble reading emotions.  Both children also receive speech therapy at home, and I often hear the speech therapist working with them by modeling different faces, asking them to explain what emotion she’s exhibiting and […]

Homeschool Crew Review: St. Bartholomew’s Eve by Heirloom Audio

Now that we’re driving a minimum of 1.5 hours a day, we’ve been burning through audio books; in fact, that is one of the main ways we get some of our school done despite driving so far every day.  We were recently given the opportunity to review St. Bartholomew’s Eve by Heirloom Audio, and we […]