TOS Crew Review: Veritas Press Self-Paced History

Bookworm is a huge history buff.  His favorite subjects are literature and history, and he often combines his two loves by reading historical fiction. When I was given the opportunity to have him review one Veritas Press' history courses, it was a … [Continue reading]

Under the Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer: A Book Review

Jon Krakauer is one of my favorite non-fiction authors.  I first read, Into Thin Air about the Mount Everest tragedy, and then I read Into the Wild about Christopher McCandless' journey into Alaska. I was excited to read Under the Banner of … [Continue reading]

TOS Review: Go Science DVDs


We chose a science book for our first year of homeschooling that is, well, there's no nice way to say this, boring.  As in, completely snooze worthy. Bookworm's already lackluster interest in science dropped even lower.  I've changed science books … [Continue reading]

Weekly Goals for June 25, 2014, and an Update on Last Week’s Goals

Thanks to grandma's visit last week, I got a lot accomplished.  (I'm going to miss having my mom be near enough to come visit and lend a hand when life gets stressful.  I'm also going to miss seeing her on a regular basis.  I just keep reminding … [Continue reading]

An Update On Our Move to Arizona

My husband is scheduled to begin his new job in Arizona on August 15th.  We've been frantically preparing and counting down the weeks until we move out. The Contract Still Isn't Available We've been waiting patiently for his contract to come … [Continue reading]

Menu Planning for June 22, 2014

My plan this week is to have mostly slow cooker recipes that I can double so I can put more meals in the freezer in preparation for visits to my mom's house and for the last few weeks before our move.  Here's what we're planning: Monday--Spanish … [Continue reading]

Number One Nutrition Advanced Probiotic Review

For the last 18 months, I've been on a journey to improve my health.  Part of that journey involves eating a healthy, natural Paleo diet and the other part involves taking supplements. While I take a variety of supplements, the most important ones … [Continue reading]

Best Ways to Make Money from Home

Many Americans dream of making a full time living from home. However, many do not think that doing so is possible for them. We are here to tell you that it is possible to make money from home and today we are discussing some of the best ways to make … [Continue reading]

Weekly Goals for June 18th, and an Update on My Goals for the Last Two Weeks

We're down to six weeks until we move out of our apartment.  Bookworm has about 1.5 weeks left until we finish our homeschooling year and moves to a summer homeschooling schedule.  I think we'll both be excited when he's done.  :) We've sold quite … [Continue reading]

Frugal Happenings: Make Your Own Laundry Soap

This year I'm on a mission to cut our expenses wherever we can.  I have experimented with simplifying my children's clothing and making my own liquid handsoap (which my husband didn't like at all!). A few months ago, I decided to make my own … [Continue reading]