TOS Crew Review: Christian Homeschool Hub

CHSH--High School Lit Resources

As a homeschool parent, there are plenty of resources available to me.  But sometimes, a product comes along that I didn't even think I needed until I started using it.  Such was the case with  As part of the Review Crew, we received … [Continue reading]

Exploring Creation with Astronomy, 2nd Edition: A TOS Crew Review


As a member of the Crew, we've had the opportunity to try many different products from Apologia Educational Ministries.  However, one product we hadn't tried yet is the Young Explorers Science series.  We recently had a chance to try Exploring … [Continue reading]

My Weekly Goals for September 4, 2016, and an Update on Last Week’s Goals

Over the last few months, my husband's job has gotten busier and busier.  Because it likely won't slow down any time soon (in fact, it will probably just get busier), I've stepped away from a few of my jobs.  Now I have a workload I feel quite … [Continue reading]

Access Denied by Katherine Reddick: A Book Review


Katherine Reddick is the oldest daughter in a family of eight children.  Her mother and father both had issues.  Her mother, Marianne Reddick,  had mental issues and was abusive; her father, William, was an alcoholic that left the family before … [Continue reading]

What We Bought and What We Ate The Week of August 24, 2016


Whew, the end of the month is tough!  We only had $57.98 left for groceries this week.  I went to five different stores in one big shopping trip: Trader Joe's, Natural Grocers, Sprout's, Basha's, and Fry's.  All that work paid off, though.  By cherry … [Continue reading]

The Happiness Dare by Jennifer Dukes Lee: A Book Review and Giveaway!

Who couldn't use a little more happiness in their lives, right?  That was my thought when I decided to read The Happiness Dare by Jennifer Dukes Lee. Written from a distinctly Christian perspective, Lee first reminds us that God wants us to be … [Continue reading]

My Weekly Goals for August 27, 2016, and an Update on Last Week’s Goals

I did much better taking care of myself this week! This post contains affiliate links, which help support Mom's Plans. Here are my goals for the week: Walk for 90 minutes this week. Get at least 8 hours of sleep a night. Read for 1 hours … [Continue reading]

The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne: A Book Review

Many of the books that I'm reading for the co-op lit class I'm teaching are books I read myself in high school.  It's been long enough that I remember my general impression of the book, and I remember overall what happened, but I can't remember the … [Continue reading]

Can Do Cubes: A TOS Crew Review


Younger kids often like to work with objects when they're learning.  As much as possible, I try to fulfill this natural instinct.  For math, we use math manipulatives.  But for reading and spelling, we didn't have anything until we got to try Can Do … [Continue reading]

What We Bought and What We Ate, The Week of August 17, 2016


So, I've decided to do something different--keep a record of what we bought grocery-wise and what we ate. Just for information, we're a family of 5.  Our kids are 12, 7, and 6.  The 12 year old eats as much or more than my husband.  We're all … [Continue reading]