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 … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

Grocery Report, October 26 – 31, 2017

So, October wound up being a doozy on the grocery shopping front.  I kind of hate to share here how much we spent.  The good news is that I have a plan to reduce our grocery costs in November.  (So far, it's working!  More on that in Thursday's … [Continue reading]

George Washington: True Patriot by Janet & Geoff Benge – A Book Review

We are absolutely loving our year of studying history through YWAM's Heroes of History series! This post contains affiliate links. We recently wrapped up George Washington: True Patriot.  A few years ago, my husband, Bookworm and I were able to … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

The Dishonorable Miss DeLancey by Carolyn Miller: A Book Review {Kregel Book Tour}

Romance novels are not my favorite type of novel.  I much prefer historical fiction and mysteries.  Recently, I had the opportunity to review a romance, The Dishonorable Miss DeLancey by Carolyn Miller.  I wasn't sure that I would like it, but much … [Continue reading]

Grocery Report, October 12 – 25, 2017

I continue to try to find a way to eat the way we'd like for our health, stock up when prices are low, and not go over budget.  So far, I've not been that successful.  :)  I don't know if that means that $750 a month is unrealistic for our family, or … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

Blogging Through the Alphabet: C is for Cutting Grocery Expenses

Our budget is tight thanks to medical expenses.  Our goal is to spend $750 a month on gluten free, dairy free food that is ideally organic.  We also prefer meat that is grass-fed and pasture raised, in part because several of us have dietary issues.  … [Continue reading]

Everywhere You Go There’s a Zacchaeus Up a Tree by Roger Campbell: A Book Review {Kregel Book Tour}

I recently had the pleasure of reading Roger Campbell's book, Everywhere You Go There's a Zacchaeus Up a Tree: Small-Town Faith and Words of Wisdom. Roger Campbell, who passed away in 2015, was a pastor and author.  He had a syndicated weekly … [Continue reading]