5 Free Fun Online Sources for Learning to Code

Free Online Learn to Code Games I have a certain little boy, well really two little boys, who are falling head over heals for learning to code.  As the wife of a husband who works in technology and uses coding every day for part of his job I can’t help but encourage this passion.  Being […]


8 Practical Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Start a Cooperative!

8 Practical Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Start a Cooperative! You are thinking about running a homeschool cooperative (co-op)!  Congratulations, this might just turn out to be one of the most fun things you ever do in your homeschool mom career.  It could also be one of the toughest.  Before you embark on this journey […]

Mom Hacks for After-Craft Cleaning

Mom Hacks for After-Craft Cleaning

Mom Hacks for After-Craft Cleaning Today I’ve invited a guest poster to the blog… Please welcome welcome back Anna Aamone as she writes for us about cleaning up our crafts! Kids love creating their own art and spending time in crafts. But the problem is that after they finish playing and enjoying themselves, usually there […]

Tap My Trees Maple Sugaring at Home A Guide by Joe McHale_zpsaowxuxut

Review: Tap My Trees Maple Sugaring Starter Kit

Living in Southern New England affords us something I think is pretty special.  Readily available in this area (particularly in early spring) is fresh local maple syrup from local trees.  In just a few weeks we will start to see maple sugaring buckets hanging from maple trees all along the road side.  My family often […]


Top 10 Must Have Homeschool Apps for Your Tablet!

I’m a HUGE fan of the Kindle Fire!  My children use it fairly regularly to supplement their school work. I am continuously asked what my favorite homeschool type apps are for the Fire! Today I present you with my Top 10 Must Have Homeschool Apps for your Tablet!   (Channeling Letterman here) *contains affiliate links […]


Encouragement for a Mother’s Heart: When Facing Trials

There is a hard lesson that I think God is trying to teach me.  It has everything to do with trials and hardships and what on earth is going on when bad things happen in life.  Why does a good God let things like sickness or natural disasters or terrorism or all of the horrible […]


Prayers have been answered! Pastor Saeed!

Though it has been quite a while since I have posted about this I wanted to be sure I wrote a post thanking God for answered prayer.  My family has spent the last couple of years praying whole heartedly for the persecuted Christian Church and specifically Pastor Saeed Abedini.  You’ve likely seen the updates on […]


Encouragement for Moms: Ask Him!

Right now I’m sitting at my desk giving my all to write words of encouragement to all of the moms out there that will bless me by stopping long enough to read this post.  I love writing encouraging posts.  Can I tell you why?  It might be for less than altruistic reason.  I write encouragement […]

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My Must Read Books for 2016

I’m making a list of books I am DETERMINE to read in 2016!  Truthfully I’m going through my Kindle and sharing with you the back log of books I have there.  Though I read quite lot I buy even more!  Yes books to me are like shoes or purses to some women.  Oh I take […]



Fix It Friday!

iheartfaces.com has presented us with another Friday Fix It Challenge.  And boy was this one a challenge! Amy Locurto searched through her photo files to try to find one that would create a huge challenge for everyone.  I’d say she found a great one. Check this out!  I’m impressed she had it because this would have been deleted […]

My First Video Post! What’s that called? A Vlog?

I decided it was time to try something new! I created a video for you! It is short and sweet and just talks a bit about what I’ve got coming up this summer for the blog and my business. Check it out and leave a comment! If it isn’t working then I’ll try something else! […]

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Have You Ever Thought of Cloth Diapering? Guest Post at Purposeful Homemaking!

It was about 7 years ago when I started contemplating whether or not we would cloth diaper. They are certainly environmentally friendly and after all, are very cute. Despite the fact that the initial investment can be rather pricey, they actually save a bundle of money over the long run!  It’s a win/win all the way around!  Well, except […]


Review: 12 Month Family Plan from CTC Math

  Math is such a funky thing in our homeschool.  I have one son who struggles with it.  He’s the free spirited one. He’d rather be drawing or day dreaming tha figuring out sums so has convinced himself he isn’t any good at math.  That isn’t exactly true however when he watches his brother who […]



A New 1 Year Session

I wanted to share with  you a little preview of a one year old photo session I recently did.  Isn’t this little man a doll!


A Little Look At A Great Girl

I have a number of photo sessions to blog.  Here is just one from a recent favorite… Ok they are all my favorites!  This is Sarah!  I had a ball with her! Be on the look out for her whole session soon!


So You Want To Learn Shoot in Manual: The Exposure Triangle Part 2, The Basics of Shutter Speed

As an owner of a great DSLR camera I’m sure your goal is to take that thing out of auto and into manual mode so that you can have complete control over every photo you create.  Yesterday I brought you one step toward that goal when I introduced you to the exposure triangle and one […]


So You Want To Learn Shoot in Manual: The Exposure Triangle Part 1, The Basics of Aperture

When you buy a great camera it is with the intent of taking great photos right?  Why else spend the money? Now a days you could just simply use your camera phone for adequate everyday shots that document your memories.  The fact that you own a great camera tells me that you want better photos […]


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