Review: My Student Logbook

Do you have children who THRIVE on checklists like mine do!? My Ezra is a total checklist kind of kid.  If I’ve made him a checklist I can guarantee you everything I’ve asked him to do will be done and likely without any fuss.  His older brother Noah is a bit more laid back but […]


Review: The 7 Minute Life Daily Planner

An organized life!  Doesn’t it sound wonderful? As a homeschooling mother to four I wear many many hats.  Not only do I have a household to run but I also run a small business (or two), assist my husband in various ministries at our church, and I direct a new and growing Homeschool Co-op!  It is all […]


Books to Encourage the Homeschool Mom

If you are like most homeschoolers I know you love to read!  I know I do!  I love to read all kinds of books but anything that can bring me encouragement in my job as a homeschooling mom ranks high on my list.  I thought I’d share with you some of my favorite books that […]


Review: Under Drake’s Flag by Heirloom Audio Productions

If there is one thing we’ve added to our homeschool in the last year or say that adds a spark, fun, and even adventure right from our mini-van or our living room it would be ebooks or even better and more robust are audio adventures like Under Drake’s Flag by Heirloom Audio Productions which my family recently had the […]


Curbing My Daughter’s Tantrums

You cannot change others others, you can only change yourself! Have you ever heard that quote? Or some variation of it?  I haven’t a clue where it came from but I’ve found it to be very true.  My four year old daughter has been going through a thing lately.  She drops into tantrums with the […]


Encouragement for a Mother’s Heart… You Are God’s Creation!

For you created my inmost being;    you knit me together in my mother’s womb.14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;    your works are wonderful,    I know that full well. You Mom are one of God’s own wonderfully made masterpieces.  Ok does anyone else get sort of uncomfortable when they hear (or read) that?  How on earth can […]

Review: UberSmart Software

Mathfacts! Everyone might not agree with me but I think my children need to have absolute mastery over their math facts.  In my opinion it’ll just make the rest of the mathematical education that much easier.  My oldest son who is nearly 9 seems to have this one step forward two steps back issue with […]


Easy Freezer Meal: Allergy Free Stuffed Shells!

Are you expecting a baby again soon and hoping to stock your freezer with ready to heat meals?  Or maybe you are just super busy and know there are days you just won’t have time to cook? Here is a great prepare-ahead-of-time meal that can be just popped in the oven.  Bonus… it tastes amazing […]


Encouragement for a Mother’s Heart… Wisdom

Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God!    How unsearchable his judgments,    and his paths beyond tracing out!“Who has known the mind of the Lord?    Or who has been his counselor?” Romans 11:33-34 Wisdom! As mothers (and maybe even more so for homeschooling mothers) we are expected to be all wise and know just what do […]



No Money For Curriculum? How to Homeschool For Next to Nothing

Most homeschool families rely primarily on one income. Even ours! Yes I do have my own photography business and that certainly helps our family budget, but the truth is, what I make part-time pales in comparison to my husband’s salary. Living on one income isn’t easy. Adding in costs for homeschool materials can really throw […]

Do You Ever Wish You Could Freeze Time?

I do.  I write about this often on my blog.  My babies are just growing way to fast.  I joke with my boys that I want to just squish them back down and make them stop getting bigger.  Of course I’m just teasing.  So far I’ve immensely enjoyed each phase of my children’s lives.  But […]


Plant Based Breakfasts! Salad!

You can never have to many leafy greens in your diet.  Kale can help with digestion, lower cholesterol, decrease your risk of cancer, detox your body, reduce inflammation, and many other benefits. Spinach is no slouch either.  It is full of vitamin C and it also boasts anti-cancer and anti-inflammation benefits.  Why not add these foods […]

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5 Days of Homeschool Essentials – The Child Training Bible!

I often get asked by potential homeschooling families what you REALLY need to get started homeschooling.  They are asking about STUFF.  Many see grand dollar signs in their eyes thinking homeschooling will set them back a pretty penny.  You know what, it CAN!  But it doesn’t have to.  This week I’m going to talk about […]



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 […]


What a day! Another Rockin’ Wedding!

Michelle and Tom said ‘I do’ today!  What  a wonderful day!


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