Review: In Freedom’s Cause from Heirloom Audio Productions

If there is anything my children enjoy it is listening to well done audio productions.  We make wonderful use of time in the van listening to all kinds of great adventures.  When the opportunity to review  In Freedom’s Cause Single Package from Heirloom Audio Productions came our way we leaped at the chance! Our expectations were very high since […]

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Review: IndoctriNation by Great Commission Films

My family was recently given the chance to review a film called IndoctriNation: Christianity and the Decline of Public Schools in America by Great Commission Films.  This film is meant for adults and though there isn’t anything at all inappropriate it probably wouldn’t interest children. I have to admit I was a little hesitant about this film.  I was […]

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A New Super Easy Dairy Free, Soy Free Mac N’ Cheese

I have a bit of an obssession with Mac N Cheese.  It’s probably my most favorite thing in the whole world to eat!  So I decided it was time to update you all on our current recipe.  LOVE this!  I take it to pretty much ever pot luck and Mom’s with dairy free kids are […]


Review: Before Amen by Max Lucado

I received for for review Max Lucado’s new book Before Amen: The Power of a Simple Prayer!  Prayer.  It’s that amazing and power thing that can keep you in close communication with God and help you align yourself with His will.  It’s also that elusive thing that can be oh so difficult to do consistently and […]


Book Review: Motivate Your Child

This month I have had my nose buried deep in a fantastic new book from Dr. Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller.  I’ve already shared with you some of my thoughts about it here and other places.  It’s just the right book to come along at just the right time. It is called Motivate Your Child: A Christian […]


ClassDojo App…. Traveling Further Down The Extrinsic Motivation Path

I’m a former public school teacher and I can’t help be at least mildly curious when school related news headlines splash across the screen.  This morning a news article about this new classroom management app called ClassDojo caught my attention.  The news article described this program where teachers give children points based on their classroom behavior and participation. […]


That Time I Hit a Slump!

It’s January! That time of year, every year, when the days are long yet the sun sets early.  When its so cold and the snow makes it such a drag to go out that we stay home probably way too much.  It is the time of year when I look back to September at all […]


What is My Worth as a Wife?

Last week I went out and bought clothes!  Lots of clothes!  I never do this.  I normally just struggle through my closet, sometimes with literal tears in my eyes, as I try to put something presentable together to get through whatever thing I have to get through that day. I’m a stay-at-home mom!  My kids […]


Motivate Your Child Giveaway!

Lately I’ve been sharing little bits about a book I’m reviewing called Motivate Your Child: A Christian Parent’s Guide to Raising Kids Who Do What They Need to Do Without Being Told.  I previously read another book by the same authors called The Christian Parenting Handbook. That book has a huge positive impact on my parenting […]



FAQ on Homeschooling

Most people who ask me about homeschooling ask the very same questions.  I thought I could answer them all in one handy spot.  Let me know if this is helpful. Question: We want our children to have excellent social skills. This is a very valuable life tool that we feel is extremely important. How do your […]


Emma! Class of 2012

I promised you I’d bring Emma’s entire session to the blog this week and here it is!  I typically only blog 1 session or 1 wedding a week.  I like to spread things out as much as I can. But I could not wait to post Emma’s session.  She is just simply gorgeous and on […]


No Complaining! What do I have to complain about?

I had a devotional in my inbox this morning.  For some reason the scripture struck an especially strong note with me this morning.  Perhaps Jesus is trying to grab my attention?  I don’t consider myself a complainer but perhaps I’m wrong.  I know I can always improve.  I know my heart can always use  a […]

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Review of Joyce Herzog’s Bible Quotes

As a Christian Homeschooling mom I strive to integrate Bible study, scripture memorization  and Biblical discussion into as much of our day as is reasonable.  I do want my children to be exposed to God’s word as much as is possible.  It is my hope that as they grow they’ll learn to understand it, analyze it, […]



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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