Encouragement for Mothers: Praise Children When They…

I know it probably seems so simple and so obvious. God wants us to live with selfless love and kindness but this certainly doesn’t come easily to everyone. Especially children! Selflessness is often a learned skill. This morning my 4 year old came screaming into the room. She’s a bit of a drama queen (as […]

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Top 10 Must Have Homeschool Apps for Your Tablet…Kindle Fire Giveaway!

  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 […]


Encouragement for a Mother’s Heart….When You Are Tired!

My baby was awake at 3am this morning.  Thankfully it wasn’t one of those long crying jags nothing seems to fix.  But she was restless and semi awake the rest of the night.  Guess what, that meant I was too. We’ve had a cold in the house for the last week and half.  Someone is […]


Look Up! Look Down! Social Media… the perils!

I was sitting in my children’s Karate class the other day, tapping away on my phone.  It had been a long day and I had a lot of catching up to do as I had many messages and emails regarding our homeschool co-op, my photography business, an upcoming family get together, texting my husband about […]


Book Review: Purposeful Design

The Earth’s creation is probably the most miraculous event ever known.  It is unfathomable to really wrap your brain around.  Life is a miracle all on it’s own yet it is something we don’t think of very much.  The perfect balance created for us to live and thrive…. how was it all done?  Where can […]


You Fed the Homeless! You are a Criminal!

This isn’t the first time I’ve heard of this sort of thing happening yet my blood still ran cold when I read this headline…. Police charge 90-year-old man, 2 pastors with feeding homeless READ THE STORY! My brain immediately went to a powerful verse from Matthew 25:34-40 34 “Then the King will say to those on […]


Book Review: If He Had Not Come

Christmas is coming! So too are opportunities to really honor Jesus and reflect on what the world would be like if He had never come to this earth as a man to show us how to live and take our punishment for our sins. Our family had the opportunity to review a book called If He […]


President Obama, Preschool, and the Stay at Home Mom

I’m sure you’ve seen it by now! The internet went into a frenzy this weekend after Obama seemed to say that he doesn’t want women to choose to stay at home to raise children. Here watch the clip yourself. Now do I think President Obama was intentionally telling the world he doesn’t want women to […]


Review: Warriors of Honor DVD by New Liberty Videos

One of the the beauties of homeschooling is that I get to take history a step further than you’ll typically find in a traditional school classroom. Not only do we explore the who/what/when/where and why of important dates in the history of our world and this country, but where possible we also explore the role […]




I love my boys.  They are my pride and joy!  They make each day a grand new adventure.  Their spirit and spunk, their happy dances, their mischief.  It has been absolutely AMAZING to watch them grow together.  They have a relationship like none other I’ve ever had the privilege of witnessing.  They can play together […]


Kindle Fire Back to Homeschool Giveaway

      I’m so excited to be joining with 10 other bloggers and 3 homeschool companies to give you the opportunity to win some terrific prizes to celebrate the start of the new homeschool year. The GRAND PRIZE is a Kindle Fire 7″ HD Tablet!     And because we couldn’t possibly have a […]


Review: Early Elementary K-3, Book 3: Modern Painting and Sculpture by

In my family we are passionate about art! I have always been drawn to all things creative and I feel it important to pass that love on to my children.  My oldest son Noah seems to be most interested.  We were thrilled with a recent opportunity to review Early Elementary K-3, Book 3: Modern Painting and […]


Even I Get Misty Eyed!

I’m standing there in a room full of strangers.  My camera held tightly in my hands, my finger ever ready on the shutter to grab that decisive moment.  My job is to capture the emotions of the day.  I want to photograph the laughter, the tears, the hugs, and yes even the fears.  I am […]



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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