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Review:Andrea Carter’s Tales from the Circle C Ranch

Any good book is a treasure.  I try never to pass up the opportunity to review something fun.  Recently we had the opportunity review the new book, Tales from the Circle C Ranch by Susan K. Marlow from Circle C Adventures. We also received a downloadable copy of Andrea Carter’s Tales from the Circle C Ranch Learning Lapbook to supplement the book. […]


Review: SmartKidz Media

I absolutely LOVE to supplement our schooling with media.  It’s sort of a funky thing because I’m actually really strict about my children’s screen time.  Whether they choose movies, Kindle Fire Games, or Minecraft I only allow about an hour or two a week.  However, I’m a bit more liberal when it comes to school […]


God said to me…. June 21 About Noah’s Wife

  I’m moving through a study of women in Old Testament using an app called She Reads Truth. It’s a beautiful app. The study brings you into a good deal of scripture. There is a place for women to discuss the reading as well.  My reading today was about Noah’s wife. God didn’t bother to tell […]


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 […]

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Review: Deluxe Combo Teacher/Student Writing Package Level A by IEW

  As a homeschool family how exactly do you go about teaching a child to write well? How do you encourage them to write creative essays or research essays?  It’s a tough task.  Many children, my own included at times, look at sitting down to write something structured the same way a cat looks at […]


Review: Exploring Creation Field Trip Journal by Apologia Educational Ministries

If you know anything about my family and our homeschool than you know that we take our field trips seriously!  We LOVE to get out and explore.  I’m a big believer in making school as hands on and adventurous as I possibly can.  Of course I love to record where we’ve been and what we […]


Encouragement for Today: Capture Your Thoughts

 I think mother’s today have become particularly vulnerable to attacks to the heart.  Whether you are a stay-at-home mom, a stay-at-home mom trying to cobble a part-time income, a mom who works full-time or some crazy variation of of any of these things it doesn’t matter.  Today we live in a culture that constantly bombards […]


Review: Latina Christiana I Complete Set by Memoria Press

I’ve always had this idea that I wanted my children to learn Latin. So I was excited to learn we’d have the opportunity to review Latina Christiana I Complete Set by Memoria Press  I have some practical reasons.  It’ll certainly help develop their vocabulary which is always a very good thing.  I imagine they’ll have an advantage when […]


Review: Motivate Your Child Action Plan

In the beginning of the year I was given the opportunity to review the book Motivate Your Child.  It was a fantastic book that came at just the right time.  Full of practical and biblical advice it was quite the blessing. Practical suggestions, you can never have enough, so when Dr Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller, […]



Confessions of a Groupie! My visit with Jasmine Star

It is time to come clean!  It is time to admit this to myself and the world!  They say confession cleanses the soul.  So here it is.  I am a groupie.  There, I said it!  I AM A GROUPIE!  Do I need to climb a tall building and scream it from the rooftop?  Ok, maybe […]


Finding an Ulterior Perspective In Your Homeschool

A few weeks ago I was chatting with a bunch of homeschooling moms.  We were sharing what I call my winter blues.  It’s January now and very very cold outside.  No one is getting outside much.  It gets dark early.  Everything seems to require a lot of effort.  It’s the long stretch in the homeschooling […]


A Thankful Post! – For my GPS!

Anyone who knows me at all knows one rather quirky, and certainly annoying thing about me.  I have a HORRIBLE sense of direction.  I mean absolutely horrible!  I can easily get lost going just up the street!  Ok, so I can make it up the street, but that’s about it.  Wait, I take that back!  […]


A Fantastic Graduation! Valentin Karate

If you are a regular to my blog then you know that I have both of my boys enrolled in World Tang Soo Do Karate at Valentin Karate.  Noah started his Martial Arts journey last September.  Ezra jumped into the game a couple of months later.  Since then I’ve seen my little boys blossom and […]



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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