Review: Food and Animal Science DVDs by Curiosity Quest

Our family recently received two outstanding educational videos for review.  Our review materials included the DVD Combo Pack – Produce (Mushrooms, Cranberries, Orange Packing) and DVD Combo Pack – Swimmers of the Sea (Sea Turtle Rescue, Penguins, Salmon) both expertly made by Curiosity Quest.   The DVD’s created by Curiosity Quest are fun, educational videos intended for the whole family but geared specifically for children […]

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Monday Morning Mothering Encouragement…Worldly Success!

Will there ever be a greater blessing in this world than they days when my children have grown and gone off to live lives that are faithful to Christ and their calling?  I can admit that one of my biggest fears is that this somehow won’t come true!  That I will spend all of these years […]


Christ Centered Character Training Day 5: God’s Word is the Key to My Life

I’ve struggled with how to close up this blog series.  It’s been a subject of prayer for me for several weeks.  I had originally intended to share with you another character trait that my family has attempted to address using God’s own word.  With our Child Training Bible and other resources we’ve addressed everything from […]


Christ Centered Character Training Day 4: Fear!

My eyes blearily blink open.  I squint at the clock.  It is all of 4:30 in the morning.  What woke me up?  It takes a moment for the fog to lift before I realize that we have a visitor.  I assume it might be our 3 year old daughter, but then again, she never comes […]

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Christ Centered Character Training Day 3: Complaining!

It’s 5:30pm and we are laying dinner on the table.  My 8 year old comes over and takes one look before turning up his nose and declaring that he doesn’t like it.  Never mind we had it just two weeks ago and he ate well then.  Today, he doesn’t like it! On the way home […]


Christ Centered Character Training Day 2: Fighting!

It’s a screech! A scream! A thump on the ceiling overhead.  A wail that reminds me of an animal I might only encounter near the ocean and then, the hammering of footsteps down the stairs.  Yep, my kiddos are at it! Fighting again!  Not just quarreling this time but a full on fist fight.  These […]


5 Days of Christ Centered Character Training: Day 1 How We Do It

Happy Monday Bloggy World!  Thank you very much for stopping by today.  I hope you come back all week because I’m going to be writing about a topic I’ve grown very passionate about in recent years…. Christ Centered Character Training.  First let me back up and tell you a bit about how we discipline and […]


Monday Morning Mothering Encouragement…Finding The Energy!

One of my favorite places to visit with my children is a living museum called Old Sturbridge Village.  OSV, as we call it, is a small town that replicates life as it was back in the 1830s or so.  Those who work there dress in clothing typical of the time and carry out the duties […]


Sometimes Slow Is Good!

Life around here is… hectic!  So much schooling we want to do, so many activities we want to participate in, so many classes to take!  Oh, and we do appreciate a clean house, clean clothes, and decent food too!  Most days it is constant GO GO GO from before sunup to well after sundown.  I’ll […]



Matt & Christin / Bloomfield, CT Wedding

Another wedding! Yes! This season has rocked! Matt and Christin’s day will be one of the best yet!  I teamed up with Lisa Cour of Dayspring Photography for this fabulous day!  The weather was fantastic!  The couple was phenomenal.  The day was just picture perfect. I began my day with the guys! I was set […]


Capturing Life’s Everyday Moments! Lifestyle Photography

I crawled up stairs to my children’s rooms to collect the never ending piling of dirty laundry. Why doesn’t that pile ever end exactly? I mean, it truly seems as if the dirty clothing is reproducing itself right there in my children’s hampers, and on the floor, and in the bathroom, on the stairs, and […]


Review: Books by Baker Publishing Group, Life With Lily and A New Home for Lily

 Once in a great while our family comes across a book that is just an instant hit!  And I don’t just mean books we enjoy, I mean books that will be read countless times and dare I say even passed down to my children’s children some day.  That’s what these two books that our family […]

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Sneaking School Into Busy Days… How We Learn Every Day On The Go!

I believe the most authentic learning doesn’t necessarily happen during our “school” time.  Some of our best educational experiences these days are happening in the in between times, often away from home, while on the go, and even on weekends. I try to find teachable moments in the everyday things we have to do in […]



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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