Review: Annual Subscription from KidsEmail.org

My family has recently had the opportunity to review something I think is rather unique. It is an Annual Subscription from KidsEmail.org.  My son has been given the opportunity to use an email account outfitted with many safety features perfect for kids. Up until this point I have never considered email accounts for my children.  It seemed rather unnecessary to […]


Book Review: The Pray-ers / Book 1 Troubles by Mark S. Mirza from CTM Publishing Atlanta

The Pray-ers / Book 1 Troubles by Mark S. Mirza from CTM Publishing Atlanta is a faith based fiction book that will challenge you in your prayer life.  In the book we are follow the stories of three separate characters who lived in significantly different times.  Epaphras lived during the first century, Alexander Rich’s story was during the 19th century, and […]


Review: Help Teaching Pro Subscription from HelpTeaching.com

Help Teaching Pro Subscription  from HelpTeaching.com. Help Teaching Pro Subscriptions offers homeschooling families access to thousands of printables, online tests, worksheets, activities, lessons and games.  There is a tremendous amount of material here for Grades: Kindergarten through grade 12. As a homeschool mom I’m always on the hunt for the perfect resources for add just the right thing to our […]


Review: CHSH Download Club from CHSH-Teach.com

Is there a homeschooling family out there that isn’t living on a tight budget?  I haven’t met one.  Hunting down just the right materials to meet the needs of each and everyone of our child, on a budget no less, can be quite the challenge.  I was recently given the opportunity to review a website […]


Review: Exploring Creation with Astronomy, 2nd Edition from Apologia Educational Ministries

My family has had the blessed opportunity to study science with the help of various Apologia Educational Ministries elementary science curriculum over the years.  My two older boys discovered the wonders of God’s creation while they (at least in their minds) zoomed through space, dug in the dirt and observed plant life, swam the seas, and so much […]

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Review: Spirtual Circle Journal for Kids and Teens

Spending personal time reflecting on God’s Word is something I would like to impress upon my children as important.  However, helping them understand HOW they might do so is a challenge.  Despite the fact that we study the Bible and pray together daily I have never quite been able to help my children translate this […]



Right now, as I write this, I’m sitting near the edge of a blue and red mat inside a Karate Dojo. A nice breeze is washing over my face as about two dozen students rush by me. They are running their warm up laps. If you look closely you’ll notice a mighty little spirit among […]


Plant Based Eating While Traveling

I recently went on a business trip to Florida and was actually hesitant to do so because I wasn’t sure how I was going to make my plant based diet work.  I think I literally told my boss no thank you at first.  Then my wife encouraged me to try it make it work.  If […]


Review: Foreign Languages for Kids by Kids

I’m a typical American.  I speak only one language… English.  That’s it!  I was miserably failed my high school French classes and developed a nasty taste for learning a foreign language… ANY foreign language.  (True story… every time an opportunity to review a French program pops up I all but refuse to do it.  I’m […]



Review: Progeny Press study guide for Give Me Liberty

My children always have their noses in books and I’m always looking to tie their reading into our curriculum.  We have been studying American History this year and Progeny Press‘ study guide for “Give Me Liberty” has been the perfect compliment to our studies.  Progeny Press has a e-guides for Lower/Upper Elementary,  Middle School and […]


Christmas in February! It’s Another Sonlight Box Day!

If you are new to this blog you might be asking yourself what a Sonlight Box Day is. Sonlight Box Day is the day our Sonlight curriculum, mostly a box full of fantastic books, is delivered by our favorite FedEx driver. Stick around this blog, or my Facebook page, and you’ll quickly learn that we […]

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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 […]


Happy Birthday To My Fabulous Husband!

Yep! My hubby has a birthday today!  That means he is now as old as I am…. because you know I’m a whole month older than he is!  My children cannot wrap their brains around this.  The biggest person is ALWAYS the oldest right? The kiddos gave him homemade cards this morning.  We’ll be doing […]



A New 1 Year Session

I wanted to share with  you a little preview of a one year old photo session I recently did.  Isn’t this little man a doll!


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 […]


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