K5 Learning - Review

We like to change up our homeschooling methods from time to time. A lot of our curriculum is workbook style but we like to sometimes add in computer programs or online learning. We recently had the chance to try out the online program from K5 Learning.

Christian Heroes: Then & Now - Review

We love reading in our house! Often times, my children read for fun but there are times they need to read books for school. Sometimes those type of books they don't find interesting. We are thankful though for YWAM Publishing and the great variety of biographies that they publish. We recently had the chance to read and review Christian Heroes - C.S. Lewis. This book is part of the Christian Heroes: Then & Now series.

God Provides in Amazing Ways

Last week during some hot weather we were having, I commented to my older kids I wanted to get one of those little plastic pools for my little ones to have for the summer. But right now, I am being conservative and only spending on things we need. I shouldn't have been surprised just how God would provide. I shared about some other ways God has blessed us recently.

The Typing Coach - Review

Typing is one of those things I just take for granted. I've been typing for quite some time at a very fast word per minute pace but this isn't something I would know how to teach my children. Thankfully there are programs out there to teach students how to correctly type (instead of the 2 finger poke-at-the-keys typing). We recently had a chance to try out The Typing Coach Online Typing Course from The Typing Coach.

Thin Stix - Mess Free Paint - Review

My kids love doing all sorts of art projects but many of them can get quite messy. As a busy mom, I don't always have time to supervise those projects, especially as often as they want to get the art supplies out. But the folks from The Pencil Grip, Inc. have created the perfect product every house with young kids need, Thin Stix 6pk of Classic Colors.

Thin Stix

Start of our 2017 Garden


I can't tell you how thankful I am for how much all my kids pitch in around the house! This time of year is crazy busy as the grass needs mowed and there is a lot of work to be done to get our garden going. While I only was able to snap a few pics of my littles helping out today, all my kids have really helped out lately to keep our household going!

This is just the start to our massive garden! We've already been harvesting several pounds of asparagus. We can't wait to haul in the rest of what our garden produces!!



Blessings Abound

This last week has been full of blessings for the kids and I despite living with a lot of unknowns right now.

My mower wasn't working right last Wednesday and my grass desperately needed mowed. I was feeling defeated (and this was after a rough day the previous week where the hot water heater leaked everywhere, my van left me sit while trying to get the new heater, my cell phone died so I couldn't call for help, etc).

ArtAchieve - Review

Over the years, my kids have enjoyed completing a variety of art projects. I typically use some form of curriculum that lays out all the steps as I am not artistic by nature. We have found that we enjoy using video lessons rather than a curriculum that comes from a book. Recently, we were introduced to ArtAchieve, an online art drawing lessons for kids. While they have several levels of lessons, we were given Entire Level II.



Daily Bible Jigsaw - Review


I use my iPhone for all sorts of things but rarely do I use it for something fun like games. I typically am not into any ole random games. Imagine my surprise to recently have been introduced to Daily Bible Jigsaw from Planet 316. That's right, you can do puzzles electronically!

Love Letters from God:Bible Stories for a Girl's Heart Review & Giveaway

So often you hear stories about men of the Bible but you rarely hear about the women from the Bible. Author Glenys Nellist recently added another wonderful book to her Love Letters from God series. She set out to highlight stories of women from the Bible and how they were used by God. She shares stories about 14 different women such as Eve, Deborah, Mary, Martha, etc

Hope in Front of Me

SpeedyPrep CLEP Prep - Review

My oldest daughters are juniors this year in high school, so I admit I am still figuring out things with them. Such as looking past high school and helping them to plan their next steps for the future. I recently became familiar with CLEP and how it can save a lot of money down the road. Specifically, using SpeedyPrep, an online CLEP preparation subscription program designed to help you pass the exam. You can get a detailed view about SpeedyPrep by checking out their CLEP prep.