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.

I Will

My daughter shared this song this week with me and it meant so much! I just wanted to share it here in case there are those of you could also use this reminder & encouragement!


Memoria Press American History - Review

My 8th grade son really enjoys learning about history, especially American History. He finished his history curriculum early this year. Right about the time he finished it, we were give the chance to try out The Story of the Thirteen Colonies & the Great Republic Set from Memoria Press. They also included 200 Questions About American History Set.

Spinach and Strawberry Salad w/Poppyseed Dressing

It's coming up on one of our favorite times in the world of gardening, the ripening of our strawberry patch!  In addition to making jam and freezing whole berries for smoothies, we also like this refreshing salad. Combining our strawberries with the spinach from our garden, this salad can easily be thrown together with pecans I keep in the freezer.

I know, the thought of spinach and strawberries together sounds a little odd but even my picky-eating husband likes this salad!

Spinach & Strawberry Salad w/Poppyseed Dressing