Traditional Spelling I - Review

My first grade daughter has been working on spelling this year. It's been pretty informal, mainly writing words from books she reads.  So when we were offered Traditional Spelling I from Memoria Press, we were excited to check it out and use a more formal spelling curriculum.

Homeschool Diploma - Review

I can hardly believe the time is fast approaching to finally graduate my oldest girls! Being that they (twins) are my first, this whole process is new. We've been talking about their senior year and graduation for quite some time to figure out what they wanted to do. The timing was great when we were recently offered to order a Standard Diploma that we were able to upgrade to a Personalized Diploma from Homeschool Diploma. My girls also picked out a Graduation Tassel.

Zirrly Beads - Review

Every so often, we get crafty projects to review which is always fun! Recently, we were given Super Beads Mega Pack from Zirrly. My younger girls really enjoyed these!


Yes, Mayo is an odd title for a blog post BUT I just have to share how God not only meets our needs but our wants as well!

CursiveLogic - Review

Learning to read and write cursive seems to be falling by the wayside in the main stream schools anymore. I personally want my children to learn it. Even if they rarely write with it (thanks to everything being typed anymore), they should be able to read it as there are so many historical documents that are in cursive. We recently had the chance to try out CursiveLogic Quick-Start Pack and The Art of Cursive from CursiveLogic.

Magic Stix - Review

Anytime the company The Pencil Grip, Inc. has a product up for review, my children and I get so very excited! We have had the chance in previous years to review their Kwik Stix as well as their Thin Stix, both of which have been such great hits with my children. Their newest product is Magic Stix Washable Markers which we had the chance to try out. The Pencil Grip, Inc is being so very generous and will be sending one of my readers their own set of markers so keep reading for the giveaway!

Starfall Membership Review

Starfall Education Foundation has been a popular name in our family for many years. They have had a free, online program since my older children were younger. They still do have a free program but they also offer The Starfall Home Membership which my 4 and 6 year old were excited to use!

UltraKey - Homeschool Keyboarding - Review

Learning to type correctly and efficiently is a much needed skill in today's world. We recently had the chance to try out UltraKey Online Family Subscription from Bytes of Learning. This is a one year, online subscription that is good for up to 8 users. I wanted to mainly used it for my son but I couldn't figure out how to switch to him from my account so the program ended up being used under my name and account.

Premier Designs Online Party

Hey friends! My sweet girlfriend recently launched her new business with Premier Designs and I want to help her out and spread the word so I am hosting an online party.

God Makes All Things Right Again

I recently joined a class in my church that is specific for a situation I am dealing with in life. Sometime I will share more specifics about everything my children and I have been through but right now, rest assured God has been providing and protecting us!

Squirrel Hunting

This past summer my son expressed interest in getting his hunting license. This is something I've wanted to do for years but never took the time to do so together we completed our hunters safety course!

He researched guns and with input from others, purchased a .22 to be used for small game hunting.

We finally had a chance to go out hunting today together. He has been out twice with others but that was before he got his own gun. So this time we went out together to some state game lands in hopes of bagging some squirrels (to eventually make squirrel pot pie with!)

It was a cold day and while we didn't see anything, it was still fun hanging out together. We both look forward to many more times of hunting together!

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from my children and I!

Presents under the tree Christmas Eve