Free State of Jones : A Bit of American History from the Civil War Era

Free State of Jones

It’s been a while since I reviewed a movie, but you all know how much I love history, and I was THRILLED to get to attend a screener for the Free State of Jones this past week. It opens today at the theaters, so if you are intrigued, like I was, to see how they […]

Last List for a Homeschool Graduate

Serious Graduate

My big kid graduates in August and he’s finishing up a lot of loose ends between now and then. I have his transcript ready except for final grades in this year’s columns in the classes he’s finishing up. I thought some of you with graduating teens (or teens who are graduating soon) might like to […]

10 Children’s Books Worth Checking Out (and a give-away)

Salamander Dance

It has been a while since I cleaned off my children’s book review shelf and I have a slew of good books to bring to your attention this time. Many of these were given to me by the publisher or author to look at because they felt we were a good fit as a homeschool, […]

22 Homeschool Mom Goals

Good reading and black coffee by @Sprittibee

Remember that graphic I shared at the beginning of 2016 that said… “Count your blessings instead of your crosses?” Then it went on to ask you to add up gains instead of losses, joys instead of woes, friends instead of foes, smiles instead of tears, courage instead of fears, full years instead of lean, kind […]

Swapping Books Instead of Buying Them – Just Pay Postage!

Paperback Swap via @sprittibee

I’m sure that you’ve probably heard of Paperback Swap by now, but I just had to share about it in case you haven’t. I love swapping books and finding things that our local libraries don’t carry. Ever notice how hard it is to find good books that are recommended by your history curriculum these days? […]

Night at the Museum 3… and a Farewell Film for Robin Williams

robin williams night at the museum 3

Saturday we went to see the Austin media screening of Night at the Museum 3, which is releasing on December 19th. Being a huge fan of the first movie in the trilogy, and owning the other two in our personal movie collection, we were not going to miss it. You can’t top a cast like Robin […]

This Present Darkness

Reading Before Bed

Just a little note before bedtime: Sometimes you have to escape for a bit and hide in a book. Especially if you are fighting spiritual battles in real life and not just along with your fictional book character friends. I like picking books that sneak a few spiritual lessons in – even through a fiction […]