Charlotte Mason for the Daft (and a book give-away)

At the Book Store

I’ve been toying with Charlotte Mason for nearly a decade. I’ve “known” about her methods for longer than that. I have never been able to totally put myself in the Charlotte Mason box, though, even after becoming a bona fide veteran homeschool mom with a homeschool high school graduate attending college. In hopes that I […]

Advent Begins 2016

Amaryllis Christmas Flowers

I know it’s been a while since I blogged… in fact, I think this past November was the very first month I didn’t blog AT ALL since I began blogging in 2005. I am sure you can imagine, that a cancer diagnosis changes a lot of things, and I just let my blog take a […]

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, […]

Pre-Summer Update

Texas Wildflower Photos Edit by @Sprittibee

May flowers are in full bloom and I grasp at moments to try and slow down enough to smell them. They say the older you get, the faster time goes. My eldest has a friend that has some sort of theory on the matter. It’s all over my head. Mama has been tired for most […]

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? […]

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 […]

Bibles for Uganda… and Answered Prayers You Didn’t Even Know You Had Prayed

Bibles for Uganda

I had to share my God moment that happened this week… even though it wasn’t something I had on my sadly neglected blogging calendar that was put aside for sick kids with fevers, field trips to the pumpkin patch and getting my handgun license this week. Somehow God was able to sneak in one of […]