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)

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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, […]

Elementary & Junior High Book Line-up and Give-away

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A while back, I did a preschool book review and give away… and now I get to share a few elementary and junior high level books! I’ll start with the early on-your-own readers for the kindergarten and first grade level, and then move on up – all the way to an 8th grade level (and […]

Curriculum and Books For Sale

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*Updated January 29, 2014 Every now and then, mama has to purge her shelves to make room for new shiny things we hope to use (or furry things that like to stare at us). Secretly, most of the time we purge just because we couldn’t afford the new shiny things if we didn’t. Often times […]

Preschool Book Line-up and Give-away

One of the benefits of being a homeschool blogger with four kids in different stages of life (preschool through high school) is book reviews. I haven’t ever met a homeschool mom who doesn’t have a book addiction… and most homeschool moms, even if they are long past the elementary and preschool days, remember with a […]

Honey Cookies (Better than Snickerdoodles!)

These cookies are better than snickerdoodles. If you don’t know what a snickerdoodle is, you haven’t lived. OH. YES. You don’t believe me, do you? Honest to goodness, these cookies are THE BOMB. Like a golden treasure in a hidden cave, my children and I discovered the recipe for these wonderful cookies in a children’s […]