Veggies in Space – a Lesson in the Power of Sharing


My kids are actually pretty good at sharing – in fact, they’ve been known to request an “extra” of something to share with a sibling who might not have gotten one. But you can never… Read More »

Random Ramblings: We’re Moving (and more)

Have you been reading this blog long enough to remember when I used to do my “Random Ramblings” posts? If so, thanks for sticking with me! If not, don’t worry – you’ll get to experience… Read More »

How to Use Legos to Study Animals


We love to use Legos for learning at our house, and the Brick Activity eBooks from Educating Laytons are one of our favorite resources for doing so. Their newest brick activity eBook, Brick Animals, not… Read More »

First Adoption – Now Homeschool?!?


I said yes to adoption, now you want me to homeschool?  “You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by… Read More »

Wildwood Creek by Lisa Wingate


Historical fiction meets contemporary fiction in Wildwood Creek by Lisa Wingate. This twist in time novel had me wanting to keep reading and stayed with me long after I finished the last page. From the… Read More »

Bracelets for Boxes: Operation Christmas Child February Challenge


Are your kids completely taken by the latest fashion accessory, rainbow loom bracelets? Or maybe they got a friendship bracelet kit for Christmas? Do you have piles of these bracelets around your house? Bracelets for… Read More »

How to Memorize Scripture in the Car


Driving back and forth between Michigan and Indiana almost every weekend since September, we’ve been spending a LOT of time in our van. A few weeks ago, it occurred to me that I could be… Read More »

Defining Success [with The Dream Dress by Janice Thompson]


Rarely do I find myself challenged when I read a contemporary fiction book, but The Dream Dress by Janice Thompson challenged me to consider how I define success. I looked forward to reading The Dream… Read More »

Praying for Boys


If you’re the mother of a boy (or boys), you understand what I mean when I say that raising godly young men is tough to do. And when you realize that you cannot change their… Read More »

Learning ABCs with Dr. Seuss

Learning ABCs with Dr Seuss

Teaching David often looks a lot less like doing school and a whole lot more like playing games. This was the case this morning as we worked on learning the names of the letters of… Read More »