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Book Review of “MY LEAF BOOK” by Monica Wellington

My Leaf Book by Monica Wellington

It’s no secret that I’m a fan of Monica Wellington’s books. The first book I found by chance in a bookstore. It was Apple Farmer Annie which is still one of my all-time favorite picture books. I had the opportunity to interview Monica when Colors for Zena was released. So you can imagine how excited I was when I discovered yesterday her publisher had sent me a copy of her brand new book! Let me introduce you to MY … Read more »

Happiness Happens in Our House!


A few weeks ago I was contacted by Shari’s Berries regarding their Happiness Happens promotion. They offered to send me a free product to spark a post about happiness. I loved the sound of it, but because of my Eosinophilic Esophagitis there is literally not one thing on their website I could safely eat.


I realized what would make me truly happy was picking out something David and Caroline would enjoy and surprising them with it. Folks, they have been through so much with me the past five years. If anyone deserves a little bit of happiness put into … Read more »

Always Icecream Website for Girls

Online Learning for Girls

I received a one year subscription to in exchange for my review. All content and opinions are my own (except the video produced by Always Icecream).

Caroline loves to learn via technology and we have used many websites over the years as part of our homeschooling. So when another blogger mentioned Always Icecream for her daughters I thought I should check it out!  We’ve been using it for a few weeks and today I’m going to introduce you to Always Icecream. I’ll follow up with another post in a few months to give you an update on … Read more »

Internet Accountability and Filtering with Covenant Eyes

Protect Your Family With Internet Accountability and Filtering

I received a one year subscription to Covenant Eyes Internet Accountability and Filtering in exchange for reviewing the service. All opinions and content are my own.

We are heavy technology users. Between working from home, homeschooling, and having a daughter who learns best with technology, we utilize our laptops and Kindles a lot every day. I want to allow Caroline as much freedom to use technology as possible since it is a big part of her life, but I am also deeply committed to keeping her from destructive and harmful information online. I started researching different options and was pleased … Read more »

Pearson Homeschool Science Curriculum Review

Pearson Homeschool Science Curriculum

I received this product for free. I am being compensated for my time to use the product and write this review. All opinions are my own and I was not required to provide a positive review.

Science is one of those subjects that we’ve been pretty relaxed with so far. I haven’t done any formal science curriculum with Caroline to this point. She’s very interested in science (as long as it’s not gross or messy!), but we’ve been pretty laid back. We’ve read a lot of books and watched a lot of science DVDs and programming on the Kindle. When … Read more »

TypeKids Touch Typing Course for Kids

Touch Typing Course for Kids

I received this product for free and was compensated for my time. The opinions are my own and I was not required to provide a positive review.

My, how times have changed! When I learned to type it was on an actual typewriter in a high school classroom filled with loud machines. We used whiteout, manually counted our words per line, and turned in actual typewritten papers to our teacher.

We certainly didn’t get to play games, earn fun badges, and follow along with pirate stories from the comfort of our own home!

Such are the advantages Caroline has learning typing today!

TypeKids … Read more »

Which Children’s Bible is Best for Your Child?

Which Children's Bible is Best for Your Child

Teaching Caroline about Jesus and the Bible is very important to us. We want her to have a faith of her own that grows and develops at an appropriate pace and level for her as an individual. Part of that has been finding children’s Bibles that work for our family. (By way of background for new readers, she’s seven and a half, very right brained and creative.)

I’ve read various people through the years who say that you shouldn’t use a children’s Bible, but only read from the actual Bible itself. They emphasize that we need to hear the actual … Read more »

Online Courses for Right Brained Learners with JumpCourse


Although Caroline isn’t anywhere near ready to start taking college level classes, I wanted to review JumpCourse because I know there are many people who read this blog who have right-brained children, gifted children, and children who otherwise simply learn and think outside the box. Online learning can be a great option for children like this. It provides homeschooling moms something different for their children who need learning tools that work for them more than the typical book and paperwork approach.

It became obvious to me fairly early on that Caroline is one of those children … Read more »

Grammarly – A review of an online writing tool for homeschoolers, parents and teachers

When I was contacted by Grammarly, I have to admit I was skeptical that I would really find the website that impressive.

I was wrong.

This is a great tool that could definitely be of use for homeschoolers, parents and teachers.

What is Grammarly?

Grammarly describes itself as an automated proofreader and personal grammar coach on its website. It explains that it will:

Instantly find and correct over 250 types of grammatical mistakes
Improve word choice with context-optimized vocabulary suggestions
Avoid plagiarism by checking your texts against over 8 billion web pages

So I gave it a try to see what it would do!

How does … Read more »

iBlog Pro – Take your blog to the next level with this ebook


If you are a blogger and want to take your website to the next level, I highly recommend iBlog Pro. This ebook is FULL of excellent information from experienced bloggers. I personally contributed the chapter “Setting Up Your Blog for Passive Income,” a topic near and dear to my heart!

The major sections all have several chapters in them. The sections include:

Revenue and Products
Social Media
Technology and Tools

iBlogPro is full of great information. Affiliates, how to write and market an ebook… Just lots and lots of practical information from women who are living it every day.

Click here to view … Read more »

Big Sale at GrapeVine Studies!

Twin Sale Purple Square

I’ve written in detail before about how I use GrapeVine Studies for Bible and how much Caroline and I enjoy using it. She always wants to do Bible first and thoroughly enjoys the hands on, drawing aspect of it.

If you have a right-brained learner, this might be just the thing for you as well.

If you have a learner who struggles with writing but likes to draw, this might be the right thing for you too!

If you like a curriculum with minimal prep, this might be a good fit!

Click here to visit GrapeVine Studies and see … Read more »

A Family for Old Mill Farm

A Family for Old Mill Farm

I happened across A Family for Old Mill Farm at a children’s bookstore a few years ago. I immediately bought it because it spoke to me. We were also looking for a house and I could relate to the search this family was going through. We didn’t end up buying a farm, but I understood the mission to find the home that is just right for your family.

This is a delightful story of two realtors showing families prospective houses. One is a raccoon (showing various animal families) and the other is a human (showing the human family). The … Read more »