Category Archives: Product Reviews

Free ARDA History and Religion Website for Jr/Sr High

Free History and Religion Website for Jr.Sr High

Two of my favorite topics to study are history and religion. So when I was presented with the opportunity to review the Association of Religion Data Archives (ADRA) website, I said, “Yes, please!” As always when I do reviews, I was compensated for my time, but all opinions are my own and I was not required to post a positive perspective.

Okay, I am going to say right up front I am going to gush a tiny bit about this website. It’s SO COOL. This is like the promised land for … Read more »

Self-paced Online Math with Redbird Mathematics

Self-paced Online Math with Redbird Mathematics

We have a strange relationship with math in our home. Caroline and David are both visual-spatial learners so their approach to math is from whole to part instead of part to whole. I took a lot of upper level math (and science) in high school, but only because I was college prep and did what I had to do. I got all A’s, but I worked hard for them. Math did not come easily to me and was a necessary evil in many ways. So while I don’t have math phobia, I could take it or leave it. David and … Read more »

Wholesome Reading for Visual Learners

Wholesome Reading for Visual Learners

I received these magazines for free and was compensated for my time to review them. All of the content in this post is my own and I was not required to post a positive review.

Caroline is a visual learner and she is not an avid chapter book reader (yet!). Like most visual learners, she enjoys color, engaging comics, photos, and strong graphics. Those of us who parent children like this often find it challenging to keep them supplied with reading material that is age appropriate, contains quality content, and also supports the values of our family. When I learned about … Read more »

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 … 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 … 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 I … Read more »