Read-Aloud Funny with my 4-year-old

My 4-year-old and I were reading a Blues Clues library book together for the first time this morning. I was reading the words, and pausing to let her name what was in the pictures for me. We got to this page, and I paused waiting for her to say “blocks”. Her answer was “rojo and […]

Indoor Snow Fun

The other day I was headed to work, and needed a project to keep my little one occupied (she comes to work with me). We have A LOT of snow outside – in fact, this was a picture from a storm that we had a few weeks ago that dumped three feet of snow in […]

“At” Words Printable Cards #preschool #ece

I made these “At” words cards for my newly-turned 4-year-old.  We’re still working on letter recognition/phonics, but she did really well with these! I thought I would make them as a printable download and share them with anyone that would like to use them. Enjoy!   “At” Words Cards Printables

Preschool Activity Bags & Science Activity Bags {TOS #homeschool Review}

 Activity Bags was dreamed up by two homeschooling moms that were looking for a way to keep their preschoolers occupied independently while they helped their older kids with their school work. The two friends initially planned to make the bags between their two families to help one another out, but then decided that it would […]

Home Art Studio DVD ~ How to Teach Your Kids Art at Home

My kiddos have always loved doing craft projects, but I wouldn’t say that I’m particularly comfortable teaching them about Art theory or history. I was fortunate to have met Lindsey Volin of Home Art Studio at a Homeschool Convention that I attended several months back. She sent me home with the 1st Grade Home Art […]

Beloved Books: Sugar Creek Gang Audio Library

We just learned about The Sugar Creek Gang, despite that the series was written back in 1939 by Baptist minister, Paul Hutchens. If you’re not familiar with them, The Sugar Creek Gang is a  Christian-based adventure series revolving around the young lives of Bill Collins and his friends Circus, Dragonfly, Poetry, Big Jim and Little […]

CrossBow Education Eye Level Reading Rulers {TOS #homeschool review}

Crossbow Education is a Christian Family business dedicated to helping people with Dyslexia and Visual Stress (Irlen Syndrome). We had the opportunity to review their Eye Level Reading Rulers as a part of the TOS Crew. From the website: The Eye Level Reading Ruler is a colored overlay text highlighter about the size of a […]

IndoctriNation: Public Schools and the Decline of Christianity {Moms of Master Books Review}

IndoctriNation: Public Schools and the Decline of Christianity is the latest book that the Moms of MasterBooks is reviewing, and it accompanies the movie of the same name. This book was a tough one for me to read.  It is a radical cry for Christians to yank their children from Public Schools, and homeschool them. […]

KinderBach ~ Kids Learn How to Play the Piano Online

KinderBach is an online learning program that gives children ages 3-7 an introduction to music with the focus being on the piano.  This is our second opportunity to use and review KinderBach.  If you read last year’s KinderBach Review, you’ll know that I took piano lessons for about 14 years when I was growing up. […]

Already Gone {Why Your Kids Will Quit Church & What You Can Do To Stop It}

Over the years we have been noticing a steady decrease in Sunday School numbers in our church. I know in my church (and apparently in churches around the world), we focus on trying to keep high schoolers coming to church every week.    According to the data collected by Britt Beemer for Ken Ham’s book “Already […]