GREATER Movie Review and Thank a Coach!

Grace Hill Media has given me the opportunity to review the movie: GREATER From the producer: GREATER is an inspirational movie based on the life of Brandon Burlsworth. Brandon had one dream – to play for the Arkansas Razorbacks.  Unfortunately, Brandon was a clumsy... read more

Save HUGE on College Textbooks

Looking for ways to reduce college expenses? Don’t overlook the high expense of college textbooks. This year my daughters have enrolled in classes that required books ranging from $4 (used paperback on Amazon) to $300 (textbook requiring the newest edition).... read more

Kroger ClickList, My Experience

This is not a paid or affiliate post- although it may seem like it after what I have to say. Kroger Clicklist has come to our town and about 10 weeks ago, I decided to give it a try. First, you set up an online Kroger account, and include your Kroger card, phone,... read more

Review: CTCMath Homeschool Membership

CTCMath has given us a generous one year subscription to CTCMath Homeschool Membership in exchange for our review. CTC Math is a comprehensive onlline math tutorial. Each of my boys( David-11 and Daniel-6) received their own login.  this program is created to help... read more

Hillsong United Empires Concert

We had the pleasure of attending the Hillsong United concert in Louisville, KY as guests of Grace Hill Media. Here’s a peek at a few home videos we took at the event: I went to the concert immediately after seeing a preview of the Hillsong movie. The movie was a... read more

Robotics in the Homeschool?

My daughter used to really love Lego Robotics, so one year for her birthday we purchased her a robotics kit. A few years later, my son received the kit as a hand-me-down and has love it every since. He has the ability and patience to read the manuals, put the pieces... read more

Why We Homeschool

Updated Summer 2016:  We are still homeschooling. Since the original post back in 2008, Christina has graduated and gone on to own her own business while staying home with her two children of her own. Sarah is now 18 and graduated this May, after struggling in some... read more

Win 2 Tickets to the Hillsong Concert in Louisville, KY!!

Join Us For an Evening with Hillsong United Freedom Hall/KFC Yum! Center Louisville, KY Thursday, July 28 7:00 PM Special thanks to Grace Hill Media!  We are partnering with Grace Hill to welcome you as our guest for the Hillsong United Concert in Louisville, KY... read more

Review: Orphs of the Woodlands at Tangletree

The Star Toaster company gave me the opportunity to review their app, an Interactive book called: Orphs of the Woodlands at Tangletree, an app purchased through iTunes. My sons, David (11) and Daniel (6) were able to use and enjoy this app. I was very curious about... read more

Making Sushi at Home- Easier than it sounds

We have a sweet friend who makes her own sushi, so she kindly offered to come teach us how. The Menu: Tuna Rolls, Smoked Salmon Rolls and California Rolls Since we don’t eat a lot of sushi (it’s kinda pricey for us), we told her to make whatever she... read more

Downloading Music for FREE – Legally!

One fun perk of being a Prime member of Amazon is the ability to stream/download ALL KINDS of music at NO additional cost. I have two teens who devour music, and my husband and I both love music as well. Our family iTunes account is sizable, but it did not come cheap.... read more

Review: My School Year (Homeschool Record Keeping)

MySchoolYear.com has generously given me the use of their school planning product My School Year (Homeschool Record Keeping for my 3 youngest students, David (11), Daniel (6) and Rebecca (3). This is an online product where the teacher (me) goes into the interface and... read more

How I Make it All Work Through Delegation

This post was originally written in 2008, I am reposting it with some updates that reflect how we have used delegation in our family as all of the kids have matured, and increased!  I now have 6 children and two grandchildren. I received an email from a mom who is a... read more

25 Years of Marriage

Today someone asked me what 25 years of marriage felt like. There is no way I could answer that in a quick sentence. Here is the more complete answer. I hope to update this at 50 years! Dinners Date nights Saying goodnight and I love you to the same person 9,125... read more

Review: Forbrain

Forbrain – Sound For Life Ltd  gave us the opportunity to review their unique product in our home. Forbrain‘s tagline is: Use your voice to boost your brain. The product looked very simple: A set of headphones with a mic. How it is supposed to work is as... read more

Review: Hey Mama! Print Schoolhouse Planner 2016-2017

Hey Mama! Print Schoolhouse Planner 2016-2017  from The Old Schoolhouse is now on my list of essential homeschool tools for the year!  I was fortunate to receive a print copy of this planner to review. I love my current planner that I use for our family,so I was not... read more

Momspiration Sale Event

What inspires you? This morning, I woke up inspired. I have a mission today. Our family is going on a mission trip in a couple of weeks, and this one will include both my husband and me and all our children still living at home. Ten years ago, for our 15th anniversary... read more

Blogging, Working from Home and Being a Homeschooling Mom

Working from home has been a blessing for my family, it is something I love sharing about because I want to help encourage other moms who want to help improve their family’s finances, but I also want to give them a realistic picture of what that looks like in... read more

Review: Science Shepherd

My son, David (11) absolutely loves science. He also really loves learning via video, which I have learned this year, so he was excited to review Science Shepherd ‘s Curriculum, Introductory Science, Level B. I was immediately pleased to find that this... read more

For Sarah on Your Graduation Day

For Sarah on your graduation day: You are the bravest girl I know. You stood up to me at age two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen. About age 16 you realized we were better as a team and the continuous... read more

For Anne Mary on Your Graduation Day

Dear Anne Mary, When you were little, we thought you might be slow. You were so very quiet. Long after all the children your age would have been speaking in full sentences, you barely spoke. Then one day you started to speak in full, perfect, easy to understand... read more

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