Our Mess-free Experience With Thin Stix | Review

Who: The Pencil Grip, Inc.
What: Thin Stix 6pk of Classic Colors
Why: To see if these solid tempera paint Thin Stix really look and feel like paint.
Where: Available at retailers like Amazon and Toys R Us.


I've seen a lot of bloggers rave about the Kwik Stix, so I was curious to try the Thin Stix to see if these really look and feel like paint.

My Homeschool Journal | May 2017

In my life this month…
  • we have had a busy spring soccer season, but the end is very near and life will slow down a little. 
  • we are cleaning and rearranging the house for a walk-through/inspection (our first since we moved into this rental 8 years and 8 months ago). 
  • Nathan is graduating from high school this month. 

Love Letters from God Bible Stories for a Girl's Heart | Book Review

Love Letters from God: Bible Stories for a Girl’s Heart is a sweet collection of stories from the Bible for and about girls.

Love Letters from God - Bible Stories for a Girl's Heart

Written by Glenys Nellist and published by Zonderkidz, it is 32 pages in length and printed on glossy pages and in full color. It is a beautiful hard cover book with a matching dust jacket.

There are 14 stories in all. Each story is on a two page spread with appealing illustrations, a Bible verse, and a lift-the-flap "love letter from God."

Captain Absolutely | Review

Captain Absolutely Defending Truth, Justice, and Lots more Truuuth! is a juvenile comic book by Focus On The Family.

The comic book is colorful and printed on glossy pages throughout (not newsprint like I think of when I think of comic books), with black outlined boxes, classic speech bubbles of various shapes and sizes, and plenty of whams, whaps, slams, splats, thuds, and pows to draw your child into the comic book world.

Homeschool Rescue | Review

Only Passionate Curiosity Homeschool Rescue
Homeschool Rescue from Only Passionate Curiosity is an online course designed to help you "breathe new life into your homeschool."

This course is for any mom, dad, or homeschool parent or teacher who needs a new perspective and a fresh start.

Looking Back on Our Year of Learning with Little House

It has been a very full year learning with the Little House on the Prairie books! This post is to organize all my posts so they are easy to find. 

IEW High School Essay Intensive | Review

Who: Institute for Excellence in Writing

What: High School Essay Intensive, Second Edition

When: Grades 9-12

Why: To review composition skills, to prepare your student for the essay portion of the ACT/SAT, and to guide your student through the process of the Personal Essay.

How much: $79.00

Do you have a high school student bound for college? Have they taken the ACT yet? Have you thought about how to prepare them for taking the ACT or SAT?

These Happy Golden Years, The First Four Years, & Farmer Boy | Prairie Primer

The majority of our time with these books was spent in reading and discussion, so I'm sharing this post for the sake of documenting that we have completed these units in The Prairie Primer. :)

These Happy Golden Years

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