Camp NaNoWriMo: What I've Learned

For many of you, July may mean BBQs, fireworks, swimming, sunshine, and all the watermelon you can handle. For me, July only means one thing: writing. Camp NaNoWriMo July edition kicked off the 1st of July. Campers from all over the globe will be attempting to write 10,000; 20, 000; 50,000 words or more during July....more

7 Must-See Post-Apocalyptic Shows

It's no big secret: the novel I am polishing this month is a post-apocalyptic story. I have an obsession love for the genre that has spurred on my very first novel and a short story as well.  Today, I'm going to give you the top 7 post-apocalyptic shows that will inspire you, keep you wanting more, and make you glad that you're watching events unfold across a screen and not in real life. Without further ado:...more

Homeschooling Differences: School Time

     It's one of those things that is a fact of life: we are different. Not in that way that each of us is a unique and beautiful snowflake; that's not what I mean. I'm talking about when you go to the grocery store, people stare at you kind of different. I've grown to ignore most of it. In fact, I'm pretty convinced that if we lived somewhere else, we wouldn't be that weird at all. We are simply different in this place and time because of the culture immediately around us. ...more

Home School Curriculum Review: Dynamic Literacy

For the last six weeks, my wonderful second-grader and I got to use a vocabulary development curriculum, WordBuild: Foundations, Level 1 by Dynamic Literacy. Today, I get to review it for you....more

Homeschool Curriculum Review: CTC Math

My family was recently chosen to review a new math program, CTC Math. We were given their 12 month family plan, which includes online access to their video lesson library 24 hours a day, 365 days per year, and I can use it for up to 10 kids. I don’t have 10 kids, but the fact that you could use it for that many kids makes it great for bigger homeschooling families....more

Home School Review: Apologia Educational Ministries Resource

     Today I get to review something fun from Apologia Educational Ministries: their Exploring Creation Field Trip Journal....more

Awesome Freebies for Your Kids' Summer

     Are you looking for something for your child to do this summer? Perhaps something educational, fun, engaging, and enjoyable also? This great resource has 7 different freebies for your child to utilize this summer, and they fit the bill!...more

Should Kids be Allowed in Church?

     My husband and I both love Jesus, we both love our family, and we both love the ideas of community, service, and giving. None of those things make looking for a church to attend any easier. After attending a new church on Sunday, I traipsed right into a debate that makes me want to run and hide. Not that I will, because it's not my style, but I digress....more

When You Have a Mother...But You Don't Really

     I was talking to my uncle this week, and I realized something: I've lived longer without my mom in my life than I have with her in it. It was bizarre, yet comforting: if I could make it this long without the support of a mother, I can surely live this out the rest of my life if I have to.  You see, my mom's still alive, but I'm dead to her. Her and I no longer co-habitate the same plane of existence....more

My Stove Top Pizza Adventure

     I found this awesome video in my Facebook feed today, and I knew I had to try this for myself. This chef cooks up pizza in a frying pan, on the stove top, in just 20 minutes, with one pan and no bowls. You know what they say about things that sound too good to be true......more