Past review posts: Year 1 (lost) |  Year 2 | Year 3 | Year 4 | Year 5 | Year 6 | Year 7 | Year 8 | Allegheny Gospel Trails by Virginia Crider – 3 stars The Selection (The Selection book #1) by Kiera Cass – 4 stars The Elite (The Selection book #2) by Kiera Cass – 4 stars The One […]

Sometimes I look through my old yearbooks and read what people wrote to me. This is as a reminder of who I may want to still be or who I definitely don’t want to be anymore now that I am an adult.  I guess when you see people writing in it everywhere, “Never change,” it […]

My husband has read two books by abolitionist Henry David Thoreau.  He loved reading Walden very much which was also his grandfather’s favorite book (his grandfather was a minimalist too).  Since Thoreau has pretty much become Rob’s hero, he wanted to see where his house on Walden Pond was. We were on our way to […]

“What’s wrong with ‘regular’ school?” “You homeschool? Good for you! That must be hard.  I could never do that myself.” “Shouldn’t your kids be in school right now? Is there a holiday today?” Ah, the questions that my sons and I are tired of hearing whenever we are out and about during the day.  The […]

My darling friend Rachel is about to have her third child.  It will be her first boy.  She told me her daughters call him a little fox.  I couldn’t make it to her baby shower which was two hours away, so I made sure to make her present in time for the arrival of her […]

I am not a project homeschooling mom at all, though I have done a few.  When curriculum calls for it, I sigh a lot and kind of fight the idea of doing it.  I am trying to step up my project game a little more because the boys like them. It is also tough to […]

For a few years our family has been celebrating Pesach/Passover tied in with Yeshua/Jesus instead of Easter. We have no Jewish heritage and are Christians adopted as God’s children, but if you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know that we don’t celebrate the typical holidays for many reasons.  We really love the […]