characters in crisis

Illuminating Literature: Characters in Crisis from Writing with Sharon Watson– a Homeschool Review Crew review I was very happy and relieved to have the opportunity to review Illuminating Literature: Characters in Crisis from Writing with Sharon Watson, the second in a series by Sharon Watson as evaluating literature and story structure has always been my weakest area. This year-long literature course is focused on the characters in great stories who are in trouble. Sharon Watson will help your children explore how an author forms tension in a story using the characters as a vehicle to creating compelling literature. While this is the second course inRead More →

thinking like an engineer

Thinking Like an Engineer from Innovators Tribe– a Homeschool Review Crew review We were excited to try Thinking Like an Engineer from Innovators Tribe as my son would love to follow in his father’s footsteps as an engineer. My son jumps at any chance to discover what engineers do and learn some of the tools they use. The Thinking Like an Engineer course from the Innovators Tribe is an interesting way of introducing engineering to children in grades 6 to 12. The course takes you through an overview of some of the different types of work an engineer can do and gives children the opportunityRead More →

Thin Stix Creativity Pack Review

A review of the Thin Stix Creativity Pack from The Pencil Grip, Inc. I was excited to get the opportunity to review the Thin Stix Creativity Pack from The Pencil Grip, Inc. with its neon and ‘metalix’ colors. This package gives you all the tools you need to have wonderful art sessions with the whole family. The Thin Stix are perfect for youngsters but even teenagers and adults can use them with fantastic results. What comes in a package of Thin Stix Creativity Pack will surprise you. The Thin Stix Creativity Pack comes with 24 different Thin Stix in 12 classic, 6 neon, and 6Read More →

Review of Gospel Tracts and Evangelism Tools Sampler Pack from Let the Little Children Come I was happy to get the opportunity to review Gospel Tracts and Evangelism Tools Sampler Pack from Let the Little Children Come and excited to see the variety of products you can use to share the gospel with children as you explore faith and God together. What is included in the Gospel Tracts and Evangelism Tools Sampler Pack & How you might use them The sampler pack comes in a resealable packet and includes ten different Gospel tracts and evangelism tools that you could use in your home with your ownRead More →

A review of Sex by Design by Abby Ludvigson Sex is one of those topics that we struggle to teach, and that is why I was so happy to review Sex by Design by Abby Ludvigson. We can all probably remember how confusing and embarrassing the topic was when we were teenagers. But did any of us realize how confusing the topic for us as parents when we are faced with the prospect of teaching our own children. About sex. I have a science background and so it was easy when my kids were younger to fall back on the zoologist in me. I couldRead More →

A is for Art & Advice

ABCs of Homeschooling With Grace Week 1: A is for Art & Advice I decided to post each week with two subjects: first I will share some teaching resources we love in our homeschool, and second some advice for mom. This week is all about the letter A and I am highlighting Art resources for your homeschool and places to find Advice for mom… Art Resources Teaching Techniques & Great Resources I Used in My Homeschool Art History: Polite Sarcasm (with Sister Wendy) Ideas & Fostering Creativity: Dancing Sculptures, Cookie Creations (painting & baking), Chaos Begats Creativity, Togetherness Teaching Art: Awesome Color & Color WheelRead More →

Brinkman Adventures Season 4 from Brinkman Adventures I was excited to have the opportunity to review Brinkman Adventures Season 4 from Brinkman Adventures and I was even able to interest my teenage son! Season 4 of the Brinkman Adventures includes 12 episodes of fun and adventure and learning about what it means to be a Christian. Each episode highlights a Christian principle that we all try to instill in our children. Some of the episodes relate fun and hijinks. Some of the episodes are mostly fiction. And many of the episodes tell the real-life stories of one person’s struggle to worship God in spite of culturalRead More →

CTCMath Family Membership

Our Experience Trying Out The Family Membership from CTCMath My son and I were delighted to try out the Family Membership from  CTCMath. We discovered that it is a great way of learning math for homeschoolers, and you can try it out – free! As homeschooling parents, we spend a lot of time trying to fill in the gaps in our education that we all have but that homeschooling moms must fill so that they can better educate their children. That is one of the reasons that homeschooling benefits three generations: the child who is homeschooled, the parent who strives to learn so that sheRead More →