Where We Belong

Where We Belong by Lynn Austin { A Review } Where We Belong is a fantastic tale of two girls coming of age in and around the time of the U.S. Civil War and reconstruction. The Story Rebecca and her sister Flora, along with their widower father, take a trip to France to satisfy their love of travel and adventure. While there, they meet Mrs. Worthington who will change their lives. . . By 1890, the now young ladies finally begin their own solo adventure in Egypt as they continue their quest to discover where they belong. As always, their thirst for adventure is temperedRead 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 →

Where do all those dirty dishes keep coming from? That is what I thought every morning this week. I go to bed and the kitchen still could use a quick cleanup, but I can get that done in the morning, I think to myself. Then I get up with the chickens the next morning, literally, and BAM! my kitchen just became a life-sized diorama of the aftermath of world war III! I dutifully clean it, make the sink sparkle, and the next morning there we are again! Now admittedly, I don’t have time every morning to get to the sparkle state of being. And whenRead More →

C is for Classes

Welcome back to Blogging Through the Alphabet! We are on week 3, and that means the letter C. . . . . .join my two wonderful co-hosts ( Amanda @ Hopkins Homeschool and DaLynn @ Biblical Womanhood) and me as we blog together through the alphabet (Link Up is below) Now, let’s consider ‘C’. . . C is for Classes – How Do You Get Your Kids To Do Them? All of us, from first time-homeschooling mom to seasoned veteran struggle at the start of each year just a bit to find classes for our kids. We try to match the interests of our childrenRead More →

This afternoon we sat in our living room reading. This is where you find us every afternoon. I read aloud to my kids daily so that they can extend their vocabulary and practice analyzing the works we read. And so today we sat, each child in their own corner of the room, and I read Churchill and Russell Kirk to my children. My kids are built to multitask and actually learn better when they occupy part of their attention with a low level task. My daughter was practicing German flashcards and my son was playing a bubble game on his tablet. (this keeps me onRead 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 →

I was listening to one of my favorite bands, Home Free, this evening for the first time in a long while. They wrote a cover of a song by John Mayer called, “In the Blood” that struck home on so many levels. When I was younger, I had too much of “my mother left in me.” It took years and years of patience and love from my husband to help me rise above the flood and find my true self. This evening I found myself thinking back on how different I was when I first met my husband all those years ago. In my headRead More →

B is for Books

Welcome back to Blogging Through the Alphabet! We are on week 2, and that means the letter B. . . . . .join my two wonderful co-hosts ( Amanda @ Hopkins Homeschool and DaLynn @ Biblical Womanhood) and me as we blog together through the alphabet (Link Up is below) Now, let’s consider ‘B’. . . B is for so many things, but the one topic that keeps popping out for me is Books. I love books. I enjoy finding new ones for my children, I relish discovering a new series for myself, I even love rearranging them on the shelves. When I was inRead More →