December 29, 2019

Pressure Cooker for Beginners: A Upcoming Series

Hello and happy almost end of 2019! I cannot believe we are so close to actually seeing the year 2020! Where are our space cars and jet packs? While we may not have the things we fell in love with from the old Jetsons cartoon, we do have some fabulous new things to enjoy! One of these is the much-beloved and hot item---the electric pressure cooker!! 

I would not be surprised to learn that many of you out there have recently added one to your collection—whether as a gift or because someone convinced you to jump on the bandwagon! I also wouldn’t be surprised to learn that some of you look at it on the counter and wonder—what next? 

December 15, 2019

Ahem...tap...tap...tap...Hello?

Wow. It's been almost a month since my last blog post! I didn't mean for that to happen...but Thanksgiving arrived and I just sort of took an impromptu hiatus from blogging! But, now the year is wrapping up and I'm looking forward to getting a new schedule in place! 

Although my blog won't be focused on homeschool review products this year, I do hope to get back to other things like recipes, crocheting, homeschooling in general, book reviews, and just opening up about stuff! I also want to try to feature some guest posts this year in most of those areas too! 

Thanks for sticking with me this far! 
Here's to a shockingly close arrival of the year 2020!


November 21, 2019

Taking Literature Further with LitWits Kits {Product Review}

LitWits Kits {Product Review}
I love teaching literature and I especially love teaching it in a unit study style. The challenge is finding a program that does all the "hard work" for providing hands-on projects as well as literature comprehension work. This is especially true for me when I took on the new role of teaching a literature class at my co-op to ages 12-16. It was a small group and I wanted to offer them more than the typical read and discuss literature experience. I had eyeballed several programs in the past, including a lesser-known resource called LitWits. Imagine my joy when I had to chance to review the LitWit Kits! I finally decided on My Side of the Mountain, The Phantom Tollbooth, Carry On, Mr. Bowditch, and Around the World in Eighty Days. I really hoped it would be just what I was looking for to take our literature studies further and make them more meaningful and enjoyable for all!

About the Product

LitWits Kits are a product from LitWits. These are online literature kits that help you bring beloved classics and modern books to life. These kits help teach literature into kids "in hands-on, fun, and meaningful ways." A LitWits Kit is a web paged devoted to bringing a book to life with unique ideas and downloadable activities, as well