March 31, 2019

Upcoming Reviews for April/May 2019: What Are We Working On?

My, oh my! We have definitely gotten into the heart of our product review season! After a slower start, I now have TEN upcoming reviews for April and May 2019! One of the things that I really like, is that the products are all over the board in their type and topic. I've got some history products, book reviews, science curriculum, critical thinking items, and more! Today I'm going to give you a rundown of the 10 Upcoming Reviews we've got in the house for April/May 2019!


1. Heroes of History- Ronald Reagan, YWAM Publishing
We are thrilled to have another Heroes of History literature-based unit study back in the house again! Our newest (the fifth one we've done) is going to be a biography of Ronald Reagan. My oldest picked him because of something we're doing in our history curriculum, and he really wanted to learn more about him. This review will go LIVE on April 8, 2019.

March 28, 2019

Poetry For the Grammar Stage from Memoria Press {Curriculum Review}

Poetry. I really do enjoy reading good poetry and want to expose my children to quality poetry. But sometimes it can be difficult to work it into our homeschooling unless we are using a Language Arts program that has it built in. For the last few weeks, we have been using the Poetry for the Grammar Stage Set from Memoria Press with my eight-year-old son. How did it work for us having it as an additional program? Were the lessons easy to teach? Did he enjoy it? Today I’m going to answer those questions and more as I share our review of this award-winning program!

About the Product

Memoria Press is an award-winning program for good reason. Their products are of high quality and provide a rich foundation in knowledge for grades K-12. Whether you are seeking a complete

March 27, 2019

Sorrow {Wordless Wednesday}

Sadly, I spent my morning comforting my boys. My oldest went to feed the cats and discovered one of them on the road. It was devastating to him. So we spent some time grieving this morning. 
Mama's lap brings comfort


March 21, 2019

Full Year of STEM Activities from Tied 2 Teaching {Product Review}

Tied 2 Teaching~ STEM Activities...a Full Year! (Product Review)
We are a science loving family. I’ve recently been trying to figure out how to incorporate more STEM projects into our homeschooling, because I like to encourage critical thinking and problem solving. Enter Tied 2 Teaching and their STEM Activities, Full Year of Challenges with Close Reading. A full year’s worth of STEM activities? Without me having to come up with them myself? Join me as I share our review of this product and learn why I think this is a must have for any homeschooling family or co-op leader!

About the Product

Tied 2 Teaching was created by a teacher who is a passionate believer that learning should be fun and that students learn best in an environment they enjoy! One of the best ways this occurs is when students work in an environment where they are encouraged to explore, create and try new things. Combining subjects is an excellent way for this to happen, and when you can combine Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM),

March 19, 2019

Journey into the World of the First Christians with Drive Thru History® {Product Review}

Drive Thru History ~ Acts to Revelation {Product Review}
Last year we were introduced to the amazing Dave Stotts and Drive Thru History®, when we reviewed The Gospels curriculum. My boys quickly fell in love with the program and Dave Stotts. When we had a chance to review the newest addition to the Drive Thru History® family, Drive Thru History® "Acts to Revelation", we were very eager to go on a trip through the New Testament with Dave as our guide again.

About The Product

Drive Thru History® "Acts to Revelation" explores the world of the First Christians during the time immediately after Christ’s death and resurrection. Starting in Jerusalem and using the Book of Acts as a roadmap, we are taken through the Mediterranean region with Dave Stotts as he shares the people, places, and events that launched Christianity. The DVD’s contain 18 episodes (30 minutes each for 9 hours of footage) which explore

March 14, 2019

ARTistic Pursuits: Video Lessons to Explore Art of the Modern Age {Product Review}

I don't regularly schedule in art in our homeschool. I love art, but with my boys, it's just not a priority. Yet, thanks to several reviews I have done, I have collected a whole host of supplies to handle just about any type of art lesson that comes our way. We have reviewed several art programs before, and have discovered that we really enjoy the curriculum from ARTistic Pursuits Inc.. This company released a new collection of K-3rd Grade Level, Volumes 1-8 last year (adding 7 and 8 in late 2018) to give an additional aspect to their already fabulous art program. We have been reviewing Art of the Modern Age, K-3 Vol. 7 from this collection over the last several weeks with my youngest son.

About ARTistic Pursuits

ARTistic Pursuits Inc. is an art curriculum company believing that all children are able to understand the concepts of art, and enjoy putting ideas and visual images on paper. They are committed to helping children become observant in our world and to be able to work creatively in it. They are determined to offer parents and children a quality art education presented in an easy to understand format for both the teacher and child and gear their books towards the homeschooling community.

March 7, 2019

Charlotte's Web and Spiders: Exploring a Unit Study from Homeschool Complete {Curriculum Review}

We are a family with experience in Unit Studies. I’ve learned over the years that we enjoy the freedom they give to explore topics over a wide range of subjects. Over the last several weeks, we have been reviewing the Spider study in the Unit Studies collection from Homeschool Complete. I picked this topic because it was about something my youngest son (age 8) loved to learn about, and looked forward to a whole unit study revolving around it. Did the unit study live up to our expectations? Was this another company that we would continue to use for further unit studies? Today, I’m going to be sharing my review with you to answer these very questions!

About Homeschool Complete

Homeschool Complete offers a wide variety of curriculum options from complete online curriculum for grades K-4 to a collection of unit studies for grades K-6. The online program is all inclusive, literature based, and a year long.  Each lesson plan is created around thematic units with a biblical worldview. Even though the