Category Archives: Reviews

My 10 Year Old’s Summer Recommendations {And Mom’s thought}

I asked my daughter to pick out 5 books that she thought other similar aged children would like. I said children but being a girl, these tended to lean more towards the girl side of life. 😉 This post is going to give you information on the books but I also suggest you watch the video that corresponds with this… Read more »

Letters From Afar, A Monthly Subscription You Can Afford!

                Do you enjoy receiving something in the mail every month that is not a bill? Of course! We all do! I heard about this monthly subscription “box” from my friend, Angel. Angel shared this with me months ago and I confess I put it off and put it off not wanting to… Read more »

Mama Reads Books | Reading Goals for the New year

Every beginning of a new year gives new promises. These promises sometimes take the form of resolutions, “this year I will finally loose those last x number of pounds.”  “I will complete my buckets list.” or “I will be a better person.”  And so on and so forth.   I love new beginnings because they give me a starting point, like… Read more »

All About Books, 15 Questions Pertaining to Books

Which 3 books are on your TBR list and 3 books on your wishlist? To Be Read- The Pleasure of Reading in a an Age of Distraction  By Alan Jacobs Mother Carrey’s Chicken by Kate Douglas Wiggens (more known for Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm) The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing by M.T.Anderson Wish List- Some Pig by Melissa Sweet The… Read more »

A Charlotte Mason Education for the Younger Years (wrap up 2016-17)

Of course, as a new school year approached I had all these grand ideas of what our school days were going to look like. Don’t we all? The problem was, I was envisioning of what it should end up looking like, not our beginning footsteps in that direction. For my younger students, (who may or may not be categorized into… Read more »

The Lizard Garden by Anne Phillips~ Review

There are so many reasons why we fell in love with Ms. Phillips book but the number one thing was that the characters felt like they were our best friends next door. The adventures they shared were the kind that could easily happen our lives. You know you have a great book when your child is caught reading it on… Read more »

Thinking Tree: The Fun-schooling Journal~ A Review

****IN ORDER TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY, YOU MUST GO TO MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL!  You can find it here.  Giveaway goes until 6/19 ***************** Last year I stumbled upon the Thinking Tree Fun Schooling Books. I was really intrigued and liked what I saw. I purchased two for my eldest two and decided it would be great for those days when… Read more »

Celebrating World Book Day | My Current Reads

Amazon sent me a fun little email today. It was informing me that it was World Book Day. Now, I am not one to get into the whole acknowledgement of this and that day; however, there was this other Bronte’ day on my birthday… Wait, back on track. I love books. I love books! I LOVE EM! Maybe a bit… Read more »

Living Math Books | Pi Day favorites | Charlotte Mason Style Teaching

Happy Pi day! 3.14(.17). In our classroom, aka the dining room table, we love to find math books that show a different side to teach outside of a textbook. These three series are centered around teaching arithmetic but not in a textbook way but in a way that gives life and a reason as to why we learn such a… Read more »

One of Our Favorite Read Aloud and A Kindle eBook Sale

I wanted to share this Kindle Sale written by one of our favorite authors, Arleta Richardson. In recent months we have been using the In Grandma’s Attic Series, as our evening dinner-table read aloud. If I have said it once, I have said it a thousand times, you know you have a great read book when your kids are begging… Read more »

The Library Project | Week 2

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We’re in Big Trouble, Blackboard Bear By Martha Alexander When things start disappearing over night, the children all point a finger at Anthony and the bear, calling them a thief. Anthony and Blackboard Bear make things right by returning the stolen things by using a creative chalkboard drawing. It’s hard to give a review on this. It was a ho-hum… Read more »

Book Review~Prayers that Changed History

From Amazon’s description of the back of the book, Martin Luther. Sojourner Truth. Helen Keller. St. Patrick. We read their stories, and of other people like them, in history books, and hear about the amazing things they did to change the world. But one part of the story is often left out: Each one of them wouldn’t have accomplished what… Read more »

Homeschool Favorites: Children’s choice in books

Long time, no see. It’s been a busy month and so I thought I would jump back into blogging with some of the children’s favorite books this month. We’re heading into the Summer months and that means that I am on the lookout for some good books to keep the kids adventures alive with. We don’t just read in the… Read more »

Thrive Market Review, Comparison, and Referral

I have recently made my first purchase through the website, thrivemarket.com . I don’t normally sign up for things like this. I generally find that its cheaper to purchase through Costco, Trader Joes, or Azurestandard co-op. However, new subscribers would get a free trial month, a free jar of almond butter, and 15% off their first order. With shipping being… Read more »