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HERO: An Inspiring Movie Focusing on the Needs of Boys

With four boys in the house, I am very keenly aware of how important certain things are for their growth and well-being.  Pretty close to the top is their need to have a healthy relationship with their father.  This premise is a large part of what the new movie, HERO, showcases. What is the storyline [Read On]

Organize Your Life with The 7 Minute Life Daily Planner

Organize Your Life with The 7 Minute Life Daily Planner

Like most people, I feel like my days and life can easily spin out of control and productivity seems like a dream I’ll never attain. With that in mind, I was really eager to review  The 7 Minute Life™ Daily Planner ($24.95 plus shipping) from the The 7 Minute Life with the hopes that I’d be able to [Read On]

Teen and Tween Writers LinkUp (for the Month of September)

Some say better late than never!  I love finding ways to encourage and support teens and tweens in their writing, especially as my teens are homeschooled. It’s time for our Back-To-School Launch of the Teen and Tween Writers Link Up! We would love to have tweens and teens join us each month by linking up [Read On]

Sample from Free Dolphin Tale 2 Homeschool Curriculum

Dolphin Tale 2 ~ Grab the Free Homeschool Curriculum

Did you and your family watch the inspiring movie Dolphin Tale when it came out a few years ago?  We did and truly enjoyed seeing the story of Winter and her prosthetic tale be brought to life.  The continuing story is now on the big screen as Dolphin Tale 2 opens nationwide today, a day [Read On]

Highlighting a New Book by Alana Terry ~ Slave Again

I am SO excited to be featuring the latest novel by my friend, Alana Terry. Keep on reading to learn more and check out her giveaway. I just uploaded my copy of the book to my Kindle and hope to share my thoughts real soon. Special Discount ~ Limited Time Only Special Time-Sensitive Giveaway! The [Read On]

Weight Gurus Smartphone Tracking Digital Body Fat Scale

Monitoring Your Progress with Weight Gurus Smartphone Tracking Digital Body Fat Scale

For years I have been working on living a healthier lifestyle.  That includes both nutrition and exercise.  As much as I try to go based on how my clothes are fitting, I still like to know what the scale like to see.  So, I was thrilled to replace my less than reliable scale with the Weight [Read On]

Under Drakes Flag Exciting New Radio Drama for Families

Under Drake’s Flag ~ new Radio Drama Production of G.A. Henty novel

For years, the boys and I loved to listen to audio books or radio dramas while driving around in the car for errands or on long road trips.  Keeping this in mind, I was eager to see how they’d respond to a review of Under Drake’s Flag  the new radio drama production of G. A. Henty [Read On]

Do YOU Love Bacon & Dogs? Check Out this Cute Video

This is a Fashionista Events opportunity. I will receive a swag bag of goodies from writing this post. My house is FULL of bacon lovers.  They also adore animals and are constantly trying to find a way for me to allow a new pet into our lives.  Somehow, I am sure we’d end up with [Read On]

Nut Milk Bag from Everyday Kitchen Essentials

Take Control in the Kitchen with a Nut Milk Bag from Everyday Kitchen Essentials

I use almond milk a LOT in the house. I even have a few brands that I usually purchase at the store. But, I’d been wanting to take control in the kitchen when it comes to my food and that included trying my hand at making homemade almond milk. I can’t believe how SUPER easy [Read On]

Gleam by Melanie Mills Logo

Highlighting Your Features with Gleam by Melanie Mills

One of the ‘benefits’ of being a homeschool mom is that there are days where we never leave the house I don’t have to worry about my appearance. While that might be the case, I am finding more and more that I LIKE to look nice even if my family are the only ones seeing [Read On]

Raw Shea Butter from Cleopatra's Choice

Moisturizing Using Pure Shea Butter

Note, the link in this post is an Amazon affiliate link.  Purchasing through it will give us a small credit. I have been hearing about moisturizing using Pure Shea Butter for a while now. Living in a climate that is winter like for over half of the year means we can have some seriously dry [Read On]

Dark Hope Cover

Dark Hope: Book One of the Archangel Prophecies , An Enticing Young Adult Novel

I like to see myself as an avid reader and a definite lover of young adult fiction. Yes, I enjoy some ‘adult’ titles as well. But, by and large I tend to favor the YA genre in part as I can read the same titles my boys are reading.  I was thrilled to be sent Dark [Read On]

Win a Copy of Dark Hope Young Adult Novel

Win a Copy of Dark Hope: Book One of the Archangel Prophecies

I absolutely loved reading Dark Hope: Book One of the Archangel Prophecies and am thrilled to have the opportunity to have one lucky blog reader win a print copy of this young adult novel. Be sure to check out my review of Dark Hope before entering as not all lovers of young adult fiction will want this [Read On]

Super Easy Baked Pasta Fresh From the Oven

Super Easy Baked Pasta

As I shared the other day in a post about how awesome Finish Dishwashing Cleaner is, we recently had a great super easy baked pasta dish.  What I love about this is you can keep it simple or really dress it up.  And, it is really quick to make in a modest or large batch [Read On]

HERBTHEORY Urinary Tract Supplement Review

Improving Urinary Tract Health with HERBTHEORY

I’ve shared in the past, that I’ve had some issues with my urinary tract health. I hate having multiple UTIs in a year and sadly pushing water isn’t enough. So, I was excited to find a new product to review that might help improve my urinary tract health and minimize the likelihood of more UTIs. [Read On]

Card Greeting Ideas For Stocking Up

Card Greeting Ideas For Stocking Up

This shop on card greeting ideas for stocking up has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias Do you ever feel like there are times when life gets so busy that you lose track of upcoming celebratory days for loved ones in your life? I know that [Read On]

Clean Dishes, Healthy Family and Money Saved from Using Finish Dishwasher Cleaner

Clean Dishes, Healthy Family and Money Saved from Using Finish Dishwasher Cleaner

This shop for Finish dishwasher cleaner has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions about using it for clean dishes, a healthy family and saving money are mine alone. #SparklySavings #CollectiveBias Unless you exclusively use disposable products, one of the chores every family has to do is washing the dishes.  While I want the boys [Read On]

Win a Brica iHide Seat Organizer with Tablet Viewer Giveaway US Only

Win a i-Hide Car Seat Organizer with Tablet Viewer

Our family was blessed with the opportunity to review the i-Hide™ Car Seat Organizer with Tablet Viewer.  This is a great product to have with young children so you can keep the vehicle tidy and have them occupied for those longer trips. Would you like to win your own?   Entries are accepted through the [Read On]

Adjustable Strap for Hanging on Headrest Brica iHide Car Seat Organizer

Travel Made Easier with the Brica iHide Car Seat Organizer

For years, I have taken the boys on trips to see family.  Some have been relatively short drives while others have been over multiple days.  When we lived in Ohio, I remember splurging on a hanging VCR player to use in the car so that the boys would be occupied and quiet for at least [Read On]

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Back to School for My Sixth Grader

Last Wednesday marked the first day of school in our district.  I very tired boy went off for the day (as our flight from back east had us arriving home at 4 a.m that day.)     Have your kids started back to school?