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Remembering the Last Supper ~ Holy Thursday 2014

Today is a crazy day for me.  In years past, I have been able to leave my schedule fairly open and fully participated in the different Masses and services as we mark Christ’s last days and ultimately His Resurrection.  This year is different as other aspects of my life (specifically homeschooling) intersect and have me [Read On]


Unplugging and Enjoying God’s Creation as a Family

I shared in an earlier 40 Days of Seeking Him post that after 2 kids had been down for the count with a fever our family decided to unplug and head out to enjoy God’s Creation as a family.  In some ways this seems so fitting for the season of Lent as we seek to [Read On]


Curiosity Quest Brings Learning About the Natural World Into the Comfort of Your Home

Pretty much everyone in our family enjoys learning about the natural world.  This love is what had me excited to review DVD Combo Pack – Produce (Mushrooms, Cranberries, Orange Packing) and DVD Combo Pack – Swimmers of the Sea (Sea Turtle Rescue, Penguins, Salmon) from Curiosity Quest.   About Curiosity Quest and Their Products Curiosity [Read On]


Homeschool Middle and High School Link Up #16

My expected reprieve from illness in the house was short lived.  Another one is down and he’s the one furthest behind on writing assignments for homeschool!  As we are low key today, I’m working on getting my own writing done and then hope to upload one of the boys’ writing assignments to share.   Welcome [Read On]


When Calls the Heart: Lost and Found

  Early in January, I shared a review of When Calls the Heart, a movie made for the Hallmark Channel as the launching pad for a new series.  Shortly after that release, the first episodes aired and they are now available on DVD as When Calls the Heart: Lost and Found. My family was given [Read On]

40 Days of Seeking Him Lent

40 Days of Seeking Him in Lent 2014, Holy Week

The end of Lent is in our sights.  Today we celebrate Palm Sunday, recalling how Christ entered Jerusalem with the crowd cheering him into town.  At Mass, we also read one version of the Passion which sets our minds upon what is to come during Holy Week.  As we mark the days, we anticipate the [Read On]


Easy, Family Friendly Dinners with A Year with Six Sisters STUFF

Like many other families, preparing dinner is something that has a sneaky way of needing to be done on a daily basis.  Our family makes a point of eating dinner together every night, with exceptions being made if someone is traveling for work or an activity.  It is around the dinner table that we have [Read On]


Obtaining Online Protection for You and Your Family with Norton by Symantec

This is a Fashionista Event and a promotional item was provided to me by Hosts for this event are Still Blonde after all these Years and ModlyChic.   Regardless of how you want to look at it, our society relies heavily upon computers.  We use computers for work.  We use computers for education. We [Read On]


Arming Students for Optimal Learning with Victus Study Skills System Review

I honestly can not recall if much time was spent in my formative years in learning HOW to learn. However, as a homeschool mother of boys who are not as intrinsically motivated to learn as I was during my youth, I find that they need to be taught basic study skills so they can learn. [Read On]

Homeschool Middle and High School Link Up #15

It’s another Monday and somehow last week with a sick child and testing for our charter school requirements had me missing a LOT of blog related stuff.  That includes sharing last week’s linky for this link up.  (Bad homeschool mama!)   Thankfully, the illness seems to have left the house as no one else has [Read On]


40 Days of Seeking Him in Lent 2014, Week 6

    There are times when I think God sends obstacles into our lives to make us pause and evaluate how we are living.  Last week I had to switch gears a bit as Sunday afternoon the 4 year old had a fever hit and stay with him for a few days.  That meant a [Read On]


Preparing for Easter with Basket Stuffers and New Outfits Plus Giveaway from Coupons.Com #EasterDealsHunt

This is a Fashionista Event and a promotional item was provided to me by Hosts for this event are Still Blonde after all these Years and ModlyChic.   In just under 2 weeks, Easter will be here.  That time will flow before we know it.  Easter time means the need for items to fill [Read On]


Safe Use of Over the Counter Medication #GutCheckAGA

I wrote this blog post on safe use of over the counter medication while participating in a campaign by on behalf the American Gastroenterological Association and received payment for my participation. All opinions stated within are my own. There are days when I am incredibly grateful to live in this time rather than longing [Read On]


Tackling the Sticky Subject of Media Consumption in Captivated

There is no denying that our modern culture has adopted a lifestyle that is more ‘plugged in’ with the use of electronics than in the past.  Technology seems to evolve at a rapid pace with a myriad of options out there to keep people ‘connected.’  I was curious to review Captivated DVD, a documentary from [Read On]


Traveling the World Through Books and Food

As much as we enjoy traveling, the reality is that we can not afford (either time or financial resources) to go everywhere we’d like to go. Thankfully, my family has discovered that we can be traveling the world through books and food with no need to leave home. And, where do we go to find [Read On]


40 Days of Seeking Him in Lent 2014, Week 5

    Do you sometimes feel like there is way more to get done in a day than you have time to do it?  That’s a lot of how my life feels at times.  This past week I had to slow down a bit to tend to a sick kid home from school for several [Read On]


Finding Spring Fashion Trends #sponsored #SpringAtKohls

I participated in a campaign for Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Kohl’s. I received a gift card as a thank you for participating.   While I am not a ‘huge’ fashionista who constantly revamps her wardrobe every season, I do enjoy adding new pieces to my collection. Kohl’s is my go to store for [Read On]

Veggies in Space The Fennel Frontier Giveaway Updated

Veggies in Space: The Fennel Frontier #Giveaway

My family enjoyed reviewing the new Veggies in Space: The Fennel Frontier on DVD recently.  We are blessed with the opportunity to give away a copy of this show to FIVE of our lucky readers.   Entries are through the Rafflecopter form below.  US mailing addresses only.  Entries are accepted through April 8, 2014.   [Read On]


Veggies in Space: The Fennel Frontier

For almost 13 years, our family has been enjoying the different Veggie Tales shows.  Some are more beloved than others, but overall they tend to entertain both adults and children alike.  Our family was eager to review the latest show from this franchise, Veggies in Space: The Fennel Frontier. About Veggies in Space: The Fennel [Read On]

Middle and High School LinkUp #12

Welcome to the 12th edition of the Middle and High School Link Up! We are happy to have you joining us as a reader or writer.  We are so excited to have this linkup for our children to have a creative writing outlet and for us moms to have a place to share middle school [Read On]