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Giveaway of Their Name is Today Reclaiming Childhood in a Hostile World

Their Name is Today: Reclaiming Childhood in a Hostile World #giveaway

I was honored to receive a copy of Their Name is Today: Reclaiming Childhood in a Hostile World to review.  This is a powerful book which tackles the subject of reclaiming childhood in our modern society. Thanks to Fly By Promotions, I am blessed to have a copy to giveaway to one lucky blog reader.  [Read On]

JC Arnold

Their Name is Today: Reclaiming Childhood in a Hostile World

On a weekly basis, I will see memes come on social media that hint at days gone by when childhood seemed less scary than it does in today’s world.  Days when parents booted you out the door to play with the other kids in the neighborhood and explore the world around you.  In our society [Read On]

Holding Picture Colored at Age 4

Buck Denver Asks…What’s In The Bible? Coloring Book

Something that my boys always loved to do when they were younger is color.  J is the perfect age for coloring books now as he is becoming more aware of the idea one is to color within the lines.  Not that he doesn’t break that rule a bit.  Knowing he enjoys coloring and that I [Read On]

Giant Hamburger with Fries Pumpkin Display

Halloween Trunk or Treat Fun with Awesome Pumpkin Decorating Ideas

Last Friday, the younger boys and I went to D’s school for their Trunk or Treat.  It’s one of the annual fundraisers for the PTA and I was amazed at how many people from the surrounding area come to enjoy the festivities.  I was quite glad that we’ve had a really long fall and snow [Read On]

Beyond our Planet Looking at Space Poppins Book Nook Post

Beyond Our Planet ~ Looking at Space

If there is one aspect of science everyone of my boys has loved, it would be the study of space.  I think there is something extremely enticing at looking out from our small spot in the universe and marveling at all of creation. As my decluttering efforts continue to take a bit of time, I elected [Read On]

MIRA Automatic Electric Milk Frother

Making Coffeehouse Drinks Using the MIRA Electric Milk Frother

I’ve shared before that I typically make my own ‘fancy’ coffee drinks at home.  They are never quite the same as those purchased at a coffee house, but I never minded much as I can save SO much money and know exactly what goes into it.  Well, now I am making coffeehouse drinks using the MIRA [Read On]

Tailgating Essentials

Get Your Game On with These Tailgating Essentials

One of the things I miss living in Alaska is the ability to enjoy a good tailgating party. High school football is about the only option for a fall sport up here and by the time things are in swing it is just plain COLD. And, I’m not talking about a little chill in the [Read On]

Chex Mix Popped Sweet & Salty

Bring Something Different to the Party ~ Chex Mix Popped!

The information and prize pack for this post on Chex Mix Popped have been provided by General Mills through Platefull Co-Op. I remember enjoying those classic Chex Mix party mixes for years. They are far tastier than plain old chips even with a good french onion dip. Now there’s a new mix in town which could [Read On]

Quick and Healthy Snack Options from Fiber One

Quick and Healthy Snack Options from Fiber One

The information and prize pack for this post on quick and healthy snack options have been provided by General Mills through Platefull Co-Op. As the mother to 4 growing boys, I completely get the need for quick and healthy snack options. While I might dream of having everything homemade, I also know that convenience will [Read On]

Ingredients at the Ready for Meatloaf and Noodles

Super Easy Budget Stretching Meatloaf and Noodles

The downside to having all these boys in my house is that they want a LOT of meat.  And, meat is not cheap, especially in Alaska where a pound of ground beef is around $3.50 per pound at the warehouse stores and more at the local grocery stores.  So, when they start clambering for more [Read On]

Middlebury Interactive Table of Contents

High School Spanish II with Middlebury Interactive Languages

This post, High School Spanish II Middlebury Interactive Languages, was made possible with the chance to review their Spanish Courses.  Although I took 2 years of Spanish in high school, I do not feel equipped to be the sole educator of this subject with my sons. I didn’t have a problem refreshing my vocabulary a little when [Read On]

Dress Like A Veggie Contest this Friday at Family Christian

Our family LOVES VeggieTales and has for well over a decade.  We also loved shopping at Family Christian back east. So I couldn’t miss the chance to share how your family can be blessed with the Dress Like A Veggie Contest happening next week. What You Need To Do for the Dress Like A Veggie Contest [Read On]

Melody Road by Neil Diamond Day By Day in Our World

Melody Road by Neil Diamond

There are some artists who have serious longevity. I grew up listening to them and they are still releasing new works many years later. Neil Diamond is one of those artists and I was thrilled to have the chance to review his new album, Melody Road, which is releasing tomorrow (October 21st.) About Melody Road by [Read On]

Win a Copy of VeggieTales Beauty and the Beet

Win VeggieTales Beauty and the Beet on DVD

Our family loves VeggieTales and was thrilled to review their newest addition, Beauty and the Beet.   One lucky blog reader will win their own copy of this new title, just in time for the upcoming holiday season. Entries are accepted in the Rafflecopter form below through Wednesday, October 29th.   Good luck!   a [Read On]

Mirabelle and Mr Beet

VeggieTales Beauty and the Beet

For years, our family has loved to watch VeggieTales. Not all of the shows are favorites in our house, but I love how the combine that Saturday morning fun with Sunday morning values. We were blessed with the opportunity to review the newest VeggieTales, Beauty and the Beet. About VeggieTales Beauty and the Beet Take [Read On]

Standard Deviants Accelerate An Online Learning Resource

Standard Deviants Accelerate: An Online Learning Resource

This post, Standard Deviants Accelerate: An Online Learning Resource, was made possible with the chance to review their Standard Deviants Accelerate Homeschool Courses.  With two boys in high school, I have been exploring more online learning options to both engage them and to ease a bit of the grading burden from my shoulders. It is not that [Read On]

Boxes of Sale Items Clog the Living Room

Getting Real: Reigning in Clutter Around the House

I’ve been dreading doing this for some time, but can no longer stand the chaos which reigns in our house.  It robs me of peace and joy.  As overwhelming as it is to tackle it all, I have reached the point where action HAS to happen. I have started to purge all the baby and [Read On]

This Spells Trouble ~ Cover Reveal

With cooler weather here in Alaska and the days getting shorter, I am definitely in my ‘curl up and read a good book’ mood. Here’s a glimpse at a book coming out that I can’t wait to get my hands on.  (I love a good paranormal story.) It took some work, but Lynlee Lincoln has [Read On]


Engage the Kids In Some Halloween Decorating Fun

Can you believe that it is about the half way mark through the month? Halloween will be here in just a few short weeks and I’ve yet to get busy decorating around the house for this holiday. There are so many great craft ideas out there, but I don’t always have time to drive into [Read On]

GoPro Snowy Mountain Top

Buy a New Action Camera for a Holiday Gift

For this post on buying a new action camera for a holiday gift, I have been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. Alaska is one large and wondrous state.  Our family is so blessed to live up here and be able [Read On]