Wednesday, September 3, 2014

New School Year

We have decided to continue using My Father's World for our curriculum. We are in the third year of the the five year cycle. We are studying Rome to the Reformation. 

This is our third year homeschooling and we started August 18th. When I think about it, I am surprised that I've made it this far and still loving it like I do. Being with your kids 24/7 isn't the easiest thing in the world, but we have learned a lot about each other. Our strengths and weaknesses, learning styles and our individual personalities have taught us a lot about faith and love and a whole lot of patience. We were definitely not near as prepared in the beginning like we are now. I am much more organized and this year the girls are learning how to keep their stuff organized as well. 

Not the most glamorous of things that I've seen for homeschool stuff on Pinterest but it works for us. We finished weeks 1 and 2 and are currently in the middle of week 3. The biggest thing we have gleaned so far from our studies of Rome is if our politicians read a bit through history they would see things never change and the pattern is the same now as it was then. 

I really hope to keep up with blogging. It's on my goal list for this year. 

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Reasons For Belief

Reasons For Belief by Norman L. Geisler and Patty Tunnicliffe

I wouldn't go off and say this was a terrible book.  It wasn't terrible in the sense of bad writing or the authors didn't do their homework first, all that was great.  This is just a good book for someone who hasn't read ánything by an apologetic before. Or for that matter is possibly beginning their journey and want to get the basics down before they dive into deeper richer content.  This is one of many you could pick from, and I just don't think this one would be exactly it.
I was given this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review.

A Noble Groom

A Noble Groom by Jody Hedlund

Having a paternal great-grandmother as an immigrant from Germany I was really excited to read this book.  Since she is long since passed I wasn't old enough to know to ask her questions about what life was like back then.  This historical novel gives you a very clear picture of the hardships those immigrants faced coming to America.  More than that it makes living now not seem quite so difficult.  The book of course has an amazing love story that you wouldn't want to miss!
I was given this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review.

Firefly Island

Firefly Island by Lisa Wingate

Here is another great read by Lisa Wingate!  I have read all of her novels set in Moses Lake and some of the characters make it into each of them.  It is a nice change with this one because the girl finds her love in the beginning! The rest of the story is about making a life together in a new town hundreds of miles from friends and family.  Moses Lake has secrets and scandals and Mallory can't help but bring them to the surface.  You wont be disappointed!

Bethany House sent me this book in return for an honest review.  All opinions are my own :)

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

All Things New by Lynn Austin

All Things New by Lynn Austin
I will have to say by reading this amazing novel, I realized I was ignorant of the Reconstruction period in history. To say it honestly, I was ignorant of slavery altogether. Having said that, if you want what feels like a real life account of post-war South, this is the book for you. Once again Austin writes as if she was really there experiencing history in the making.
This book was sent to me from Bethany House in exchange for an honest review.

The Bridesmaid by Beverly Lewis

The Bridesmaid by Beverly Lewis
I like this series (Home to Hickory Hollow) because they are completely seperate books, you don't have to read them in order, yet some of the characters find their way into the different stories easily. I really enjoyed reading The Bridesmaid. It was quick, had a happy ending, and was very unlike Lewis's previous books.
This book was sent to me from Bethany House in exchange for an honest review.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

What Your Husband Isn't Telling You

What Your Husband Isn't Telling You by David Murrow

What a fantastic book! There is no way I could recommend this book enough. You want a better relationship with your man, read it now! It is written by a man who seems to be extremely straight forward in speech. You WILL be offended and enlightened, however by the end you WILL know your husband. The beginning of this book book through the beginning of manhood. How God made man, why he thinks, feels, talks, and acts the way he does. Man has "Provider" speaking in one ear and "Protector" speaking in the other ear. Provider and Protector are the basics. It easy after reading this to understand why a man does what he does. He can't help it. The rest of the book goes through explaining a man's brain, soul, body and spirit. David Murrow doesn't hold anything back about man's secrets, longings and needs. Appreciate him, respect him, love him, and initiate sex often... It's really that easy!

This book was given to me by Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review. The entire review is my own opinion.

Saturday, August 25, 2012


I did it! I am now officially a homeschooling parent! We completed our first week and it was amazing. Seriously, I'm not just saying that! We had a great time, learned a lot and without any tears. We decided on going with My Father's World and their recommended Math, Spelling, Language package. This year we will be "exploring countries and cultures" and the girls even get a passport (fake). I will post pictures when I can get them uploaded to my computer. I plan on keeping this blog up during this journey because frankly I'm interested in typing it so maybe someone out there will be interested in reading it!