Saturday, June 13, 2015


I'm thinking about you today. Actually I think about you most days...but especially today. I think about how it would have felt when you moved...or how many times I would've gotten heartburn. I wonder if you would have made me itch like your brother, Canaan...or made me sick like you sister, Genesis. Would my feet had been so swollen I'd cry to get out of bed like I did with Asher? Would you've have had my toes?  I think about the widows peak you might have gotten from you daddy. I try to imagine if you were a boy or a girl. Would you have been born at home like you sister, Shiloh? I wonder what it'd been like to hold you right after you'd been born. What color eyes would you have you gazed at me with? Would you have come early or late...perhaps even right on time? I have so many questions that I'll never know the answer to in this life.

According to, today would've been your due date...and today I'm missing you, which really isn't any different than any other day...but today I want to world to miss you with me. I you sweet baby. See you soon.


Monday, November 3, 2014

Review: Wizzy Gizmo

This past summer as I was looking to find a new bible curriculum for our family the opportunity to review a new product presented itself.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

An Easter Resolution

As Easter approached this year, I began reevaluating my relationship with Jesus. What better time to do so than when we celebrate His resurrection. I decided to take time and look at each of the gospel accounts of when Jesus arose. As I read Mark's account, I was dumbfounded to realize how very lacking in my own faith I truly was of meeting with my risen Savior, not just this Easter Sunday, but every worship service I take part in.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Review: Reading Eggs

I cannot tell you how excited I am about the latest review that I had a chance to take part in. For quite some time now, I have toyed with buying a membership to the learning site Reading Eggs. I have done the two week trial and liked what I saw but never felt like it was long enough to really invest $49.95 for six months or even $69 for a year; that is until now. For the past six weeks both of my kids have gotten the opportunity to explore and learn on the site and I've seen an explosion in how much my 4 year old has learned. He has actually read at least two sentences this far and is well on his way to reading much quicker than my daughter did. I definitely attribute that to using Reading Eggs. No other site has kept him engaged in the learning process quite like this one.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Taming the Stuff Monster

For awhile now, I've felt this ever increasing burden that "stuff" and things were overtaking our lives. So this past Christmas we made some drastic changes in our home. It all began the Christmas before, we did the same thing we've always done...have a birthday party for Jesus, hoping to keep Him as the focal point. However, no matter what we did, something felt awry.

Friday, November 29, 2013

Review: My Little Pony Reading App

Over the last three years since I began homeschooling, I have always been on the look out for accompaniments to keep learning fun. So any time I get an opportunity to review a new app that could add some extra excitement to our schedule, I jump at the chance. This time we got the to review a new reading iPad app called, My Little Pony: Party of One  It was created by PlayDate Digital, a developing company in the realm of interactive, mobile educational software for both iOS and Android devices. You can read more about them here.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Review: A Light for my Path (An ABC Book Based on Psalm 119)

When I signed up to do this review, I admit that I fully expected a simple little child's book of the ABC's using Psalm 119. I have a 4 year old and we are working on our ABC's and thought it would be a great companion to the other things we use. However, A Light for my Path (An ABC Book Based on Psalm 119) that I got was so much more!

Sunday, September 15, 2013


While this is an older post, with the current election cycle, I felt the need to share once again. We now have six children and despite the ruckus pro-life supporters make, I can't help but wonder why we still get such rude comments and stares. Are we done at six? Maybe. Maybe not. However, I can tell you that I, or I should say we are 100% pro-life. Hope this helps you to truly examine your stance.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Review: One Minute Reader

When I first began homeschooling, I never thought teaching my child to read would be nearly as hard as it turned out to be. We really struggled as we jumped in to one curriculum after another before finally finding what worked for us. Once we did my daughter took off, however, that battle created a great deal of reluctance from her when it came to reading. That's why when given the opportunity to review One Minute Reader I was more than happy to jump on board.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Review: Classical Historian

History has never been my forté. To be honest, when I was in school, I hated it. That is until a professor in college made it fun! For the first time ever, I couldn't wait to get to history class. His presentation brought history to life. So of course when teaching my children about history I want to make sure not only are they not bored out their mind, but that I'm not either! That's why I was so excited to get the chance to review a product from the Classical Historian.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Review: How Do We Know God is Really There?

Faith is funny's simple enough for a child to easily accept, yet difficult enough for an adult to question. However, just because you believe doesn't mean you or your children don't have questions. Helping your children understand the great universe God has created can sometimes be difficult. That's where Apologia comes in. They offer a variety of products to help navigate those sometimes hard to answer questions. One of those is How Do We Know God is Really There? It's the first in a series of adorable picture books to help introduce your child to the concepts of the Christian faith.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Review: Waterproof Bible

This may have been the hardest review I had to do!! Hard...but fun!!! I was given the chance to put the Waterproof Bible produced by Bardin&Marsee Publishing to the test!! Putting the Word of GOD through the ringer...a little tough considering the reverence I have for the Holy Book. However, there wasn't any other way to find out if the company's claims were accurate. So, I took that challenge and was beyond amazed at the unfathomable limits that the Waterproof Bible!!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Review: Ooka Island

When we started homeschooling my daughter was just going in to Kindergarten and had some skills to begin to read, but wasn't really reading. So our adventure began! It took us four curriculum and the summer just before second grade before we actually found what clicked with her (she's my first and unfortunately the guinea pig for all that we try). When the opportunity to review Ooka Island came up, I was a little hesitant to try it, especially since we'd made so much progress in the last year. So I decided I'd use it with my 3 year old instead, but however, his enthusiasm for the program was obviously contagious and before long they were arguing over who's turn it was to play.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Review: Saving Memories Forever

When I first found out I was going to be reviewing the Saving Memories Forever app, I really wasn't that excited. I know most of the other reviewers kept expressing how thrilled they were, but I was rather mundane. Remember my background is in television, so my first thought was, "Why wouldn't you just use your video camera?" Having said this, let me just say...I am absolutely a convert! As I began to use it, I could see so many possibilities for it and I LOVE THIS APP (which is available for iPhone and Android systems)!!!!

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Review: Spanish for You!

I have to admit, when I found out I was going to review Spanish for You! by Debbie Arnett I wasn't exactly thrilled about the idea of adding it to our homeschool curriculum...not because I don't think it's a necessary skill for today, rather we've been so busy during the past month that fitting it in was just one more thing I had to do.