A Summer Reading List for Mom

As soon as May rolls around the summer reading list buzz begins. Library summer reading programs, public school inspired lists, living book lists, Amazon, Barnes and Nobles and Scholastic are just a few to mention. Both of my (reading) children have tentative reading lists for the next couple of months. With the help of Moving Beyond the Page, my most reluctant reader (also known as the boy who couldn’t make it passed a preface) just

Life Update {June 10} Donuts on a clothes line and a new chore routine

This past week flew by. It seems like the further along I get in this pregnancy, the faster things are happening. I’m in my 7th month now and can’t believe it!! So… what have we been up to? Last Friday was National Donut Day. Did you know that? We celebrated the occasion by heading south to a friend’s house where we strung donuts from her clothes line. J The kids (all 11 of them) had

Apologia’s What on Earth Can I Do? {a Crew Review}

  Apologia Educational Ministries has added a fourth book to their What We Believe series.. What on Earth Can I Do? This new set will help kids in grades 1-6 understand what it means to be a good and faithful servant of God. We received the complete set in our review package which includes: What on Earth Can I Do? student text, What on Earth Can I Do? Notebooking Journal, What on Earth Can I Do? Junior Notebooking

Summer Meal Routines {plus some great freezer cooking resources}

Having meals planned out in advance is not only a time saver, it’s a sanity saver too! I love, love, love being able to glance at a paper in the morning and know what to pull out for lunch (if necessary) and dinner. I have always been a fan of filling my freezer with meals to be easily pulled out later. Over the years we have found some family favorites as well as some concoctions

ARTistic Pursuits {Review}

I have long struggled with picking out (and sticking with!) an art curriculum for our homeschool. I have gone back and forth from basic art theory to picture study to just watching movies on Netflix and back again!! So when I was offered Elementary 4-5, Book 1: The Elements of Art and Composition by ARTisticPursuits, I jumped at it! The program is designed to involve the student in the creative process while still developing observation