• The Lost Lieutenant
    Literary Pursuits

    Review: The Lost Lieutenant

    If you’re a fan of Regency romance novels you’re sure to love The Lost Lieutenant by Erica Vetsch. I received a copy in exchange for my review as part of the I Read with Audra blog tour. Confession time: While Regency romance isn’t my usual genre of choice at this stage of my life there was a time I read…

  • river
    Adventures

    April Adventures

    What a crazy spring it’s been, huh? I wanted to resume recapping our monthly adventures but, of course, we haven’t been able to get out and do many of the things we enjoy in the past few weeks. We have, however, managed to modify and make adjustments, just as you have. Lyle and I have a long-standing tradition of Saturday…

  • Literary Pursuits

    Recent 5-Star Reads

    Without realizing it, apparently I read more than a book a day during the month of April! I track my reading on Goodreads as I go along, but I don’t set goals or pay to attention to how much I’ve read until it’s time to tally it up for these blog posts. Granted, a number of those were kids’ books…

  • Heritage

    Home Remedies I Remember

    When I was growing up we didn’t go to the doctor much. We didn’t have health insurance, nor much money, so my parents and grandparents usually tried to treat minor illnesses and injuries with home remedies first. Sometimes they worked. Sometimes they didn’t. My family was into healthy food and holistic treatments way before it was trendy. We ate lots…

  • Homeschooling,  Literary Pursuits

    Free E-books & Audiobooks for Kids

    There are lots of free resources available for kids right now, especially in regards to homeschooling and learning. I want to share a few I’m really impressed with but first I’m obliged to say that this post includes Amazon affiliate links which means I might earn from qualifying purchases.  First of all, do you know about stories.audible.com? It’s an Audible…

  • Homeschooling

    Review: TwoSticks Shadows Painting Kit

    My education has gaps. So does yours. Unless you know everything. Which you don’t. Unless you’re 11. If so, you probably think you know everything. But you still don’t. However, there are a few courses I missed out on during my years in school. World History for one. Geography for another. Never fear. I have long since filled in those…

  • Homeschooling

    Review: Tally-Ho Game

    We’ve accumulated a number of great critical-thinking single player games over the years thanks to Timberdoodle’s careful curating. What I’ve found, though, is that these games rarely get played solo style. Almost always it turns out that a couple kids will put their heads together to work on a game as partners. I love that! For that reason I was…

  • Homeschooling

    Review: Storyteller’s Card Game

    I am so excited to once again have the opportunity to review several games and hands-on learning products from Timberdoodle. Over the years they have become my go-to source for creative ways to stretch our brains in my quest for an ongoing learning lifestyle. I have three reviews for you today to coincide with the release of Timberdoodle’s 2020-2021 Curriculum…

  • Heritage

    Heirloom Bibles – Part 2

    The Shumaker Bible The second family Bible I have inherited belonged to my great-grandparents, Ernest and Liffa Shumaker. It is even more tattered than the older Maberry Bible. The spine is split down the middle and the cover is literally disintegrating. Also, the first few pages are missing. However, much to my delight, this one does include Family Record pages…