• Homeschooling,  Literary Pursuits

    Those Pivotal Days

    Have you ever contemplated how quickly life can change? Many changes are slow and gradual, but occasionally events come along that happen so unexpectedly and instantaneously… and change our lives forever. During this whole crisis that has been 2020 I’ve thought a lot about other challenging events throughout history and how our ancestors managed to survive those times. Or maybe…

  • Literary Pursuits

    Recent 5-Star Reads

    My recommendations from the books I read this past month are heavy on the juvenile side. I usually read pretty evenly from both children’s and adult titles, but most of my favorites from the past few weeks have been children’s books. As usual, when I talk about books, I provide affiliate links to Amazon which means I might make a…

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    Homeschooling

    Review: You Can Draw It in Just 30 Minutes

    Remember the acrylic painting kit I reviewed a few weeks ago? I mentioned we had been dabbling with different mediums in art. Today’s review focuses on pencil sketching. Obligatory disclosure: I received this instructional book from Timberdoodle in exchange for my review. I’ve always admired pencil sketching, particularly the artwork of Garth Williams, classic illustrator of the Little House on…

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    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…

  • 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…

  • Literary Pursuits

    Review: Coloring Bible for Girls

    I enjoy coloring and Bible journaling so I was interested to review the Beautiful Word Bible for Girls. I’m somewhat older than the target market of ages 8 to 12 but from what I could tell by looking at the pictures I didn’t see anything that I thought might be specific to that age range.

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    Literary Pursuits

    If You Like Little House on the Prairie

    My all-time favorite book series has got to be the Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. I was first introduced to them when my mother checked them out at the library to read to us at bedtime before I started school. The problem was, one chapter a night just wasn’t enough. I couldn’t wait to learn to read.