Family Bible Lessons with Bible Study Guide For All Ages

Bible Study Guide For All Ages is hands-down the best program I’ve seen for teaching children about the Bible. We have been reviewing the Primary (1st to 2nd grade) student pages with the corresponding teacher guide, as well as the Large Bible Book Summary Cards and the Wall Maps and Timeline Set. It has been an incredible method for teaching about God’s Word. It has brought us closer as a family and I can see true learning happening in my girls. I have been using this with my oldest two girls who are almost 7 and almost 5. We haven’t

Creating Your Summer Bucket List

Bucket lists are fun to do during summer! It’s a time when public and private schools are out so there are tons of kid-friendly events and activities going on. Even though homeschoolers have the option to school through the traditional summer break, we can always add in special trips out of town or random and fun activities around the house. Here’s how you can create your own bucket list to maximize summer fun. I would suggest writing it all down on a sheet of paper or in a note on your phone and then copying it to a posterboard or

T is for Tree, a Beautiful Alphabet Book (Review)

My goal as a homeschool mom is not just to teach my kids their ABCs and 123s. It’s to help them become well-rounded, competent adults who love the Lord. My duty to lead them to Christ is THE highest priority I have as their mother. Reformed Free Publishing Association has put out this beautifully illustrated book for young children that connects the alphabet with scripture. It’s called T is for Tree: A Bible ABC. It was written and illustrated by Connie L. Meyer and intended for kids ages three to six. We received a copy of this hardcover book to

5 Backyard Fun Ideas for Summer

This week, we are moving from the midwest back down to Florida. My hometown actually! I have mixed feelings about it, but let’s not dwell on that. I am choosing to focus on the positives, and a HUGE one is that we will have a fenced backyard again! For four long years, we have lived in places that either don’t have a yard at all, only have a small patio area, or one house we lived in didn’t have a fence or really any backyard to speak of, but we did have a cul-de-sac. Not exactly the same! But we

Children’s Books by Christian Author, Kayla Jarmon

We recently had the opportunity to review three children’s books from author Kayla Jarmon. These are digital books that are geared toward young children. We received: A Boy and His Dog Don’t Forget Me (Discussion Book Series, Book 1) Dying is Part of This World (Discussion Book Series, Part 2) Mrs. Jarmon is a Christian author and the two books in the Discussion Series are both based on biblical values while the other has no religious leanings at all. I read them with our children who are ages 6, 4, and 2 (and infant, but she doesn’t exactly have an

Keeping Your Sanity When All Your Kids Are Little

You start out with one baby. He takes up a lot of your time, day and night. But eventually you find your groove and all is well. You might add another baby a year or two later. And now you have two little people to take care of, but no additional help. But eventually you find your groove there, too. Baby #3 comes along. And another. And maybe more after that. You always eventually find a balance and a swing to things, but you often feel like you’re not holding it all together so well. All these little kids who

Bring the Bible to Life with the Planet 316 Story Bible

There are tons of children’s bibles out there! But none have the awesome addition of “augmented reality,” and we were elated to have the chance to review this newfangled way of teaching kids bible stories. The brilliant minds at Planet 316 and WorthyKids/Ideals have done an amazing job and I’m excited to share their products with you. We received the Planet 316 Story Bible and the companion Planet 316 Story Bible App that goes with it. I used it on my iPhone 8 and I think it would have looked even better on the larger screen of a tablet, but

Ideas for Homeschoolers for Rainy Days (and Snowy Days and Hot Days and…)

Here in Wisconsin, we experience a variety of weather. Four real seasons, rain, snow and sleet, and cloudy and foggy days. We get a couple months of extreme cold and a good month of extreme heat. We might have beautiful days in the spring but the ground is still wet from the snow melting so playgrounds and parks are still off limits. Needless to say, we have a lot of ideas for indoor activities and appropriate outdoor activities so we are not getting cabin fever too badly! A lot of these ideas also work for if you’re stuck without power

Parenting Help for Christians (Review)

Okay, so we all have kids who have behavior problems from time to time, right? I mean, no parent is perfect and every child is an individual. Some of us struggle with strong-willed children who are less likely to be obedient. It often comes down to who can hold out the longest. That person should always be the parent, but it becomes exhausting, to say the least. My oldest child is particularly challenging, spunky as some would say (like her mama). I feel like we’ve tried so many ways to appeal to her, and while she has a servant’s heart

5 Things I Wish I Knew As a First Time Mom

That’s me with my Ruby when she was five hours old. My second-born. The one who rocked my world for the second time in less than two years. I’ve had four kiddos now. For some reason, people keep thinking each child is my first if they see me with only the baby of the bunch. Their advice is the same as it was the first time around. However, there are some things that don’t get said to the first-timers because they are so obvious, we feel they must already know them (except they don’t), or because they are personal and