More Books for Young Readers [Summer 2022]

Here's a look at some new books from Zondervan this month for your family: *Note: This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure policy here. *The Berenstain Bears School Days Collection Author: Mike Berenstain Released: June 7, 2022 Publisher: Zonderkidz Page Count: 192 pages Ages: 4 - 8 years The Berenstain Bears School Days Collection... Continue Reading →

Books for Young Readers [Summer 2022]

Here's a look at some new books from Zondervan this month for your family: *Note: This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure policy here. *A Prayer for Our Country Author: Senate Chaplain Barry Black Illustrator: Kim Holt Released: June 7, 2022 Publisher: Zonderkidz Page Count: 32 pages Ages: 4 - 8 years "Senate Chaplain... Continue Reading →

Books for Young Readers [Spring 2022]

Here's a look at some new books from Zondervan this month for your family: *Note: This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure policy here. *Little One, We Knew You'd Come Author: Sally Lloyd-Jones Illustrator: Eve Tharlet Released: March 1, 2022 Publisher: Zonderkidz Page Count: 32 pages Ages: 4 - 8 years A sweet book... Continue Reading →

Pass the Pig Game

M's class used to play this game during review time of the different subjects. They had so much fun. We had this on our list to buy for the longest time and finally got it for ourselves for Christmas. It has already gotten the most use out of all the gifts we were gifted. *Note:... Continue Reading →

Books for Young Readers [Summer 2021]

Here's a look at some new books from Zondervan this month for your family: *Note: This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure policy here. Zondervan Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram *Meet Fiona the Hippo Illustrators: Richard Cowdrey with Donald Wu Released: February 9, 2021 Publisher: Zonderkidz Page Count: 32 pages Ages: 4-7 years... Continue Reading →

KJV Bibles

If there's something that you would consider "old new," it would be these Bibles. These Bibles are "new" versions of the King James Version. The ultrathin is still a basic version but has a reference feature when you want to note other passages related to the ones you are reading. The kids version has some... Continue Reading →

Christmas Under the Stars (Lauren Daigle)

We love Christmas memory stories. In this Sunday's Christmas special, you’ll hear Lauren’s Christmas memories and the influences of New Orleans Jazz in her renditions of Christmas classics and beloved originals from her Christmas album Behold in this intimate concert experience. Keep scrolling to read, listen, and watch some peeks into the special as well... Continue Reading →

Books for Young Readers [November 2020]

Here's a look at some new books from Zondervan + B&H this month for your family: *Note: This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure policy here. Zondervan Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram *Fun Fall Day Emily (age 11): This is a great touch-and-feel book, and it's all about fall! It shows bright pumpkins, crunchy... Continue Reading →

Books for Young Readers [October 2020]

Here's a look at some new books from Zondervan + B&H this month for your family: *Note: This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure policy here. Zondervan Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram *Ashton's Dancing Dreams Emily (age 11): Sometimes it shows when you're having a bad day, and sometimes it seems like you are... Continue Reading →

Our Friends’ Favorite Games

Last time we blogged about some of our current favorite games IN THIS BLOG POST and the post got too long to share what we found out from our friends about their favorite games! So you can read all about what they like in this post. It will mostly be in list form because we... Continue Reading →

Game Time!

I got this idea from my friend Jessica and our family has been loving it the past few months. It started this summer. We've always loved games and usually play at least one game a week. But Jessica gave us the idea to do a game centerpiece. She took out a few games each week... Continue Reading →

Fill A Backpack

The girls have been getting in on the ALIVE action. :p I've been helping a friend with her nonprofit this past month and while we've known of the needs of our community, it is eye-opening diving into even the behind-the-scenes work that is done. ALIVE loves and serves children who are experiencing foster care, homelessness,... Continue Reading →

Outer Space Doodle Fun

At the beginning of summer break, we had a lot of fun doing the 21 Doodle Days through Diane Bleck's Doodle Institute. The course is no longer free but there's still a fun way to join in the doodle fun this summer. Diane has a new app called DoodleTV and we are having summer camp... Continue Reading →

Gracie’s Garden

Here's a look at some new books from B&H/Lifeway this month for your family: *Note: This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure policy here. Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram *Gracie's Garden Melody (age 13): I'm sure lots of us have read the Parable of the Mustard Seed. In Gracie's Garden, they talk about seeds,... Continue Reading →

Faces + People Doodle Fun

At the beginning of summer break, we had a lot of fun doing the 21 Doodle Days through Diane Bleck's Doodle Institute. The course is no longer free but there's still a fun way to join in the doodle fun this summer. Diane has a new app called DoodleTV and we are having summer camp... Continue Reading →

Fruits + Veggies Doodle Fun

At the beginning of summer break, we had a lot of fun doing the 21 Doodle Days through Diane Bleck's Doodle Institute. The course is no longer free but there's still a fun way to join in the doodle fun this summer. Diane has a new app called DoodleTV and we are having summer camp... Continue Reading →

Homeschool Overview 2020-21

In this post: homeschool options, homeschool methods, homeschool curriculum, learning styles, teaching styles, online resources Background (quick-style): We never had plans to homeschool but life is full of surprises. We've been homeschooling in various ways since the girls were preschoolers...and I guess really since they were born...and maybe in the womb since I taught Pre-K... Continue Reading →

Boats + Fish Doodle Fun

At the beginning of summer break, we had a lot of fun doing the 21 Doodle Days through Diane Bleck's Doodle Institute. The course is no longer free but there's still a fun way to join in the doodle fun this summer. Diane has a new app called DoodleTV and we are having summer camp... Continue Reading →

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