Killing Lions {Review and GIVEAWAY}

I thoroughly enjoy reading books written by New York Times best-selling author John Eldredge and his son Sam.  This father and son team are Christian men who don't sugar coat the Word of God in their writing.  When I was asked by Family Christian Bookstores to review John and Sam Eldredge's latest book, I did not hesitate at the opportunity!  Truth be told, I had no prior knowledge of the subject, but I based on previous books I've read by John and his wife Stasi, I just knew I would enjoy Read more [...] {Why you need this resource!}

I must have been living under a rock because I had no idea how fantastic Yearly membership was until I was asked to do a review!  I have been a follower of The Old Schoolhouse Facebook page for almost 7 years but, for whatever reason, I never applied for membership to the teacher's resources.  They say hindsight is 20/20, but apparently I lacked any sight over the past 10 years!  I have wasted precious time running in circles for other resources! What makes this Read more [...]

On the FOURTH Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me……

Wisdomantics!!!! Wisdomantics is a new game that I was recently asked to review.  I am looking to add more games to our collection for older kids like Bookworm, so I jumped at the chance.  When I received the box it sat there tempting me until I finally shifted our homeschool schedule a bit so we could take the afternoon off and play it! Wisdomantics–New King James Version (NKJV) is an interactive DVD board game for players of various faiths who desire to gain the vast wisdom of King Read more [...]

Modest Monday: Saying “See Ya Later” to the Army

You could say that when I married my husband I also married the Army.  The Army provided us the opportunity to travel throughout the country, but the Army also took away opportunities because of deployments and training exercises.  Through the good and the bad, there it was.  I have never been one of those wives you hear about on social media sites complaining or, better yet, calling my husband's command complaining about his work hours.  Nor have I been one of those wives who wore my husband's Read more [...]

On the Third Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me……

UKloo!!!! I was asked to review uKloo and I am glad that we did!  Here is what Amazon says: Combine thinking skill with physically active fun with this riddle solving game.  uKloo Riddle Edition is a game for 7 and up that boosts reading comprehension, builds problem solving skills, enhances logic and reasoning, develops decision-making and encourages writing. From the uKloo website: Great for kinesthetic, or hands-on, learners (boys often fall into this category) Offers physical Read more [...]

Watch For the Light: Readings for Advent and Christmas

Advent - my favorite time of the year!  What is there not to love about Advent?  My husband and I read Advent stories to the boys, the boys read Advent stories to me and my husband and, sometimes, the boys read Advent stories to one another.  No matter who is reading, no matter what activity we are engaged in, the focus remains on Christ.  I also enjoy my personal Advent time reflecting on God's amazing love while reading my Bible.  One of my favorite books I read from in addition to my Read more [...]

On The Second Day Of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me…..

The Settlers of Catan!!! Amazon Says: The Settlers of Catan from Mayfair Games is an award-winning strategy game where players collect resources and use them to build roads, settlements and cities on their way to victory.  The board itself is variable, making each game a little different from the next.  Each round of The Settlers of Catan is intended to keep three or four players ages 10 and above engaged for up to 90 minutes. On the Road to Settlement The game rules and almanac booklet Read more [...]

On the First Day of Christmas My True Love Gave To Me…..

Welcome to my "12 Days of Christmas" series.  Come join me each day as I share with you my Twelve Days of Christmas----BOARDGAMES Edition!!!  Each day I will be highlighting boardgames for you all!  First let's talk about why boardgames are a MUST for every family. :) Kids NEED to spend time with you- A child wants/needs/craves spending time with you.  Quality time where you can talk and connect.  Times without judgement and just fun interaction.  When you set aside time to play a board Read more [...]

Parenting UnChained {Review}

I recently had the honor of reviewing FAMILY TOOLBOX from the National Center for Biblical Parenting (NCBP).  When I was asked to join the NCBP launch team for Parenting UnChained: Overcoming the Ten Deceptions That Shackle Christian Parents, I could hardly contain my excitement!  This book is definitely a resource I can use with parenting my kiddos. About the Book: In Parenting Unchained – Overcoming the Ten Deceptions that Shackle Christian Parents, Dr. James D. Dempsey reveals the Read more [...]

Modest Monday: Modesty, Military, and Korea

Welcome back to our tour of Korea!  If you haven't been around for this series, no worries!  You can read the first two HERE and HERE. My husband is considered a Hard Rock Cafe connoisseur of sorts.  It is a personal goal of his to visit every HRC in the world.  When we plan our vacations or our military moves across country, he gives me the freedom to plot destinations the boys and I would enjoy.  However, his only request is that we visit at least one new HRC along the way.  We all Read more [...]