Day Two: How I Started This Journey

In February 2007, I walked out of my oldest son's school, and I wasn't about to look back. I was a single parent, and a Ph.D. student, and since moving to Michigan, there was one hurdle after another with the school my then 8-year-old went to. The latest problem was that he was despondent each … Continue reading Day Two: How I Started This Journey

Release Blitz: We The Dreamers by Raynelda A. Calderon

  Children’s fiction / Picture book Date Published: November 1, 2021 Publisher: Cayena Press, Inc. “We the Dreamers” describes the journey of immigrating to a new place through the eyes of a child. The narrative text is poetic and full of emotion. The illustrations, which seem to dance and sing, convey the story of crossing … Continue reading Release Blitz: We The Dreamers by Raynelda A. Calderon

Day One (Again) of My Daily Blog Challenge

Before my site went down, I'd completed a 31-day blog challenge in August. I'm, honestly, really bummed that I lost so much great content that was up here over the last year (and I'll be putting back up what I can as I can), but I wanted to do the daily challenge again. So, over … Continue reading Day One (Again) of My Daily Blog Challenge

Bear With Me for a Minute

Bluehost failed to renew my site, and I've lost a year of posts. I'm trying to get all of this straightened out and I'm majorly bummed that this happened. There was a lot of good stuff I'd posted in the last year. I liked my site design. I've lost all of it, and as you … Continue reading Bear With Me for a Minute

Book Tour: Homeschooling and Working (Excerpt)

Today's post is an excerpt from the book Homeschooling and Working by L.M. Preston. When you have a strong-willed child, there is no immediate solution for teaching them the valuable lessons of self-control, respect for authority, keeping destructive reactions in check, and just being obedient when the time dictates it. Your commitment to transform your … Continue reading Book Tour: Homeschooling and Working (Excerpt)

Review: Timberdoodle’s Color Catch Game

We had the opportunity to review Smart Game's Color Catch. The game was sent to us by Timberdoodle to try out and review. The game is included in Timberdoodle's 2020 Seventh-Grade Curriculum Kit & Their Non-religious 2020 Seventh-Grade Curriculum Kit. I reviewed it with my soon-to-be 7 year old. What is Color Catch Smart Game? … Continue reading Review: Timberdoodle’s Color Catch Game

Meet tonies – A Great Resource for Early Childhood Education

Do you wish your child would get away from screens more? There's a new toy available in the U.S. that has been really popular in Europe - tonies. I know my own kids can benefit from getting away from their iPads and the TV, so when I was offered the chance to check out this … Continue reading Meet tonies – A Great Resource for Early Childhood Education

“Our Friendship Matters” by Kimberly B. Jones YA Pre-Order Book Blitz & Giveaway

  Young Adult Date Published: October 5, 2020 Publisher: Rhetoric Askew Publishing, LLC     Leah and Sasha are 17-year-old friends who had been close to one another since elementary school, but as the summer approaches they find their friendship tested in ways they never anticipated. Following graduation, Sasha’s privileged life and perception of the … Continue reading “Our Friendship Matters” by Kimberly B. Jones YA Pre-Order Book Blitz & Giveaway

Review: Usborne Little Children’s Drawing Book

My littlest gal is so happy. She got to review something for the blog. Timberdoodle sent us Usborne Little Children's Drawing Book ($6) for us to review. It's a good thing too. With her big sister taking on Artistic Pursuits this year, she's going to want some art lessons of her own. Long story, short, … Continue reading Review: Usborne Little Children’s Drawing Book

Review: Plus-Plus Learn to Build Jewelry

I recently had the opportunity to review the Plus-Plus Learn to Build Jewelry kit with my first grader thanks to the Brilliant Minds program. While I did receive reimbursement for my purchase of the kit, all opinions are my own. The short story: the kit was a hit. What Learn to Build Jewelry Is Plus-Plus … Continue reading Review: Plus-Plus Learn to Build Jewelry