• Just One More Chapter - the perfect shirt for book lovers!
    apparel & accessories

    Just One More Chapter

    Hello fellow book lovers! A couple of weeks ago we got our Intentional Family apparel in and I’m excited to show off the first design “we” came up with! I say “we” because honestly, this was all her. Yes, my eight year old sat down to think of shirt designs and came up with “just one more chapter” and an image of a book. Be still my book loving heart. When the shirts came in (after she immediately grabbed a book and sat down) I took her out to grab a few photos and she says “they usually stand like this” and then poses for me, how does she even…

  • The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls - The Beginning - Book Review - great books for kids who love Magic Tree House
    book reviews,  elementary

    The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls – Book Review

    I am really excited to share today’s book review with you! So, I have one reader and one not-quite-a-reader-yet-but-listens-to-a-lot-of-audiobooks, both of them have loved the Magic Tree House series, my daughter has read almost all of them and listened to tons on audio and my son has listened to a number of the books on audio. If you are wondering why I am talking about the Magic Tree House when I’m reviewing a different book, here’s why: I think if your kids love the Magic Tree House books (as most kids do) they are going to love The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls series. I was sent The Beginning, book…

  • Early Learning Bundle - great products for those in preschool and kindergarten and an excellent deal!
    homeschool deals

    The Best Deal for Those Teaching Preschool or Kindergarten

    For those of you that have kids in the preschool and/or kindergarten stage (or are going to soon), I have an amazing deal for you today! Back in the winter we (over at Intentional Bundles) launched our first ever Early Learning Mini Bundle. It included over $175 products and was sold for just $15. Of course, we can’t have that kind of deal on forever so it was only around for a week, so a lot of people missed out. But, here’s the good news: for the next two days it’s back! That’s right, until Wednesday at 9pm PST you can grab over $175 in products for just $15 right…

  • The Prairie Thief Book Review - fantasy for elementary and middle grade
    book reviews,  elementary,  middle grade

    The Prairie Thief Book Review

    It’s time for another book review! The Prairie Thief is a book I have been meaning to read for a long time. I got the book out from the library a few times but never made it a priority to read until recently. Also, I want to note: the first time I took the book out from the library I didn’t realize it was fantasy – somehow I totally missed the little guy on the cover! I have heard people describe this book as Little House on the Prairie with a fantasy twist but I wouldn’t agree with that at all. I would say it’s more Anne of Green Gables…

  • Our Homeschool Year Review - What Worked and What Didn't
    homeschool planning,  real homeschool stories

    A Review of Our Homeschool Year – What Worked and What Didn’t

    Yesterday morning I officially declared our homeschool year “over”. The truth is, we never stop learning (and I actually have some intentional learning planned for the summer) but it’s nice to have an official start and stop to the year. Plus, I like to start after the regular school kids and stop before them -because why not?! #benefitsofhomeschooling I am really excited for the plans I have for our learning this summer (and into the fall) I’m making some changes and I think it is going to be so good. But before I go into them I wanted to do a review of the last year. This review is good…

  • A Fablehaven Book Review - what I liked, what you should know and the ages it's best for.
    book reviews,  high school,  middle grade

    Fablehaven Book Review

    I’m excited to start what will be a nearly-weekly series of book reviews! As I explained earlier this week I think it is important to make sure we are aware of what our kids are reading, especially if you are a Christian parent. I decided to start by reviewing Fablehaven because it’s one of those books that I have heard a lot of people mention. I have gotten the book out from the library one or two times before but never got around to reading it so I made it a priority this time.   THE STORY In Fablehaven sister and brother, Kristen and Seth, go to visit their grandparents…