How to Survive a Homeschool Convention without a Panic Attack

How to Survive a Homeschool Convention without Losing Your Mind

You might not know it, but I am more comfortable behind a computer screen than in front of a live person.  Give me a keyboard and I can type and converse all day, but face to face? That is a bit harder for me.  I’m an introvert at heart, and the idea of being in [Read On]

New Veggie Tales are In The House!

Veggie Tales in the House

Hey Veggie Tales fans – there are new episodes of Veggie Tales In the House available starting Friday, April 17th!  You and your kids can tune in to watch Bob, Larry and the rest of the Veggie gang in new silly adventures guaranteed to bring laughter into your home! Here’s the rundown on the new [Read On]

A Review of First Start Reading from Memoria Press

First Start Reading Memoria Press

I’ve mentioned before (a few times actually) that reading has been a slight challenge here in the Good homeschool. We have tried seven (yes, SEVEN) different programs to varying degrees of success, and I really wanted to try something different with Bella.  I was really happy to be selected as part of the TOS Crew [Read On]

From the Zoo and Beyond


While at times I feel like we are living IN a zoo, I love to visit our local zoo with the kids.  For my birthday I said that I wanted to take the kids to the zoo and thankfully we had a lovely sunny day that was a perfect zoo day! Little man had a [Read On]

Do You Love the Little House series? This is for YOU!


Growing up, every Tuesday night I was allowed to stay up to 8pm to watch Little House on the Prairie. I would snuggle into the sofa with my blanket wrapped around me and get caught up in the adventures of Walnut Grove. I remember really disliking Nellie Olsen for being so mean to the Ingalls girls, [Read On]

What I Really Want to Say to Little Man’s Birth Mom

Sophie Bella S

Little man was born on July 24, 2013 and was placed with us on August 1, 2013.  He spent his first week in the NICU going through withdrawal and wanted to be held all the time once we had him in our arms.  We had no contact with the birth parents until the first mediation [Read On]

Have You Joined LEGO Club yet?

Currclick Lego

In the fall I signed Sophie up for a local LEGO League group here in NJ. It was run by a local homeschool mom and while I didn’t always agree with how the group was run Sophie loved it so we went every 2 weeks. In December the mom running the group decided that it [Read On]

The Best Birthday Present

Portrait Innovations Blog

Today I turn 40. I thought I would have a problem with it, since I had a horrible time with turning 36 – but I’m seriously good with it.  I’m really looking forward to spending the day with my sweet family and enjoying a quiet day together. Yesterday our little guy’s TPR case was being [Read On]

Today’s the Day for Little Man’s TPR Trial


Today, at 11:00am EST Little Man’s case goes before the judge.  The state is asking the judge to terminate the parental rights of the BM so that we can petition the state for legal custody via adoption. Our case worker will present evidence that the BM has not set or achieved any of her parenting [Read On]

Monday Facts – Birthday Edition


Happy Monday!! I had an AMAZING weekend – one that I won’t soon forget. This Thursday is my birthday and it’s kind of a big one (4-0!) and I was really thinking we wouldn’t do anything special because this is Holy Week, and when your husband is a minister you don’t add anything on Holy [Read On]

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