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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]

Consignment Sale Tips

Consignment Sale Tips and Tricks

The past few weeks I’ve been knee deep in consignment sale season, and I’m finally coming up for air! I’ve shared on IG and Facebook about some of the deals I found, and I’ve gotten some questions about consigning so I thought I’d do a quick overview with some dos and don’ts! A consignment sale [Read On]

A Review of HomeSchool Office from Lord Heritage

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As a homeschool mom, I feel the need to keep a daily school schedule, a family schedule, a monthly calendar…and let’s not forgot about the planning that I need to do for my kids to keep us on track with our homeschool life.  All this scheduling can get downright overwhelmimg, so it was great to [Read On]

Monday Facts on Wednesday – Again!


Happy Wednesday people!! Perhaps one week I’ll get my Monday facts posted on Monday…but apparently this week I’m running late. Again. While I was in TN little man here had a banner few days – he started going in the potty (what?!) and now says *ta-da* clear as a bell with hands up over his [Read On]

Why We Love GPA LEARN!


Sophie loves math, but Bella struggles with it – and we have been using two different programs for both my girls. We were offered the chance to review GPALOVEMATH from GPA LEARN as part of the TOS Crew I was really excited to see how the program worked for both my girls. GPALOVEMATH is a [Read On]

Thankful Thursday


Hello from Nashville, TN!!  I flew in late last night and today I’ll be hanging out at the Homeschool Launch LIVE booth this weekend and I’m super excited to see everyone.  This is my first trip to a TTD Convention so I’m ready to see what all the excitement is about. I’ve missed doing my [Read On]

Happy Wednesday


Yesterday I took the girls and little man to our local Portrait Innovations to get Sophie’s birthday pictures (only a few months late!), some Easter pictures and we even did some pre-adoption photos that we can use when we are finally able to finalize little man’s adoption. Here’s a sneak peak: How can Sophie be [Read On]

A Review of The Critical Thinking Co.

Critical Thinking

I am always looking for ways to help my girls work on their logic skills, and by reviewing Math Analogies -Beginning from The Critical Thinking Company as part of the TOS Crew we were able to do just that! Logic is a form of reasoning in which one thing is inferred to be similar to another thing [Read On]

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