5 Top Reasons We Homeschool

5 Top Reasons We Homeschool

We have entered our 10th year of homeschooling!  It is so hard to believe that we have walked this road for so many years.  We didn’t start out with a plan to homeschool, but circumstances that occurred when my daughter was in Kindergarten forced us along this path.  While I used the word “forced”, we would not exchange the homeschool experiences we have had over the last few years for anything.  So, why do we continue to homeschool? 5 Top {Read More}

Win with Zipz Shoes

Zipz Shoes Prize MG

How would you like to get some shoes that you can change as often as you change your mind?  With Zipz shoes, you can buy extra covers and change them out as frequently as you want.  Check out the giveaway below! About Our Sponsor Zipz shoes are the world’s first, true, and only interchangeable shoe system! Our inventive and worldwide patented technology in both utility and design provides our customers the ability to interchange shoe components in the same size {Read More}

Do You Have a 4-Year Plan for High School?

A Well Planned Day - High School

Thank you to Home Educating Family for sending me A Well Planned Day High School planner! I can finally say it, “I have a high schooler!”  Now, what do I do with a high schooler?  We’ve navigated K-8, but high school is a whole other animal!  We’ve picked out our courses for the year, but will they fit into our goals in order to finish high school with the necessary credits?  The High School 4 Year Plan is part of {Read More}

Myrtle Beach Vacation Giveaway

Myrtle Beach Vacation Giveaway

Are you looking for a last hurrah vacation before the kids head back to school?  Are you considering a vacation away from the cold of the north during the winter?  How about just a weekend getaway?   In any case, a vacation to Myrtle Beach is perfect and you could WIN!! Enter to WIN a 3 Day, 2 Night Stay in Myrtle Beach Vacation Myrtle Beach is offering a 3 day, 2 night stay in an oceanfront queen efficiency with {Read More}

My First Silhouette CAMEO Projects

Cameo Cutting Vinyl

I received one or more of the below items for free in order to facilitate this review. From the moment I heard a Silhouette CAMEO would be arriving at my house, I began planning what I would do first.  Of course, I wanted to start with an easy project as I have never used a machine like this.  I was sure there would be a learning curve involved as there is with any new device, but I also want to {Read More}

Homeschool Portfolio Update

Homeschool Portfolios Side View

In the last couple of months, I have posted about our family’s experience with navigating the Pennsylvania State Homeschool Laws for the first time.  You can find those posts here and here.  Now, let’s see what has transpired since the last post… So, I dropped the portfolios off at the school district office on 6/18.  The receptionist was very friendly, and we talked about homeschooling in Oklahoma.  She enjoys the Pioneer Woman and is amazed at all the homeschool activities {Read More}

Vera Bradley Hanging Travel Organizer

Travel Organizer

I don’t know about you, but I like to be organized when I travel.  Because I have skin allergies and have to travel with my own shampoo and soap, I need more space in my travel organizer.  I also like to have a hanging organizer, so my toiletries are an easy reach away.  Would you like to win a pretty hanging travel organizer for your trips?  We are giving away a super pretty Vera Bradley Hanging Travel Organizer. It features {Read More}

CampEmerge at Camp Victory


For years, we have navigated the journey of Autism by ourselves.  I can’t tell you the number of times we have been told not to test our son because the local providers weren’t always accurate or consistent in their diagnosis.  That quite often, they were way off base with their assessments, and we could be worse off with the wrong diagnosis than without one at all.  Isn’t that sad?  We were always able to get appointments for physical therapy and {Read More}