Category Archives: Parenting


Boobear has had a good time sending and receiving his own emails with the Annual Subscription from As part of the Review Crew, we received an annual subscription. I set up an email for Boobear and have been messaging … Continue reading

Review: Apologia Astronomy 2nd Edition

As part of the Review Crew, we received Apologia Educational Ministries’ Exploring Creation with Astronomy, 2nd Edition. We received the student text, notebooking journal, junior notebooking journal, and the text on audio cd. The textbook is a hard cover book … Continue reading

Review: Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar

We’ve tried several phonics programs and nothing seemed to really click well until we started using an awesome program from We received a copy of Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar from just2ducks LLC to review. I was surprised at … Continue reading

Speech Therapy

One of the challenges that Boobear faces is his speech. While he can make himself understand to those in the family, people outside the family often have a difficult time understanding anything that he says. We’ve been working on it … Continue reading

Wordless Wednesday – Father and Son

How Nature Walks Help Communication

I’ve mentioned several times about doing nature study with Boobear. I’ve talked about where to do it, when, and so on. But I’ve never talked about the benefits. Sure, everyone gets outside. That’s a benefit – away from the screens … Continue reading

Halloween Salt Dough Skulls

We don’t have much in the way of money to go all out buying Halloween decorations. We reuse things we found previous years or make our own things. This year, we decided to get creative with salt dough and try … Continue reading

Review: Koru Naturals, Take Two!

Back in March, I got the chance to review Koru Naturals. Thanks to the Schoolhouse Review Crew, I got another chance to check out some more of their products! For review I received the Skin Clear Cream, Manuka Honey Propolis … Continue reading

First Grade – Week 2

Well, we finally have finished what I’m satisfied with calling week two. Yes, it took a while and it was spread out, but we had good reason! And we did some things that counted as “school” over the time period. … Continue reading

Review: USAopoly Games: Tapple and Wonky

As part of the Schoolhouse Review Crew, we received two games from USAopoly: Tapple and Wonky. And I have to say, these games were a hit! USAopoly has been making games for families since 1994. When I first saw this … Continue reading

Back to Normal

Well, our friend has gone home to England. We all greatly enjoyed her visit, but I’m sure she’s glad to get back home. Boobear was delighted to meet his “aunt,” track her trip to and from London, England, and he’s … Continue reading

Wordless Wednesday – Father’s Day

Just Something Cute

I just have something cute to share. I’ll be making a much better update soon, but this was something a dear friend posted on Facebook and it struck me as, quite frankly, adorable. It’s a series of 23 questions to … Continue reading