Highlight: My Grace-Filled Planner

I wanted to highlight one of the beautiful items you get in the Omnibus Homeschool Curriculum (+other things) Sale. It’s called My Grace-Filled Planner by Kathy Gossen. I’ve printed mine out and am excited about these beautiful pages! There are 180 Unique pages. Wow! And one of the reasons it’s called the Grace-Filled Planner is because it’s full of Scripture! You can see more details about My Grace-Filled Planner here. Since a picture is worth a thousand words, I took pictures of {Read More}

From House to Home {Link Party} #169

It’s time for our Link Party: From House to Home! Thanks everyone for joining today and sharing your wonderful posts! Please link back to I Choose Joy! when you link up your posts below!   <div align=”center”><a href=”http://ichoosejoy.org” title=”I Choose Joy!”><img src=”http://ichoosejoy.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Blog-Button-2014.jpg” alt=”I Choose Joy!” style=”border:none;” /></a></div>

Choose 1 Free Craftsy Class (Which one did I pick?)

Yesterday I downloaded my Ultimate Homemaking Bundle and loaded a bunch of them onto my Kindle app on my iPad for easy reading. Last night in bed I read through them to find the best ones. By the way, one thing I was worried about was that they were all big ebooks. I don’t have time to read those! But, most are resource guides or full of handy printables. So, these are useful, y’all! My favorites so far are: The {Read More}

The Cool Bonuses You Get with the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle

Ok, ladies. I wasn’t even going to write about the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle anymore. I’m also advertising the Omnibus Homeschool Bundle Sale this week and we have the incredible Build Your Bundle Homeschool Curriculum sale coming up next month. BUT: the more I looked into the awesome bonuses that come with the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle, I decided I should at least tell you about them and let you decide whether $29.97 is worth it to get all this! By the {Read More}

2 Homeschool Resources You NEED!

There are a few treasures that I have come across throughout my homeschool years. I found out that 2 of them are part of the amazing Ominbus sale this year. I don’t want you to miss it because you’ll get both of them, plus 88 (yes, you read that right) other resources for only $25! So, here are the 2 Homeschool Resources You NEED! First, is the book The Organized Homeschool Life. What a great book! What you get is a different {Read More}

From House to Home {Link Party} #168

It’s time for our Link Party: From House to Home! Thanks everyone for joining today and sharing your wonderful posts! Please link back to I Choose Joy! when you link up your posts below!   <div align=”center”><a href=”http://ichoosejoy.org” title=”I Choose Joy!”><img src=”http://ichoosejoy.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Blog-Button-2014.jpg” alt=”I Choose Joy!” style=”border:none;” /></a></div>

Mother’s Day KitchenAid Giveaway + Plus 3 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Who here is ready for Mother’s Day? I lost my mom a couple of years ago the day before Mother’s Day, so now it takes on a sad tone. But I still have a wonderful mother-in-law to celebrate (and she’ll be in town with us this year!). And I’m a mom, too! So I’m happy to share a Mother’s Day KitchenAid Giveaway + Plus 3 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas! You know what my favorite Mother’s Day Gift is? To get our {Read More}

Get the help you need in Homemaking for Less than $30

Does being a mom and homemaker ever feel a little too hard? There’s no question that you love your family like crazy and you’d do anything for them, but we all know it can be an exhausting job. If you’re anything like me, I bet you wish your home felt more put together and peaceful, you kept up with housework better, you were more consistent about serving healthy, homemade meals and you weren’t running ragged so much of the time. {Read More}

My Best Tip for Brand New Bloggers

  Here is my best tip! Start out using the Self-Hosted WordPress platform (not Blogger or free WordPress.com). Yes, it requires that you choose and pay for a domain name and get a webhost to host your very own website. If there is any way you can swing about $100 a year (shop around-there are always great sales), then there are so many reasons to start with it. It’s your very own website. No one (such as WordPress.com or Blogger) {Read More}

Review: I Love a Mystery Set

I have found a new gem for our homeschool. We have recently had the opportunity to review the I Love a Mystery Set from Educents. This is a set of 3 books by Eric Yoder and Natalie Yoder called 65 Short Mysteries You Solve With Science! (for ages 8-12) , 65 Short Mysteries You Solve With Math! (for ages 10-14), and 65 More Short Mysteries You Solve With Science! (for ages 8-12). They are part of a series called One Minute Mysteries. Here is {Read More}

Online Unit Studies–You will LOVE these!

Ok, I’ll tell you the truth. I didn’t think I’d find anything new in homeschooling. I though I had seen it all in my last 15 years. But, Beth Napoli of Loving Learning Freely has come up with something new! It’s a unit study that is done (almost) completely online and are aptly named Online Unit Studies. You can find all the Online Unit Studies she has written so far on sale for 50% off at Educents until 4/30! Some {Read More}

Giveaway: Orkin Summer Scientist Bug Catching Kit!

Summer is almost here! That means picnics, baseball games, barbecues and all the fun of enjoying the great outdoors with your family. And your kids will love the Summer Scientist Bug Catching Kit that you can win with today’s giveaway. There’s one thing no one likes about being outdoors, though: Mosquitoes! They not only are a nuisance, but they also pose potentially serious health risks. Fortunately, the experts at Orkin study the science of mosquitoes and other pests closely in {Read More}

Our Newest Cool Writing Tool: Grammarly

I just wanted to share a quick post about a new grammar tool I’ve discovered. My kids and I tried it out yesterday, and it’s so cool! At their website Grammarly, you can open a new document and type in your essay, story, etc. right there. Or you can copy/paste your paper in there. It immediately picks up on all kinds of grammar issues/mistakes and tells you what it should be changed to. It will find mistakes in spelling, punctuation, {Read More}

The Best Children’s Book Explaining Conception to Birth I’ve Seen

I’d love to share a review with you today of the children’s book by Danika Cooley called Wonderfully Made: God’s Story of Life from Conception to Birth. It’s really the best children’s book explaining conception to birth that I’ve seen! What I love about this book is that you can read it to your children to help them understand where they came from and how special they are. They learn about all the neat things that happened to them in {Read More}

From House to Home {Link Party} #167

It’s time for our Link Party: From House to Home! Thanks everyone for joining today and sharing your wonderful posts! Please link back to I Choose Joy! when you link up your posts below!   <div align=”center”><a href=”http://ichoosejoy.org” title=”I Choose Joy!”><img src=”http://ichoosejoy.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Blog-Button-2014.jpg” alt=”I Choose Joy!” style=”border:none;” /></a></div>

Educational Resources from Educents You’ll Want to Know About!

  I’ve been a part of Educents from the very beginning. I’m blessed by their great products and special deals and sales on them! They have such a wide array of items and curriculum–something for everyone. So, today I share some of their best educational resources. Educents is the trusted resource for every child’s education. If your child is interested in Minecraft, butterflies, space, architecture, traveling.. you name it.. the hundreds of Sellers on Educents probably offer a way to {Read More}

From House to Home {Link Party} #166

It’s time for our Link Party: From House to Home! Thanks everyone for joining today and sharing your wonderful posts! Please link back to I Choose Joy! when you link up your posts below!   <div align=”center”><a href=”http://ichoosejoy.org” title=”I Choose Joy!”><img src=”http://ichoosejoy.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Blog-Button-2014.jpg” alt=”I Choose Joy!” style=”border:none;” /></a></div>

Great Links and Free Printables for Fun Poetry Month Activities

What are you doing for National Poetry Month? If you don’t have any ideas yet, I’m glad you’re here. I have some great links and free printables for fun poetry month activities! Writeshop: 7 Poem in Your Pocket Day Ideas 5 Poetry Writing Prompts for Kids How to Write a Cinquain Poem Poem in Your Pocket Day Free Printable 5 Fabulous Features of Children’s Poetry Enrichment Studies: Great American Poets collection Homeschool Copywork: With your Membership you get access to copywork {Read More}

Take Your Kids to Grammar Galaxy–the Easy and Fun Way to Do Language Arts!

Look! It’s my 2 precious cuties in the graphic above! My dear friend Melanie Wilson has just released the first volume of her Grammar Galaxy language arts series. We were blessed to have had advanced copies which we worked on for the last six weeks. Can I just tell you how much my kids LOVE this curriculum? They are not making those smiles up in the photo above. When we received the printed copies in the mail (after having used {Read More}

Tapestry of Grace Giveaway!

If you’ve been around my blog for a while, you know that we LOVE the curriculum Tapestry of Grace. It’s big and encompasses all age levels studying the same time period together. So, my kindergartener is learning about Greek Myths when my high schooler is. There are 4 Year-Plans which cover history and literature together. Traditionally, April has been the month that Tapestry has celebrated the birthday of the lead author and founder of Tapestry of Grace, Marcia Somerville. So, {Read More}