Review: Eat Your Math Homework

My kids and I recently did some activities from one of the Ann McCallum Books called Eat Your Math Homework. It is such a fun way to approach a math lesson! Eat Your Math Homework is a paperback book of 45 pages. It’s fully in color with such cute illustrations. There are 6 sections, each with its own math concept and cooking or food-preparation activity to do in order to illustrate it for the kids. Think of doing a science experiment to demonstrate {Read More}

From House to Home {Link Party} #134

It’s time for our Link Party: From House to Home! Thanks everyone for joining today and sharing your wonderful posts and pins! I really want to pin your posts to my “Favorites From House to Home Link Party” board on Pinterest. It’s the 3rd board on my Pinterest page!  So, be sure the follow the new rules, so I can easily pin them for you. Follow Gena Mayo @ I Choose Joy!’s board Favorites “From House to Home” Link Party {Read More}

Pampered Chef Show–with a giveaway!

Hi Friends, I’m having an online Pampered Chef show–which ends at 5 p.m. CST on Tuesday 6/30/15. Everyone who places an order (assuming we get at least 5 orders) will be placed in a drawing for my favorite Pampered Chef product, the Garlic Press!  I love using fresh garlic in my recipes, and the Garlic Press allows me to “minced” it with lightening speed and not get garlicky-smelling fingers. Go here to browse the catalog and place your order.  All {Read More}

Free Photography Tutorials!

Here are 2 very special free photography tutorial downloads just for those of you who love taking pictures! For the Beginner – Free Guide to Photo Composition by Katie Evans:   And for the Intermediate/Pro – Free Mastering Lightroom (Develop Module) by Andrew Gibson:   (Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links)

T-Tapp Deep Discount Tuesday specials: January 20

Today is the T-Tapp Deep Discount Tuesday: January 20, 2015 only! Enjoy the following specials: Get 2 workouts that are normally $39.95 per DVD for only $46.50: Finger & Foot Fitness Workout DVD (Retail $39.95) NEW Brain-Body Fitness Turn Back Time Workout DVD (Retail $39.95) 1. Finger & Foot Fitness DVD:  50% off $19.98 Finger & Foot Fitness is a Master Level Educational Clinic filmed at the 2007 Safety Harbor Fitness Retreat which educates and demonstrates several movements for fingers and feet to {Read More}

My “Get Healthy in 2015” Update #1

I’m really excited!  As you may remember I have decided to get healthy for 2015.  I have already lost 4 pounds and 7 1/2 inches after 8 days of T-Tapp exercise and 5 days of clean eating (Daniel Plan 10-Day Detox diet: no sugar, no gluten, no dairy)!  This was really a challenge for me because I doubt I have ever gone a single day in my life sugar/gluten/ and dairy free.  I love my sweets, bread, and cheese!  But {Read More}

Christmas Presentation at an Assisted Living Center

Our public speaking class (through the Institute for Cultural Communicators) did a Christmas presentation at an assisted living center a couple of weeks ago.  It was a blessed event for all involved! Our group is very young this year.  In fact, my 14-year-old son is the oldest!  But the kids are working hard and learning fast. Here is what we did at the presentation: The younger kids recited the poem by Christina Rosetti “In the Bleak Midwinter.” Several kids recited {Read More}

10 Gifts to Buy for the Men in Your Life

Men and older boys can be difficult to buy gifts for, huh?  I’ve been brainstorming some ideas for Christmas presents for these guys (and asking some friends for their ideas). Here are a few gifts that you might be able to get for those wonderful men and older boys in your life! Gifts for Men: 1. Phone and Tablet Cases 2. Season Tickets (or just one ticket!) to a sport or musical activity they enjoy 3. An Experience they can {Read More}

New Product Giveaway: SQUILT Christmas Carols (and a Sale!)

I’m so happy to introduce the newest SQUILT volume today!  SQUILT Christmas Carols by Mary Prather is being released today!  (And there’s a giveaway of it–read to the end of the post!) SQUILT stands for Super Quiet Uninterrupted Listening Time and is a method for EASY teaching of music appreciation for your kids!  It’s perfect for homeschoolers or any kids and for all ages! All SQUILT volumes (including the new Christmas Carol volume) will be discounted 25% using the code {Read More}

$1650 Christmas Cash Giveaway

  Thanks to some amazing bloggers we were able to come collectively together with a  CASH PRIZE of $1650.   Yes, you read it correctly, $1650!    What could you do with a little extra cash  this holiday season?  Let’s see, if I could win. . .  I would book a little Christmas trip for husband and me!  I’d love to know what you would spend the $$ on.  Presents? Clothes?  A special Christmastime surprise! Please leave a comment below! {Read More}

Awareness: Dangers of the Power Morcellator

September is National Gynecological Cancer Awareness Month, and I am helping to raise awareness this month about some alarming statistics on power morcellators. What is a Power Morcellator? A device used in hysterectomies to cut tissue into small pieces to be removed from the body. However, uterine cancers sometimes go undetected prior to the procedure. In these cases, the morcellator dices up and spreads unsuspected cancer inside the woman’s body. Hysterectomy is the 2nd most common surgery among women in {Read More}

Win a Vera Bradley Backpack!

  I don’t know about you, but we’re going to need some new backpacks before the fall. Would You like to win a Vera Bradley Campus Backpack?  There will be 95 winners! Winners can pick from the following colors: Pink Swirls, Ziggy Zinnia, or African Violet. Each backpack is valued at $109. Enter the giveaway by heading to  and submitting your email address on the form at the top of this page. You will also receive an exclusive coupon code {Read More}

Read a Great Story by Diana Waring

  Here is a great story by Diana Waring.  She has written a fun American history through folk songs curriculum called Experience History Through Music that I’ll be sharing about next week!  (And she’s part of an awesome giveaway of over $700 worth of Homeschool products!) From Diana: So, more back story. . .this one brings us up to the present—with a bit of a miracle thrown in! Sometime in the mid 1990s, the partnership that had produced “America,” “Westward {Read More}

New Sponsor: Homejoy- House Cleaning Atlanta

  I have a new sponsor today:  Homejoy Atlanta which does house-cleaning in the Atlanta area.  If you live around there, be sure to check them out! Thanks to Homejoy for supporting I Choose Joy!

How to Become #CartonSmart!

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Carton Smart for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I was excited recently to be introduced to Tetra Pak cartons.  I received 3 different food items that were not packed in cans, but in Tetra Pak cartons.   These foods are great for making your holiday meals, whether it's soup using organic chicken stock cookies, pumpkin pie, green bean casserole, or simply having a lovely cranberry loaf on your {Read More}

May Flowers Giveaway Announcement Post

May Flowers Giveaway Event Announcement Post Famous Free Samples’ May Flowers Giveaway Event Sign-ups are now open for this great new giveaway event! Event is free to join with an announcement post. If you don’t wish to post the announcement, please send the $5 non-post fee to You’ll receive 1 free link for participating (either Twitter or Pinterest) Additional links (RSS/Email, Twitter and Pinterest) are available for $5 each Sign-ups for this event end on April 29th Event runs {Read More}

Curves– Get a Free Consultation

    Do you have a Curves nearby?  Get a free consultation! More details: Welcome! You’re just three quick steps away from burning more fat than diet alone! This year, be the star in your own Success Story. Every day, women who thought they couldn’t get fit find out that they can at Curves. Burn up to 500 calories with our 30-minute workout, which combines strength training and cardio for a workout that works your entire body–from head to toe. {Read More}

Funny Friday–Beware of the Doghouse!

Did any of you receive a Christmas gift like this? (Click through to my website if you don’t see the video.”  

Six Months Old!

Today our sweet baby E turned 6 months old!  She has been such a fun baby.  All her brothers and sisters love her so much.  She is never lacking in attention!  Here are a few pictures to see how she’s grown. By the way, I’ve never mentioned that she was born with a hemangioma birthmark on her right arm and hand.  You can see somewhat in the pictures how it has changed in the last 6 months.  It has already {Read More}