Candy Cane Fun

Who doesn’t love eating candy canes this time of year(or anytime really)? So why not have some Candy Cane Fun?

The Legend

The Candy Cane originated in Germany, about 300 years ago, as a white sugar stick.  The legend goes there once was a choirmaster at Cologne Cathedral who handed these sugar sticks out to the children. This was his way of keeping them quiet during the Christmas Eve Service.  In order to justify giving the children candy, the choirmaster  (more…)

Pearl Harbor Day – 75th Anniversary

On December 7, 1941, the Japanese military launched a surprise attack on the United States Naval Base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

In honor of this day here is A Pearl Harbor Fact Sheet covering the history and statistics from

And here is a wonderful article by the Northbrook Star about a visit by Pearl Harbor veteran Jack Coombe and his wife Peg to Wescott School, where he tells the first graders about his experience on that day.

And it just wouldn’t be a complete post without (free) homeschooling resources 🙂


The Treasure of God’s Promises

So literally the day after I wrote about getting intentionally closer to God and actively pursuing a thriving relationship with my Savior in Owl Pellets and My Walk with the Lord MY PIPES FROZE, or so I thought. Turns out the compressor went bad AGAIN!

Yep it was Sunday morning and I had nursery duty!  I knew Satan would show up and try to discourage me.  That old devil doesn’t have any new tricks.  He is actually quite predictable! (more…)

Owl Pellets and My Walk with the Lord

I know, I know, what do Owl pellets have to do with my walk with the Lord you ask?  Well let me explain where I’m coming from 🙂

A pellet, in ornithology, is the mass of undigested parts of an owl’s food that some owl species occasionally regurgitate. The contents of an owl’s pellet depend on its diet.

Did you catch the part about the contents of an owl’s pellet depend on its diet? How’s your diet?  What’s in your pellet?  Of course I am speaking Spiritually. (more…)


Reading comprehension is the single most important skill needed to be academically successful.  And we all know that reading builds vocabulary and studying vocabulary improves reading skills.


Breath, Step Back, and Focus on Christ

With Christmas upon us I’m sure I’m not the only homeschooling mom who feels stress and anxiety creeping in. Christmas is such a wonderful time full of opportunities to be a blessing to others!  I have determined that I will not let stress and anxiety get the best of me this year.

Instead, I plan to breathe, step back, and focus on Christ.


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