Homeschooling

From Sea to Shining Sea Study Quesions #history #homeschool #homeschooling

In a continuation from last weeks post, here are the study questions for From Sea to Shining Sea, Book Two 1787-1837. For the questions to the other books, follow the links. The Light and the Glory Book One 1492-1787 Sounding Forth the Trumpet, Book Three 1837-1860 This year for our American History, I purchased the… Continue reading From Sea to Shining Sea Study Quesions #history #homeschool #homeschooling

Adventures in Writing a Novel

Ruin is a Gift. Ruin leads to Transformation #writing #author #amwriting #romance #fantasy #contemporary

When the movie Eat Pray Love came out there was one scene and one quote that struck me so deeply, that I’ve used it several times over the years if a friend was going through a particularly hard situation. “A friend took me to the most amazing place the other day. It’s called the Augusteum. Octavian Augustus built… Continue reading Ruin is a Gift. Ruin leads to Transformation #writing #author #amwriting #romance #fantasy #contemporary

Homeschooling

The Light and The Glory Study Questions #homeschooling #homeschool #history #Christian

This year for our American History, I purchased the three book series by Peter Marshall and David Manuel—The Light and the Glory, Book One 1492-1787, From Sea to Shining Sea, Book Two 1787-1837, and Sounding Forth the Trumpet, Book Three 1837-1860. In reading through the books, I’ve found them to be rather detailed, far more… Continue reading The Light and The Glory Study Questions #homeschooling #homeschool #history #Christian

Adventures in Writing a Novel

Reader Entitlement: How far is too far? #amwriting #writing #author

A couple of months ago I wrote a post asking authors how they would feel if Hollywood screwed up their books when making it into a movie. The topic came to mind sometime after the announcement that the last Divergent movie was shelved and would be turned into a TV series instead. I’ve always been… Continue reading Reader Entitlement: How far is too far? #amwriting #writing #author

Homeschooling

Scouring School Books Again #homeschool #homeschooling #mom #mommy #schoolsupplies

Once again it’s that time of year! The time where I bang my head on the desk as I scroll through endless pages of different school books, the whole time asking myself the same questions over and over again: “Is this one good?”, “Will it work for what I want to do this year?”, and… Continue reading Scouring School Books Again #homeschool #homeschooling #mom #mommy #schoolsupplies

Adventures in Writing a Novel

Things you should never say to an Author #writing #amwriting #author #romance

Every so often I hear a phrase, whether it’s said to me or I see another author comment about what someone said to them on social media, that just makes me want to shake my head. Of course, these people aren’t really privy to the reasons that their words bug us so much, seeing as they… Continue reading Things you should never say to an Author #writing #amwriting #author #romance

Recipes

Dutch Apple Pie Cheesecake Bars #RecipeOfTheDay #desert #baking #cheesecake #food #foodie

Okay, so I have to admit that I origionally got the idea behind this recipe off some website somewhere. Although, that one was different. It didn’t have the graham cracker crust and it didn’t have the apple pie part of it. I actually added these in myself, and the reason I did was because one year I actually… Continue reading Dutch Apple Pie Cheesecake Bars #RecipeOfTheDay #desert #baking #cheesecake #food #foodie