Book Shelf

Summer Reading Adventure ~ Product Review

by Dawn Oaks on July 17, 2016 · 0 comments

I would imagine by now that it is not a well hidden secret that we are a family that loves to read.  We incorporate great literature in our studies, but there are also times that we just love to snuggle up for some pleasure reading.  Our latest review is from Shiloh Run Press with their […]


Eating Your Homework with Ann McCallum ~ Review

by Dawn Oaks on November 11, 2015 · 1 comment

Instead of letting the dog eat your child’s homework, Ann McCallum provides some really neat resources to let your child eat his or her own homework.  Yup, that’s right.  We recently received a copy of Eat Your U.S. History Homework from Ann McCallum Books to use and review.  It was a lot of fun and […]

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The Conversation – Product Review

by Dawn Oaks on August 3, 2015 · 0 comments

This review is for you homeschool mommas out there; especially those among you contemplating whether homeschooling through the high school years is the right course for your family.  The answer is Yes, You Can be Successful Homeschooling the High School Years. The Conversation from Classical Conversations speaks to the heart in helping to formulate what […]


It seems only fitting that our latest product review is something specifically for the homeschool mom in your life and just in time for Mother’s Day.  I recently had a chance to read a copy of The Busy Homeschool Mom’s Guide to Daylight written by Heidi St. John and published by Real Life Press. The […]


Thick as Thieves ~ Product Review

by Dawn Oaks on April 1, 2015 · 0 comments

A great way that our family spices up our study of history is through the addition of some great books.  Historical fiction is not only entertaining, but educational.  Our latest read is a review of Thick as Thieves from Circle C Milestones. Thick as Thieves is the first book in the Circle C Milestones. This is a […]


Shake Up Your Studies with a Little Audio

by Dawn Oaks on February 26, 2015 · 0 comments

Our family has reviewed a lot of core curriculum as well as supplemental resources related to homeschooling.  One of our favorite resources are great audiodramas.  We recently had the pleasure to receive and use In Freedom’s Cause Single Package from Heirloom Audio Productions.  The single package edition includes a physical 2-disc CD set with the audiodrama, a digital download […]


About a month ago, our family received a DVD documentary IndoctriNation – Public Schools and the Decline of Christianity in America.  This documentary is published by Great Commission Films.  Even though we homeschool, I was interested to see how much of what was shared was just the opinion of those producing the film and how much […]


The Civil War through Literature

by Dawn Oaks on February 11, 2015 · 0 comments

The boys and I are about to embark on something we have never done before in our homeschool experience.  We are about to study the Civil War!  With my family roots being in New York and my husband’s in the Rebel State of Mississippi, the Civil War is not a very harmonious topic.  However, over […]


Motivate Your Child – New Book Release

by Dawn Oaks on January 30, 2015 · 0 comments

During the past month, I was given the opportunity to read through a pre-release copy of Motivate Your Child: A Christian Parent’s Guide to Raising Kids Who Do What They Need to Do Without Being Told by Dr. Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller, RN, BSN.  Dr. Turansky and Mrs. Miller are part of the National […]


Pursuing Justice – Christian Book Review

by Dawn Oaks on January 15, 2015 · 0 comments

A great love of mine in the wee hours of the morning is to read.  Most recently, I had the opportunity to read and now review Pursuing Justice by Ken Wytsma, with D. R. Jacobsen.  The subtitle of this work is The Call to Live and Die for Bigger Things.  This is actually what drew me to this book. […]