TOS Review Crew

Eating Your Homework with Ann McCallum ~ Review

by Dawn Oaks on November 11, 2015 · 0 comments

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 […]


Brinkman Adventures – Excitement and Truth

by Dawn Oaks on November 5, 2015 · 0 comments

Learning about audiodrama and its many uses has been one of the grand adventures of our homeschooling and parenting journey.  We were first introduced to the Brinkman Adventures last year when we reviewed Season 2 of their adventures.  This review is about Season 3 and what we have learned in this last year about audiodrama. To […]


Online Course Options with SDA

by Dawn Oaks on November 4, 2015 · 0 comments

I was honestly excited when we were asked to review a course from Standard Deviants Accelerate.  These folks put fun into school and still hit on all the major points needed in a course to make it count. They have an array of different homeschool courses available.  For this review, we will be sharing our […]


Classical Music and Your Homeschool

by Dawn Oaks on October 30, 2015 · 0 comments

Over the years, I always vowed that I would incorporate more and more classical music into our plans.  Whether it is a crunch for time, a budget that has run out of budge for music lessons, or maybe even poor planning on my part, this just continues to be one of my homeschoool mom fails. […]


Like many other families, when we hear “Apologia Educational Ministries” our first thought goes to science.  However, over the years Apologia has really expanded out.  We were blessed to receive a review copy of The Ultimate Homeschool Planner from them.  I call this a blessing as the one thing that really holds our school together […]


A Product Review of IEWs Phonetic Zoo

by Dawn Oaks on October 28, 2015 · 0 comments

With the abundance of curriculum companies available, there are some that you always think you will give a try based on the rave reviews, but just never do.  The Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW)has been one of those companies.  We have heard great things, but have not really gotten knee deep in their products. […]


A lot of the products that our family reviews fit nicely into the homeschool curriculum category, but this review is a bit different.  We recently received some great body care products from Koru Naturals.  Among the products that we received and used were their Skin Clear Creme, their Manuka Honey Propolis Soap, and their Emu […]


Learning Geography by Drawing

by Dawn Oaks on October 21, 2015 · 0 comments

Geography is one of those subjects that is useful, but not always exciting to study all by itself.  One of the products we have been reviewing during the last six weeks is Drawing Around the World: Europe published by Brookdale House.  As the name suggests, this curriculum combines the learning of European geography with the art […]


Faith of Our Fathers ~ A Movie Review

by Dawn Oaks on October 16, 2015 · 0 comments

Is movie night as popular in your home as it is in ours?  We love to gather around as a family with popcorn and snacks to enjoy a great film together.  Recently, we have enjoyed several of the titles from has a wide range of faith based films that can be viewed by […]


For my long time readers, it will come as no surprise that our family loves good literature.  We love incorporating full works into our school rather than just bits and pieces found in typical literature curriculum.  Progeny Press uses these types of full literary works and has become a partner in teaching our kids literary […]