in pursuit of wild things



TOSReview Crew: Apologia Educational Ministries’ Writers in Residence

When I first decided to educate my children at home, Debra Bell was the first "homeschooling expert" I heard speak during an online conference. She is very humorous and encouraging in her talks. Naturally, I was excited to have the... Continue Reading →

Medieval Study: Joan of Arc to the Philosopher’s Stone

After our delightful study of the Canterbury Tales with Beautiful Feet Books we started studying Joan of Arc and The One Hundred Years' War between France and England. The story of St. Joan is so very sad. My children were not familiar with... Continue Reading →

Review: Memoria Press Fourth Grade Literature Guide Set

My middle two kiddos are bored with their current reading curriculum. They've been begging me to let them abandon their readers and use "real books" instead since the holiday break. They were both thrilled when Memoria Press sent us the entire... Continue Reading →

Review: Logic of English Essentials 2nd Edition

The kids and I have been using Essentials 2nd Edition (Volume 1) from Logic of English for the past six weeks or so in place of our usual language arts curriculum. When I first opened the box from the company I was a bit... Continue Reading →

Review: Demme Learning’s Math-U-See

For the past month and a half my oldest has been using Demme Learning's Math-U-See Pre-Algebra student texts and Digital Packs. I felt fortunate when we received the opportunity for this review since Oldest needed a new math curriculum for his... Continue Reading →

Review: The Dragon and the Raven

Recently, we enjoyed listening to The Dragon and the Raven from Heirloom Audio Productions. This audio recording is the story of King Alfred the Great and is an abridged version of George Alfred Henty's book of the same title. For this review... Continue Reading →

Review: Faith Builders Bible

When the option to review Zonderkidz' Faith Builder's Bible my nine-year old begged me to apply. He then checked the mail everyday until it arrived. Fortunately for him Zonderkidz was quick with the shipping! My three oldest children spend some of their... Continue Reading →

Medieval Study: Minstrels, the Black Death and Chaucer

We've just wrapped up weeks nineteen through twenty-four of Beautiful Feet Books' Intermediate Medieval History covering from the 1290's to 1400 or so. The book selections for this session were some of our very favorite of the study so far.... Continue Reading →

Rave: Brave Writer Online

Rave means an extremely enthusiastic recommendation or appraisal of someone or something. Other words for rave include very enthusiastic, highly favorable, rapturous, glowing and ecstatic. I'm writing to rave about our recent online class from Brave Writer and our compassionate and insightful... Continue Reading →

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