I'm the blessed mama of 4 daughters. I'm a homeschooling, Jesus-praising mass of contradictions. Addictions include coffee, chocolate, social media, school supplies and great quotes.

Um, yeah, I just “Thesaurused” the whimsy out of the old saying… “Judging a book by its cover.” But I have good reason. There may be a million and one blog posts out t…

Source: Considering Anthology by its Disguise


I love hearing about how different families chose to homeschool. Geannie and I came to know each other through homeschooling message boards just before I began to school my oldest daughter — nearly 20 years ago. *gasp* Someday, I’ll tell you about what a huge blessing that wonderful group of ladies have been to me.

I worked for a family-owned natural food store when my eldest was about two years old. I was there a little over a year working mostly part time, but I ended up doing a lot of work from home after I became manager.

They were an Adventist family who homeschooled their four children. I had never really heard of homeschooling before then and honestly, hadn’t even thought about it even though I had a child of my own!

Yeah, I’m not really the plan-ahead or worry-about-the-future type of gal, I guess.

So anyhow, while I worked there, other homeschooling families who knew the owners would come in, so I got to talk with them and the owner-family’s mom would bring books in about homeschooling and I’d look through those.

It piqued my interest in the prospect of homeschooling even though I really still didn’t feel like “school” was a real…

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the good old days

I love the idea of writing scripture daily.  Now if I can just set aside the time to accomplish it.

Source: the good old days

Martina McBride performs at Rose State College’s Hudiburg Chevrolet Center.

Honoring veterans is a civilian duty.

Love these!

Still Learning Something New







6cce7eaf0532834cabe1daeced96268fHomeschool comedy from Tim Hawkins  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3vfU1QOVDc

Happy Monday!

betty jo

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Update:  I’ve listed these items and more for sale at http://www.Amazon.com.  Please check out my listings at http://amzn.to/1z956sx

It’s summer at our home school and that means that it is time to play this year’s round of “out with the old and in with the new”.   I am listing the items I am selling here.  Please leave a comment if you are interested.

First, a few important details

  • Paypal only. I will send you my Paypal address after your total is calculated. I also have a Wish List of items that I may be willing to take as payment. (See box below)
  • All items come from a non-smoking, but pet-loving home.
  • All items have been used, unless otherwise noted. I have tried to list any major issues or damages in the item descriptions. Photos are available upon request.
  • USPS Media Mail shipping is included in all prices. Please be aware that Media Mail can take up to 3 weeks to arrive.
  • If you order more than 1 item, I will recalculate the shipping for the combined weight of all your items, which will reduce your cost.
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Wish List

Saxon Math 7/6 – Student Textbook, Tests and Worksheets, and Solutions Manual – 3rd or 4th edition (I would prefer the set of all 3 items; all items must be from the same edition.)

Apologia Exploring Creation with Chemistry and Physics, ISBN 9781935495987

Apologia Exploring Creation with Chemistry and Physics Notebooking Journal, ISBN 9781940110059

Items for Sale

ACT Prep Books (2 books) – $9.00 shipped

  • The Princeton Review Math and Science Workout for the ACT, ISBN 978-0-375-42808-1
  • McGraw-Hill’s Conquering the ACT English, Reading and Writing, ISBN 978-0-07-149596-7

Computer Books (2 books) – $8.00 shipped

  • Computers Simplified, 6th edition (Lots of information about computers, includes Windows XP), ISBN 0-7645-9752-3
  • Computer Words (Workbook from Remedia Publications), no ISBN

Consumer Mathematics Student Textbook (AGS Publishing) – $10 shipped

  • Some cornerwear on cover

Easy Grammar:  Grades 5 and 6 Teacher’s Edition – $9.00 shipped

  • This copy has been covered in clear contact paper, which has some bubbles and creases. There is some edgewear, but it should not affect the interior pages.

Easy Grammar Ultimate Series: 180 Daily Teaching Lessons, Grade 10 TE and Tests (2 items) – $25.00 shipped

  • Teacher Edition (answer key + reproducible worksheets), ISBN 978-0-93698165-9
  • Tests (reproducible tests + answer key), ISBN 978-093698175-8

Exploring Creation with Chemistry, 2nd edition (Apologia) (2 books)- $57.50 shipped

  • Textbook, ISBN 978-1-932012-26-2
  • Solutions and Tests, ISBN 1-932012-27-3

Oklahoma The World Around Us – $6.00 shipped

  • Some dog-eared page corners
  • I have been told that this is the approved elementary Oklahoma History textbook for public schools.

Saxon Algebra ½ Homeschool Packet, 3rd edition – $6 shipped

  • This paperback book has been sliced down the spine and holes have been punched so it can be used in a 3-ring binder. The pages are secured together with brads. No missing pages.
  • Includes Test solutions and Problem Set answers (In Saxon-speak, the entire solution is included for the tests, but only the final answer is included for the problem sets.)

Saxon Math 6/5 set (3 books) – $57.50 shipped

  • Student Textbook, ISBN 978-1-591-41318-9 – Note: The Supplemental Practice problems for Lessons 17 – 116 have been worked in pencil.
  • Tests and Worksheets, ISBN 1-59141-322-2 – Note: Test 1 is missing.
  • Solutions Manual, ISBN 1-59141-326-5

Wordly Wise 3000, Book 10 Tests and Keys (2 items) – $10 shipped

  • Answer Key (for student workbook), ISBN 0-8388-2854-X
  • Test Booklet (includes key), ISBN 978-083882940-0

College Textbooks

Fundamentals of Investments, Valuation and Management, 3rd edition – $9 shipped

  • Hardback college textbook with cornerwear
  • Textbook only – no discs or access codes included
  • ISBN 0-07-282919-2

Media and Culture, An Introduction to Mass Communication, 8th edition – $9 shipped

  • Paperback college textbook with cornerwear and some creases to cover
  • Textbook only – no discs or access codes included
  • ISBN 978-0-312-64465-9



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