Product Reviews


Shine brightly and Sparkle are excellent Christian-based magazines for girls in the first grade through the eighth.
(NOTE: I was given free copies of the magazines SHINE brightly and Sparkle for review. However, that did not influence my opinion.) Today’s magazines for girls are filled with pictures of super skinny models who have perfect complexions, perfect hair, and perfect bodies. The message that those pictures send perfectly […]

Help Granddaughters Shine and Sparkle





Welcome to the Symphony by Carolyn Sloan is a great book that introduces young children to the world of classical music. This interactive book leads them on a musical journey while introducing them to Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. Check it out!
(NOTE: I was given a copy of this book for review but it didn’t influence  my opinion in any way.) Before I get to today’s review, I want to share a funny story. When our children were young, I had some cassette tapes of classical music that I would play […]

Welcome to the Symphony


Reading Incentive Kits are amazing! They are highly effective and incentivize children to read. Your non-reader will increase reading skills and comprehension all the while he develops a love of reading. Check them out!
(NOTE: I was given a Reading Incentive Kit to review but that did not influence my opinion in any way.) I have an undergraduate degree in English. Reading is important to me — especially as a mother and grandmother. Imagine my dismay when our oldest son lost interest in reading […]

Reading Incentive Kits





The Midwife of Bethlehem by Shad Driggs would be a nice addition to your Christmas book collection. This would be a great book to read to your children during the Christmas holiday season.
(Note: I was given a free copy of this book for review but the opinions are my own.) Have you ever thought about some of the people besides Mary and Joseph in the story of Christ’s birth? The book The Midwife of Bethlehem by Shad Driggs tells the Christmas nativity […]

The Midwife of Bethlehem


This Mold & Play Sensory Sand Set from Lakeshore Learning is fabulous. The sand is amazing. It's soft and moldable yet doesn't stick to clothes or fingers. It's easy to clean up. You've got to try it!
(NOTE: I was given this Mold & Play Sensory Sand Set for review. However, that did not influence my opinion in any way.) My family loves playing in the sand. At our extended family reunion (while our kids were growing up), we always went to the Pink Coral Sand Dunes […]

Sand in a Box