The Burgess Boys: Review

The Burgess Boys is an epic of a novel, with all kinds of themes and threads running throughout. It’s a bit of a puzzle to me why it’s named “The Burgess Boys,” since there are 2 Burgess boys and one girl in the story, but anyway. Jim, Bob, and Susan Burgess are siblings who are […]

Gymboree: The Best Time to Be a Kid

This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. I was compensated for this post. Close your eyes for a minute and try to remember back, back, back — all the way back to your childhood. I did this frequently while I was writing […]

The Stable Cat’s Christmas

Thanks Worthy Kids/Ideas for a review copy of this book and for the giveaway book as well. What can I give him, poor as I am? If I were a shepherd, I would bring a lamb. If I were a wise man, I would do my part, Yet what I can I give him — […]

ESV Illuminated Bible: Review

Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway.  Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation.  I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post. When I taught school, I always included a unit on medieval life. And […]

The Royals by Kitty Kelley: Review

Kitty Kelley’s book “The Royals” ends with the famous quote from historian Walter Bagehot about royalty: “In its mystery is its life. We must not let daylight in upon magic.” But this book is pretty much 500 pages of letting in way more daylight than even royalty fans like me would like. I read one […]

The Star Movie: Review

There’s a new movie coming out that tells the Christmas story! It’s called “The Star: The Story of the First Christmas,” and it comes to theaters November 17 (that’s tomorrow!). The Star movie The premise is that a small, brave donkey named Bo yearns for a life beyond his daily grind at the village mill. […]

Crazy 8’s Holiday Collection

Crazy 8 post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. I was compensated for this post. You may have read some of my earlier Christmas clothing collection reviews, and some of you might have thought, “Those clothes look great, but I really don’t have […]