Halloween…Denounce or Redeem?

Halloween is a hot button issue in Christian circles these days. Some claim that participating means that we are promoting a satanic holiday. I don’t agree. God can use anything to bring people to him. So what makes Halloween so controversial anyway?     Pagan Origins Halloween has its roots in the pagan ritual of Samhain. It was a night […]

Wholesome Historical Fiction for All Ages at LifeInTheNerddom.com

Wholesome Historical Fiction Books for All Ages

Historical fiction is one of my favorite genres. I love being able to learn about the culture and traditions of the past through the lives of characters. It’s so much better than trying to learn through the dry paragraphs of a textbook. The time period comes alive, and it’s much easier to remember. There are so many amazing historical fiction […]

Summer Reading Round-Up at LifeInTheNerddom.com

Summer Reading Round-Up!

Most kids love the Wild West and stories of Cowboys, Indians, and moving west. What better topic to focus on for summer reading! We’re continuing the 10 Days of Wholesome Books for Summer Reading series today with our Summer Reading Round-Up! There are so many topics that you could delve into, including: Daniel Boone and the Wilderness Road Louisiana Purchase […]

30 Wholesome Books for Middle Schoolers at LifeInTheNerddom.com

30 Wholesome Books for Middle Schoolers

Before I knew better I let my daughter read whatever she found in the “tween” section of the library. There were cute covers and fun illustrations that made the books look completely harmless. Then I picked up one of the books she had left lying on the table and read a few pages. I was shocked at what I read. […]

30 Wholesome Books for Elementary Kids at LifeInTheNerddom.com

30 Wholesome Books for Elementary Kids

It can be a little scary when children begin reading books on their own. You’re not sure what content they are picking up from the library shelves, and there are a great many books available to them that aren’t appropriate for their growing minds. That’s why I’m giving you this list of 30 of our favorite wholesome books for elementary […]

25 Wholesome Picture Books for Your Family at LifeInTheNerddom.com

25 Wholesome Picture Books for Your Family

Finding wholesome picture books to read with your children shouldn’t be a chore. Unfortunately, it can be. There are so many children’s books that contain very questionable content these days! I am often shocked at the political agendas that are addressed even at the picture book level. But that’s another post for another day. Today I’m sharing our top 25 […]

10 Days of Wholesome Summer Reading @ LifeInTheNerddom.com

10 Days of Wholesome Books for Summer Reading

Do you want your children to read wholesome books filled with inspiring characters worthy of emulating? Do you worry about what your children are reading and feel like you need to preview their books (especially older kids), but you just can’t find the time? If so, then you’ll want to join me over the next two weeks as I bring […]

Feeling Unqualified to Homeschool High School?

Welcome to the “What’s Your Secret Struggle Homeschool Mom?” guest post series. Today, Amy Saunders from Orison Orchards tackles one of the most common struggles that all homeschool moms face—can I really homeschool high school? My younger kids take a weekly class at our local children’s museum. Today I was talking with one of the museum employees, who seemed to […]

Help! Homeschooling is Ruining My Marriage @ LifeInTheNerddom.com

Help! Homeschooling is Ruining My Marriage!

Welcome to the “What’s Your Secret Struggle Homeschool Mom?” guest post series. Today, I’ve asked my husband to share his thoughts on how homeschooling affects our marriage. We’re more than a decade into this journey and we’ve seen some ups and downs along the way. I can say with absolute certainty that communication with your spouse is the key! Knowing […]

The Hidden Risk of Homeschool Mom Cliques @ LifeInTheNerddom.com

The Hidden Risk in Homeschool Mom Cliques

Welcome to the “What’s Your Secret Struggle Homeschool Mom?” guest post series. Today, Aimee Smith walks us through one of the top secret struggles that homeschool moms deal with – mom cliques! My heart beat faster as we walked through the door. We weren’t greeted immediately because the party was already in progress. It can be hard to know which […]