Author Archives: Nicole

NICOLE CRONE enjoys writing encouragement for moms in which God is glorified at her blog, Children are a Blessing. She is wife to Rusty, and mom to eight sweet children. Nicole has been a homeschool mom for thirteen years, and is currently a member of The Old Schoolhouse Review Crew. When Nicole isn’t homeschooling, you can find her writing, reading, sewing, or blogging at She is active on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Captain Absolutely by Focus on the Family Review (Homeschool Crew Review)


My oldest son enjoys comic books so I was thrilled for him to review Captain Absolutely from Focus On The Family.  He was Read More →

High School Essay Intensive from the Institute for Excellence in Writing Review (Homeschool Crew Review)


Melani is almost ready to enter her senior year of high school (eek!), and we are working on ACT prep.  Read More →

How We Paid Off Over $30,000 of Debt in Less than Six Months


If you would have told me six months ago that we would be $30,000 less in debt today, I would Read More →

New Children are a Blessing Mug — Just in Time for Mother’s Day!


I adore cute mugs, and I thought it would be nice to offer one on my blog.  These trendy white coffee Read More →

The Secret Bridge by Lamplighter Publishing Review (Homeschool Crew Review)


Books are awesome.  I’m sure most of you homeschool mommas feel the same way!  I was beyond excited to receive my Read More →

From Cornerstone to Homemaker


As a Christian mom, I often look to the Scriptures when trying to follow God’s will for my life.  There Read More →

Homemaking is the Ultimate Career


While I was growing up, I had many different career aspirations. Marine Biologist.  Architect.  Attorney. I remember when I was Read More →

The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle with Bonus Mug is Here!


Oh my goodness, I look forward to this sale every year.  The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle is here!  (Cue confetti.) It’s Read More →

Motherhood and Holiness – Ministry Monday


Motherhood and holiness are two words that are normally not found within the same sentence. Parenting is hard, sanctifying work.  Read More →

SpeedyPrep Review (Homeschool Crew Review)


My daughter Melani is sixteen, and has been toying with the idea of whether or not she would like to Read More →

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