Our Journey Westward is written and edited by blog owner, Cindy West.  This disclosure policy is valid from October 2009 into the foreseeable future.


Advertising and Sponsorship

I abide by word of mouth marketing standards and believe in honesty. Paid ads may appear in my blog sidebar. Occasionally, I may post about an advertiser’s product or service, but any such content will contain only my honest opinions. Any sponsored posts will be identified as such.


I often review products I purchased myself.  I often review products I received for free and/or received compensation to write.  I only write these posts if I believe such a review would be helpful to my readers. I will only endorse products or services that I believe are worthy of such endorsement, regardless of compensation. If I receive compensation for a review, or if I receive a product in exchange for a review, I will disclose this within the post.

The views expressed on this blog are purely my own opinions, and are not influenced in any way by whether or not I’m paid for the review. I am never required to give a positive review of any product, service or website, regardless of compensation.

Note: Any product claim, statistic, or quote about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer/provider; your experience with any product may vary.


I maintain affiliate relationships with several companies offering products I have found worthy of promoting. As part of this affiliate relationship, I receive a commission on any sales generated via click-throughs of these affiliate links. Links in my sidebar or within blog posts may be affiliate links.

I am owner and author of all Our Journey Westward products. Many of my posts contain links to specific products from which I earn a living.

I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon. com and affiliated sites.

Links to the following retailers are likely affiliate links which generate commissions when you purchase through the links:

Amazon, CurrClick, Notebooking Pages, Christian Book Distributors, E-Junkie, Homeschool Complete, Brimwood Press, Chalk Pastels, SQUILT, Your Morning Basket, All About Learning Press, Compass Classroom, Apologia, The Institute for Excellence in Writing, Grammar Galaxy, Music in Our Homeschool, Learning Well, Knowledge Box Central, Logic of English, Maestro Classics, MindPrint, Masterpiece Society, Dover, Magoosh, Spelling Classroom, Steve Spangler Science, Eva Varga, WriteShop, IDev, Share-A-Sale, Prufrock Press, The Classical Historian, Grapevine, Bright Ideas Press, Math Geek Mama, Cornerstone Confessions, 7 Sisters, STEAM Kids, See the Light, Real Science 4 Kids, Math Mammoth, KiwiCo, K’Nex, Homeschool in the Woods, Homeschool Adventure

(This is not an all-inclusive list.  There are occasions when I may include a link from an affiliate not mentioned here.  I will always disclose when a post contains affiliate links.)

I have (or have had in the past) an ongoing relationship with the following retailers to promote their products with my honest opinions:

DK Publishing

Prufrock Press

There is no added cost to my readers when using my affiliate links.  The companies have simply agreed to share a small commission with me when a link from my blog leads to a sale for them.  I very much appreciate my readers who purchase through  my affiliate links!

Please contact me with any additional questions.