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Same Kind of Different as Me – Movie Trailer and Ticket Giveaway!

October 6, 2017

Early this year, I shared with you my review of Same Kind of Different as Me for Kids – If you haven’t had a chance to check it out yet, it’s a wonderful book for children that shares some difficult circumstances of Denver’s life, and the story of how he grew up and became close … Read more

Lumpy Cubes

September 23, 2017

Lumpy Cubes is a super-simple and quick to learn game that just might be the ticket for your kids. It comes with a deck of cards. And four sets of cubes. The cubes? They’re not flat. In fact, you might say they’re lumpy. The idea is easy: Each player chooses a color. Next, the deck is shuffled … Read more

Patterns of Evidence

August 28, 2017

Patterns of Evidence is a new, intriguing release. Filmmaker Tim Mahoney took over a decade to create this documentary that investigates the Biblical Exodus from a scientific approach. Mahoney’s goal was to take a balanced approach, and leave the audience to decide for themselves the truth about the Biblical account. In our household, we encouage discussions from … Read more

Changes on the horizon.

August 15, 2017

Hm. I don’t think they’re that far (as far as the horizon) away. Speaking of away, I’ve been away. Not physically, but away from here. We had a lot of drama (health issues, work issues – my husband and I have christened 2017 The Year of Many Things, and are quite gleefully aware that we are more than halfway … Read more

And away we go…

August 14, 2017

This post contains affiliate links. Please read my full disclosure here. This. This is why we started homeschooling. I’ve shared before – our family did not begin homeschooling for the same reasons many other families do (although we enjoy those benefits). When we made the decision to homeschool (which isn’t the same as making the decision … Read more

Phonics Museum

August 3, 2017

Phonics Museum is a fun, engaging app designed to introduce children to beginning reading skills while having fun. We don’t currently have a child this age, so I created a child, Rose, to “play” the game. Parents can add multiple children, so each child’s progress is tracked separately. The avatar choice selection is odd – … Read more

They Really Are Listening

July 13, 2017

Okay, so, yes, I know – when it comes to dishes or laundry, walking the dog, maybe even schoolwork <gasp>… the kids might not be listening. Or, perhaps they’re simply filtering it out, since there are activities and topics they’re more interested in. Maybe they really are listening, but they only react when what they … Read more

Living History

July 5, 2017

A side note, before I get into the content: Sorry I’ve been so absent. We had a rough beginning part of the year – our youngest was in the hospital three times between January and the beginning of April. We’re all fine now, but mercy, just when you think you catch your breath… Then we … Read more

Smartick Math Method – Online Math for New Generation

June 13, 2017

On a regular basis, I get approached by app developers who want me to try and share their newest offerings. The app market is exploding, and apps can be powerful tools in our tech-saturated lives. Whenever I think I can make an honest trial of an app, and I think it will be of interest to … Read more

Through the Rug

May 19, 2017

Through the Rug is a delightful chapter book by Jill Ammon Vanderwood. Full of silly action and event that will delight young readers, this book is now available in a special 10th-anniversary edition. If you haven’t been lucky enough to read Through the Rug, here’s a glimpse. Alyssa is over for a visti with her … Read more

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Same Kind of Different as Me – Movie Trailer and Ticket Giveaway!

October 6, 2017

Early this year, I shared with you my review of Same Kind of Different as Me for Kids – If you haven’t had a chance to check it out yet, it’s a wonderful book for children that shares some difficult circumstances of Denver’s life, and the story of how he grew up and became close … Read more

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Lumpy Cubes

September 23, 2017

Lumpy Cubes is a super-simple and quick to learn game that just might be the ticket for your kids. It comes with a deck of cards. And four sets of cubes. The cubes? They’re not flat. In fact, you might say they’re lumpy. The idea is easy: Each player chooses a color. Next, the deck is shuffled … Read more

Awesome Wipes – the Name Says it All

September 3, 2017

  This post contains affiliate links.   For your electronics and glasses (not your kids!). These REALLY WORK. Nice lemon scent, anti-bacterial, guaranteed not to dry out, but best of all NO STREAKS. I’ve used wipes similar to these for years, but gave up using them on my glasses because the end result was worse … Read more

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Patterns of Evidence

August 28, 2017

Patterns of Evidence is a new, intriguing release. Filmmaker Tim Mahoney took over a decade to create this documentary that investigates the Biblical Exodus from a scientific approach. Mahoney’s goal was to take a balanced approach, and leave the audience to decide for themselves the truth about the Biblical account. In our household, we encouage discussions from … Read more

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Changes on the horizon.

August 15, 2017

Hm. I don’t think they’re that far (as far as the horizon) away. Speaking of away, I’ve been away. Not physically, but away from here. We had a lot of drama (health issues, work issues – my husband and I have christened 2017 The Year of Many Things, and are quite gleefully aware that we are more than halfway … Read more

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PhotoMamas

August 15, 2017

  I received free access to PhotoMamas MasterClass at no cost for review purposes. Any opinions expressed in this post are mine alone. Everyone’s got a smartphone now, and taking pictures comes as naturally as breathing. We don’t even think about it. Even before my iPhone days, when I had a simple flip phone,  I learned … Read more

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And away we go…

August 14, 2017

This post contains affiliate links. Please read my full disclosure here. This. This is why we started homeschooling. I’ve shared before – our family did not begin homeschooling for the same reasons many other families do (although we enjoy those benefits). When we made the decision to homeschool (which isn’t the same as making the decision … Read more

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Phonics Museum

August 3, 2017

Phonics Museum is a fun, engaging app designed to introduce children to beginning reading skills while having fun. We don’t currently have a child this age, so I created a child, Rose, to “play” the game. Parents can add multiple children, so each child’s progress is tracked separately. The avatar choice selection is odd – … Read more

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They Really Are Listening

July 13, 2017

Okay, so, yes, I know – when it comes to dishes or laundry, walking the dog, maybe even schoolwork <gasp>… the kids might not be listening. Or, perhaps they’re simply filtering it out, since there are activities and topics they’re more interested in. Maybe they really are listening, but they only react when what they … Read more

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Living History

July 5, 2017

A side note, before I get into the content: Sorry I’ve been so absent. We had a rough beginning part of the year – our youngest was in the hospital three times between January and the beginning of April. We’re all fine now, but mercy, just when you think you catch your breath… Then we … Read more