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Little Women – Now, as Then

September 28, 2018

I hope that you were able to enter the giveaway for a Fandango gift card to see Little Women. I have to say, I’m impressed. Fair warning: If you are a purist, and only interested in a close retelling of the original tale, this film will not be for you. That said… I hope that … Read more

Bring Back Dinner!

September 22, 2018

  Table of Contents The Benefits of Eating Together. 4 Develop Closer Relationships. 4 Eat Healthier in Realistic Portions. 4 Your Kids Will Do Better in School 4 Everyone Will Generally Be Happier & Healthier. 4 You’ll Save a Lot of Money. 5 Eating Together Reduces Stress. 5 You’ll Improve Everyone’s Communication Skills. 5 It’s … Read more

Upcoming Movie Release: 150th Anniversary of Little Women!

September 20, 2018

Correction: the original version of this post indicated a review would be posted on September 24. This was incorrect. The company has prohibited the publication of any review prior to September 27. There will be a review posted on September 27. Please forgive my mistake. As techy as we are, in our home we really … Read more

Wild Dash!

July 3, 2018

I’m excited to share another game from RoosterFin: Wild Dash. Wild Dash is a card game… and a dice game… and it’s nothing like any card or dice game you’ve played before. Player are dealt five cards. Each card is either a racer or a booster. We all know that not all racers are created equal: your avergae … Read more

Use Magnets for Your Teaching Props?

May 25, 2018

I got these magnets on Amazon from AULife (you can check them out here if you like – and that’s not an affiliate link). These have been – simply put – great. They are super strong like the neodymium magnets I’d been using. However, these were larger and (no small issue) the price was very reasonable. … Read more

Flashcards for teaching on – and off – line

May 25, 2018

If you’ve been a reader on here any length of time, you know that we’re a work-at-home, homeschooling family. Last autumn, I started something I never thought I’d do – teaching children online. Now, I started working as a school teacher almost 30 years ago (crazy!) and this is our eleventh year as homeschoolers. And … Read more

Capturing Family Memories

May 25, 2018

Our family  – all five of us – avidly study taekwondo. We may not be Olympic material, but we have a great time and learn a ton. Our school has a strong emphasis on personal best and community development. And they manage to make every little thing a ton of fun! Last year, our dojang had … Read more

Get Dinner on the Table in 30 Minutes — or Less!

February 15, 2018

Whether you’re a working mom, single dad, parent who works from home or stay at home parent, there’s no doubt that keeping up with day to day responsibilities can be a challenge. With plans constantly in flux due to over-communication and over-scheduling, it’s getting more difficult to stay on top of things like dinner prep. … Read more

Family Honor Plate

December 4, 2017

I received a complimentary Family Honor Plate for reviewing purposes. The Family Honor Plate is a wonderful gift for a family! We received ours last month, and saved it for Thanksgiving Day, when we gathered with extended family. The Family Honor Plate is meant to be a tool to help get out children thinking about … Read more

May the FAITH Be With You Holy Bible

November 22, 2017

The other day, we got a surprise. This was in our mailbox: Now, I didn’t order this, nor did I request to write a review of it. Sometimes, it’s fun to get surprised like this in the mail. This time, though, I’ll admit – I was skeptical. I suspected some commercialization… I’m always hesitant 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

Social Media Marketing and a Modern Fairy Tale

May 12, 2017

Once there was a work-at-home, homeschooling mom. She was really good at her job. People loved her work, and loved her for it. Every day, Work-at-home-mom got up with enthusiasm. She enjoyed her work, knew it inside and out. And, she knew that there’s more to running a successful business than having a great product. There’s … Read more

Baby Bible Books GIVEAWAY

April 24, 2017

I’m delighted to share with you these two adorable books for your littlest readers. In the Beginning and Noah’s Ark are fabulous retellings of these beloved stories from the earliest times of humanity. They draw the minds and the hearts to Produced as sturdy little board books to stand up to the toughest lovin’, these … Read more

Busy Mom, Busy Life, and Saving Time in the Kitchen.

April 14, 2017

You may have noticed that lately, I haven’t been as present or posting as often. First, I’m sorry. Second… you know how you get to that point where it seems like your plan is working… and then life throws you a curve ball? We’ve been tossed several curve balls so far in 2017. Our youngest  – who’s … Read more

HUGE CiPU Giveaway!

April 11, 2017

I’m VERY excited to share this giveaway with you! A few weeks ago, I shared with you the CiPU diaper bag system. Today, I’m excited to share that CiPU is giving away not one, but TWO diaper bag systems, each valued at $180! Plus, CiPU will give away another 500 $20 coupons! Ready to toss … Read more

The Slope of Kongwa Hill

April 8, 2017

This is a sponsored post. The Slope of Kongwa Hill, featured as the OnlineBookClub.org Book of the Day on March 28, 2017, is the debut novel of Anthony Edwards. In the opening of the book, we meet Edwards, as he narrates his story. Edwards’ parents live and work in Africa, and from a young age, it … Read more

Cancelled

April 7, 2017

This is a sponsored post. Cancelled: The Ultimate October Surprise, a novel by author Michale Pinksy, is a surprisingly smart. It was featured as the OnlineBookClub.org Book of the Day on March 27, 2017. Cancelled follows the story of a fictional election year in the United States. Loose canon Austin Howard, businessman and political outsider, has shocked … Read more

The Plans I Have for You Bible

April 6, 2017

Lately (you may have noticed), I’ve had an influx of study Bibles that were developed with children in mind. The latest in these is The Plans I Have for You Holy Bible. Based on the children’s book, The Plans I Have For You by author Amy Parker, this is a pretty cool variation. Parker’s storybook inspires … Read more

Once Upon a Time Holy Bible and Storybook Bible

April 5, 2017

Last week, I received this beautiful set of books from Zonderkidz, the Once Upon A Time Storybook Bible and the Once Upon a Time Holy Bible. These are brilliantly illustrated books that let you share the Bible with children at two very different levels of reading readiness. The Once Upon A Time Storybook Bible is … Read more

Rapier

April 3, 2017

Rapier is a really fun book by Doc Corea. Imagine combining the best parts of space travel with the best aspects of pirate stories. Now, add in an element of honor… and some bad guys with no honor at all. I was delighted recently to read Rapier, a fast-paced, science fiction, swashbuckling novel from R.A. … Read more