Social Media Marketing and a Modern Fairy Tale

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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

Playing Hurt

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This is a sponsored post. Playing Hurt is a sometimes fascinating novel by author Gerald Nardella. The book was featured as the “OnlineBookClub.org Book of the Day” on March 23, 2017. The story takes place in a small town, over the course of the 1960-1961 school year. The reader is plunged into the story from the first moments, which take … Read more

The Pursuit of Time

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This is a sponsored post. The Pursuit of Time is a novel by William H. May and was featured as the OnlineBookClub.org Book of the Day on March 4, 2017 John Axleton seems like a nice enough elderly gentleman. But he’s decided he’s not quite finished living yet. There are new, proven technologies that allow the transplant … Read more

The Alienation of Courtney Hoffman

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This is a sponsored post The Alienation of Courtney Hoffman is a suspenseful, thought-provoking novel from author Brady Stefani. This title was an OnlineBookClub.org Book of the Day on March 3, 2107. Courtney is a pretty typical kid – she’s a teenager who has trouble getting along with her mom. She loves to play soccer, … Read more

Defender of Jerusalem

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This is a sponsored post. Defender of Jerusalem, by Helena P. Schrader, is the second book in the Balian D’Ibelin and the Kingdom of Jerusalem series, and was OnlineBookClub.org Book of the Day on February 2, 2017. This is an outstanding piece of historical fiction, which I can highly recommend for adults and teens who have an … Read more

I’M GOING TO GIVE YOU A BEAR HUG

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This post contains affiliate links. I’m Going to Give You a Bear Hug is a wonderful, warm, cozy, fuzzy-wuzzy fun book for little kids and the adults who love them. It’s full of wonderful illustrations of a young child spending time with his mother with the furry family members… and with more than a few … Read more

The Compulsive Move

This is a sponsored post. The Compulsive Move is a short story written by Phillip Cornell. While this is marketed as a book (an eBook), I believe it is more appropriately considered a short story, as it is fifty-nine standard pages long and is easily read in a sitting of just over an hour. The … Read more

Gamers and Gods Trilogy

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This is a sponsored post. Gamers and Gods is a Kindle format “boxed set” trilogy by author Matthew Kennedy. The overarching story is a massive and complex tale involving computer science, physics, metaphysics, and philosophy. No worries about it getting boring or tedious though, because it’s all woven up in a rather amazing way with good … Read more

Patterns of Evidence

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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.

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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…

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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

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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

Living History

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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