HOLIDAY GIVEAWAY – Favorite Family Movies!

At the beginning of the holiday season, which for our family is generally around Thanksgiving, we start gathering together all the Christmas CDs, Audio books, movies, and books, and usher in the lovely time of year we call the Christmas season. Some of our favorites...

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What I Learned from an OCD Person’s Book

I am not a clinician, but a few chapters into this book and you will find yourself reading it incredulously. This author, if she is not clinically OCD, she is awfully close. Her relationship with stuff and her extreme drive to declutter it, as well as to be attached...

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Goodbye Christopher Robin

I flat love Winnie the Pooh. I love reading the books to my young children. I love the movies. These books can take an ordinary day and turn it into something extraordinarily magical and precious. These stories helped my own children develop their imaginations and...

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How to Teach Teens To Manage Time Wisely

Get our FREE PDF: Nine Tips to Teach Your Teen to Manage Time Wisely! Here's the deal: Teens are young people who are transitioning from being under out constant watch and control into total freedom. This is a shaky time for everyone. We, as parents have to sit back...

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Master List of Science Curriculum for Home Schools

This resource was developed to go along with our FREE class, 7 Days to Your Best Homeschool Year Ever. We use: Apologia- We use this for Elementary through High school Astronomy- See review Botany Astrology Zoology 1,2,3 General Science Biology Biology 2, Marine...

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Master List of Language Arts Curriculum for Home Educators

This resource was developed to go along with our curriculum, 7 Days to Your Best Homeschool Year Ever. We use: Logic of English- Comprehensive spelling/reading/grammar program from age 4-adult (for intervention) - Have found this especially helpful for dyslexia and...

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Master List of Math Curriculum for Home Educators

This resource was developed to go along with our curriculum, 7 Days to Your Best Homeschool Year Ever. Saxon Math (We use this for third grade- Advanced Math (Pre-trig and Pre-calc). This is our favorite math. Math-U-See (We use this for course level work K-2,...

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Master List of Online Classes for Homeschoolers

This resource was developed to go along with our curriculum, 7 Days to Your Best Homeschool Year Ever. One I love: Schoolhouseteachers.com (hundreds of classes, all ages, baby to adult, tons of included resources) one low price for all the classes your family wants to...

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WIN! Kwik Sticks Now for sale at Toys R US

Kwik Sticks are sincerely one of my favorite art supplies for my own children, and now a go-to gift for children of the appropriate ages. These beautiful paints come in 12 tubes that look similar to markers sticks. But they don’t work like regular markers! These are a...

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Review: Logic of English Foundations A

Last year I had the l the pleasure of reviewing Logic of English's program Essentials with my son, David. You can see that review here. Through this program he has continued to make significant progress, in spite of his dysgraphia. This made me curious. What if I'd...

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Quick Slow-Carb Breakfast

My sweet friend, and fellow homeschool mom made an instagram picture with some yummy breakfast quiches so I decided it was brilliant and decided to make my own slow-carb version using only veggies and eggs.   These were quick and easy to make, and if I couple...

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The Perfectly Imperfect Tea Party

ME: "I can't do it. My house is too messy. My dishes don't match. I don't have enough cloth napkins that match. The pretty paper napkins I have don't match the dishes I have. I can't use paper plates. What if no one else likes the tea I have? What if they are...

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FREE Kindle Books on Budgets and Money Management

Every year around tax time, I review our progress towards our financial goals and set new goals for the future. Here are 10 FREE Kindle books on this topic. Be sure to check the price before you purchase. Sometimes prices change without notice. 1. Saving Money: The 40...

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Reading Challenge Update

At the beginning of the year I committed to read 52 books. I know I read a fair amount, but I often have several books going at once, and some books never get finished. But this challenge had helped me stick with just one book through completion (for the most part)...

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Why I Use the FREE Cozi App PLUS a Paper Calendar

Once a week I sit down with my calendar and sync it up with my calendar app, Cozi. My paper calendar is my place where I think. I have it with me most of the time when I am home, and sometimes when I am out of the house as well. I brainstorm there, take notes, make...

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Making Money As an Author Guest Post by Melanie Young

Have you ever thought about becoming an author? Malia said she was focusing on ways to bring in income from home this month and I immediately thought, “Become an author!” I really never dreamed I’d be one. I do remember thinking as I read the Christmas letter Hal had...

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Reading Challenge: A Lantern in Her Hand

This weeks book from the reading challenge is the book: Lantern in Her Hand. This meets the requirement for a book about an interesting woman. Kindle | Hardcover | Paperback I know this book is marketed to middle school children, but as a woman in my 40s this book is...

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A Dog’s Purpose- Win a Fandango Gift Card{Expired}

I was in the theater with my family watching a movie and saw the trailer for this fictional film based on the beloved bestselling novel by W. Bruce Cameron, A DOG’S PURPOSE, is a sweet and lovable family film that shares the soulful and surprising story of one devoted...

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Book Challenge: Eight Cousins

This weeks reading challenge book is Eight Cousins by Louisa May Alcott. (Author of Little Women and Little Men). Kindle | Paperback The Popsugar reading challenge has categories that you seek, and this one is a book with a red binding. I had a few on the shelf, and...

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Shopping List by Colleen Langenfeld

Grocery Shopping List Power -- Step 1 In Saving Grocery Money By Colleen Langenfeld A grocery shopping list can be the front line tool you use in saving money on your grocery budget each month. There are several more sophisticated ways to save grocery money, but none...

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Book Challenge Reading: Sycamore Row by John Grisham

As part of the reading challenge, I committed to reading a book each week. I used to read Grisham books as they were written, then for years switched to only reading nonfiction. But for our wedding anniversary cruise earlier this year, I bought two of his books to...

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