Review: Kwik Stix Metallic and Neon

My daughter, Rebecca and granddaughter Autumn (both age 4) loved making some Christmas decorations using the beautiful Kwik Stix from The Pencil Grip, Inc. company. We try to spend extra time doing Christmas activities in the 60 Days leading up to Christmas, using...

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Gifts That Stand the Test of Time

Each year at Christmas and again on birthdays our children will get several gifts- one from us, one from each set of grandparents, and a few others occasionally. 25 years into parenting and I have found that SOME gifts stay wonderful for years after the gift is given,...

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30 Things To Do With a Back Injury

A few weeks ago I hurt my back, and I have had very limited movement since. For the most part I can sit up, lay in certain very uncomfortable positions and move around very little. At first I was sorta shocked by my inability to get up and live my normal life, so I...

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Review: Middlebury Interactive Language

As a member of the Homeschool Review Crew, I received a complimentary membership for Middlebury Interactive Languages. Daniel (6) got the pleasure of reviewing Elementary Spanish 1 (Grades K-2). Middlebury offers numerous foreign language courses, taught online. When...

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Annoying Photo Printing!

Today I spent a good amount of time ordering photos of our family for Christmas gifts. This should have been a 20 minute task, but instead, here's what went wrong: The CD all our pictures were on were not recognizable by our computer I added them to our Amazon Prime...

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Review: Educeri Lesson Subcription Service

As a member of the TOS review crew, I have been given a subscription to Educeri Lesson Subscription Service from Educeri .......  Educeri a division of DataWORKS.   Educeri is a tool for teachers. It has lessons (suitable for common core if your school district...

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Rebecca’s 4th Birthday Party (Watermelon Theme)

Our family has the tradition of letting the birthday person pick their favorite meal for birthday dinner. Rebecca declared she wanted "Eggs and Watermelon."   Obviously this was not going to be quite a pleasing meal to everyone, so I added in biscuits and bacon....

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Four Home Remedies for Coughs/Colds/Sore Throats

Anne Mary and I have been sick with racking coughs and last week we finally had enough. We decided to try four remedies .... LIVE. on Facebook. We want to try things, but we are also real people with real taste buds- so those people who gallantly tell you to eat raw...

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Review: The Cat of Bubastes by Heirloom Audio Productions

  It was with great excitement that we accepted the opportunity to review The Cat of Bubastes audiobook from Heirloom Audio Productions. I have SIX amazing children, five of which still live at home. And every one of them is blessedly a voracious reader. But I am...

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Review: Spencer Learning Ultimate Phonics Reading Program

  For the past several weeks I have been able to review Ultimate Phonics Reading Program from Spencer Learning. I decided to try to use it with my daughter, Rebecca (3, almost 4) who is just beginning to learn phonics. This is downloadable software.  Tech...

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Saving Money While on a Cruise

My husband has been very committed to the idea of he and I taking an extravagant vacation together to celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary. So, when Black Friday came around last year, he watched prices and booked us on a 7 night Royal Caribbean Cruise. I really had...

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Review: The Pray-ers / Book 1 Troubles

As part of the TOS Review Crew, I have been given an opportunity to review the book, The Pray-ers / Book 1 Troubles by Mark S. MIrza, from CTM Publishing Atlanta.    The Pray-ers / Book 1 Troubles by Mark S. MIrza is an engaging book from CTM Publishing...

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Hillsong Giveaway-Let Hope Rise :WIN TICKETS

A couple of months ago, I had the delightful experience to go and see Hillsong's upcoming movie, Let Hope Rise that opens SEPTEMBER 16, 2016!! This movie was inspiring, uplifting, and in the film it was evident that this group of singers/performers/song writers, are...

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Review: Exploring Creation with Astronomy, 2nd Edition

Our family is having a great time reviewing Exploring Creation with Astronomy, 2nd Edition from Apologia Educational Ministries! We were sent the Astronomy textbook, the Notebooking Journal (Being used by David, age 11) and the Junior Notebooking Journal (Being used...

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Daniel- Grade One

Well, it's the beginning of another school year,and even though I have done lots of "this is what we use for this grade" posts over the years, I am always tweaking thinks for subsequent children. Here's a list of what we use for Daniel for first grade: Reading: He has...

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GREATER Movie Review and Thank a Coach!

Grace Hill Media has given me the opportunity to review the movie: GREATER From the producer: GREATER is an inspirational movie based on the life of Brandon Burlsworth. Brandon had one dream – to play for the Arkansas Razorbacks.  Unfortunately, Brandon was a clumsy...

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Save HUGE on College Textbooks

Looking for ways to reduce college expenses? Don't overlook the high expense of college textbooks. This year my daughters have enrolled in classes that required books ranging from $4 (used paperback on Amazon) to $300 (textbook requiring the newest edition)....

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Kroger ClickList, My Experience

This is not a paid or affiliate post- although it may seem like it after what I have to say. Kroger Clicklist has come to our town and about 10 weeks ago, I decided to give it a try. First, you set up an online Kroger account, and include your Kroger card, phone,...

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Review: CTCMath Homeschool Membership

CTCMath has given us a generous one year subscription to CTCMath Homeschool Membership in exchange for our review. CTC Math is a comprehensive onlline math tutorial. Each of my boys( David-11 and Daniel-6) received their own login.  this program is created to help...

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Hillsong United Empires Concert

We had the pleasure of attending the Hillsong United concert in Louisville, KY as guests of Grace Hill Media. Here's a peek at a few home videos we took at the event: https://youtu.be/QkCVoMTt-pw I went to the concert immediately after seeing a preview of the Hillsong...

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Robotics in the Homeschool?

My daughter used to really love Lego Robotics, so one year for her birthday we purchased her a robotics kit. A few years later, my son received the kit as a hand-me-down and has love it every since. He has the ability and patience to read the manuals, put the pieces...

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Why We Homeschool

Updated Summer 2016:  We are still homeschooling. Since the original post back in 2008, Christina has graduated and gone on to own her own business while staying home with her two children of her own. Sarah is now 18 and graduated this May, after struggling in some...

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