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Finding Time for What Matters Most

Finding Time for What Matters Most

I am sitting in front of my computer today, having waited until the last minute to write my post, and feeling anxious about getting it done. Why? Not so much because it is due today, as I know I will find leeway and grace with the wonderful ladies to whom are waiting patiently for this(…)

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Kidcoder – Windows Programming ~ Final Review & Giveaway

Kidcoder – Windows Programming ~ Final Review & Giveaway

At the beginning of June we brought you our Preliminary Reviews of Kidcoder & Teen Coder- Windows Programming. We are pleased to be back to give your our final reviews as well as a giveaway from the company! The folks over at Homeschool Programming Inc. are offering up for giveaway a first-semester title (Windows Programming)(…)

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Review: KidCoder ~ Windows Programming

Review: KidCoder ~ Windows Programming

I have had the opportunity to review a product that I believe to be very rare. When I first saw an ad for Homeschool Programming I stopped to look because I had never seen a computer programming curriculum for kids. Here are a few things that stood out to me right away: *Only basic familiarity(…)

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Three Simple Tips for Better Photos

Three Simple Tips for Better Photos

The Monthly theme this month is “What is your favorite tip?” Whether it’s for home schooling, house work, traveling, planning a party, or whatever you think of! Maybe your favorite tip is just the thing someone else is looking for and can incorporate in their lives… May is full of flowers and A New Beginning:).(…)

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Starting & Continuing a Book Club

Starting & Continuing a Book Club

Throughout recent years I have had the pleasure of participating in multiple book clubs. Varying greatly from each other in size, style, organization and location. Book clubs can offer so many enriching benefits, not only from the literature discussion, but through the bonds built among participating members. (Check out my series, 10 Days on The(…)

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The Homemaker’s Mentor ~ A Girl’s Guide to Home Skills

The Homemaker’s Mentor ~ A Girl’s Guide to Home Skills

Back in January I was given the opportunity to review The Homemaker’s Mentor Print Issues One and Three. I found so many useful articles in both of those issues. Naturally I was thrilled to now be given the opportunity to review their Girls Guide to Home Skills. This is a guide for mothers to help(…)

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Taking Your Homeschool on the Road

Let me just start by saying we are not a traveling family. We have not sold our home and piled into the RV for a year long journey around the country! Although there are many days I think this would be great, the type A in me always wins out, and alas we nestle into(…)

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What Does Homeschooling Have to do With Salad?

What Does Homeschooling Have to do With Salad?

We were recently driving in the car talking about what was on the dinner menu for that evening. Our oldest daughter gets so upset with her brother when he calls his carrots, cucumbers, and croutons (all separate and ready to dip), a salad. This spurred a conversation about what “salad” actually is. My first words(…)

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Review: The HomeMaker’s Mentor Print Issues One & Three

Review: The HomeMaker’s Mentor Print Issues One & Three

When given the opportunity to review two print issues of The HomeMaker’s Mentor, I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect as I am unfamiliar with the site and their products. My first impression…it was like sitting down with your best friend’s scrapbook! I felt like I had seen or tasted something great and then was(…)

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Disney on Ice – Treasure Trove Review

Disney on Ice – Treasure Trove Review

Last night I had the opportunity to attend Disney on Ice – Treasure Trove. I ended up taking both Ava (5) and Chloe (12) and making a girls night out of it. We splurged and ate dinner at Friendly’s! (We were able to do this because I did not have to pay for the tickets(…)

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It’s The Little Things

Being not only a stay-at-home parent, but a homeschooling parent as well, I spend LOTS of time with my children. My brood consists of only 3 children and yet I swear I can’t even think one whole complete sentence all day!   I know that being a stay-at-home parent is right for me. I remember(…)

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Speekee Spanish Review & Giveaway

Speekee Spanish Review & Giveaway

Teaching a foreign language can be a seemingly overwhelming task for someone like myself who does not speak any other language besides English. When thinking about what language to teach my children I always thought Spanish and American Sign Language would be the two most useful languages. For this review I was able to try(…)

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