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Dark Hope: Book One of the Archangel Prophecies , An Enticing Young Adult Novel

I like to see myself as an avid reader and a definite lover of young adult fiction. Yes, I enjoy some ‘adult’ titles as well. But, by and large I tend to favor the YA genre in part as I can read the same titles my boys are reading.  I was thrilled to be sent Dark [Read On]

Win a Copy of Dark Hope Young Adult Novel

Win a Copy of Dark Hope: Book One of the Archangel Prophecies

I absolutely loved reading Dark Hope: Book One of the Archangel Prophecies and am thrilled to have the opportunity to have one lucky blog reader win a print copy of this young adult novel. Be sure to check out my review of Dark Hope before entering as not all lovers of young adult fiction will want this [Read On]

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Super Easy Baked Pasta

As I shared the other day in a post about how awesome Finish Dishwashing Cleaner is, we recently had a great super easy baked pasta dish.  What I love about this is you can keep it simple or really dress it up.  And, it is really quick to make in a modest or large batch [Read On]

HERBTHEORY Urinary Tract Supplement Review

Improving Urinary Tract Health with HERBTHEORY

I’ve shared in the past, that I’ve had some issues with my urinary tract health. I hate having multiple UTIs in a year and sadly pushing water isn’t enough. So, I was excited to find a new product to review that might help improve my urinary tract health and minimize the likelihood of more UTIs. [Read On]

Card Greeting Ideas For Stocking Up

Card Greeting Ideas For Stocking Up

This shop on card greeting ideas for stocking up has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CollectiveBias Do you ever feel like there are times when life gets so busy that you lose track of upcoming celebratory days for loved ones in your life? I know that [Read On]

Clean Dishes, Healthy Family and Money Saved from Using Finish Dishwasher Cleaner

Clean Dishes, Healthy Family and Money Saved from Using Finish Dishwasher Cleaner

This shop for Finish dishwasher cleaner has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions about using it for clean dishes, a healthy family and saving money are mine alone. #SparklySavings #CollectiveBias Unless you exclusively use disposable products, one of the chores every family has to do is washing the dishes.  While I want the boys [Read On]

Win a Brica iHide Seat Organizer with Tablet Viewer Giveaway US Only

Win a i-Hide Car Seat Organizer with Tablet Viewer

Our family was blessed with the opportunity to review the i-Hide™ Car Seat Organizer with Tablet Viewer.  This is a great product to have with young children so you can keep the vehicle tidy and have them occupied for those longer trips. Would you like to win your own?   Entries are accepted through the [Read On]

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Travel Made Easier with the Brica iHide Car Seat Organizer

For years, I have taken the boys on trips to see family.  Some have been relatively short drives while others have been over multiple days.  When we lived in Ohio, I remember splurging on a hanging VCR player to use in the car so that the boys would be occupied and quiet for at least [Read On]

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Back to School for My Sixth Grader

Last Wednesday marked the first day of school in our district.  I very tired boy went off for the day (as our flight from back east had us arriving home at 4 a.m that day.)     Have your kids started back to school?      

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Save Money with Balance Rewards Paperless Coupons at Walgreens

This shop with a focus on how to save money with Balance Rewards paperless coupons at Walgreens has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #WalgreensPaperless #CollectiveBias Summer is winding down and the kids are back to school in our community. We managed to squeeze in a much [Read On]

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Add Color to Your Fall Wardrobe with Monroe and Main

This is a Fashionista event and is hosted by Still Blonde after all these YEARS and Modly Chic.   Fall is just around the corner and I know that I love to add something each season to freshen up my wardrobe. Long, dark Alaskan winters have me longing for splashes of color to help brighten my mood. Thankfully, [Read On]

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Happy Kids Songs for Social and Emotional Learning

This post on social and emotional learning is made possible from our review of Happy Kids Songs. Our family was sent the Happy Kids Songs Workbook: Hands-on Activities to Build Character, Social & Emotional Skills (paperback, $12.56) as well as digital downloads of Friends & Sharing (Set 1) , Happiness & Attitude (Set 5), and [Read On]

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How to get your kids to eat more fruits and veggies

Today I am happy to have Samantha from Your Golden Ticket Blog sharing about something near and dear to her heart.  I know that I am quite lucky to have boys who eat a variety of food, but there’s always room for improvement.   Do you struggle to get your kids to eat their full [Read On]

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Neatly Display Childrens Art Work (Pinterest Inspired)

Do you ever wish there was a neater way to display all the artwork the kids create?  I know that we have suffered from this dilemna and I am excited to present one idea for how you can neatly display childrens art work which was inspired by a post on Pinterest.   I saw this on [Read On]

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The Boxcar Children Collector’s Edition on DVD

  Years ago, the older boys and I enjoyed listening to some of the first Boxcar Children books while driving around town in the van.  These stories are great for kids and there wasn’t anything questionable in the story line to concern me. Now there is an animated version which brings this beloved classic to [Read On]

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Life Skills and Homeschooling Go Hand in Hand

The week is coming to a close.  I hope that you found the previous posts here and from other homeschooling bloggers helpful as you gear up for the new homeschool year.    What I want to touch on today is how life skills and homeschooling go hand in hand.       Depending upon your [Read On]

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Homeschooling High School ~ Creating Accountability

In the past, I have shared about how I prefer to track assignments and grades for the boys.  If you want to see Homeschool Tracker Plus in action, then definitely read the following posts:   Lesson Planning Scheduling and Tracking Schoolwork   In this post, though, I want to talk about creating accountability in your [Read On]

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Feeding the Family Without Losing Your Mind

Some people who are not fully acquainted with the world of homeschooling have this misguided idea that a homeschooling mom and the kids have tons of free time to clean the house and cook nutritious meals for the family.  While there might be a few homeschool families that fit this mold,  I know that mine [Read On]

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Planning the Homeschool Year (2014–2015)

August is here and for many of us that means the beginning of a new school year. Our local schools start back on August 20th and I plan to do the same, even if it is a soft start for my boys.   The reason for a soft start this year is that I have [Read On]

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The Perfect Summer on DVD

I enjoy viewing movies that show struggles and how a particular character overcomes them.  When that character is in their teens or young adulthood, it can easily be labeled as ‘coming of age.’  One that our family has recently watched is The Perfect Summer which we were sent to review.   About The Perfect Summer [Read On]