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Preschoolers and Peace

Getting Advice from Kendra Fletcher on Preschoolers and Homeschooling Multiple Ages

Even though this is our 9th year of homeschooling, I am always learning and modifying how we do things in our house. Reviewing  Preschoolers and Peace: Homeschooling older kids with success while loving the little ones at your feet ($2.99 in Kindle format) by Kendra Fletcher of Preschoolers and Peace seemed like perfect timing as I often fret about [Read On]

Learning About Cowboys Through Our Stomachs

Learning About Cowboys Through Our Stomachs

Depending upon where you live, you might have kids with a natural love of Cowboys. While we are up in Alaska, the idea of wearing cool boots and a BIG hat along with working with animals and eating stick to your ribs food has my boys thinking cowboys are pretty cool. Even cooler is learning [Read On]

Tom and Jerry The Lost Dragon

Tom and Jerry: The Lost Dragon

I remember falling in love with Tom and Jerry as a young girl.  My boys have followed suit and really look forward to seeing new Tom and Jerry shows when they come our way for review. About Tom and Jerry: The Lost Dragon Everyone’s favorite cat and mouse duo is back with song, sorcery and slapstick [Read On]

Scooby-Doo! Frankencreepy

Scooby-Doo! Frankencreepy

Scooby-Doo and the gang are back in an all new feature length movie.  So, grab your favorite Scooby-Doo lovin’ friend and enjoy watching this new adventure. About Scooby-Doo! Frankencreepy Scooby-Doo and those “meddling kids,” Shaggy, Fred, Daphne and Velma are back! In this spooky adventure, Velma discovers she’s inherited her great-great-uncle Dr. Von Dinkenstein’s cursed castle in [Read On]

Sick Moms Upset the Family Balance

Protect Yourself From The Seasonal Flu With Immunizations & Help Others at the Same Time

This shop looking at immunizations and seasonal flu has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GetAShot #CollectiveBias Fall is here in the United States and temperatures are dropping.  Along with the return to kids at school and those cooler temperatures, the onset of flu season is just [Read On]

5 Tips on How to Homeschool With Young Children At Home

5 Tips on How to Homeschool With Young Children At Home

This year we are in our 9th year of homeschoooling my older boys. There are times when I can hardly believe it has been that long. Both the in first years of homeschooling the boys and since welcoming our youngest son to the family in 2009, I have had to figure out how to homeschool [Read On]

Making Arrangements to Reopen the Cafe When Calls the Heart Second Chances

When Calls the Heart: Second Chances

I have to admit that I am still enjoying watching the When Calls the Heart series. The latest 2 episode disc to be released (and sent to me for review) is When Calls the Heart: Second Chances. About  When Calls the Heart: Second Chances As Elizabeth and Jack fight to restore their relationship, she searches for [Read On]

Zoe Meyers as “Summer” A Long Way Off

A Long Way Off: The Modern Day Story of the Prodigal Son

There are some Bible stories that are quite familiar as we have heard them so many times. However, that doesn’t mean we always see how that same story can fit in our modern lives.  A Long Way Off is dubbed as the modern day story of the prodigal son.  I was so happy to have [Read On]

D Poses with Mom after getting Tenderfoot Rank at the Court of Honor

Nearly Wordless Wednesday ~ Advancing in Rank

This past week, my middle boys’ Boy Scout Troop held a Court of Honor where boys are awarded merit badges they’ve earned as well as rank advancements.  Both boys earned merit badges at summer camp.  And, D was recognized for moving up to Tenderfoot rank.  Now to get moving on 2nd and 1st class and [Read On]

Coaching the Gappers

HERO: An Inspiring Movie Focusing on the Needs of Boys

With four boys in the house, I am very keenly aware of how important certain things are for their growth and well-being.  Pretty close to the top is their need to have a healthy relationship with their father.  This premise is a large part of what the new movie, HERO, showcases. What is the storyline [Read On]

Organize Your Life with The 7 Minute Life Daily Planner

Organize Your Life with The 7 Minute Life Daily Planner

Like most people, I feel like my days and life can easily spin out of control and productivity seems like a dream I’ll never attain. With that in mind, I was really eager to review  The 7 Minute Life™ Daily Planner ($24.95 plus shipping) from the The 7 Minute Life with the hopes that I’d be able to [Read On]

Teen and Tween Writers LinkUp (for the Month of September)

Some say better late than never!  I love finding ways to encourage and support teens and tweens in their writing, especially as my teens are homeschooled. It’s time for our Back-To-School Launch of the Teen and Tween Writers Link Up! We would love to have tweens and teens join us each month by linking up [Read On]

Sample from Free Dolphin Tale 2 Homeschool Curriculum

Dolphin Tale 2 ~ Grab the Free Homeschool Curriculum

Did you and your family watch the inspiring movie Dolphin Tale when it came out a few years ago?  We did and truly enjoyed seeing the story of Winter and her prosthetic tale be brought to life.  The continuing story is now on the big screen as Dolphin Tale 2 opens nationwide today, a day [Read On]

Highlighting a New Book by Alana Terry ~ Slave Again

I am SO excited to be featuring the latest novel by my friend, Alana Terry. Keep on reading to learn more and check out her giveaway. I just uploaded my copy of the book to my Kindle and hope to share my thoughts real soon. Special Discount ~ Limited Time Only Special Time-Sensitive Giveaway! The [Read On]

Weight Gurus Smartphone Tracking Digital Body Fat Scale

Monitoring Your Progress with Weight Gurus Smartphone Tracking Digital Body Fat Scale

For years I have been working on living a healthier lifestyle.  That includes both nutrition and exercise.  As much as I try to go based on how my clothes are fitting, I still like to know what the scale like to see.  So, I was thrilled to replace my less than reliable scale with the Weight [Read On]

Under Drakes Flag Exciting New Radio Drama for Families

Under Drake’s Flag ~ new Radio Drama Production of G.A. Henty novel

For years, the boys and I loved to listen to audio books or radio dramas while driving around in the car for errands or on long road trips.  Keeping this in mind, I was eager to see how they’d respond to a review of Under Drake’s Flag  the new radio drama production of G. A. Henty [Read On]

Do YOU Love Bacon & Dogs? Check Out this Cute Video

This is a Fashionista Events opportunity. I will receive a swag bag of goodies from writing this post. My house is FULL of bacon lovers.  They also adore animals and are constantly trying to find a way for me to allow a new pet into our lives.  Somehow, I am sure we’d end up with [Read On]

Nut Milk Bag from Everyday Kitchen Essentials

Take Control in the Kitchen with a Nut Milk Bag from Everyday Kitchen Essentials

I use almond milk a LOT in the house. I even have a few brands that I usually purchase at the store. But, I’d been wanting to take control in the kitchen when it comes to my food and that included trying my hand at making homemade almond milk. I can’t believe how SUPER easy [Read On]

Gleam by Melanie Mills Logo

Highlighting Your Features with Gleam by Melanie Mills

One of the ‘benefits’ of being a homeschool mom is that there are days where we never leave the house I don’t have to worry about my appearance. While that might be the case, I am finding more and more that I LIKE to look nice even if my family are the only ones seeing [Read On]

Raw Shea Butter from Cleopatra's Choice

Moisturizing Using Pure Shea Butter

Note, the link in this post is an Amazon affiliate link.  Purchasing through it will give us a small credit. I have been hearing about moisturizing using Pure Shea Butter for a while now. Living in a climate that is winter like for over half of the year means we can have some seriously dry [Read On]