Monthly Archive: July 2013

Jul 30

Circle Time – A Schoolhouse Crew Review

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I have heard the term, “Circle Time” float around in homeschool circles, but I wasn’t sure what that was or what it is supposed to look like. I was recently provided with a copy of Circle Time by Kendra Fletcher of  Preschoolers and Peace. This 33 page e-book has given me a wealth of ideas and planning …

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Jul 30

Keeping Cool During the Dog Days of Summer

We don’t have a pool so we have had to get creative to beat the heat in our neck of the woods. We can sustain temperatures well over 90 degrees for days at a time with high humidity making it hard for the kids to enjoy the outdoors. Here are some fun activities we do in …

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Jul 29

My Goals for this Week

  I tend to make my goals too large and unattainable. I think I can accomplish more than is humanly possible at times. This post is part of my new plan to stick to five goals a week. I am hoping that by putting my goals to paper, I will have more of a focus …

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Jul 25

S is for Super Saturday

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Last Saturday I was reminded of the importance of friendship. We have developed a friendship with a like-minded couple who blog over at Husband of a Homeschool Mom and we had the opportunity to take a day trip with them and have some time of fun and fellowship. It is a blessing to have friends that …

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Jul 24

Homeschool Programming – A Schoolhouse Crew Review

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     My 10-year old son has been interested in technology for the last two or three years. I remember when he was younger overhearing him make the statement that he was ready to die if the Lord should take him, but he hoped that he would live a full life and reach the age where …

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Jul 24

Couponing Made Simple – A Molly Crew Review

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Those of you who have followed our blog from the beginning know that I love bargain shopping. I used to regularly post my deals that I scored with coupons here on the blog. As my baby daughter began to grow, I found it harder and harder to make it out to the grocery and drug …

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Jul 22

Picaboo Yearbooks – A Schoolhouse Crew Review

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     Picaboo Yearbooks provided me an opportunity to make a homeschool yearbook free of charge for my honest opinion of their product. I was thrilled with this opportunity. As a former scrapbook fanatic, I have made several digital photobooks and had been letting my digital photo disorganization keep me from creating some new scrapbook …

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Jul 18

R is for Ready – 5 Ways You Can Prepare for a New Homeschool Year

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Back to School sales are starting in my area. My boys are visiting grandparents 650 miles away and I am getting excited about starting school back in a couple of weeks. I was contemplating readiness this morning as I sat drinking a cup of tea in my VERY quiet house. Here are some things that …

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Jul 17

Badge of Honor – A Schoolhouse Crew Review

Read-Aloud time has become a favorite pastime at our house. The tradition was started by my parents when I was a little girl. I remember my parents gathering the family in the den in the evenings and reading great stories about missionaries. I decided to keep up this tradition with my kids and we carve …

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Jul 15

30 Days of Prayer for Our Kids – Joy

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I had to take a break from this series for a couple of weeks with VBS and Music camp going on with our church. We have been enjoying summer to the fullest and now we are preparing to send our kids off to their grandparents for a summer visit. I am reminded about the importance …

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