Monthly Archive: September 2013

Sep 30

Goals for this Week

  I feel the need to get back to goal setting. Here is my short and sweet list for this week. 1. Sort and organize winter clothes – Does anyone else dread this chore? For me it involves purging, washing clothes, cleaning out closets and drawers and making needs lists. 2. Shop for winter clothes at …

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Sep 25

A Celebration of Everything Fall

I have said this before, but I love fall! I thought that I would gather some fun ideas that I have either tried and liked or am planning to try sometime soon. I will link them here for you to inspire you to celebrate fall with your family. Last week I gave you some suggestions for …

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Sep 23

An Encouraging Word From the Trenches

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Dear Homeschooling Mama, I want to speak to you today about the danger of comparing. Does it seem like every other homeschool mom has it together more than you? You know the one I am talking about, the “super mom” who bakes her own bread, sews her own clothes, serves on all the committees at church, …

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Sep 23

The Presidential Game – A Schoolhouse Crew Review

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Are you looking for an entertaining, engaging way to teach your kids more about the election process, the electoral college and US geography to boot? If so, look no further than the The Presidential Game. We received this game in exchange for our honest review and our family was immediately impressed. The beautiful colors and …

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Sep 16

Fun Fall Activities for the Family

Fall is probably my favorite time of the year. The cooler weather is a welcome relief to this deep south girl. I enjoy the crisp leaves crunching under my feet, the acrid smell of wood smoke in the air during bonfires, the snuggles on the couch with my little guys while gazing into the fireplace, …

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Sep 14

PeopleKeys – A Schoolhouse Crew Review

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I have always been fascinated by personality types. I have taken several personality tests over the years and when the opportunity arose for me to assist my son in taking his own personality test, I was interested to see the results. I was provided a Children’s Profile from PeopleKeys for this purpose. About the Company: PeopleKeys has over 25 years …

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Sep 10

Time to Take Control of My Health

I come from a family that loves food. Everything we do centers around food. Whenever we are happy, we eat, whenever we are sad, we eat, whenever we are stressed we eat, whenever we have something to celebrate, we eat. That in and of itself is not a bad thing, but I have found myself …

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Sep 07

PraiseMoves – Am/PM Workouts to Begin and End Your Day (A Review)

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  Are you looking for a way to incorporate movement into your home or homeschool? I went looking for an alternative to Yoga because I wanted to find a way to stretch and keep myself limber and help eliminate neck and lower back tension. I was also hoping to find a way to encourage my …

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Sep 04

Dave’s Dots

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Presidential retreat:  Rumor has it that President Obama turned down a brief appearance in the civil rights film The Butler.  But, when asked about a supporting role in the 2014 film Tea Party Zombies from Uranus, the President said he was “so there”. Another turn down:  Embattled kitchen queen Paula Deen also recently turned down …

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Sep 02

Greene Bark Press – A Schoolhouse Crew Review

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Do you intentionally take the time to teach your kids rules to help them cross the street  safely? I had found myself just teaching my older boys off the cuff as we were out walking or biking, but when I was given the opportunity to review, Look Left, Look Right, Look Left Again by Ginger …

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