Monthly Archive: May 2014

May 31

Weekly Homeschool Wrap-up – Summer Style

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(affiliate link included) Finishing Out Our Year We completed our official 180 days of school on May 2nd. Shortly after that, we attended  the Teach Them Diligently Convention in Washington, D.C. You still have time to catch the last one this year in Dallas, Texas, June 26-28th. We had barely a week off before I was …

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May 30

Diving into Frog and Toad Together with Progeny Press – A Review

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  We recently had the opportunity to review the Frog and Toad Together study guide for literature from Progeny Press. My eldest child really enjoyed our use of the Treasure Island interactive downloadable study guide last year, intended for middle- schoolers. This year we chose a guide for the lower elementary age range of K-2nd grade. This study,  based on …

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May 29

Apologia – What On Earth Can I Do? – A Product Review

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    Is a Christian Worldview important to you? Have you been intentional about teaching your kids these important concept? Wikipedia defines Christian worldview as: Christian worldview (also called Biblical worldview) refers to the framework of ideas and beliefs through which a Christian individual, group or culture interprets the world and interacts with it. Apologia Educational Ministries has been equipping …

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May 23

I Got to Thank the Trim Healthy Mamas in Person – My Goal Weight Celebration

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(affiliate link included) I am so excited to announce that I reached my goal weight a few weeks ago. The Trim Healthy journey has been such a blessing for me. I began at the end of August 2013 expecting this to be another diet that would work initially and then go the way of other …

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May 19

Cell Phone Cases by Trident – A Review

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Having kids and a life on the go, I look for durability when shopping for cell phone cases. When the opportunity arose for me to try the red iPhone 5 or iPhone 5S (Cyclops Case) from Trident Case I was ready for the challenge. I chose the slim design of the Cyclops case, because I had been used to …

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May 11

A Mother’s Day Reflection

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I started out my Mother’s Day weekend spending some wonderful time with my mom, sister, sister-in-law, aunt and a couple of dear friends. We had dinner together and then REALLY enjoyed the movie, “Mom’s Night Out”. If you have not seen it, you have got to check out the trailer below. It was hilarious and …

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May 10

Purex Crystals Dryer Sheets Review and Giveaway

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As a part of the Purex Insiders blogging group, I received a sample of Purex Crystals Fabric Softener Dryer Sheets for my honest review. The first thing I noticed when I opened the package was the fragrant smell. The scent I received was the Fresh Spring Waters scent. It has floral notes and gives off a fresh, clean smell. …

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May 09

Teaching Systematic Phonics with Logic of English – A Review

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    I was recently provided a delightful set of systematic phonics materials from Logic of English for review purposes. Our four year old daughter has recently begun to show interest in learning to read. We chose the Foundations, Level A set, the Reusable Resources, and the Doodling Dragons App as a way to build her language arts skills and broaden her knowledge …

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May 04

Savory Mushroom Rice (E)- THM Friendly

I was looking for a way to help my hubby stay on Plan with his recent adherence to the Trim Healthy Mama plan. He LOVES rice, but before THM, his idea of a good rice dish was white rice straight from a box with loads of flavorings and additives. This was my way of trying …

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