Monthly Archive: August 2014

Aug 31

How Goals Help Me Aim for Excellence

I love setting goals. There is something about listing out the things that I want to accomplish on paper that helps me gain perspective on my life. I have been working through some exercises on goal setting in the last several weeks in conjunction with an upcoming review on the 7-Minute Life Planner. This has …

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Aug 26

Learning Math Facts with UberSmart – A TOS Review

UberSmart Math Facts Assessment

I remember the days of being a homeschooled student where the only aids we had to learn math facts were math flashcards. Learning math facts included days of sitting on the front porch swing having someone practice flashcards with me. Flashcards have come a long way since then. Enter UberSmart Math Facts ($24.95 for a family license …

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Aug 23

Celebrating the First Week of Routine and Goals for Next Week

Our First week of back to routine is completed. We had interruptions and we made some wonderful memories. I was able to remind myself in the interruptions that homeschooling is a blessing because of flexibility. The main goals for my week were to help Luke follow a checklist, set aside quality time for Lydia’s preschool …

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Aug 21

Happy Kids Songs Download- A TOS Crew Review

Happy Songs Quirks

With three kids ranging in age from 4-12 in our home, we have been listening to kid’s songs for what seems like forever. When we got the opportunity to review three downloadable albums intended to help teach character and social and emotion growth, Friends & Sharing (Vol. 1), Manners & Character (Vol. 6) and Happiness & Attitude (Vol. 7), from Happy Kids Songs we were glad …

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Aug 18

Teaching Children’s Bible Stories with Wizzy Gizmo – A TOS Review

Wizzy Gizmo Review

Are you looking for an entertaining audio drama that will help you teach children’s Bible stories? We recently received Audio Drama One: Who Created Everything? available from Wizzy Gizmo.  This adaptation of Genesis chapter 1 is part of the Old Testament Bible Series created to help parents practice the commandment in Deuteronomy 6:5-6 to teach the Scriptures to our …

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Aug 17

Ready for Routine

We have enjoyed the summer to the fullest this year. We played, we vacationed, we visited family and we spent some time at the pool. Now that fall activities are starting in our homeschool group, church and local recreation department, it is time to settle down into a new school routine. I am so ready …

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Aug 08

Egg in A Hole – THM Breakfast Recipe (S)

As long as I can remember, my kids and I have loved a recipe we call, “Egg in a Hole.” We take buttered whole wheat bread, cut a hole in the middle of the bread using a cookie cutter or small cup turned upside down and fry an egg inside the whole. Since starting THM almost …

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