Mar 17

Learning Resources Magnetic Healthy Foods

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Learning Resources Magnetic Healthy Foods set has been an awesome addition to our homeschool health/wellness classes. This hands-on approach for introducing children to the concept of the 5 food groups and healthy meal planner has helped put into perspective what they should be eating in a day. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 16

Great Outdoor Winter Activities for Kids

Have your kids started getting cabin fever this winter? Mine always start getting a little restless and using the word “bored” when we’ve been stuck indoors for a few days due the weather. Here are a few ways that I bust the boredom. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 16

Today I Feel…

Title: Today I Feel…
Author:  Madalena Moniz
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Publication Date: March 16, 2017
Genre/Format: Picture Book
Ages: 3-5

Synopsis:

Soft, gentle watercolor paintings are the perfect complement to a book about feelings in Today I feel… In addition to being a book of feelings, Today I Feel is also an alphabet book, reinforcing the letter names and shapes offering vocabulary enrichment.

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Mar 14

Brighten Up Your Spring Wardrobe With prAna!

I received free product in exchange for my honest opinion. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Spring is fast approaching in North Carolina, and it’s time to brighten up the wardrobe and head outdoors! Our family is big on the outdoors, so for me comfort is a big and I get that with prAna. That’s why when I was given the opportunity to review a few pieces I jumped at the chance. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 12

What We’re Reading In Our Homeschool

I love not only reading, but sharing what we’re enjoying inour homeschool. Today, I’ll be sharing with you what we’ve been reading in our homeschool lately. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 09

PowerPuff Girls on Hulu #RealLifePowerpuff Contest

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The Powerpuff Girls is a show that we have always loved in our house. It was a favorite with my girls when they were growing up, and it’s making an appearance on Hulu! How awesome is that? Now you can watch every single episode, anytime, just by joining! Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 07

PAW Patrol: Pups Save The Bunnies

Just in time for spring, Ryder, Chase, Rocky, Sky and the rest of the gang are back with PAW Patrol: Pups Save the Bunnies! This new collection of exciting adventures is set to release TODAY (March 7, 2017) and is a pretty awesome collection if I do say so myself. My little guy couldn’t wait to tear into this DVD when it arrived at our door, but who could? I mean, after all it does have puppies and bunnies!! Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 06

Educational Insights: PlayFoam GO!

It’s hard to believe that travel season is just around the corner. In fact, our family took out on our first road/camping trip just this weekend and had an amazing time.

I get it that the driving part can at times be hard for the little ones. It seems all the “I spies” and “20 question” games in the word can’t keep them busy for too long. That’s why I always plan ahead and bring items that I know will keep them busy for the long haul. Be sure to keep an out for our complete list, but for right now I want to highlight a product that was a life-saver this weekend, Playfoam Go! Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 02

Charlotte And The Rock

Title: Charlotte And The Rock
Author:  Stephen W. Martin
Illustrator: Samantha Cotterill
Publisher: Dial
Publication Date: March 14, 2017
Genre/Format: Picture Book
Ages: 3-5

Synopsis:

When Charlotte asks her parents for a pet, a rock isn’t exactly what she has in mind. But she loves her new pet anyway. If only he could love Charlotte back…

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Mar 01

It’s Getting Serious….

The past few weeks we have been having beautiful weather in Western NC, so we decided to head outdoors for our morning homeschool session. The boys did their reading while we were outside, along with a few other subjects. While outside working on our school, I get an unexpected call from my husband…. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 01

Math Mammoth Review

Math…This is one subject that is hard for me when it comes to purchasing a curriculum for my boys. While I admit it isn’t one of my favorite subjects of all times, it’s less of a favorite with my oldest son. Since math can be a challenge for both he and I, a solid, easy to follow curriculum is what I look for. Davis and I have been working through the Light Blue Series Grade 5 Math curriculum from Math Mammoth and so far, so good.

Affordable Quality Math {Math Mammoth }
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Feb 27

Weekend Hike: High Shoals Falls Hike

It’s February and it seems that spring has arrived. It is temporary? We shall see, but currently in the mountains of WNC we are surrounded by the beautiful blooms of spring flowers and the warmth of the sun. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 22

HISTORY Through the Ages Project Passport World History Study: Ancient Greece by Home School in the Woods

We were first introduced to Home School in the Woods last year when we reviewed their U.S. Election Lap-Pak. We quickly fell in love with this company and have since purchased other lessons. Recently we had the opportunity to review their HISTORY Through the Ages Project Passport World History Study: Ancienct Greece. This was our first experience with using Home School in the Woods Project Passport and we have been blown away! Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 18

Take the TerraCycle & Little Bites Challenge #PledgeToRecycle

The coupons for product redemption, information, and gift card have been provided by Entenmann’s® Little Bites® so that I could try the product and share my thoughts and information about Entenmann’s® Little Bites®. The opinions expressed in this post are my own and do not reflect the opinions of Entenmann’s® Little Bites®.

Have you heard the news? Terracycle®, an international recycling company that turns waste into plastics that can be used for products such as park benches, recycling bins, a playgrounds has teamed up with Entenmann’s® Little Bites® to help eliminate waste and give you an opportunity to earn money for your school or favorite charity.
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Feb 17

Uni the Unicorn: A Story About Believing

Title: Uni the Unicorn
Author:  Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Illustrator: Brigette Barrager
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: August 26, 2014
Genre/Format: Picture Book
Ages: 4-8

Synopsis:

Uni is just like all the other unicorns . . . except for one thing: she believes that little girls are REAL. This magical story by Amy Krouse Rosenthal (author of I Wish You More) illuminates Uni’s not-so-fantastical dream and celebrates the sparkle of believing.

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