Jan 19

How To Stay Motivated When Working Out Alone

As I mentioned earlier in a Wellness Wednesday, I pretty much fell off the wagon last year. As I approached the new year, I started looking back on what things I didn’t do last year. Reasons as to why I “fell off the wagon.” Here are things that I have done in years past, but basically failed to keep them up last year. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 18

What We’re Reading This Week In Our Homeschool!

We try to go to the library weekly and while some times we pick out pretty good books, we’ve had our share of not so great reads as well. However, that’s to be expected from time to time and the plus side is we haven’t actually purchased the book.
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Jan 16

Homeschool Happenings: Our 20 Week Homeschool Update

I can’t believe that we are on week 20 in our homeschool. Sure, we’ve had our ups and downs this year, but the year has seemed to fly by. It seems like only yesterday we were cracking open our curriculum for the first time.

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Jan 15

Groggle’s Monster Valentine

Title: Groggle’s Monster Valentine
Author:  Diane Murray
Illustrator: Bats Langley
Publisher: Sky Pony Press
Publication Date: January 17, 2017
Genre/Format: Picture Book
Ages: 3-6

Synopsis:

Groggle has been up all night making a Valentine’s Day card. This isn’t just any Valentine, though, and it has to be perfect – it’s for Snarlina, his beast friend in the whole wide world!
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Jan 14

A Dog’s Purpose in Theaters January 27

Prizing and samples courtesy of Universal Pictures
Have you heard about the new film that’s going to be hitting the theaters on January 27? The film is A Dog’s Purpose and our family is beyond excited to see this film. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 13

Grocery Haul | Week of Jan. 9

Here’s what our weekly grocery haul looks like. We ended up spending a total of $67.29 to feed our family of four. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 13

I Am Jim Henson

Title: I Am Jim Henson
Author:  Brad Meltzer
Illustrator: Christopher Eliopoulos
Publisher: Dial Books For Young Readers
Publication Date: January 10, 2017
Genre/Format: Picture Book
Grade Range: Preschool-3rd

Synopsis:

Jim Henson was born a performer with a terrific sense of humor. He adored kooky words and wild stories, and he believed in the power of imagination. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 12

Homeschooling Goals for 2017

Well hello 2017. You seemed to have arrived at the blink of an eye and tried to catch me off guard at first, but after much planning and thought, I’m ready to take you on.

2016 was without a doubt a roller coaster. It was definitely a time for firsts. It was the first year that I was part of the Homeschool Review Crew team (which I loved); the first year I really worked on getting my YouTube channel up and running and the first year that I homeschooled more than one child, and wow was it different. I honestly don’t see how all you amazing mamas that have multiple children do it all in a day. I often find myself over-whelmed and struggling to find enough hours in the day. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 12

1st Grade Curriculum Update

Does the New Year really mean new curriculum? Not necessarily, but over our Christmas break I started to really look at and evaluate our current curriculum. I stopped and asked myself if what we were doing was working for us. I mean REALLY working for us, and if it wasn’t could I make it work? While I would like to think I could make it all work since we know that homeschool curriculum isn’t cheap, the reality is that if it isn’t right and you’ve tried making work then maybe… just maybe it’s time to look at other options. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 09

Spies in Disguise: Boy in a Tutu

 

Title: Spies in Disguise: Boy in a Tutu
Author:  Kate Scott
Publisher: Sky Pony Press
Publication Date: November 22, 2016
Genre/Format: Adventure
Age Range: 7-10

Synopsis:

Spies in Disguise: A Boy in a Tutu is the second in a new character chapter book series that is sure to keep kids laughing from beginning to end!. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 08

Homeschool Happenings | Week 19 Update

It’s been sometime since I’ve done a weekly update. Life just got really busy and I was finding it difficult to get on and update with what our week was looking like. To catch you up to speed, we did take two weeks in December off which was amazing. Normally we don’t do that, but this mamma needed the time. However, that doesn’t mean that the month of December wasn’t an eventful one. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 06

First Grocery Haul of the New Year

Part of the changes going on this year with the blog, is that I’ll be sharing with you our bi-weekly grocery hauls, as well as any savings and deals I run across. Here is a video of our first grocery haul of the New Year. We were running a tad low on a lot of things since I hadn’t made it out grocery shopping really since Christmas. All I can say, is thank goodness for the freezer meals that I had done a few weeks prior. They really did make life so much easier during the crazy holiday season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 04

Wellness Wednesday Series | Why Wellness Wednesday?

Last year one could say that I fell off the wagon when it came to health & fitness, but now is the time to get up, dust myself off and hop by on.  Find out how:

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Jan 03

I’m Going To Give You A Bear Hug!

Title: I’m Going To Give You A Bear Hug!
Author:  Caroline B. Cooney
Illustrator: Tim Warnes
Publisher: Zonderkidz
Publication Date: December 27, 2016
Genre/Format: Picture Book
Grade Range: Preschool-3rd

Synopsis:

Whether it’s a big bear, gasp for air, knock over a chair hug or a wet and drippy, slimy, slippy fish hug, children will giggle their way through all the imaginative examples. Cooney’s sweet and simple rhymes encourage playful interaction between parent and child and ultimately help them wind down before they snuggle into bed and drift off to sleep. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 02

The Organized Homeschool Life

As we approached the end of 2016 in our homeshcool I was really starting to feel over-whelmed. I had homeschool material from one end of the house to other, mounds of books and well the house was turning into a disaster, which is why this was the first year EVER that we took off two weeks for winter break. It was a well needed break for not only myself, but for the kids. Read the rest of this entry »

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