Feb 12

Valentine Card Round-Up

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Here are some of our favorite Valentine Cards in one easy to find spot!!Valentine

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Feb 11

Keeping Your Home Safe and Secure for Kids

astheygrowupAs a mother, my primary concern is the safety of my children. A few times a year I run through a home safety checklist to ensure I am doing everything I can to keep my house safe for my family. A few things on the checklist include:

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Feb 11

I Am Martin Luther King Jr. Mini Unit Study

I Am Martin Luther King Jr. is our fourth book from Ordinary People Change the World! We have fallen in love with this series of books. I continue to be amazed at how much information my five-year old is learning with each book.Martin Luther King

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Feb 09

Sweet Home Alaska Blog Tour

Sweet Home Alaska is based on Alaska’s real-life Palmer Colony and introduces a fascinating chapter in American history.  The Palmer Colony all started due to the Great Depression.  Families were struggling and for this particular family from Wisconsin, times were harder than ever.Sweet Home Alaska

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Feb 08

I Am Helen Keller Mini Unit Study

ordinary peopleAs you remember, last week I brought you two titles from the Ordinary People Change The World Series.  This is an amazing series that our family has fallen in love with.  So far, every book we have read gives us the opportunity to do a mini unit study.  Although we are covering two books a week for you here, we have actually focused on one book a week in our homeschool.

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Feb 08

Project Mc2 Lie Detector Review

Last year Project Mc2 premiered on Netflix.  My kids immediately started watching this show.  It’s centered around teenage spy, McKeyla who teams up with three other super-smart girls to become secret agents.  They use their science skills and tech skills to save the say.  

Recently they have released some really cool products to go along with their show.  Today I have to share with you the Project Mc2 Lie Detector.  Mc2 lie detector

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Feb 07

Eddie the Eagle In Theaters Feb. 26

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Inspired by true events, Eddie the Eagle is a feel-good story about Michael “Eddie” Edwards (Taron Egerton), an unlikely but courageous British ski-jumper who never stopped believing in himself – even as an entire nation was counting him out.  With the help of a rebellious and charismatic coach (played by Hugh Jackman), Eddie takes on the establishment and wins the hearts of sports fans around the world by making an improbable and historic showing at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics.  From producers of Kingsman: The Secret Service, Eddie the Eagle stars Taron Egerton as Eddie, the loveable underdog with a never say die attitude. Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 06

Our Top 10 Books For Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is around the corner which means the time has come to pull out our beloved Valentine books.  We have so many favorites we have collected over the years, but always look forward to adding new releases as well.  Here is a list of some of our favorite Valentine themed books.
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Feb 04

Celebrate National Hot Breakfast Month With Van’s Foods

February is National Hot Breakfast Month and it’s a great time to get back into the habit of eating a hearty breakfast each day. After all, breakfast is the most important meal of the day and Van’s Foods is here to help.vans2

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Feb 03

Homeschooling When I Live In A Small Town

When we first decided to start homeschooling our boys there were obviously a lot of questions and concerns.  One thing that came to mind is what are we going to do when we want to expand our learning outside of the home?  We live in a very small town and aren’t able to head to the zoo, aquarium or even museums.  It isn’t that we wouldn’t love to be able to do that, but these things just aren’t possible where we live. The closest city to us that offers these types of educational opportunities is a 2 hour drive from us.When I live

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Feb 03

THE ALMOST TERRIBLE PLAYDATE

The Almost Terrible Playdate is an adorable little book about two children that can’t seem to get a long, which is very much how my boys can be some days. They are the best of friends, but let’s face it.  They are two different people and obviously they want to play different things.  Luckily in the end, it all works out and they compromise which is what happens in this adorable book.  The Almost Terrible Playdate

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Feb 02

Jesus Today: Devotions For Kids Review & Giveaway

I love starting my day off with daily devotionals. I take advantage of the early morning hours before the kids rise and shine to study. This is also a routine I have with my boys as well. While they each study the Bible on different levels because of their age, I love having them together for a short devotional in the mornings before we kick off our days.

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Feb 02

I am Lucille Ball Book Review

We have been reading through the Ordinary People Change the World Series, and I loved that Lucille Ball is included. I grew up watching the I Love Lucy Show, and loved introducing it to my boys. It truly is timeless. They laugh out loud through every episode.Lucille ball1
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Feb 01

I Am Abraham Lincoln Book & Activities

We have been learning about a different president every week to get ready for President’s Day.  This past week was spent learning about Abraham Lincoln.  With my boys being different ages, we have used a variety of books to extend our lessons.  One book in particular that I want to share with you is, “I Am Abraham Lincoln” . This book is part of the Ordinary People Change the World Series written by Bread Meltzer.  I wasn’t familiar with this series until recently and have been blown away by it.  Abraham

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Jan 31

What We’re Reading This Week

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This past week has been all over the place, which means some days we weren’t able to read as much as we would have like.  Here’s what on our schedule for this week: Read the rest of this entry »

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