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Review: Orphs of the Woodlands by Star Toaster

I don’t often start off a review by gushing about the product.  I am blessed to love most of (though not all) of the things I get to review but even still, some things go above and beyond by craziest expectations. Orphs of the Woodlands by Star Toaster is one of them.  Don’t even bother reading this review. […]

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Review: First Start Reading from Memoria Press

  My little Joyanna is just about a month away from her 5th birthday.  She’s definitely not a baby any more. In fact, if we didn’t homeschool she’d be heading to Kindergarten this fall.  I just can’t even imagine that!  Just like her brothers before her she is a pretty bright kid and therefore she’s […]

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Real Life Homeschooling: The Fear

I’m continuing today with my series on Real Life Homeschooling.  Yesterday I shared with you what our crazy schedule looks like most days. It is pretty chaotic as you can see.  The feedback I received from that post was a bit overwhelming. It seems to be a relief for other moms to learn that they […]

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Real Life Homeschooling… The Schedule

Today I kick off a blog series all about what homeschooling is REALLY like!  The nitty gritty, roll up your sleeves, get out and put some elbow grease into work.  I certainly don’t want to make homeschooling look scary or ugly because it isn’t… usually.  It certainly isn’t all sunshine, rainbows and lollipops either.  So […]

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Review: GPALOVEMATH from GPA LEARN

My family recently had the opportunity to review GPALOVEMATH from GPA LEARN.  This is a web based math program for Kindergarten through Fifth grade children.  I was able to use this with my 3 oldest children including Joyanna who is just shy of 5 was placed in the kindergarten level, Ezra who is 7 I placed at the […]

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Review: Egglo Entertainment

Last year my family had the opportunity to review a fun Easter product that does a great job of helping families remember what Easter is truly about.  This year when the opportunity to review Egglo Entertainment came up again we were excited to use the products again.   We received several products this year including: Glow in […]

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Review: In Freedom’s Cause from Heirloom Audio Productions

If there is anything my children enjoy it is listening to well done audio productions.  We make wonderful use of time in the van listening to all kinds of great adventures.  When the opportunity to review  In Freedom’s Cause Single Package from Heirloom Audio Productions came our way we leaped at the chance! Our expectations were very high since […]

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Review: IndoctriNation by Great Commission Films

My family was recently given the chance to review a film called IndoctriNation: Christianity and the Decline of Public Schools in America by Great Commission Films.  This film is meant for adults and though there isn’t anything at all inappropriate it probably wouldn’t interest children. I have to admit I was a little hesitant about this film.  I was […]

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School Days… Our Current Curriculum Choices 2015

I thought it might be helpful to do an updated post on our current homeschool curriculum choices! Math - Teaching Textbooks and Math-U-See Teaching Texbooks is our main curriculum but we add in some Math-U-See for extra practice. History – Early Explorers from Homeschool In The Woods Science – Swimming Creatures from Apologia Language Arts – Institute […]

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Encouragement for Mother’s: Loving On God

My oldest son Noah is 9 and yet he still a total love bug with his Mommy.  I’m cherishing these days because I know the “Mommy is so stupid and just doesn’t understand” days are right around the corner.  Last Saturday I was trying with all of my might to sleep-in.  After all, the baby […]

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Mark and Danielle… Married!

What can be said about this absolutely fabulous wedding? I am very blessed to be able to photograph weddings as a Lead Photographer with LaViera Photography! It was a gorgeous day in a gorgeous castle like setting at Bill Miller’s Castle in Branford Connecticut. I absolutely loved the rustic feel of our surroundings. I also […]

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You Fed the Homeless! You are a Criminal!

This isn’t the first time I’ve heard of this sort of thing happening yet my blood still ran cold when I read this headline…. Police charge 90-year-old man, 2 pastors with feeding homeless READ THE STORY! My brain immediately went to a powerful verse from Matthew 25:34-40 34 “Then the King will say to those on […]

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I’m an Instagrammer!

Ok so I’ve seen all of the spoofs going around making fun of people who use Instagram!  I think they are pretty funny actually!  But they don’t deter me from indulging.  I adore instagram.  Not only is it fun to see what crazy things people think are worthy of photographing, there is actually a community […]

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A Little Look At A Great Girl

I have a number of photo sessions to blog.  Here is just one from a recent favorite… Ok they are all my favorites!  This is Sarah!  I had a ball with her! Be on the look out for her whole session soon!

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So You Want To Learn Shoot in Manual: The Exposure Triangle Part 2, The Basics of Shutter Speed

As an owner of a great DSLR camera I’m sure your goal is to take that thing out of auto and into manual mode so that you can have complete control over every photo you create.  Yesterday I brought you one step toward that goal when I introduced you to the exposure triangle and one […]

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So You Want To Learn Shoot in Manual: The Exposure Triangle Part 1, The Basics of Aperture

When you buy a great camera it is with the intent of taking great photos right?  Why else spend the money? Now a days you could just simply use your camera phone for adequate everyday shots that document your memories.  The fact that you own a great camera tells me that you want better photos […]

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What a day! Another Rockin’ Wedding!

Michelle and Tom said ‘I do’ today!  What  a wonderful day!

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