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Review: Expanders from SimplyFun

Who doesn’t like a board-game?  And what parent doesn’t like a board-game that helps your child learn and develop? Of course I was going to jump at the chance to review a learning board-game.  Recently my family gave the game Expanders by SimplyFun a try.  SimplyFun is a company that is trying to help families connect learning and fun. I am a total […]

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Review: Whenever You Come Around: A Kings Meadow Romance by Robin Lee Hatcher

Hey all of my mom readers! Are you looking for a light summer read.  Something to enjoy by the pool?  A good clean book to read?  I might have an idea for you.  The title is Whenever You Come Around: A Kings Meadow Romance by Robin Lee Hatcher. This book is about a famous author Charity […]

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Review: Homeschool Planet by Homeschool Buyers Co-op

I have been on what has felt like the never ending hunt for the PERFECT homeschooler planner for years.  I prefer a digital planner.  I hate erasing or crossing things out on paper, so messy!  I’ve found things before that worked for a season but nothing that was ever just perfect. I came to believe […]

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Review: CursiveLogic Workbook

I think reading and writing cursive is an important skill to have.  Yes computers have taken over the world but writing by hand is something that I feel will every completely go by the wayside.  I want my children to be able write well so I was excited to get the chance to review a […]

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The very stones would cry out!

Just looking around the world these days I have just one thought as a Christian.  Where are my brother’s and sisters and why are we not crying out as our world turns away from our creator? I too have probably been too silent.  Christian views are unpopular right now.  You can be called nasty names […]

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Review:Andrea Carter’s Tales from the Circle C Ranch

Any good book is a treasure.  I try never to pass up the opportunity to review something fun.  Recently we had the opportunity review the new book, Tales from the Circle C Ranch by Susan K. Marlow from Circle C Adventures. We also received a downloadable copy of Andrea Carter’s Tales from the Circle C Ranch Learning Lapbook to supplement the book. […]

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Review: SmartKidz Media

I absolutely LOVE to supplement our schooling with media.  It’s sort of a funky thing because I’m actually really strict about my children’s screen time.  Whether they choose movies, Kindle Fire Games, or Minecraft I only allow about an hour or two a week.  However, I’m a bit more liberal when it comes to school […]

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God said to me…. June 21 About Noah’s Wife

  I’m moving through a study of women in Old Testament using an app called She Reads Truth. It’s a beautiful app. The study brings you into a good deal of scripture. There is a place for women to discuss the reading as well.  My reading today was about Noah’s wife. God didn’t bother to tell […]

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Review: 12 Month Family Plan from CTC Math

  Math is such a funky thing in our homeschool.  I have one son who struggles with it.  He’s the free spirited one. He’d rather be drawing or day dreaming tha figuring out sums so has convinced himself he isn’t any good at math.  That isn’t exactly true however when he watches his brother who […]

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Book Review: If He Had Not Come

Christmas is coming! So too are opportunities to really honor Jesus and reflect on what the world would be like if He had never come to this earth as a man to show us how to live and take our punishment for our sins. Our family had the opportunity to review a book called If He […]

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Encouragement for a Mother’s Heart… TIME MANAGEMENT! Ephesians 5:15-17

I struggle with Time Management!  Yep! There it is.  For all of you Moms who have looked at me and said… how does she doe it all… I don’t!  I don’t do as much as I could in any given day.  It just doesn’t happen.  There are too many time sucks in life and I […]

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10 Days of Heart Parenting – Transfer the Responsibility For Change to the Child

I have found that when I need my children to change a behavior that it is best if involved them in strategizing a plan to make things better.  A quiet discussion using simple age appropriate language can work wonders.  Sometimes I discover the solution is an easy one.  Other times I realize that it is […]

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It Was a Fantastic 4th!

It was dark.  I sat in one of those cheap sling back camping chairs.  You know the kind that fit in a bag, the ones that no one really wants to sit in for very long yet it is all you can buy for lawn chairs now a days.  The smell of bug spray mixed […]

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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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