Monthly Archives: February 2009

Prairie Primer

As a child, I loved Little House on the Prairie. I loved the books. I loved the television show. In addition, I read a biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder. I even used the atlas that was in the last volume of my Britannica Junior Encyclopedias to locate all the towns where she had lived.  (Yes, […]

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8 Ways to a More Organized Homeschool

I just read about this new blog carnival hosted by Heart of the Matter Online. It is centered around 2 of my favorite subjects: homeschool and organizing. This is such a great idea and a good incentive to do some reorganizing for some fresh ideas (and pictures). Be sure to take a look at the […]

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Heads Up

Heads Up! is a company designed to provide expert information and products for special needs children. Our items have been selected to accommodate various learning styles and strengths, regardless of curriculum used. These special needs products have been found to be especially helpful for children who are distractible or hyperactive. (Taken from the Heads Up! […]

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New Review Page on Squidoo

I just published a new page on squidoo that has all my homeschool product reviews categorized with links back to here.  I’ll definitely be adding all my upcoming crew reviews to that page as well, but in my spare time (ha ha) I’m planning to write more reviews of our regular homeschool curricula. Let me […]

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Math Tutor DVD

"Math Tutor DVD offers Math Help via DVD video tutorial content." The instructor, Jason Gibson, holds Master’s degrees in both Electrical Engineering and Physics. I received 2 courses from the Math Tutor DVD to review. The first course is Basic Math Word Problems. There are 8 hours of video covering the following topics. Disc 1 […]

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TOS Crew Award

Sheri at her blog, 1 of 100 TOS Crew Reviews has awarded me A Most Extraordinary TOS Crew Mate Award. I really am honored that she picked me as one to receive the award. I have been so blessed to serve on the TOS Crew this year. I was not originally selected as one of […]

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Viola!

I am one of those people who find spelling and grammar errors in other people’s writing.  I try not to be too critical of other people’s writing.  I know it’s easy to have typos and sometimes when people are  just typing a quick note, they don’t feel the need to edit for proper word usage. […]

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Homeschooling ABCs

Do you have a homeschool mentor? Is there someone who helped you to get started with homeschooling? I was curious about other people’s experiences with beginning homeschooling, so I asked this question on an informal survey on my blog. (Link to post) . The results of the limited sampling of homeschoolers who responded were: Yes […]

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Homeschool Mentor Survey

I am in the process of reviewing an on-line course to teach new homeschoolers how to homeschool.  This has me wondering how many people who start homeschooling have someone experienced to get advice from. I knew several homeschoolers before I began to homeschool and I went to one friend’s home and she showed me what […]

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WriteShop Story Builders

I am blessed to have a mother-in-law who is very much a child at heart. She spends a lot of time with my children, and one of the things that they enjoy doing together is telling stories. She is a fantastic storyteller and often tells funny stories about her childhood growing up in Manhattan in […]

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