Monthly Archives: April 2010

Not A Sparrow Falls by Linda Nichols

Not a Sparrow Falls is the story of Mary Bridget Washburn, a young woman from the mountains of Virginia, who has fled her Christian upbringing and has been living and assisting at a meth lab. Seizing an opportunity to escape, she eventually meets a widowed minister with three children. She is determined to keep her […]

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Wonder Hanger Review and Giveaway

The Wonder Hanger® is an affordable tool that’s great for any Spring Cleaning features. This cascading clothes organizer increases closet space by enabling you to stack clothes vertically. Each Wonder Hanger holds 5 wood, metal or plastic hangers. There are 8 hangers to a package – enough to hang 40 garments. The open-mouth design allows […]

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Homeschooling in the Summer

One of the advantages to homeschooling is you can make your own schedule. You don’t have to go on vacation in the middle of the summer. You can go when it’s less crowded and the rates are lower. If the summer is too hot to be outside, you can have school then and allow more […]

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Lesson Planet

The world-wide web is a big place… A really big place… Just about anything you want to know, you can find on-line. If you know how to search for it. And if you can trust the information. The last thing you want to do is plan a homeschool lesson using faulty facts and outdated information. […]

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Super Star Speech R & L

My daughter (10 years old) cannot say her r’s correctly. I first became concerned when she wasn’t able to pronounce them correctly at 5 years old, so I mentioned it to a friend who is a Speech Pathologist. She assured me that it was perfectly normal at that age, and that r is one of […]

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Hunter’s Moon by Don Hoesel

Hunter’s Moon by Don Hoesel is the story of best-selling author C.J. Baxter. With his personal life falling apart,  C.J. returns to his hometown in Upstate NY for the first time in 17 years to attend his grandfather’s funeral. His return is met with mixed reactions from his family and old friends. He soon realizes […]

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Using a Stopwatch to Help a Child Focus

Last week was standardized testing in our home. The next day I accidentally discovered something that has been very helpful to my younger son (8 years old) who has difficulty concentrating on his assignments. I had left the stopwatch sitting on the table, and my son picked it up while he was doing his math. […]

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100 Top Children’s Novels

So which of these 100 Top Children’s Novels have you read? I put mine in bold. 100. The Egypt Game – Snyder (1967) 99. The Indian in the Cupboard – Banks (1980) 98. Children of Green Knowe – Boston (1954) 97. The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane – DiCamillo (2006) 96. The Witches – Dahl […]

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Alphabet Beats

Alphabet Beats is a unique, DVD  program designed to teach young children to write the alphabet. There are 2 DVD’s: one for uppercase and one for lowercase. The DVD is divided into  5 minute segments for each letter. Each segment begins with Miss Marnie teaching the proper formation of the letter with a picture, her […]

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Weekly Wrap Up (4/17/10)

This week we did one of my oldest son’s favorite things—standardized testing. I am not kidding. As far as "school" things goes, he would rather test than do anything else.  My daughter, on the other hand, had her first experience with "bubble tests" last year, and she spent a portion of the time crying. Needless […]

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