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Teaching Reading at Home: A Tale of 5 Readers

Other than answering the dreaded socialization question, teaching reading at home may be the scariest thing for a new homeschooler. This week’s Virtual Curriculum Fair topic is Loving Language Arts and is co-hosted by  Susan @ Homeschooling Hearts & Minds and Chareen @ Every Bed of Roses. You can read other posts about reading as well as […]

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Mother’s Book of Home Economics by Mrs. Sharon White

Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book to review. I was not compensated for this review. All opinions expressed are my own. Have you ever requested a book to review and you were expecting one thing, and it turns out it was entirely different? I have. Mother’s Book of Home Economics is one of […]

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Say Goodbye to Survival Mode Review

In November I happened to see a post in my Facebook feed about signing up for a chance to be on the launch team for Crystal Paine’s (Money Saving Mom) upcoming book, Say Goodbye to Survival Mode. Based on the title alone, I decided to sign up. At the time, I really felt like I […]

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How Do We Know the Bible Is True? #review

Since my last post was the post where I admit I was wrong, maybe this one should be the post where I admit I am late! I hope I’m not the only one that has let something go far too long. I’m really good with deadlines. But when there isn’t an exact deadline, then sometimes […]

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Begin > Edited by Ken Ham and Bodie Hodge

What is the first book of the Bible a new believer should read? I’ve always heard you should start with the Gospel of John. But in Begin, a new book from New Leaf Publishing Group, Ken Ham and Bodie Hodge suggest starting somewhere else: Genesis. I agree with their logic. In Genesis we learn the […]

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Money Secrets of the Amish by Lorilee Craker

It seems that the Amish lifestyle is a hot topic these days. In our fast-paced, modern society, we miss what the Amish have: family, community, and simplicity. But although there is a trend towards people simplifying their lives, I don’t think many people are becoming Amish. However, the basic frugal principles that the Amish follow […]

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Already Compromised–by Ken Ham and Greg Hall

Not every homeschooler chooses to homeschool for religious reasons. However, a great many homeschoolers do choose to homeschool so that they can teach their children from a Christian worldview. But after finishing high school, where should a young Christian continue his education if he chooses to do so? State University? Community College? Christian College? There […]

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Life of John Knox

Who was John Knox? He was a leader (if not THE leader) of the Protestant Reformation in Scotland. That is about the extent of what I knew about him. I also had a sort of vague idea that most of the modern history books aren’t too kind to him. That was before I read the […]

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Our Way Home by Randy and Christal Simpkins

A few weeks ago, I posted my review of The Way Home, a DVD about the day 2 year-old Joe Simpkins got lost. Very shortly afterwards, I was contacted by Randy Simpkins, the real-life father of Joe Simpkins. He liked my review, but offered me the opportunity to read the book to help clear up […]

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Passport to the World

My kids, especially the younger ones, are geography nuts. And though I consider myself to be fairly knowledgeable about geography, their interest is mainly because of my husband. His enthusiasm for the subject is contagious! When I saw Passport to the World as a book available to review from New Leaf Publishing Group, I knew […]

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