CTC Math – Math Computer School

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In the end of February you might remember when I reviewed a Science Computer School Program, well today I want to share with you about a Math Computer School Program in review. Another winner for our opinion! With a little bit of a repeat for an introduction to my review for CTC Math (12 Month Family Plan), I want to share with you that the idea of getting involved in “computer school” was a bit daunting for me. Most of what we do in school is from books and interaction. While I’m not opposed and definitely use videos and mp3s … Continue reading

Sincerely Yours: A Novella Collection


Spanning a century and a continent, these romantic novellas will lead you on a journey through the landscape of love. Four young women find their lives altered after each receives a letter that sets her on a new path. From a Hudson River steamboat to a lush drawing room, from a carousel carver’s workshop to a remote hospital, you’ll be swept into the lives of women who are making their way in the world and finding love where they least expect it.

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Light is All Around Us (Let’s Read and Find Out Science) by Wendy Pfeffer


The latest Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out title encourages kids to learn all about light and how it helps us see. Just stop and take a look around—from sunlight to firelight to electric light, light brightens our world. Our bestselling and established contributors Wendy Pfeffer and Paul Meisel make this very important topic fun and exciting! Supporting the Common Core State Standards, the Find-Out-More section includes interactive experiments that kids can try at school and at home.

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I wanted to be productive today. I woke up as the Enginerd departed for the day and thought myself I’ll blog and review and get all sorts of things done before the girly blossoms away. Sitting here, baby kicking away, but no I cannot accomplish anything with the molasses internet. *sigh* Local company bought out and ever since it’s sooooooo sloooooooow. Still waiting on pages to load. Ugh.

Ok, let’s talk phonics readers

Do you have much experience with Beginning Readers or Phonics Readers? Via TWTM and my own childhood I’m familiar with BOB Books. Through Memoria Press I’m getting the recommendation for EPS readers, which I have not yet seen in person. Via SisterL I’ve gotten my hands on some old version BOB Books including a Set A2, Set B1, Set B2 and some Step into Reading Phonics readers. All between 8-12 booklets per set. Then through review products I’ve gotten my hands on My First BOB Books Alphabet, My First BOB Books Pre-Readers, and BOB Books Beginning Readers (blue box). Then… … Continue reading

What do you mean it’s mid-March?

How on earth is it already mid-March? How in the world am I already 21 weeks preggo? I haven’t gotten anything done that I was planning to have pre-scheduled in January and now you’re telling me it’s almost April. How does that happen? *sigh* I’m going to dream about curriculum, that always helps. I did that last night you know. It was vibrant and educational. *snicker* I’ve been thinking, I need more blog posts, so how about more of me just “saying it how it is” posts, but you know moderated. Because well, I don’t necessarily know ‘you’ and I’m … Continue reading

Egglo Entertainment Review


In past years, I’ve been all about pastel eggs; however, I’ve never before had glow in the dark eggs! We will welcome this new experience as we are blessed with the opportunity to review Glow in the Dark Egglo Eggs and The Egg-cellent Easter Adventure from Egglo Entertainment. What a fascinating idea to bring in a conversation piece about “seeing the light of Jesus”. Easter egg hunts are fun and exciting, but aside from Resurrection Eggs (which I only discovered last year) and little scripture verses, what do people associate the egg hunt with the real meaning of Easter? When I was a child I … Continue reading

Favorite Motivated Moms Printable Planner


The past six weeks has given me the opportunity to review the printable eBook version of the Motivated Moms planner, specifically from the Motivated Moms Ebooks.  This has been a neat experience. Motivated Moms is a “unique and straightforward chore planning system is for moms who are trying to balance creative endeavors with their desire to have an orderly and organized environment in their homes.” – See more at: http://schoolhousereviewcrew.com/motivated-moms-review/   While I didn’t know about the planner in time to get it into my personalized planner that I bound this year, in future years I definitely could as well as recommend it … Continue reading

The Dream Dress (Weddings by Design, #3) by Janice Thompson


A seamstress at a swanky bridal boutique, Gabi Delgado dreams of doing more than ripping out seams and fitting dresses to doe-eyed brides. She wants to see her own dress designs gracing the young women of Texas. When Jordan Spencer, the editor of Texas Bride magazine visits the shop to do a feature, Gabi is devastated to lose her job in his very influential presence. Convinced she’ll never get her dreams off the ground now, Gabi needs lots of encouragement–especially from her friend Bella Neeley–to take a chance and start her business. And as she gets to know Jordan, she discovers that she may have to take a chance on love as well. Could it be that she’ll have to design her own wedding dress soon?

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Favorite Science4Us.com – Science Computer School


The idea of getting involved in “computer school” was a bit daunting for me. Most of what we do in school is from books and interaction. While I’m not opposed and definitely use videos and mp3s when appropriate as well as a plethora of sites for printables, the idea of sitting my girls down in front of a computer that they take charge of in a program is a good bit daunting. While I hear rave reviews of things such as Starfall and the like for preschoolers I’ve always hesitated. So when I had the opportunity to come up to … Continue reading

KinderBach – Online Piano Lessons (Ages 3-7)


This start of the year has been filled with new experiences for my children in the way of school. Something they had never had before was what we now call computer-school. The first introduction in computer-school for us is a review of KinderBach, or specifically The KinderBach Online Piano Lesson Membership with Teacher Corner. We have been blessed with access for six months to the lessons. Overall the program is geared toward children in the range of ages 3-7, however I’m told that others find it does work well for children slightly above and below. Our goal was to use … Continue reading

And then there were four…

So if I thought things were rough with my needing to go to the ER for fluids I was wrong. Came home and found myself very sick. I’ll spare you the details and just say I didn’t know if I needed to spit or sit. Soon after I found myself getting in bed (around 630) yet soon was up again to try to convince my girls that quiet and bedtime are important factors even on off days. The Enginerd was making a Gatorade and Epsom salts run. (Need that hydration!) At 8 pm AppleBlossom started vomiting. The first three times … Continue reading


Still alive and home

Well I guess it depends on your definition of alive. I’m having a really hard time with dehydration and a severe stomach virus. But I ate something today after two bags of saline… so there’s hope! Oh and now this baby has a gender! And is healthy as can be. Posted from WordPress on Kindle Fire

Wellness to sickness.

So after two years of one thing after another illness I was starting to think we could be normal and healthy again. But now we’re into the childhood fevers ranging from 103.7-105.1. Sigh. So far the highest I’ve gone is 101.4 and hopefully no more. I truly don’t want to deal with that in pregnancy. Missing swimming and co-op but hopefully we’ll get life back. Posted from WordPress on Kindle Fire … Continue reading

Love’s Sweet Beginning (Sisters at Heart, #3) by Ann Shorey


What will it take for a once-privileged young woman to make her way in the world?

It isn’t Cassie Haddon’s fault that she has reached the age of twenty-five without possessing any useful skills. Until the War Between the States, she always had servants. Since then, she and her mother have been forced to rely on family to care for them. But now the well of human kindness has run dry–and Cassie must find work to support them.

Unfortunately, leaving the past behind is easier said than done, and Cassie must summon all of her courage and wits to convince local restaurateur and grocer Jacob West that she’s exactly what his business needs.

With her signature sweet romance, Ann Shorey weaves a tale of two people from different backgrounds finding common ground and the hope of a bright future together.

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