Mara, Daughter of the Nile by Eloise Jarvis McGraw Coming soon to a Kindle near you!

If you’re anything like this homeschooling mama, shelf space comes at a premium. There are public libraries in nearby towns, but they do not always have the books we need or at least they are not always in when we need them. One of the things that I have really started to take advantage of in the last few years is our Kindles. We love physical books, but lets be honest, space runs out! So I’m always delighted when I discover one of our school books is available on Kindle. By chance, tonight I discovered that one is available for pre-order and coming soon and I thought I’d throw out my affiliate links to let people know if you’re looking for one like this to add to your device for your kiddos. I have not read the book yet, and this is not a book review. But I know I’m. . .

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The Mayflower Bride by Kimberley Woodhouse (The Daughters of the Mayflower) {Review}

The Mayflower Bride

Can a religious separatist and an opportunistic spy make it in the New World? A brand new series for fans of all things related to history, romance, adventure, faith, and family trees. [PINNABLE IMAGE 735xh] Available February 2018 Setting: Atlantic Ocean and Massachusetts Bay Colony, 1620 Notable Events: The Voyage of The Mayflower Years ago, I started reading an incredible series for a review project including American’ Dream, which includes four stories of girl-hood journeys in our American history. The first of which was called Sarah’s New World which was a story of a young girl’s journey on the Mayflower across the great ocean to the shores of the colonies. As I started into turning the pages upon The Mayflower Bride, my mind was sent back to how I enjoyed reading Sarah’s New World years ago. I actually even retrieved the book from my shelf and handed it to my eight year old advanced reader. . .

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January #WIP Parade

January 2018 was a crafty month. I’ve stitched almost every day. I had a finish (The Raven by La-D-Da), a new start, and I’ve picked up some WIPs. I even started my hand a #bibleartjournaling attempt.
February will be just as good 😊. I’m planning to pull out the red quilt! As well as get some decent progress in my Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery SAL.
#craftblogger #winter #crossstitch #crossstitchersofinstagram #pointdecroix #joanelliott #fantasydyedfabrics #ladda #frostedpumpkinstitchery #happilyeveraftersal #happilyeverafter #enchantedaurora #lakesideneedlecraft #wintersgrace #thesnowprincess #thetimetraveler #timetraveler #drwho #theraven #babysfirstchristmas from Instagram:

The Snow Princess #WIP#xstitch

This has been my project of the week so far. It’s about time to move the Qsnaps and I’m a little over yellow at the moment. Yet, I have been enjoying the blues. “The Snow Princess” ❄️ 👑 by @joanelliottdesign from her book Christmas Cross-Stitch Treasures. #fantasydyedfabrics #crossstitch #pointdecroix #dmcthreads #snow #winter #flosstube #stitchmaynia #2017starts from Instagram:

Charlotte’s Web (Literature)

We have been slow going with Literature study. This girl just loathes comprehension questions and discussion (oral or written). HOWEVER, she seems to finally be sticking to task (if begrudgingly) with her favorite book, no less. 📚 #memoriapressthirdgrade #memoriapress #charlottesweb #homeschool #homeschoolmama #literature from Instagram:

Winter’s Grace #WIP #xstitch

I’ve been working a little every day, all week long. Yet I wanted to get to a better point for a photo. So here you go, her wings are complete. “Winter’s Grace” by @joanelliottdesign 28 count opalescent white cashel #crossstitch #2017starts #joanelliott #pointdecroix #stitchmaynia #dmcthreads #winter #wintersgrace from Instagram:

1st Grade Homeschool Curriculum Choices 2017

[insert stack photo] My Princess has taken a slower, but perhaps more average start and stance on the idea of schooling. Mostly, if it is not somehow princess related she is not particularly interested. I have found printables and coloring hands-on activities are very appealing for her and find that a different direction from her sister is indeed warranted. This past year has found so many changes in her personality and behavior that indeed I believe that this will be the first real school year with a routine set for her. Although, she is my “spirited” child, so that may change… My five-year-old, six in the beginning of August, Princess enthusiast is not yet reading but it is a challenge we’re heading toward with a plethora of tools at our belt that are not quite working yet, but we’re adding a few new things here and there with fingers crossed. . .

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