Let’s Go Geography {Review}

This year, we have changed things up a bit and I did not have a real geography study plan set out. When the opportunity to review Let’s Go Geography and their world geography Year 1 program came up I was delighted to accept for our family. For the purposes of this review, I was given access to a subscription of one year of geography studies. This year is the first year of three planned for a full curriculum to cover many of the countries of the world at about 26 countries per year.  My access is intended to be used by one teacher for my homeschool. I am using this program with two of my students that both fall within the K-3 range. We are using a long day each week to spend studying with Let’s Go Geography. Each of my girls has a three-ring binder where they are keeping their pages. Everything. . .

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4-months-old

So photogenic! How have four months already passed? My favorite season of the year is coming soon and I’m truly looking forward to spending all my joyful holidays with my new sidekick. #mamasnuggles #mamasgirl #babynumber4 #babysister #fourmonthsold #projectlife #projectlifeapp from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2wOf0JH

The Action Storybook Bible Kindle Fire Giveaway

Discover your family’s place in God’s incredible story and together put your faith into action with the new The Action Storybook Bible from David C Cook! Explore God’s redemptive story together with your children ages 8 and under in the 15 episodes highlighting key milestones in God’s story. Master-artist Sergio Cariello created more than 350 brand-new illustrations to captivate your family and help you recognize how God is moving through each story. Join the adventure to begin to figure out where you fit into God’s beautiful and exciting plan for the world by entering to win the Kindle Fire giveaway! One grand prize winner will receive: A copy of The Action Storybook Bible A Kindle Fire Enter today by clicking the icon below, but hurry! The giveaway ends on September 29. The winner will be announced October 2 on the Litfuse blog.  

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The Bears on Hemlock Mountain E-Guide (Progeny Press) {Review}

If you were to ask me what the one most important part of our homeschool day would be, I would not hesitate to respond with something along the line of books, our reading. We are absolutely a book and story loving family and Progeny Press ~ http://www.ProgenyPress.com) is one of the golden names for study guides. This year we have been blessed with the opportunity to review The Bears on Hemlock Mountain E-Guide (Grades 1-3) for use with my third grade daughter. My daughter already has gotten into reading other novels and short books by Alice Dagliesh and has started to read The Bears on Hemlock Mountain. In the past, we have also used and enjoyed other guides from Progeny Press such as The Minstrel in the Tower and Miss Rumphius. With our experience, I believed that this guide would also benefit our family for some literary analysis homeschool studies. For the purposes. . .

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September Frontier Girls Pioneer Newsletter

This is a newsletter for the happenings of the Creative Madness Mama Frontier Girls of West Tennessee…  Last year, we slacked horribly with Frontier Girls. I tried several times to get things going with other local people, but schedules never went together and then I just stopped trying. Then there was all the medical stuff with a miscarriage and a new pregnancy, and yeah. It wasn’t the right season for us. Yet this brings us to now! Baby Mermaid Warrior is almost four months old, curriculum is picked and girls have started in our homeschool, and little Rascal brother is curious to learn. Plus mama feels like planning a field trip or two and the creative side is brewing. Thus, here we are! We are so excited to be starting a new year with our participation in the Frontier Girls as a Pioneer Troop. Now, my eight-year-old AppleBlossom has crossed. . .

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Frontier Girls – New Year, it’s that time!

It is that time of year, the West Tennessee Frontier Girls are getting ready to start a new year (year end is August 31st) and we are in the planning stages! This year we are livening things up a bit by adding on the Rascal as he turned three a few months back. As he will be participating under quest, I haven’t decided what I will do yet about our Pioneer Troop, but I suppose a name change is in order to include him and I’ll have to decide on a uniform as well. I’m hoping that more local kiddos will want to join in on the fun this year, and time will tell! First up is to check on our uniforms. The Rascal doesn’t have one at all yet, so he will be starting from scratch. My vest is fine, just a few patches I need to sew on. . .

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Homeschool Marine Biology from Apologia & Swimming Creatures (Apologia Science) {Review}

I love science and science is a big part of my own educational background. In our homeschool we are still finding our path with regards to science plans and Apologia Educational Ministries is a very important participant in that journey. Through the blessing of the Homeschool Review Crew, I found myself ecstatic to jump into the opportunity to review Apologia’s latest update to the Marine Biology 2nd Edition Advantage Set including the textbook, solutions, and student notebook journal. We also were given a bonus of the Marine Biology 2nd Edition Audio CD, read by Marissa Leinart. Homeschool Marine Biology from Apologia is exciting and an instant favorite for my science bookshelf! What I received For the purposes of this review, I received a beautiful 557-page full-color hardcover textbook, a perfect-bound 8×11″ paperback black and white solutions and tests manual, an additional test booklet, a large 505-page color student spiral notebook journal, and. . .

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Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus {Review}

A while back, I was searching for something to watch on Netflix and I came across Patterns of Evidence. Since the first time I stumbled upon this documentary I have watched it quite a few times for interest and entertainment. Thus, when a review opportunity popped up for the DVD of the same, I was thrilled. While life has gotten away from me and I’m missing review deadlines, I still want you to know what an incredible experience this documentary is and how it is very worthwhile for your family. About the author/filmmaker/producer: Tim Mahoney Tim Mahoney founded Mahoney Media Group, Inc. (MMG) in 1989. Specifically, Thinking Man Films & Media was founded in 2014 as an international documentary and publishing company with a focus on education and the Bible. Tim’s first full feature documentary film, “Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus”, released in January 2015. The film took 12 years to. . .

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August in Review…

August WIPS. #wips #crossstitch #xstitch #xstitchersofinstagram #stitchmaynia #stitchfromstash2017 #stitchersofinstagram #mirabilia #mermaidblossom #happilyeverafter #happilyeveraftersal #frostedpumpkinstitchery #graco #gracocarseat #gracoclickconnect #lakesidefantasysal #pointdecroix #flosstube from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2x6hLqo

I love this photo

I found this photo in my archives while looking for matching three month old photos. I’m not sure what it is, but I absolutely love this. It just seems so classical and undated. (Btw it is circa 2011.) #therealme #babynumber2 #princess #classicpooh #mamasgirl #mamasnuggles #newborn #threemonthsold from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2v8QXW5

Super Hero Kids Giveaway with David C Cook!

DOES YOUR CHILD LOVE COMIC BOOKS? HOW ABOUT SUPER HEROES? Now is your chance to have DC and Marvel illustrator Sergio Cariello make your child’s dream come true! Parents! David C Cook is proud to introduce the newest book in the Action Bible collection: The Action Storybook Bible (coming October 2017). Pre-order The Action Storybook Bible from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or ChristianBook.com to reserve your copy today. Plus click the graphic below to enter to have a chance to win an illustration of your child as a super hero by Action Bible artist Sergio Cariello (who has also illustrated comics for DC and Marvel!). The giveaway is open until September 11, 2017, 5:00pm MST.  Your entry must be received by then to be eligible. Five winners will be chosen at random from eligible entrants. {THE ACTION STORYBOOK BIBLE} Families see the Bible in motion and put their faith into action! The Action Storybook Bible invites. . .

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#selfie me

It’s hot. It’s humid. But the girls are practicing archery with the Enginerd and the littles are sleeping while I’m staring at rippling water. Definitely some good relaxation. #tnstatepark #shelbyforest #therealme from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2v4I1ww

Phonics Museum iOS app {Review}

As you know, if you’ve been around here in the past few years, we love Veritas Press materials. The curricula they publish is well done and their first venture into an iOS app is very positive as you shall see in my review of the new Phonics Museum iOS app for iPad and iPhone. For the purposes of this review, we are using the iOS Phonics Museum App on an iPad 2. Related: Phonics Museum iOS App for Preschool Related: 2016-2017 Curriculum Choices During the 2016-2017 school year, we started with the Veritas Press Scholars Academy Kindergarten, with the inclusion of Veritas Press Phonics Museum Kindergarten. We went ahead got the combination box as we plan to continue through the Phonics Museum First Grade also. While we were trekking along, Veritas Press announced a beta testing team release of their upcoming Phonics Museum iOS app and I jumped for joy!. . .

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3 months old side by side

The Enginerd mentioned he thought our #mermaidblossom warrior was looking a bit like an infant photo of our Rascal. He asked for side by sides. So I provided. Love my #projectlife #projectlifeapp !! #3months #3monthsold #babynumber4 #babysister Can you identify all four kiddos? AppleBlossom, the Princess 👸🏼, and the Rascal all put in near three new pictures of the Mermaid Warrior. from Instagram: http://ift.tt/2wZyGHN