Navy Wife and Catholic Mama homeschooling her ten year old son, eight & six year old daughters, and four year old son, not to be left out of the "cool" work as he calls it. Their three year old sister and two year old brother can be heard singing in the background on a daily basis as well with the newest addition, another son, who arrived at the beginning of Advent. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ Tupperware Consultant Extraordinare ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~

5 Days to a Clutter-Free House: Quick, Easy Ways to Clear Up Your Space by Sandra Felton & Marsha Sims

A clean, organized, and restful home is only 5 days away.

If you’ve picked up this book, you want to reduce the clutter in your home, organize what’s left, and keep it that way. But does the sheer scope of the project give you an anxiety attack? Don’t let fear stop you! Organizing and time management experts Sandra Felton and Marsha Sims show you how, with the right game plan and a healthy dose of adrenaline, you’re just 5 days from your goal.

With their proven team-based approach, even the most overwhelming de-cluttering job becomes doable. Section one shows you how to de-clutter, with each day of the week focused on one reachable goal. Section two shows you how to cultivate time-tested habits that keep your house in the clean, well-ordered state you’ve just achieved. You’ll even learn how to deal with common obstacles such as •filing •storage needs •health issues •space restrictions •the car •even family sabotage!

So what are you waiting for? The home of your dreams is just a week away.

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Small Space Organizing by Kathryn Bechen

With a few tricks up your sleeve, small can be the new big!

While we may admire the spacious rooms in large homes we see in magazines or on TV, let’s face it: most of us don’t live in rambling estates. Instead, we live in homes, apartments, or condos with small rooms and even smaller closets. But you can enjoy an organized, beauty-filled life no matter what the size of your space. In this practical book, you’ll learn how to

perform a room-by-room audit of your space to see if it’s functioning at its best
make the most of existing storage space and find clever ways to add more
find creative ways to arrange furnishings and accessories that maximize space and bring harmony and style to the home
live graciously in a small space with others (especially those who aren’t organized!)

Whether you’re an empty nester who’s downsizing, a newlywed setting up your first nest, or someone who just needs some creative new ideas, you’ll love these strategies, tips, and solutions to maximize space and enhance your quality of life.

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The Sounds of Night ipad app

The Sounds of Night Company name: Christian Apps 4 Kids Founder: Jessica Kirkland Type of App: Book app Target Audience: Children ages 2-8 years Availability: iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, and all Android phones and tablets. Price: Apple App Store: $5.99 Android Marketplace: $2:99 DESCRIPTION: The Sounds of Night is a book app that helps put a child’s mind at ease when the lights go out at bedtime. This book addresses one of the primary feelings young children face; fear. The Sounds of Night reinforces the principle that God is the Creator of every creature. Since God makes all the animals that scurry and screech at night, children can lie down and sleep in peace. FEATURES: The Sounds of Night has over 75 touch points/interactions. It has rich illustrations and 4 Bible verses on fear that kids can learn with their parents and share with their friends.   My six children, ages 13 months up to 9 years, were all excited to try. . .

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Download N Go Whale Tales

Having seen the advertising for Amanda Bennett’s Download N Go studies on TOS’ website, we were excited to try one ourselves, and Whale Tales lived up to all the high expectations.  The graphics and images are beautiful and colorful enough to keep the children’s attention.  The links are wonderful and thorough bringing the lessons alive for the children.  As a child myself, I watched “The Voyage of the Mimi” on PBS.  The many videos in the study can give your children the same sense of wonder at God’s amazing creature of the whale that I remember from my early childhood.  Sadly, a deceased beached whale made the news in New York this week but my son identified it in the images as a humpback even before the broadcast did. While we don’t take a unit study approach to our homeschooling curriculum, I can see why children enjoy the approach so. . .

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