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Weekly Wrap-Up (2/6/16)

More and more updates in the archives! Do you remember these goodies? I am also working behind the scenes to get in some new Coming Soon from the Pen Author Interview posts as well as some good Lent & Easter season goodies! Speaking of holidays, have you entered in the Valentine’s Day giveaway yet?  School It is so hard to comprehend that we are one month down in the new 2016 year! Thinking about school, I cannot believe that we are nearly finished with our first term in my six-year-old AppleBlossom’s SECOND GRADE year. I keep saying we’ll take it slow, but she just keeps on trekking. If we were really on schedule, you could say we’re a few weeks behind, but considering her age, I’m floored at how well we are doing. Finally, the Princess has started showing a bit more interest in school so I have been able. . .

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I’ve been busy! Creative Madness Mama update!

At a glance, you might assume that I’ve been away from the blog for a bit. I assure you that is not the case! Behind the scenes I’ve been busy busy busy! [bctt tweet=”Creative Madness Mama is making updates and her blog is even prettier! Check out www.CreativeMadnessMama.com! “] I have spent a lot of time updating some posts and creating pinnable images. If you missed any of these reviews in the past, go read them and learn from our experiences in our homeschool journey! Also, I’m slowly going through reviews adding them to my Ultimate Book Blogger Plugin {aff} database to make things easy to index and find. I’m discovering old great things and making pretty new things in my book reviews. I’m delighted with my experience so far and I’m sure it will make your visits to Creative Madness Mama even more successful!   Catch up on July:. . .

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Wrapping Up Weeks 1-3 (2015-2016)

Homeschool Edition! Homeschool is our way of life Technically as far as schedules go we should really be starting school the day after Labor Day, but with new review products arriving, sale prices of online curriculum, and my daughter’s begging to do the next thing – we went a head and jumped in and started the week as the birthdays went by. That seems to be a pretty good plan for us. Summer between the birthdays – that gives us mid-July to mid-August to read and IXL [review] our way through a short summer. Otherwise… I’d say we school year round briefly following with the general idea of VPSA, Highlands Latin School, and keeping in mind the local school schedules (avoid the museums on spring break etc!). This week in our Preschool I’m really going to have to work on this. All those emails and blog posts I ignored over. . .

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Weekly Wrap-Up (5/9/15)

Check out these posts you might have missed: What was I up to this week? Well, we started the week very dramatically. With 26 minutes of sleep in the night between Sunday and Monday, we then spent Monday morning in the pediatric emergency room involving a stomach virus diagnosis, IV fluids & medications for my petite princess OrangeBlossom. Tuesday continued with AppleBlossom catching on with all the symptoms and my jumping in with a pre-emptive strike before the worst parts with the miracle drug Zofran. Everyone else has had mild symptoms if any (I’m good thanks! Just a nurse-maid. 😉 ) and now all seems to be on the mend. We had school Wednesday successfully, but Thursday was a bit of a nagging to keep on task day. I’m not sure anything was accomplished. Alas. Better luck next week? I’m still updating reviews. Last week you saw some Janice Thompson. . .

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Weekly Wrap-Up (4/18/15)

Check out the posts you might have missed: What was I up to this week? This is my first attempt in a long time to give you a weekly wrap-up, so I’m trying to include two weeks here for you. Maybe this will turn out to be a good thing?! Last week was a TOS Crew Real-Life Homeschool Blog Hop and I’m still going around reading the post submissions. I’m meeting a lot more mamas and finding there are more kindred spirits out there than I realized. Perhaps I shouldn’t be so internet shy. We’ve gotten on a healthy stretch again and I couldn’t be more grateful about this bit of a blessing! It is well received indeed! We enjoyed our blooms and now are watching the differences each day as the leaves fill out on the trees. Our caterpillars arrived and the girls and I are having a lot. . .

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January Wrap-Up

Wow, I remember when I first decided to do monthly wrap-ups… I never got very far did I? Alas, let’s try to start fresh with some this year. This year has so far been filled with some random blog posts, previews, reviews, and on tutorial! In case you missed anything, here’s what’s been going on: Who is ready for a new year? Looking Back at 2013 Winter Olympics Resources Seriously the Week is over, already? Making Babbies (tutorial) Children’s Book Reviews: My Lucky Little Dragon A Big Hug for Little Cub 99 Stories from the Bible Baby Bear Christian Historical Fiction: Carolina Gold by Dorothy Love Shadowed by Grace by Cara Putman The Headmistress of Rosemere by Sarah E. Ladd Dare to Love Again by Julie Lessman Call of the Prairie by Vickie McDonough (Preview) General Market: Blossom Street Brides by Debbie Macomber Also if you missed the end of. . .

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August Wrap Up and more

I’m a little behind in my wrap ups… AppleBlossom was due on August 15th, but she decided to arrive early on July 31st. Spending time with her has most definitely affected my reviews and reading time, but that’s ok. She is worth every book-free moment. *grin* In other exciting news, Creative Madness was nominated four times for a BBAW Award. Cloth Diaper Education post Guest Post – Author Lynnette BonnerGuest Review – Sand Sharks by Margaret Maron Old reviews posted:5 starsRekindled Revealed Remembered, The Fountain Creek Chronicles by Tamera Alexander4 starsA Garden in ParisA Hilltop in Tuscany by Stephanie Grace Whitson New Reviews:5 starsA Dream to Call My Own, The Brides of Gallatin County #3 by Tracie PetersonHonor in the Dust, Winslow Breed Series #1 by Gilbert MorrisDiscover God Study Bible TSI: The Gabon Virus by Paul McCusker and Walt Larrimore M.D.Your Pregnancy Quick Guide: Labor and DeliveryYour Pregnancy Quick. . .

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June Wrap Up/Mid Annual 2009 Reading Wrap Up

In 2008, I read over 109 books. I wanted to pass that in 2009, but being pregnant (it’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it!) has really cut into my reading time. I’m terrified of what having an infant and later a toddler will do to it. Maybe she’ll like to sit and listen to Mama read… I have reviewed practically every book that I have read this year. Most of the reviews are in the archives of my blog and all of my reviews are on goodreads. If there is a specific one you want to read and cannot find it just by searching (left column up high there is a search bar), then comment and I’ll find it for you. Sorry it’s just too much to imagine putting in all the links right now. To try to help a little, I’m going italicize the Fiction and bolden the. . .

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April 2009 Reading Wrap Up

This month has been quite eventful. Yet, not in the manner of reading. I have completed two quilt tops, that are only lacking their last border on each and will be fully finished. One is baby quilt. It is the first quilt that I ever started when I wanted to learn to quilt, so over the last three years it has been taken apart and redone several times, but is finally to a point where I am content with it. Hopefully I will be able to sandwich and quilt it, before this little girl arrives and she’ll enjoy it. The second quilt is one that I ordered as a kit from a magazine, once the border is on, the top will be complete and I can then start to think about what to back it with. It is a Queen size and will be a quilt to use on our. . .

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March 2009 (Jan & Feb) Reading Wrap Up

A good long while now, I have been meaning to do some sort of wrap up and now with inspiration from Devourer of Books, I am finally organizing myself enough to do so. In November last year I know I said: Wow. Unless I missed something, I read 109 books in 2008 (so far!) I know I can fit some more in Nov and December as well. Neat! I’ve never kept count before, an I’m impressed! For this one post, I’m just linking to my review in Goodreads and the author pages there. Later posts I will actually link back to my reviews on Creative Madness. (This time I’m saving effort and lots of time since it is three months of listings). What I Read: January: FictionContemporaryScrapping Plans by Rebeca Seitz 5/5 Historical Miss Potter The Novel by Richard Maltby Jr. 5/5 Deep in the Heart of Trouble by Deeanne. . .

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