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It’s Not Too Early For Christmas Music

It’s not too early for Christmas music at our house anyway. It usually starts in October, however, this year we held out till November to begin listening to the Christmas songs.  We have had the privilege of listening to His Kids United Christmas, Volume 1 which we received in order to review.                
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Are You a Good Snake Oil Salesman? {A Review}

We have been having lots of fun with the game Snake Oil, Party Potion from Out Of the Box Games over the past several weeks.  It has been the game of choice whenever friends come over.  It is a win for everyone from the six-year-old to the adults! Snake Oil is available in two different versions, the regular version for
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If He Had Not Come, A Different Christmas Story {Book Review}

Christmas stories and Christmas music have already begun. We seem to start earlier each year.  The first Christmas book of the season for us was the book If He Had Not Come by David Nicholson. It is a Classic Christmas story by Nan Weeks, that had been reintroduced to a new generation by David Nicholson. David Nicholson begins the book by
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Accelerated Middle School E-Learning {A Review}

Standard Deviants Accelerate is a company that has specialized in making high quality education videos for over 20 years. Their newest set of videos has been updated with quizzes, interactive pages, critical thinking questions, and group activities, and tons of information.   We have been enjoying the Standard Deviants Accelerate Homeschool Courses for the past several weeks.  These middle school e-learning are fun
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Preschoolers and Peace {A Review}

When I first saw the sub-title of this e-book, I was certain I could benefit from reading it. The ebook Preschoolers and Peace: Homeschooling older kids with success while loving the little ones at your feet  is written by Kendra Fletcher, the co-author of Preschoolers and Peace blog. She is a mother of eight and they have home schooled since their oldest son was
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How Throwing Rocks Can Teach Us About Forgiveness

Rosh Hashanah began this week.  It is the Jewish New year and celebrates the birthday of the world.  Last year, we studied the Jewish feasts as part of our history lessons.  It was a way to bring in regular celebrations with purpose into our lives. Each of the Jewish holidays or fest days has a ceremony and a teaching time
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How 7 Minutes Can Change Your Day {A Review}

I am not a planner person.  I can plan an event with no problem and enjoy the challenge, but I struggle to use a planner or calender effectively.  When I watched Allyson Lewis’ introductory video on The 7 Minute Life and heard her story of how and why she developed the  The 7 Minute Life Daily Planner, I thought, “She sounds a
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How I Am Just Like Jonah

I am amazed at the convicting power of a cartoon. One morning, my son requested to watch Jonah, a very veggie movie. For some reason, when I started the DVD for him, it started at the end, ready for the last song. The last song, also the theme song, is a cute catchy song that says, “Jonah was a prophet,
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Using Songs To Teach Character, Social and Emotional Skills {A Review}

 In July, we received a download of three albums, 15 songs from Happy Kids Songs to listen to and review. Happy Kids Songs has produced eight albums with five songs each on a variety of topics all relating to social and emotional development of children ages 4-8. We also received the workbook to go along with the songs.  We loved the Happy Kids
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Curriculum Choices for 2014-15

This year we have a sixth grader, a fourth grade, a kindergartner, and a two year old.  It should be an interesting year. We have fun things planned, but with the entrance into middle school by our eldest, we will stepping things up a bit. Last year, I changed our curriculum entirely thinking I had found the perfect match for
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