Family Time, Homeschool, Homeschool Reviews

A Bear Called Paddington with Picture Book Explorers from Branch Out World ~ Our Review

We were super excited to have the opportunity to review the Paddington Bear Picture Book Explorers unit from Branch Out World. With a toddler and 11-year-old in the house, this was the perfect summertime reading project that could involve both boys. Paddington is a well-known figure in our home so I knew that digging deeper into his book would be a fun way to…

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Family Time, Family Travel, Five Minute Friday

No Better Way to Spend the Day (Five Minute Friday)

When I saw today’s Five Minute Friday prompt I immediately envisioned myself enjoying the warmth of sunshine as I listened to sea birds while enjoying time spent with my family. The ocean is one of my favorite places. I love the majesty of the mountains too but there is something about the water that is peaceful and takes me away…

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Family Time, Five Minute Friday

Take Time to Pause and Smell the Roses

Life has been busy lately so this week’s Five-Minute Friday prompt, Pause, seems very appropriate. Start This week our family is visiting Disneyland. It’s the first visit for our 13-month-old grandson and his dad, our son-in-law. The rest of us, including our 11-year-old grandson, have visited many times and, of course, have our favorite things to see and do. One…

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Family Time, Review

The Little Red Canoe Book Co. and a Special First Birthday

This week marked another milestone in our family’s life, our youngest grandson turned a year old! Moving from infanthood to becoming a busy little toddler, MJ loves to play with his big brother and “read” books with him. In celebration of our little guy’s birthday, the Little Red Canoe Book Company generously sent us one of their Canoe Trip Book…

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Family Time, Family Travel

Camping? Why Yes I do That Once in a Blue Moon

Having a grandson after being a mom of three daughters has definitely changed the focus of family vacations. A visit to Disneyland for instance, features a lot more time looking for Captain Hook and Goofy than Cinderella and Snow White. Our most recent favorite thing is camping. Not that our girls didn’t like to camp but this was usually reserved…

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