Five Minute Friday

Tired Mommy

This week’s Five-Minute Friday word is tired. Well, I could say a lot about being tired (tired of winter, tired of all this snow…you understand) but I couldn’t possibly top the exhaustion of our youngest daughter who has recently returned to work from her maternity leave. Having to get up early every morning and leave him at home for the…

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Homeschool, Homeschool Reviews

My Review of the CursiveLogic Quick-Start Pack and The Art of Cursive

One of the things I find I struggle with is teaching our grandson to have a neat hand so I was pleased when asked to review the CursiveLogic Quick-Start Pack and The Art of Cursive from CursiveLogic. Between ADHD and Dyslexia, the poor boy does have trouble with both his printing and cursive lettering, sometimes to the point of not…

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Family Travel

A Surprising Gem in Helena Montana

Another unfinished post that I came across when moving my blog. The trip is from a few years ago but the carousel still remains. Who would have thought that a trip to Helena Montana to do a little cross-border shopping could have turned into a fun-filled Family Day weekend getaway? Upon deciding that we didn’t have time to go far…

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Homeschool, Homeschool Bible Curriculum, Homeschool History Curriculum, Homeschool Reviews, Homeschool Video Curriculum, Online Learning, Uncategorized

Drive Thru History Adventures (My review)

We have been fortunate in being able to review Drive Thru History Adventures for the past few weeks and I have to tell you it has quickly become our favorite homeschool history curriculum. This Homeschool Video Curriculum is amazing. History is one of our favorite topics but even we got excited about Drive Thru History and Dave’s adventures! For those…

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Famous Birthdays Online Unit Study Giveaway

* Congratulations to Stacey on winning the Famous Birthdays Online Unit Study! “> Who doesn’t love getting nice presents on their birthday? I know I do but I also understand it’s better to give than to receive so in honor of my grandson’s birthday this week, I am giving away a free Famous Birthdays Online Unit Study“>Famous Birthdays Online Unit…

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Family Travel, Homeschool, Homeschool Reviews

Why We Homeschool – Our Top 10 Reasons

We are often asked why we decided to homeschool, or rather, why our daughter decided to allow me to homeschool our grandson. Our immediate answer is always the same, I was retiring from a long-term position and my husband and I were planning a several weeks long road trip so we thought it would be a good opportunity for our…

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Homeschool Reviews, Keyboarding, Media-rich Instruction, Online Learning, success-based learning, Typing

Learning to Type with the UltraKey Family Subscription – My Review

We recently had the opportunity to review the UltraKey Online Family Subscription from Bytes of Learning. I have to say we have tried a few different keyboarding programs over the years without a ton of success. Some felt too adult (boring) for a 10-year-old and others felt more like games. UltraKey Online has been different. I decided to test it out alongside our…

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