Monthly Archives: March 2011

2011 Ultimate Blog Party Participant

 

Ultimate Blog Party 2011

Wanna join in on the 2011 Ultimate Blog Party?  If so, go to 5 Minutes for Mom and learn more / sign up!

This is my first year participating…sounded like a lot of fun so thought I would join in!  All the participants have to do is an “intro blog post” telling about their blog, then link up – easy enough!  (Oh and you can link up your Facebook and Twitter pages too – woot!)

As a quick “side note” – I am also a prize donator…check out what I donated by clicking HERE.

So…about me and my blog.  I started blogging around June of 2010 when I tried out for the TOS Homeschool Crewlittle did I know what that would bring!  I was accepted as a member of “The Crew” and life has never been the same!  {Smiles}  I have been SO INCREDIBLY BLESSED by the TOS Homeschool Crew…not only the items we recieved for free to review…but even more so, by the INCREDIBLE crew members!  THEY.ARE.AMAZING!

So, what is my blog about?  Ha!  I have yet to exactly figure that out.  *wink*  We are Christians, we homeschool, we share reviews and giveaways and we share about life.  So…this blog is a little of a lot.  Overall, I pray it is an encouragment to many!

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Follow me several different ways (all are on either the left or right sidebars)~ my blog, follow via Networked Blogs, Like my Facebook page and follow me on Twitter…I’ll be off doing the same for others ~ sounds like a lot of fun to me!

Have a wonderfully blessed day!

2011 Ultimate Blog Party ~ Prize Donation

Ultimate Blog Party 2011

Hi!  We will be first year participants in this event – Woot!  AND we are donating two books to one lucky winner!

The two books are:

unPlanned by Abby Johnson  the other is The Search by Suzanne Woods Fisher

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Total value of $38!

Welcome to everyone else who is participating!  And if you haven’t signed up yet…do so NOW by visiting 5 Minutes for Mom.

Have a wonderfully blessed day!

TOS Crew Review ~ Latin Alive!

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We had the opportunity to review Latin Alive! (for junior / high school students)…

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…and here is what we think of it…

WONDERFULLY, AMAZINGLY, AWESOME!!!

The Lord truly saw a desire within our family and filled that need with this!!  We tried a different Latin curriculum earlier this year, and decided to put it off until next year.  We also had the opportunity to review another Latin item that was more of a supplemental piece.  The supplemental piece worked better for us than the first curriculum but it wouldn’t have been enough to really work with.  So, when we got this curriculum, I was SO EXCITED to open it up and check it out!

 

Let’s just say WE WERE NOT LET DOWN!

 

We were provided the entire Latin Alive! 1 Bundle that included the student book, teacher book, instructional DVD & CD set.  As someone new to Latin – we *HIGHLY RECOMMEND* the instructional DVDs!  Karen Moore is the instructor on the DVDs and she does it very well!  She is funny and doesn’t seem to have any funny quirks or little irritations.

I am actually literally doing this with ds14 and we are both GREATLY enjoying it!

 

For us, we like this program because it does exactly what the name says – it brings Latin alive!  It shows how it is still seen and used A LOT still today, and how a lot of the English language came from Latin.  This curriculum is not simply looking at Latin words – although it is definately that – but is is so much more as it shows you why you are doing what you are doing and how it applies to today.

 

Would we recommend this product?  YES!!!  Without one inkling of hesitation!  My thought: run quick to your nearest computer and buy it NOW!  *grin*  The bundle we received sells for $139, and in my opinion – is worth every penny!!!

 

They also have Latin curriculum for the younger ones…
K – 3rd: Song School for Latin
Then there is Latin for Children A, B, C

 

They also have items for Spanish, French, Greek, Bible, Poetry, etc.

As an added bonus, check out Headventure Land – from the site:

FlashDash is a speedy quizzing game, that tests your vocabulary skills in your language of choice. Chart Challenge tests your knowledge of important charts, such as conjugation tables, in a jigsaw puzzle game. In both games you race against the clock to reach your high score, and to see if you can beat the other students’ high scores!

For more information or to order, contact:
Classical Academic Press
3920 Market Street
Camp Hill, PA 17011
Toll Free: 866-730-0711
Phone: 717-730-0711
Fax: 717-730-0721

Have a wonderfully blessed day!

This product was reviewed as a part of the TOS Homeschool Crew…I received this product for free in exchange for my honest review. Everything stated here is my own opinion. You can see the direct posting with the TOS Homeschool Crew and what my fellow crewmates thought by clicking HERE.

Simple Woman’s Daybook ~ 3/28/11

Simple Woman's Daybook

This post is linked to The Simple Woman’s Daybook

Outside my window…
Cloudy and 48, storms possible later

 I am thinking…
PhotoShop Elements 9 is a serious program!  Whew!

I am thankful…
that I don’t have to work full-time outside the home

From the kitchen…
As usual…let’s just skip this one and pretend it’s not even here. *giggle*

I am wearing…
blue & white “bed pants” and a salmon color t-shirt

From the learning rooms…
nothing much exciting to share

I am creating…
if I were succeeding in PhotoShop Elements, I would be creating a lot.  But, not quite there yet.  :)

 

I am going…
to work later, but no where before then.  Praise the Lord for online library renewals!  :)

 

I am reading…
the Bible in 90 Days (although I am behind), Lazarus Awakening (review) and Money & Marriage (review)

 

I am hoping & praying…
that my dh keeps up the good work with his math class!

I am hearing…
the movie Ice Age

 Around the house…
need to get the other guinea pig cage set up so I can separate our two new little ones.

One of my favorite things…
successfully figuring out software programs!

A few plans for the rest of the week….
Tonite = work, tomorrow = church, Thurs = work, Friday = work, Saturday = work, Sun = church

A picture to share…
Our cute lil week old mini rex baby bunnies

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Have a wonderfully blessed day!


Simple Woman's Daybook ~ 3/28/11

Simple Woman's Daybook

This post is linked to The Simple Woman’s Daybook

Outside my window…
Cloudy and 48, storms possible later

 I am thinking…
PhotoShop Elements 9 is a serious program!  Whew!

I am thankful…
that I don’t have to work full-time outside the home

From the kitchen…
As usual…let’s just skip this one and pretend it’s not even here. *giggle*

I am wearing…
blue & white “bed pants” and a salmon color t-shirt

From the learning rooms…
nothing much exciting to share

I am creating…
if I were succeeding in PhotoShop Elements, I would be creating a lot.  But, not quite there yet.  :)

 

I am going…
to work later, but no where before then.  Praise the Lord for online library renewals!  :)

 

I am reading…
the Bible in 90 Days (although I am behind), Lazarus Awakening (review) and Money & Marriage (review)

 

I am hoping & praying…
that my dh keeps up the good work with his math class!

I am hearing…
the movie Ice Age

 Around the house…
need to get the other guinea pig cage set up so I can separate our two new little ones.

One of my favorite things…
successfully figuring out software programs!

A few plans for the rest of the week….
Tonite = work, tomorrow = church, Thurs = work, Friday = work, Saturday = work, Sun = church

A picture to share…
Our cute lil week old mini rex baby bunnies

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Have a wonderfully blessed day!


Tot School ~ 3/28/11

Tot School

 
Well, it’s been a couple weeks since I linked up.  Dh’s grandfather passed away, then we got a new computer, and well life has just been a little crazy!  I only have a few pictures to share this week but glad to at least be here again!

There are more pictures I took, but they are on the old computer and I’m not up for getting them off at the moment *wink* so these will just have to do…

Here he is pointing to the “orange fish”…

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He enjoyed stacking the beads…

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And stringing the beads…

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Here’s to praying you all have a marvelous week with your tots!

Make sure to hop on over to Tot School and see what other families have done with their tots!

Have a wonderfully blessed day!

The “S” Word

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 Can you believe I have the “s” word so boldly placed on my blog?  HA!  If you know me, you believe it.  LOL
 
The reason I put these three as I did, is because they work together.  This is how the Lord has it mapped out within His word.  The husband is to sumit to Christ, the wife is to submit to her husband and the child(ren) are to submit to the parents.  They all work together – if one stops, they all stop – well, they may not stop, but it will cause some serious derailment. Additionally, I have hearts as the dots because submission has to come from the heart.  It is also felt as love by those to whom you are submitting.
 
I know submission isn’t a very popular word – and it often brings the rolling of eyes, the crossing of arms or the huff that says, “I’m not listening to this.”  However, I would like to share about this in a way that will allow you to breath freely – to realize that it is a beautiful word WHEN FOLLOWED AS THE LORD SAYS.  Submission, as mapped out by Him, actually brings feelings of security and peace.  It helps things in life run smoothly.
 
When the husband submits to Christ, he is putting himself, and his sin, aside.  When the wife submits to the husband, she is doing the same.  And the same with the child(ren).  When we put sin aside, this gives room for the Lord to come in.  And when the Lord is there – things are good!
 
Submission, at least for me, seems to be a constant “give and take”.  I continue to try and take it back and be in control (because we, as women, like to do that…and the Lord knew that) but again, I find things run MUCH better when I keep my mouth shut and let my husband lead.  My husband is a VERY GOOD spiritual leader in our family – this is NEVER an area I try to “cross the line” – but there are many others where I feel I “know more” or am “better able to handle” the situation.  I am learning though that I need to step back and let him lead the way.  Not only am I learning to step back, but my dh is learning to step forward.  This is a learning process for both of us.  One that we feel led by the Lord to follow and one we can feel His presence when we are moving in the right direction.
 
Everyone in our family is still learning this process but we are all willing to try.  THIS is what is important.  That mixed with the help of the Lord and we’re good to go!
  
How about you?  What do you think of the “s” word?

This post was written for The Christian Home – Issue 8 - an online Christian magazine.
Stop by and read all the articles submitted…you will feel encouraged refreshed afterward!

Have a wonderfully blessed day!

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