Archive Yearly Archives: 2013

How do you do it all?

People often look at my with my little brood of children and ask me how I do it all. Simple. I don’t. Ha! My friend told me something interesting when I was telling her about how my kids don’t have clothing in dressers anymore, just totes that I can quickly sort their laundry in by […]

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How we do Christmas

The Christmas season is here again!  It’s my favorite time of the year.  Many families have their own little holiday traditions that make the season special, and my family is no exception.  Starting a new family with my husband has brought a new perspective on the holiday season, and it was important to celebrate in […]

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Photoreading

This week I am attending an online seminar called “Reboot Your Brain”, which you can learn more about if you scroll down past my review of the Photoreading session I listened to by Paul Scheele, PhD, which was the session I was most interested in.Scheele’s company put together a deal for listeners of this seminar […]

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Plans for the school year

A month into the new school year, it’s time to finish this draft as I do want to share what we are doing this year.  I was going to do school year-round but opted for a break in August and it has been a good time for me to do some curriculum research and get […]

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Piano Wizard P.S.

I have had a lot of questions and feedback from my local homeschooling community and I hope this post may clarify some things or you too. First of all, Piano Wizard launched it’s Kickstarter campaign yesterday, and I am excited to have an i-pad app to go with the game.  Check it out.  They have […]

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Piano Wizard Review

Piano Wizard, how do I love thee?  Let me count the ways.  But first, let me give you a tour. I love the fun animation that draws my children to the program.  They can practice the same song on levels one and two in several different “worlds”, with a variety of icons.  They can choose […]

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MonkiSee Review

I am so excited to tell you about this program.  Intellectual Baby is a company that has grown so much in recent years and I finally took the plunge to see what their reading kit is all about.  See why I chose to buy it now in this post.  Now it’s time to get down […]

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Thoughts on ScreenTime

One of the first concerns people have when I tell them what I am doing with my children is the amount of screen time they are getting.  You’re using DVDs to teach your baby to read?  Isn’t that bad for them?  Indeed there have been many studies that suggest that our children need less, even […]

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Me and MonkiSee

This post is long overdue, but this last week we purchased their full reading kit so I am prepared to give the full inside scoop, and I am so excited to tell you about this reading program.  This post is a little history of my relationship with Krista, how we have watched the company grow, […]

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Homeschooling with Integrity

Today I’m going to talk about pirating.  First off, I give my sincere thanks to all who are honest in their dealings with their fellow men.  I have been thinking about this topic for awhile now, and while it may not be a “feel good” post, it is one I feel I need to address. […]

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