Sunya- Playing Games While Reinforcing Math

We recently had the chance to play and review a brand new game from Sunya Publishing, Sunya The Magic and Wonder of Math and Science Multiplying and Dividing. We have found over the years of homeschooling that some of the best ways to help solidify learning, is through simply playing games! Who doesn't like to play games?!

Spinach and Strawberry Salad w/Poppyseed Dressing

It's coming up on one of our favorite times in the world of gardening, the ripening of our strawberry patch! We started picking a few strawberries this week and anticipate the crop taking off soon. In addition to making jam and freezing whole berries for smoothies, we also like this refreshing salad. Combining our strawberries with the spinach from our garden, this salad can easily be thrown together with pecans I keep in the freezer.

I know, the thought of spinach and strawberries together sounds a little odd but even my picky-eating husband likes this salad!

Spinach & Strawberry Salad w/Poppyseed Dressing

Mother's Day 2016

Growing up, I knew I always wanted to be a mom. And boy have I been blessed! I still can't believe I have 8 amazing children who call me mom. They all gave me handmade cards with such sweet notes written inside. What they each wrote was so encouraging to me! I even got a note "from" Noah, written as how he probably would've wrote it as an almost 6 year old.

Kwik Stix-The No Mess Paint Review

If you are a parent to young children, you know how messy paints can be. But The Pencil Grip, Inc. has come up with an awesome product that won't make you want to pull your hair out when it comes to letting your child express their artistic side! Imagine if you mixed paint with the form of a glue stick and that is what these no mess paint sticks are like. Last year,  I had the chance to try out the  Kwik Stix 12 pk. This time the kids and I reviewed the Kwik Stix Metalix 6pk and the Kwik Stix Neons 6pk.

Kwik Stix

International bereaved mother’s day

Many don't know that Mother’s Day was actually created in honor of a bereaved mother. Anna Jarvis founded the official Mother’s Day in 1908 to honor her own mother, Ann. Ann Jarvis gave birth to around a dozen children but only 4 survived to grow into adults. The meaning of this day has become lost because of the commercialization that so often happens, so Carly Marie set aside this day to especially remember bereaved moms.

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GREEMU- A Vegan Alternative to Emu Oil

Last year I had the chance to try Emu Oil which we really enjoyed. Recently, I had the chance to review a similar product called GREEMU made by Devonian, which is also distributed by the same makers of Emu oil, Koru Naturals.
GREEMU

YWAM Heroes of History: Billy Graham America's Pastor

We enjoy including biographies as part of our homeschooling. Recently, my son had the chance to read and review Heroes of History:Billy Graham America's Pastor as well as the accompanying Digital Unit Study from YWAM Publishing.
YWAM, Billy Graham

Stuffed Crescent Roll Breakfast Pockets

I love playing around with and tweaking breakfast foods. In fact, we enjoy having breakfast for supper which is when I came up with this simple yet delicious recipe.

stuffed crescent roll breakfast pocket

Foundations Level A- Logic of English

My preschooler has really taken off with her love of learning this year so when Logic of English offered us their Foundations Level A to review, I knew this would be something Olivia would want to try out.

Introducing. . .

. . . our 8th precious child. . .

Demme Learning's Math-u-See

Many of you are familiar with Demme Learning's Math-U-See program but did you know that they now came out with their Digital Packs? We recently had the chance to review their Geometry Digital Pack.

Making Maple Syrup

Back in January, I shared how we were given a Maple Sugaring Kit from Tap My Trees. At that time, we were collecting the sap but hadn't had a chance to turn it into maple syrup yet as you need a LOT of sap just to produce a bit of syrup.

Finally a few weeks ago, we had collected approximately 5-6 gallons of sap so we started the process of boiling it down.