Monday, October 5, 2015

Pray For SC

Here in South Carolina, we are experiencing one of the worst (and longest) rainstorms ever. We have had rain every day for over a week. Since Saturday, here in the Pee Dee, it has rained almost nonstop. Other places in SC have had nonstop rain since Friday.

Due to all of the rain, there has been incredible flooding throughout the state. The pictures I have seen of the Sumter, SC, the town where I grew up, make me want to cry.

This graphic gives the totals as of 2pm on Sunday, but it has continued to rain since then, so imagine those totals + about 5-6 inches.

Here in my little corner of the Pee Dee, we have had several streets flood. In fact, yesterday afternoon, every street to exit my neighborhood has flooded so we couldn't go anywhere, even if we wanted to.

We still have electricity and water, but I know there are many who are without one or the other, or both. 

I have friends who have had to evacuate their homes due to the rising flood waters near them.


Thursday, October 1, 2015

Middlebury Interactive Languages Review

 Middlebury Interactive Languages Review
In today's society, knowing a second language is extremely beneficial. I firmly believe that the younger a student is when they begin learning a second language, the better. We were given the opportunity to review Middlebury Interactive Languages, and I was so excited to have an online language learning opportunity for Sassy. We were able to review Elementary Spanish I: Grades 3-5.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

USAopoly Games Review

 USAopoly Review

I have mentioned here before that I am a huge fan of using games in our homeschool. I firmly believe that games are a great way to build skills through play. We were given the opportunity to review two games from USAopoly - Tapple: Fast Word Fun for Everyone and Wonky: The Crazy Cubes Card Game.

Monday, September 28, 2015


The adult Sunday School classes at my church are currently studying the book of Proverbs. There is SO much wisdom to be found there.

I absolutely love Proverbs 3:5-6, but this study has caused me to dig a little bit deeper into these verses.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Laura Ingalls Wilder book and study guide review

YWAM Publishing Review

I love history, and thankfully I have passed that love of history on to at least one of my small people. Loving history means that we love to read historical biographies. YWAM Publishing offers a multitude of these books in their Heroes of History series. We were given the opportunity to review the Laura Ingalls Wilder: A Storybook Life book and Unit Study curriculum guide.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Cross Country

Little Red enjoyed her track and field experience so much that she has decided to run cross country this fall. Labor Day weekend they had an early morning (7AM!) practice followed by a pancake breakfast and swimming pool time.

This was the first practice of hers that I have gone too. Usually I'm dropping her off so that I can get one of the other small people dropped off or picked up from soccer or dance. That Monday we had nothing else so I could stay.

I've mentioned before that I am not a runner. In fact, I've joked that if you see me running, you should run too because something must be chasing me. Mostly I didn't run because my knees would really hurt when I would run. Now that I've lost a good amount of weight, my knees don't hurt nearly as much. I've been doing a lot of walking, trying to get at least 10,000 steps a day.

Anyway, that day I figured I would walk the trail that the cross country kids were going to run. I knew I would be far behind them, but I was okay with that. Soccer Girl was going to stay behind the group with me because her knee has been bothering her lately ... or so we thought. She got bored staying at the back of the group and decided to run. I decided if she could run, then I could too.

I ended up doing a combination of jogging and walking and ended up going 5.5 miles and kept up with the back group of runners! I am so excited about how I am changing my health and my lifestyle.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Stinky Kid Math Review

Stinky Kid Math Review

Do you have kids that feel like they stink at math? I do! Ballerina and Soccer Girl both get extremely frustrated while working on math. I can't count the number of times I have heard the words "I'm not good at math" from one or the other of them. Enter Stinky Kid Math - with a name like this, I figured this math help website was definitely worth trying out when I was given the opportunity to review it with the girls.

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