Sunday, November 23, 2014

No Nutcracker This Year


Back in May, we made the decision for Ballerina to leave the dance company she had been with for the past 5 years. For 5 years, October and November have been completely taken over by Nutcracker rehearsals. Here are pictures from last year's Nutcracker.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Homeschooler Spotlight: Piecing Your Own Curriculum


Welcome to Homeschooler Spotlight. Each week I feature a different homeschooler and her blog. This week is Jen from Chestnut Grove Academy. She's sharing how to piece your own curriculum.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Why Do We Call It Christmas DVD - Review and Giveaway

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I am having a hard time believing that Christmas is right around the corner. I had the opportunity to review the DVD Buck Denver Asks...Why Do We Call It Christmas? I was excited to start watching Christmas movies.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Growing Up Social - Review and Giveaway

"Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.
 Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”
Everywhere I look, I see small people completely entranced by screens. In my home, in restaurants, at the ball field. Yes, even at the ball field; usually the siblings of those playing are busy watching a screen instead of the game.

Growing Up Social by Gary Chapman and Arlene Pellicane addresses how we can raise our kids to be relational, even in a world dominated by screens.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Homeschooler Spotlight: I Sure Hope I'm Doing This Right


Welcome to Homeschooler Spotlight. Each week I feature a different homeschooler and her blog. This week is Tawnee from Adventures in Homeschooling. She's sharing about one of the biggest worries all homeschoolers have - Are we doing this right?

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Soccer Mania

I think it is safe to say that this has been the craziest soccer season our family has experienced.

Image courtesy Sira Anamwong/freedigitalphotos.net

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Homeschooler Spotlight: Stretching the Food Budget with Throw-Together Stove-Top Casseroles


Welcome to Homeschooler Spotlight. Each week I feature a different homeschooler and her blog. This week is Karen from Tots and Me. She's sharing how to stretch your food budget with throw-together stove-top casseroles.

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