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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

You're Saying It Wrong - Book Review

We love books, and we love words. When you put those two together you get some people who are excited to review books like You're Saying It Wrong by Ross Petras and Kathryn Petras.

As soon as the package arrive, my son begged to open it. He shouted "Hooray!' when he saw what it was. I didn't see the book again for a few days, but I did get many reports on a lot of the words included!


How We Homeschool: X-ray (Blogging Through the Alphabet)

X is a hard letter to pick a topic for! This one is a little of a stretch. I chose x-ray, and I'm going to talk about how we discuss appointments.

We have always gotten very friendly responses from doctors, dentists, orthodontists when we schedule appointments. I tell them that we homeschool and are happy to fit an appointment in during the day. Every office has been happy about this, during the school year they like filling up the morning schedule. I remember when I was a teen, my orthodontist would schedule one visit during school and the next after school. Everyone had to take turns. But for homeschoolers it's easier to work around appointments.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Weekly Recap: With the slower week

It's been less crazy around here this past week, but I'm not anticipating that to continue through next week!

We visited the splash pad one day, picked up some brown dress shoes for J, listened to a thunderstorm at bedtime. M went swimming and J went mountain biking for youth activities. It was J's first time and he had a lot of fun, and he survived without crashing!

We've been plugging along with simple school items for summer, and playing in the wading pool or on the slip-n-slide out back. It's been nice to have a relaxed week, and even this post shows that!.

Until next time!


Homeschool Coffee Break

Thursday, June 22, 2017

RESTORE Review

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I feel like gut health is a hot topic in a lot of circles. There are good reasons for that though, and I want to ensure my family maintains a healthy digestive system. When it comes down to it, there are so many differing ideas of how to do that. I think most people understand the basics of eating a healthy, varied diet, paying attention to what types of foods your body does not tolerate, avoiding simple carbs, avoiding pesticides, and staying healthy while avoiding antibiotics unless necessary.

But when it comes to adding good bacteria and probiotics, there are so many choices available that it makes my head spin! Did you know that the good benefits of probiotics can plateau? They often contain so few species that it just doesn't help our bodies like we hope it would.


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Flavor Your Life Campaign

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There is so much talk of eating healthy, and I think it's a priority for most people. But when it comes to choosing what is good for us, it can be difficult to know what to pick. I admit I have felt this way about olive oil, there are many varieties! Do I pick virgin, extra virgin, cold press, and where should it come from? Some say it's okay to cook with, some say it's not. Help!

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

How We Homeschool: Writing (Blogging Through the Alphabet)

Writing.. this can be a tricky topic. Some kids can write, and write, and write... and the story never goes anywhere. Some kids can sit, and sit, and sit... and put only two words on a paper. We had those examples here once!

When we started homeschooling I felt strongly that being able to write well was something our children needed to learn. There are so many people who write online today. The news is online, and our local news has awful writers working for them. I had good and bad feelings about the curriculum used at M and J's charter school. Lucy Calkins seemed to have some good methods in place for teaching children, but it didn't completely sit right with me, and it seemed the kids rushed through it just to say it was done, when they could think of what to write. My son's teacher asked us to send a 4x6 photo book to school so he could look on past family experiences and have some ideas to write about. Even that photo book barely helped.

Monday, June 19, 2017

A Review of The Adventures of Rush Revere Book Series

A couple of years ago one of my kids received the first book in the Adventures of Rush Revere Book Series from their grandmother. They loved it, and she gave another child the second book. One child found the third book at our favorite book store. When the Adventures of Rush Revere #1 New York Times Bestselling Book Series by Rush and Kathryn Adams Limbaugh came up on the Homeschool Review Crew my children were jumping around and begging me to review it so we could complete our set! They were gracious enough to send us a complete set of this five book series. After this review, my kids decided to give away some of the duplicates we now own so that their friends can enjoy the series as well.


My family has a love for reading historical fiction, and these books do not disappoint! This genre is a great way to get children interested in history and to help them learn events in an exciting way. My kids enjoy reading these books again and again, in fact their friends visited and recognized the books and the kids all started chatting about the series! When my kids pick one up, they are GLUED to the book and I hear occasional giggles. They even read their favorite parts to me. That's how much they love these!