Review Crew

Never Say No: Book Review

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Never Say No: Raising Big-Picture Kids is a parenting book like none I've read before. It is an invitation to grace-filled parenting that helps our kids explore who they are created to be individually. Mark and Jan very intentionally raised their kids to fulfill their greater purposes in this life. About the Book:  The question Mark and Jan Foreman are most often asked is: How did you raise your kids? Never Say No takes you on a personal journey to learn first-hand how they raised … [Read more...]

FishFlix.com: Privileged Species – A Review

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FishFlix.com offers a huge variety of Christian movies from every genre and for every age group. The company that eventually became FishFlix.com started more than 10 years ago when Dr. Enis Sakirgil, a Turkish Christian, started producing Christian films. When he immigrated to the United States, Dr. Sakirgil started online sales of his movies: Apostle Paul and the Earliest Churches film. This developed into selling other Christian films online, which became FishFlix.com. This Christian-led … [Read more...]

A Love Like Ours: Book Review

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A Love Like Ours is the third book in the Porter family series by Becky Wade. However, even if you have not read the first two, you will have no problem jumping into the storyline of this one. It is a stand-alone story! About the Book: Former Marine Jake Porter has far deeper scars than the one that marks his face. He struggles with symptoms of PTSD, lives a solitary life, and avoids relationships. When Lyndie James, Jake’s childhood best friend, lands back in Holley, Texas, Jake … [Read more...]

Successful Homeschooling Made Easy – A Review

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This is the course I wish I would have found when I FIRST decided to homeschool. The Successful Homeschooling Made Easy Course is a 26-week online course for new homeschoolers, and is full of all of the wonderful information that I pieced together last summer. As a new homeschooler this year, there were so many areas where I didn't know exactly what to do and felt inadequate. Stephanie Walmsley walks through everything you need to get off to a great start in your homeschooling journey. The … [Read more...]

To the Mama Who Feels Overwhelmed

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When you look at the floors and realize your house is never clean enough... When you forgot the eggs were boiling on the stove because you got distracted by another "emergency"... When you forgot to cook the fish in the fridge, so you have to throw it out... and you have to explain why you forgot... When you're interrupted 20 times during your time with God and you feel like your relationship with Him is never focused enough... When it just got to be too much and you yelled at them … [Read more...]

Real Life Press: Firmly Planted, The Gospels Part 2 – A Review

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I was immediately drawn to the title of the family Bible studies offered by Real Life Press, written by Heidi St. John. The name Firmly Planted draws quite close to my heart, as this blog was founded on the concept of growing where we are planted. Psalm 1:3 is the key verse for this set of Bible studies: Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord; he is like a tree, firmly planted by streams of water who yields its fruit in due season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers. … [Read more...]

La La Logic Preschool Curriculum – A Review

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If you have preschoolers and have never heard of La La Logic, you may want to check it out! This is a new concept for teaching little ones, using logic to help young learners to understand many different subjects. I was given a lifetime membership to their online Preschool Curriculum for this review. The curriculum includes 10 weeks of programming, which can be done in any order and can definitely be repeated. Each week has a schedule for you to use, which consists of three multi-sensory … [Read more...]

Science Project Hog

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As I worked on the banner for Jeffrey's baseball team, my introverted heart was somewhat glad that I'd been given the chance to do the project myself. Jeff looked over my shoulder and said, "That's good, Sweetie. I would have loved being on your science project team." I kind of laughed to myself because I've always kind of prided myself in being a hard worker. But the laughter turned into analytical mode, as I realized that my introversion and desire to get everything right has made me … [Read more...]

ARTistic Pursuits: The Way They See It – A Review

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This is the first time I've found an art curriculum that is made specifically for preschoolers. Of course, you can find tons of arts & crafts books, coloring books, activity books, etc.; however, ARTistic Pursuits has created a beautiful fundamental art course for kids who are 3 to 5 years old. We received a copy of the course book The Way They See It for our homeschool use. The Way They See It is a 26-lesson book that combines art appreciation and projects... at a preschool level! The … [Read more...]

Memoria Press: First Start Reading – A Review

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Katherine has been struggling with learning to read, so we were excited to get the opportunity to review Memoria Press' First Start Reading Program! This is a great classical curriculum that teaches phonics and writing skills for young learners. We received a Teacher Book and Workbooks A-D to use for our study. For each lesson in the Teacher Book, there is a small copy of the student workbook page and a detailed description (with word-for-word what to say to the student) of how to teach the … [Read more...]