Review Crew

A Friend In Me: Book Review

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A Friend In Me: How to Be a Safe Haven for Other Women introduces us to the issues that prevent Christian women from building strong inter-generational friendships. It presents a case for why it's important for us, as women, to get past our differences and join together for the cause of Christ. About the Book:  Young women long for relational connection with women further ahead of them on the journey. Yet, without realizing it, many of us tend to distance ourselves from those in … [Read more...]

IEW Primary Arts of Language: Reading & Writing – A Review

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Because Katherine has continued to struggle with learning to read, I was excited when we got the chance to review The Institute for Excellence in Writing's Special Needs Curriculum: Primary Arts of Language. We received the Reading Complete Package and the Writing Complete Package for this review. At first glance, the program can seem overwhelming because of all of the pieces included. However, Jill Pike's introduction videos walk you straight through the why, how, and what of the entire … [Read more...]

Apologia Exploring Creation Field Trip Journal: A Review

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Apologia Educational Ministries produces so many incredible products for homeschooling families, including science textbooks for all different levels, planners, journals, and so much more! When I was given the opportunity to review their Exploring Creation Field Trip Journal, I jumped at the chance! After all, our kiddos love to go on field trips. ;-) Apologia's Field Trip Journal is divided into several sections: Preparing for a Field Trip; Student and Teacher checklists for the … [Read more...]

Lest They Tear Me Apart…

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As I sit in our sunroom listening to the birds' melodies and the light breezes, I am amazed to still be here alone... and still. It's 8:45 on a Sunday morning and the kids are still sleeping. No way I'm waking them up yet. An hour is still to spare. Time like this is rare for me. In fact, it's been a while since I've let words come off my fingers from the overflow of my heart as opposed to a review-type blog post. What is different today? I put on my tennis shoes and went for a run with a … [Read more...]

JazzEdge: PianoWithWillie – A Review

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I was SO excited to get an opportunity to personally review JazzEdge's piano curriculum, which is called PianoWithWillie. As a musician, and someone who has wanted to learn the piano and more in-depth music theory, this program has given me the opportunity for me to do just that. For this review, I was given a Studio Membership for one year, which includes 3500+ lessons, a 30-day start program, sheet music, audio downloads, unlimited support, and more. JazzEdge was founded by Willie Myette, a … [Read more...]

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...]