Review Crew

Mommy Peace

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It’s been a rebuilding year in our household. The year of going back to the foundation of our home and family, and to make sure we were all on the right track… together. After working outside of the home and pouring my life into other people more than I poured into my family, I came home and we decided to homeschool. With children ages 9, 6, and 3, this was quite the undertaking for someone who has always spent most of her daytime hours AWAY from the house. I could write an entire book … [Read more...]

Homeschool Planet – A Review

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Looking for an all-inclusive program to organize your homeschool... and your life?!?! Homeschool Planet is probably the solution for you. I searched and searched, tried different programs for keeping everything organized and simple, but Homeschool Planet is the software that I ended up using for our first homeschool year. I was also given a free year of the subscription for sharing this review for all of you. This program was created by the Homeschool Buyers Co-Op and offers a free trial, so you … [Read more...]

The Ripken Way – Review & Baseball Package Giveaway!

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***CONGRATULATIONS TO DANA BOWMAN! You are the winner or the Ripken Baseball Package! Thanks to everyone who entered!*** Today’s post is sponsored by Ripken Baseball through the Bloggy Moms Network. I've always loved baseball. It's pretty much in my blood. The smell of outfield grass and hot dogs, the chalk dust, the chatter, the familiar tunes, the sounds of ball-hitting-glove and bat-hitting-ball, and every single baseball movie ever made! My preteen/teenage Saturdays were spent at the … [Read more...]

Untangled by Carey Scott – A Book Review

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I knew I wanted to review Untangled because I think the world of my friend, Carey Scott. I also knew that insecurity has been a constant struggle throughout my life. What I didn't know was how much Carey's words would resonate with my own experiences... and touch my heart! I'm so thankful for the transparency in this girl. Thankful that she allowed God to get into the innermost parts and open up a vulnerability that we ALL needed to see... and one that is so seldom shared. About the … [Read more...]

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...]