Monday, April 29, 2019

What We Read in April

I missed posting what we read in March because we were so busy with the move, and now I don't even remember what all we read. Anyway, I do have what we read in April ready for you. I still can't believe we are already in April I mean where did the time go? Go grab your coffee or tea, pen, ad notebook and join me as I share with you what our family read in April.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Dear Moms of Girls - Wordless Wednesday

Today's Wordless Wednesday won't be so wordless.  Today, I just want to encourage you to encourage your daughters!  There are so many influences out there in the world, so many trends to follow, and don't let me get started on the social media world.  My oldest daughter made a post last week about staying true to you and she doesn't even realize how much that post blessed me.  I remember being the girl at school trying to fit in with the crowd, changing who I was just to feel accepted!  That is something I never wanted my girls to go through.  So I make sure as their mom, to pray for them and let them know daily that they are each known, loved, and accepted.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Teen Talk with Kaela - Stay True to You

Kaela's Corner

Hey, y'all! It's Kaela and I'm back with another post.   This one, in particular, has been something I've been wanting to talk about but wasn't quite sure how to put it. This is really great for teens so if you have any I'm sure they'll enjoy it wholeheartedly.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

CrossWired Science - Review

I don't know about the children in your house, but the ones over here love science.  Well, I mean they never complain about it and they are always trying to create some concoction out of something.  They will dig up worms, create mud puddles, and just get gross with the things God created.  They love learning about God's creations.  So, although we were in the middle of another Science Curriculum I was happy to review Sound, and Fluid Dynamics from CrossWired Science.  
If you have been looking for a self-grading, online-based science curriculum taught from a Christian standpoint this is it!  It can be used for children ages 4 all the way to 18 years old.  I hope you already have your cup of coffee or tea, notepad, and pen becuase I am about to tell you all about it.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Transcripts Made Easy - Review

Hey, y'all! How is life?  We are just about settled in our new place, finally.  Most of you have been asking and waiting for me to talk more about high school well, today is your lucky day!
As a homeschool mom of two teens, I get asked on several occasions how I do it. A few of the things most people want to know is how do I create a transcript, how do I organize their paperwork, how do I choose their classes, etc.  Most of the time my answer is always the same, "Girl, we are learning as we go because I have no idea. However, Pinterest has a plethora of things."  
Well, moving forward I will have more concrete answers!  As part of the Homeschool Review Crew, I was blessed to be able to review Transcripts Made Easy: The Homeschooler's Guide to High-School Paperwork, written by Janice Campbell and published by Everyday Education

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Improving our Grammar with IEW - Review

GRAMMAR, GRAMMAR, GRAMMAR!  If you know me then you know how I feel about grammar.  My grammar is horrible and I don't want my kid's grammar to be, so we have tried a few different things throughout our homeschool journey.  When my oldest daughter studied Ancient History, we tried Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW)'s writing program that went along with the time period.  I failed at teaching it.  This was early on in our homeschool journey and my daughter was just coming out of public school.  We had no idea what we were doing, so we put it back on the shelf. I was disappointed becuase IEW was one of the first curricula I heard about when we first started homeschooling.  It was talked about very highly amongst homeschool moms.  I went to their booth every year at the homeschool conventions and asked a ton of questions.  However, I still did not feel confident enough to teach it, mostly because that is an area that I am not good at.  Fast forward to a few months ago we were given the opportunity to review the Fix It! Grammar program.  I am so glad accepted!  Hurry up and go grab your coffee y'all, because I can't wait to share our review of The Nose Tree [Book 1] part of the  Fix It! Grammar program from Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW) with y'all!