Can Do Cubes Review

A couple days ago I shared my Jolly Grammar and Jolly Phonics Review. We have had also had the opportunity to review another great product from jollyliteracy.com – Can Do Cubes. This great resource from just2ducks LLC is a great companion to Jolly Phonics, and we’ve been using them well together! The Can Do Cubes […]

Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar Review

Our once resistant six year old has been loving Jolly Phonics from jollyliteracy.com. He has been learning his letter sounds in a whole new way and has been making amazing progress! Plus he’s had a great time singing songs in Jolly Songs to help reinforce his learning! just2ducks LLC also sent us Jolly Grammar from […]

Free to Be Crabby with Maxine

If you’re familiar with Maxine, you already know her crabby character. I was only 5 years old when crabby Maxine was first introduced when Hallmark launched Shoebox. Here we are 30 years later, and she’s not only still around, but she’s also still a pretty prominent character! What started as a character on a card […]

New Family Devotion Pack (and Amazing Summer Promotion) from Friends and Heroes!

Our family enjoys the variety of great Biblical resources for kids from Friends and Heroes. We loved their Homeschool Unit Study and were definitely excited to check out their new Family Devotion Pack! Bible is a big part of our homeschool, and using Devotions that work for the whole family is a huge advantage. Disclosure: […]

Enjoy Lunch Outdoors with a Convenient Picnic Blanket!

Spring, Summer, Fall. No matter the season, if the weather is nice chances are we’re doing some homeschooling outdoors. Generally we will pack our lunches and either do school and have lunch right in our backyard or enjoy some time at the park. When going out and about, though, it’s important to keep everything quick […]

Talking Shapes is Now Online {Talking Shapes Review}

Recently, our youngest son (age 6) has been exploring a familiar phonics program in a different setting. Previously for our Talking Shapes review we reviewed this program as an app on their iPad. Now Talking Shapes: A Supplemental Curriculum for Early Literacy is available online. This phonics supplement from Talking Fingers Inc. is ideal for […]

Homeschool Math for Grades K-12 {CTCMath Review}

Sometimes we are blessed with the opportunity to review curricula we have reviewed in the past and see it in a whole new way. That has been the case with CTCMath! Now that the kids are at different ages and stages (and our youngest is now at school age) we found that CTCMath is actually […]

Eating is Fun with FunBites!

Eating can be a challenge around here. Our youngest is particularly picky when it comes to eating. Partly it is because he has Sensory Processing Disorder, so texture and size can pose challenges. Plus, he is sensitive to flavors, so strong flavors aren’t handled well. Because of this, though, he’s hesitant to try new foods. […]

Orphs of the Woodlands at Tangletree {Star Toaster Review}

We love educational apps. This is especially true when we’re constantly out and about like we have been lately. I love that we can take learning on the go! Our daughter has been using Orphs of the Woodlands at Tangletree from Star Toaster. Star Toaster offers interactive books with fun, educational games. Their online interactive […]

Keep Mosquitoes (and Zika) Away with Natrapel

Mosquitoes are a pain. When a mosquito bites me it almost always looks like I have welts all over.¬†Being bitten and getting itchy is just part of the problem, though. The diseases mosquitoes can carry are also a problem. From the West Nile Virus to the Zika Virus, mosquito bites can really be serious, and […]

A Watch for the Outdoorsman

It’s that time of year when we spend a lot of time outdoors. My husband particularly loves his time outdoors, and a outdoorsman needs a certain type of watch. Shiny metal watches are too flashy and heavy. Plastic watches get sweaty underneath. That’s why a wood watch is the ideal outdoorsman watch. Disclosure: I received […]

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