Motivation Monday…..it started out that way. I got up this morning…I might have hit the snooze button once…or twice. I did finally get up. I made Ben his coffee, packed his lunch and sent him off to work. I decided to get an early start on my chores, which are the dishes and dining room. I felt accomplished for getting such and early start on things. So, I thought I would take a nice relaxing bath. Well, LH woke up early and interrupted that…..but that was ok. Didn’t disrupt my nice morning. Then WYH woke up and he and LH decided to look through their books and look for some to sell so they can make some money. Things were still nice and calm. They were working together figuring out which books were “baby” books and ones they just don’t want to keep anymore. Then WH wakes up and things take a dive….a huge dive….like the kind you feel like you are never going to reach the top again dive. I hear screaming and yelling and bossing around. I hung my head and sighed. It had been such a nice morning. I decided to just leave it alone…they are getting older and I need to start letting them work things out sometimes. I wasn’t sure what would happen I was just hoping no one would end up hurt. Well, the yelling went on for about 5 minutes and it was VERY difficult not to yell what I really wanted to yell. I stayed strong and stayed out of it. Guess what….they quit. They actually quit. They all got cereal, sat down and listened to some silly music. They were kind to each other and let each other choose different music to listen to. Who knows how long this will last, but I’ll take it while I can.
So, when you start getting frustrated try to take a deep breath and calm yourself before you react. That’s a hard one….I know for sure. The more we relax and ask God for His peace and patience the better we will feel and the better our relationships with our kids will be. I hope you all have a womderful day and are able to let your stresses flow away. Talk to you later! Mandy
If you want to make sure to get on on the Grammar Galaxy giveaway….make sure to head over to Hunt’s Happy Homeschool Facebook Page to comment on the video! Winner announced at noon Easter time!
I am going to have a live review and then a giveaway on my Facebook page Monday, October, 30th at 12:00 noon Eastern time! I will show how it all works and I think you are going to love it.
Grammar Galaxy was created by Dr. Melanie Wilson/psychowith6. She is a Christian Psychologist turned homeschool mom. She has had some crazy times making everything work, so she has been developing organizational and sanity saving tips. Along with Grammar Galaxy she has written a book called The Organized Homeschool Life.
“The Organized Homeschool Life is a practical guide for achieving homeschool success, even if you’re not naturally organized. As you complete the weekly challenges, you will save time and money so you can enjoy teaching your children.” Dr. Melanie Wilson.
Grammar Galaxy is a story based Language Arts curriculum. There are two volumes so far, nebula and Prostar. They both have Mission Manuals that go along with them. Your kids will not even think they are learning. When we do our Grammar Galaxy lesson, we do it all together. All three boys listen to the story and answer the questions. The way Dr. Wilson has developed the “Mission Manual” all three boys are able to highlight or write the answers. It is ingenious! They especially love the erasable highlighter that you get if you order the HARD copy. I am really excited to show you all Grammar Galaxy, it makes Language Arts a breeze. The first volume is technically for young readers, but even my 12 year old son is learning and having fun with it. The second volume is geared towards third grade and up, but like I said, my 12 year old is enjoying the first volume. We are going to go all the way through both volumes together. I love having lessons we can do all together and don’t require any prep work! Dr. Wilson also has a facebook support page you can join. It offers extra support, challenges and ideas. I hope to see you at the review and giveaway! Here is the Hunt’s Happy Homeschool Facebook Link to join us Monday! Please share with anyone you think would be interested in this.
I almost forgot!!! Dr. Wilson made a special discount code for all of my followers. Get 10% off with code HuntsHappy10. This code is only good until November 12th, so get your orders in soon! If you order before the giveaway and you win the free pdf in my giveaway, Dr. Wilson will refund your money. So, Please visit Dr. Wilson’s website and check out her book and Grammar Galaxy. See you Monday! Mandy
Hey guys, if you haven’t had a chance, you can still get in on the Thinking Tree giveaway! We will be using a random comment selector at noon and will post the winners in the comments on Facebook. Make sure to follow our blog because we will have more Thinking Tree giveaways and some other products as well! To enter all you need to do is watch the review from yesterday and make a comment or ask a question. You do have to live in the USA. Here is the link to the video: Thinking Tree Review/Giveaway
Have a great weekend!
Don’t forget today at 12:00pm EASTERN on our Hunt’s Happy Homeschool Facebook page we will have a live review of a couple Thinking Tree books. Then, in order to give working mamas time to watch the video, ask questions or make their comments I will leave the video open for 24 hours. After that, I will use a random comment selector tomorrow at noon and post the winners in the comments. Remember! In order to try and win you must make a comment or question on the video! I will answer any questions posted as soon as I can. Keep watching for more giveaways!! Facebook has nothing to do with this giveaway. Hope to see you at noon!
Our Kidstir box has arrived! We will be checking it out and making a review video! I am hoping to get a coupon code, but not sure about that yet. I was actually impressed with the regular prices when I looked at their website. Check it out here! Kidstir
I need to take some new pictures for our giveaways! Lol
Anyway, tomorrow is our Thinking Tree journal giveaway! I am so excited to show you another journal, they are all so awesome! I just got a new shipment in and I was so excited to see some new ones that I have wanted to show you and giveaway! Also, make sure to keep an eye out for all of my giveaways. I will be having at least one Thinking Tree giveaway a month and hopefully at least one other product a month as well. I know I have a Grammar Galaxy giveaway coming up and I think a KidArtLit subscription giveaway, but still waiting on clarification. So, back to tomorrow. I will be going live on our Facebook page at 12:00 noon EASTERN time to show you the journal. I will then leave the post up for 24 hours for everyone to see and make comments or ask questions. Remember making comments or asking questions is how you are entered. After the 24 hours are up, I will use a random comment selector to choose the winner. I will post the winners name in the comments and you will have 24 hours to contact me. You do need to be in the USA to win. I would also love it if the winner posted a picture of yourself or your child or just the journal on my Facebook page when you receive it. I look forward to tomorrow! See ya then! Here is the link to our Facebook page. Hunt’s Happy Homeschool Facebook Page
Good Morning! I hope your week is going well. Ours has been good and a little rough at the same time. The rough part wasn’t that bad, just kiddos not wanting to do chores or some school work I wanted them to complete.
We had a fun trip to a local farm. They boys learned more about planting and growing pumpkins. They got to feed some ponies, goats and a donkey. We went through a straw and a corn maze. Then they took us out to the pumpkin patch by way of a hay ride. A little bumpy, but lots of fun. Lol After we rode on the hay ride back to the farm’s store we enjoyed some cider slushies. It was a beautiful day too. The sun was shining and the temperature was perfect.
What have you all been up to this week? Anything new and fun, or has it been a rough week?
Just to let you know, we will be having our next Thinking Tree Journal giveaway this Friday! I will let you know the time soon! I will also be scheduling the Grammar Galaxy Review and the KidArtLit review soon. I am still waiting on some clarification on some things. I think you guys are going to love all of these products! Let me know if there is a product you would like me to check out for you and I will see if I can do a review for you. I just found a neat product that is like legos, but that shows up on a tablet as you connect them. I have contacted them and am hoping to get to do a review and at least a coupon code if not a giveaway! So, let me know if you have any thoughts! I hope you all have a fun week! Talk to you later!
When should I have my next Thinking Tree giveaway?
I want to make sure and include working mamas, so I am going to show the book and leave the video up for you all to leave comments (That’s how you are entered to win). Then I will post the winner the next morning. Let me know when you all want me to have the The Thinking Tree Journal giveaway! What day of the week is best for most of you?
I will also be scheduling the Grammar Galaxy review and giveaway soon. The boys are really enjoying it, so I can’t wait to share it with all of you! Please share about the giveaways! I hope you have a fantastic day!
I have to say: Facebook has nothing to do with either of these giveaways.
Guys! I am so excited! Do you all remember when I told you about a monthly subscription box called Kidstir? Well, I had applied to become an affiliate and told them that I would really love to get a box to review for all of you. It had been a while so I thought they must have denied me the affiliation. Well, last night I got two emails! One with the approval and the other a personal one from the affiliate manager welcoming me to their program! I can not wait to get this box and to show and do it with my boys and show all of you! God is opening so many doors it is amazing! I am meeting awesome people and ….I don’t even have words! Please keep sharing my blog with anyone you think would like it and be encouraged by it! I want to share all of these things with people to help them find fun and unique things to do with their kiddos. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and watch for the link to Kidstir to pop up on my blog page. I will be getting it on there soon! Talk to you later! Mandy