Thinking Tree Giveaway Time Again!

I just wanted to remind you all that tomorrow is our next Thinking Tree Review and giveaway. It will be at 12:00 noon Eastern time on our Facebook page. Remember, even though I love chatting with you all and having you be a part of the live review, if you can’t make it, that’s ok! You still have 24 hours after the live video to watch it and make your comment or ask a question. That’s all you have to do to get in on the giveaway, comment or ask a question on the video’s comment area! I will also be anmouncing the date and time of the KidArtLit review/guest speaker and giveaway! I can’t wait to see you all there! Talk to you later, Mandy

You do have to live in the lower 48 of the USA to win and you need to contact me within 24 hours of me posting the winner’s name.

Motivation Monday

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

November Thinking Tree Review/Giveaway!

November Thinking Tree Giveaway!

We will be having our next Thinking Tree review and giveaway Wednesday, November 8th at 12:00 noon Eastern time!

How do you enter? I will have the live review on Wednesday. I would love for you to join me during the Facebook live review and ask questions or make comments (the questions and comments are your entry)…nice comments that is. lol I do understand that many of you can not get on during the live post so…..I will leave that video up for 24 hours. You can still post questions or comments to be entered into the giveaway. At noon the following day I will use a random comment picker and post the winner! You do need to be in the lower 48 of the USA to win. Facebook has nothing to do with this giveaway. I hope to see you there and feel free to share! Talk to you later!

Mandy

Grammar Galaxy

Don’t forget the discount code HuntsHappy10 is only valid until November 12th! Make sure to get your order in so you can start your adventure in Grammar Galaxy!

Giveaway!

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!

Motivation Monday

Good Morning! Monday has come yet again.

So, yesterday we went to see a play at a local theater. My sister in-law and brother in-law were both in it…so we wanted to make sure we went to see them in their first play. They are 10 and 12…I think. I’m so bad with birthdays . Anyway, it was a special needs production of “Honked Jr.” A very cute version of “The Ugly Duckling.” Just to give you a little background on me, I am not a crier (is that how you spell that?) I don’t like to cry and I don’t cry easily. Ok, now that I told you that, on with the story.

The lights blinked and it was time for the play to start. The producer came out and explained how things work in a special needs play. Each actor had an attendant to help them and the attendant would be dressed in black. They attendants would be there to help with lines if they forgot them or to help them remember where to go. They also had subtitles to help you follow the story because some of them had trouble speaking.

Well, the first big song started and everyone singing together, some could speak clearly, some a little mumbled and a few of them it was more of a grunt. I lost it! I started tearing up and then down the cheek they went. It touched my heart so deeply to see these people on the stage giving it their all, not being afraid of what people will think or say. They were so brave. They were amazing! I get nervous just to talk to a person one on one sometimes and I don’t have issues with my voice or a physical issue that make some people uncomfortable. They were inspiring! I have always thought that God chooses parents of special needs kids as a blessing to them and that they are very special parents to have been chosen to care for a child with a special need. I admire them and their child.

I have never been so touched by something as simple as a silly play just did. Well, not the play, but the wonderful people in the play. They sang their hearts out and put everything into their character. I wish I had better words to express how they made me feel. Our boys loved it too. I wasn’t sure how they would react. They have been around some kids with special needs, but you still never know how they will take it I can’t wait to take them to the next one. I believe going to these plays will help our boys learn to look on the inside and passed whatever is on the outside. I know this wasn’t exactly a motivational post, I just had to share it with you all. Watching The play was so inspiring and touching to to me. If they can get up there and do what they did on stage, why am I holding back on things? Why am I letting fear stop me? I need to move on, not worry about what others think, say or do. I need to do what I feel is best for our family and so do you!

I hope you all have a great day and that this week goes well. Thank you for following us and our journey. It really means a lot to me. If you are able to I would love to hear what your fears are…what is holding you back? Let us come together to support and pray to help each other overcome these fears. Talk to you later, Mandy

Grammar Galaxy Review and Giveaway!

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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