So Excited!

Our KidArtLit box came today! We will be doing the live review on our Facebook page as soon as we get the giveawAy and coupons figured out! I am hoping to have it sometime next week! I will keep you all posted! I hope you are having a great day!

What’s Up Wednesday

Morning guys! I hope your week has been going well. Ours has been a little abnormal….good, just not our normal schedule. Monday we took off just to spend some time relaxing together and Ben hadn’t been feeling well so he needed the extra rest anyway. Yesterday the boys and I went on a Field trip to our local state park for a homeschool bird and wildlife demonstration. Did you know hummingbirds only live in North and South America, that there are over 320 different breeds and only sixteen of those breeds live in the US and only one breed lives in our home state of Ohio? I was blown away! Lol I thought I knew a lot about our local birds, but I was schooled. Lol WH and LH really enjoyed it. They loved seeing a wing from a hawk and different sized eggs and skulls. It was pretty neat. WYH didn’t really get into it, he just kept climbing up and down on the fence rail beside me. Lol After that we took a little drive to get a small treat and then headed home to finish up chores and play. LH had gymnastics yesterday evening. Ben and I took him and dropped him off then went on a mini date and got a couple of Auntie Ann’s pretzels…those are so yummy! Then we headed back to watch LH for the rest of his practice .

That’s about all we had going on so far this week. What have you all been up to? Anything new or exciting? How does your schedule usually go or are you a more spontaneous kind of family? Let me know! I love to hear about different styles of homeschools. I hope you all have a wonderful rest of the week! We are looking forward to another field trip tomorrow! Talk to you later! Mandy

Motivation Monday

No matter your spouse, kids, homeschooling, things happening in the world or just life in general are getting to you, if we lean on Him, we can not be shaken. We have the peace of knowing that He is our firm foundation and He will always take care of us. Find rest and peace in Him. Try to remember to take some time everyday and thank Him even for the difficult things….once you start doing that…they may not seem so difficult. I hope you have a great day! Let me know if there is anything I can add to my prayers for you all! Talk to ya later! Mandy

KidArtLit October Box

KidArtLit October box sounds so fun! Here is what you get in it:

Each October box includes:

  • A hardback picture book that illuminates the everyday wonders of community
  • A Ready-Set-Go cellophane stained-glass window exploration for two
  • Everything you need to create two papier-mâché luminariesthat will light up your home with autumn color
  • Guidance from our easy-to-follow mini magazine
  • Order your subscription today with code OCTOBER10 to receive a discount!
  • Here is the link!http://KidArtLit.com?rfsn=796522.f88d0

What’s Up Wednesday!

Hump day already! I swear the older I get the faster time seems to go. Anyway, I decided to make Wednesday’s our “What’s Up Wednesday” post. Where we share what we have been up to for the week and where you can share how your week has been going. It can be about hhomeschooling, anything you want to brag about or get off your chest. So, without further adue….our first, What’s Up Wednesday!

So, I’m not going to lie….this week has been a llittle frustrating. Nothing major just the boys not wanting to do chores or school work or go to bed. Like any normal kid, right?

Don’t get me wrong, we have had a lot of good times too. WH is really into classical music from around the world. We have been listening to it during school. It distracts him a little, but I think the cultural exposure is a huge positive. He is also really starting to understand math. I think using the Thinking Tree journals and Life of Fred together are helping him grasp things.

LH is taking off with his reading ….he is reading books to his younger brother and starting to gain a lot of confidence because of that.

WYH, now he is a different story and we are still trying to use all kinds of things to help him learn. He is a hands on learner. He doesn’t like to sit down and write in journals or read a book. He has enjoyed listening to The Mouse and the Motorcycle book at night. Teach your monster to read has become a God send. He is starting to read and doesn’t even realize it! He loves building so I usually have build some kind of structure with blocks too. This week I have slacked a little with that though.

I have been trying to work on my blog and learn how to make it better for all of you. It really is a learning curve, but I’m getting there. I appreciate all of you joining me for this ride! Talk to ya later, Mandy

Update on possible birthday giveaway giveaway: we have gotten several more followers and we are getting close to our goal of 50 new followers! We still need 15 more by tomorrow morning! If we get there by 9:30 am Eastern, we will do the extra Thinking Tree review and giveaway! So, keep sharing and sharing! We are so close to the goal! I really want to give something away! Also, I am going to do it a little different. I will do the live review, but to make sure we give working mamas and others time to see it and comment, I won’t announce a winner until Friday morning! Have a great day!

Life Skills for You and Your Children

Hey guys, I know I have posted a lot of stuff today and I promise this will be the last one.

So many kids these days do not know basic life skills. Even employers are struggling to find young people with the basics they need for a job.  Check out Skill Trek! It is a really neat company that has ekits and physical kits you can order to help cover a ton of basic life skills. We all try to cover what we know…but we can’t know or remember to teach everything.  Skill Trek is a great company that was started by a couple that saw a need and wanted to help fill it.  Here is the link, check it out! Share with anyone you think it might help…even adults!

Skill Trek Link

http://skilltrekker.com/life-skills-everyone-needs/?orid=4306&opid=61