Pencil Grips and Safety Scissors – Perfect for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Pencil Grips and Safety Scissors – Perfect for Toddlers and Preschoolers

I have a very independent toddler. One that wants to do everything her big sister and brother are doing. So it is nice to have items that help her do these things properly and safely. This is why I was excited to review The 3 Step Pencil Grip Training Kit and The Ultra Safe Safety Scissors from The Pencil Grip, Inc..

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Audio Adventure’s Done Right – Captain Bayley’s Heir Review

Audio Adventure’s Done Right – Captain Bayley’s Heir Review

Long drives. Quiet time. Just because. These are only a few times we use audio books. Sometimes, even a classic book, can be easier to understand when read via audio book.

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In addition to books, you can use podcasts and audio adventures. Our favorite line of audio adventures is definitely the Heirloom Audio Productions adventures. We have enjoyed many of them already (you can read our reviews here) and we just had the opportunity to listen to their newest addition Captain Bayley’s Heir.

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Bringing Life to the Bible with a Book – Imagine. . .The Great Flood by Matt Koceich Review

Bringing Life to the Bible with a Book –  Imagine. . .The Great Flood by Matt Koceich Review

As a Charlotte Mason homeschooler, I have seen first hand the way a book can take my children to another world. There is nothing like getting lost in a book and if it has a connection to history or the bible that makes it even sweeter. Barbour Publishing has taken the bible and created a new series that takes your children on an adventure.

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Looking Closer at the Great Inventors with the A Journey Through Learning – Review

Looking Closer at the Great Inventors with the A Journey Through Learning – Review

We’ve been taking learning a step further with lapbooks lately. It’s been a good way for my older two kiddos (8 and 7) to learn to do research and find the facts. While lapbooking is not a normal thing for our Charlotte Mason environment, I don’t mind adding in a bit of research when they are having fun doing it as well. We had the opportunity to use the The Greatest Inventors lapbook from A Journey Through Learning Lapbooks and it was a great chance to dig a little deeper into those great inventors from history.

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Family Chores – Everyday Homemaking Review

Family Chores – Everyday Homemaking Review

We have a very active family. Between homeschooling, gymnastics, baseball and all of the other activities mixed in, we seem to be constantly busy. If cleaning the house was a chore only I could do, our house would be perpetually dirty. There are just not enough hours in the day.

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We’ve changed the chore schedule many times to try and get a good fit and I think this may be continually changing as we grow in duties and expectations. I am always looking for a better way or a different idea and Everyday Homemaking has published a book,The Everyday Family Chore System, that may be just what we needed to jump start the fall.

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Back to School Season – Our Favorite Homeschool Supplies – More Than Just Books

While we have been homeschooling all summer, it is back to school for almost everyone else this month. As homeschoolers, we don’t have the resources and extra supplies provided for us. It can get very expensive to buy all the different things you might need.

After a few years, I’ve learned there are many things we do not need and a few homeschool supplies that just make homeschooling easier. Here are a few of our favorite supplies.

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Homeschool Socialization

Homeschool Socialization

I’ve had a few questions and comments made in regards to my kids having time to socialize so I thought I would repost this post from May 2015. It still rings true today. 


Homeschool Socialization – 5 Places We Socialize

When the concept of homeschooling first entered my mind, I must admit the thought of homeschool socialization was a concern. How would they know how to interact with others? Would they have friends? Would they end up not knowing how to act with other children?

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Enjoying Another Great Audio Production – Heirloom Audio Productions Review

Enjoying Another Great Audio Production – Heirloom Audio Productions Review

Audio books and stories are a hit or miss. Many times we start an audio book only to realize the reader is not wonderful and we end up abandoning the audiobook. I’ve learned to do a bit of research before just choosing any audiobook. One company we love to listen to is Heirloom Audio Productions. We’ve listened to many of their audiobooks so the kids and I were excited to listen to their newest addition In the Reign of Terror.

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