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Read these 100-year-old books

Saturday, February 27th, 2016

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. Books by John Buchan (1875-1940) are the kind that if you read one, you WILL read them all. We started with The 39 Steps which is the first book in the Richard Hannay series. Next comes Greenmantle, Mr. Standfast, The Three […]

The Tuttle Twins and the Creature from Jekyll Island

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. What kind of creature can steal your money? Join Ethan and Emily Tuttle in their exciting third adventure, as they uncover the curious mystery of how a powerful creature is stealing their grandparents’ hard-earned savings, and how the twins are also […]

Hands Free Mama Give-Away

Monday, October 26th, 2015

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. UPDATE: Our winner is Stephanie McClure! We have three items given to us by Hands Free Mama Rachel Macy Stafford to give away. ‘House Rules’ Print ‘Live Hands Free’ Bracelet One copy of Hands Free Life: Nine Habits for Overcoming Distraction, […]

Continually connected to an electronic device — Hands Free Mama blogger Rachel Macy Stafford reveals habits for living and loving

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. Earlier, I told you about Rachel Stafford’s first book Hands Free Mama: A Guide to Putting Down the Phone, Burning the To-Do List, and Letting Go of Perfection to Grasp What Really Matters. Her new book Hands Free Life: Nine Habits […]

Review of a Near-Perfect History Curriculum and Some Help for You

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. A Review of The Mystery of History Volume I and The Mystery of History Volume II by Linda Hobar Audio version of The Mystery of History Volume I and Audio version of The Mystery of History Volume II by Linda Hobar […]

Review of Hand That Rocks the Cradle

Saturday, January 24th, 2015

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. You know when you sometimes look at a homeschooling mom and want to be a fly on the wall and take a peek at ‘how she does it’? Seriously, what laundry system does she use? Does she combine all the kids […]

Review of Teaching the Trivium

Tuesday, January 6th, 2015

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. When my husband and I first began considering home education, a dear friend recommended Teaching the Trivium. I remember her telling me not to borrow it, but just purchase my own copy. She told me “Even if you choose not to […]

Review of The Thinking Toolbox

Sunday, January 4th, 2015

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. Logic can be a difficult subject to teach, yet The Thinking Toolbox: Thirty-five Lessons That Will Build Your Reasoning Skills, by Nathaniel Bluedorn and Hans Bluedorn, is a great introduction to develop the absolutely necessary thinking skills required to excel in […]

Review of Bless the Lord — The 103rd Psalm

Monday, November 24th, 2014

We love reading the Bible to our children, which is one reason why we love the book, Bless the Lord: The 103rd Psalm by Johannah Bluedorn. It is a marvelously illustrated version of Psalm 103 with gorgeous full-color drawings on every page. In Bless the Lord, the 103rd Psalm is divided into short sentences or […]

Review of The Fallacy Detective

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Post may contain affiliate links to materials I recommend. Read my full disclosure statement. “Mom, that was a red herring!” My daughter blurted this out as we were watching a news show one evening. The most interesting thing about her statement was not the fact that she had learned it from our reading of The […]

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