• Homeschooling

    Review: Simbrix

    Simbrix is another product Rebecca and I are reviewing this fall as part of her “continuing education.” It was sent to us by Timberdoodle in exchange for our honest review. You can probably tell from the pictures what it is, but I’m going to talk about it anyway. I’m sure you’ve seen (and maybe played with) the fusible beads that…

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    Review: Puzzleball Globe

    One of the main reasons we moved back to Idaho this past spring was so that I could homeschool again. Officially, our girls have graduated. However, we decided that Rebecca would benefit from some “continuing education” type classes. To facilitate that I needed to change jobs and work part-time rather than full-time. So far it’s working out great. We aren’t following…

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    Purse Essentials and Organization

    Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BeHealthyForEveryPartofLife #CollectiveBias #shop #adI carry a big purse. A heavy, big purse. It’s more like a purse/brief case/tote bag combined. The thing is, I’m often out of the house for a whole day at a time, and I just never know what…

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    Fun with Fred

    Life of Fred is a series of math books that Sonlight has recently begun to carry. I used several books in this series with Rebecca for her last couple of years of school. We thought they were great, so I wanted to share how we used them. First, you need to understand that Rebecca learns differently than the average student.…

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    Timberdoodle games

    Timberdoodle is my favorite homeschool company for fun supplements and thinking games and activities. A few weeks ago Timberdoodle had a contest/promotional running on Facebook. They were giving away all kinds of goodies. I didn’t enter every drawing because we already own some of the products, and some were more for younger kids… but there were several giveaways I was definitely…

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    Wits and Wagers Game – review

    My family is somewhat picky when it comes to table games we enjoy. More accurately, Lyle and I are picky. The kids enjoy a wide variety of games, but especially ones they can get us to play with them. Which, admittedly, aren’t that many. We are more apt to play games around the picnic table when we’re camping, but we…

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    All About Spelling – review

    For spelling this year we have been using All About Spelling. I was really impressed when I received the package to see how much was included, and how much of the work had been done for me. I did have to pull the cards apart (they were perforated) and cut apart the letter tiles and stick magnets on the backs…