Thursday, October 7, 2010

Time 4 Learning review

I’ve been invited to try Time4Learning for one month in exchange for a candid review. My opinion will be entirely my own, so be sure to come back and read about my experience. Time4Learning can be used as a homeschool curriculum, for afterschool enrichment and for summer skill sharpening. Find out how to write your own curriculum review for Time4Learning.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


Wow, It has been about 3 weeks since my last post here. It has been a very busy and hectic time for us! Kristen had some medical problems which after blood tests and a lot of waiting, told us that she is vitamin D deficient. Not a huge problem, I just have to make sure she takes her vitamin supplements daily as well push the milk and dairy products.

Homeschool Co-op started! It is our first year there and so far so good! It is quite a large co-op currently serving 275 families in the NH area. Kristen is attending one day a week and taking 2 classes, cursive writing and bible.

Kristen's 3rd year of dance started! I can't believe it! She is taking ballet level 1, jazz level 1, and tap level 3. Her dance has her dancing 2 days a week this year, plus she will be performing in her dance school's annual public performance of The Nutcracker again this year. Last year was her first year dancing in the Nutcracker and she loved it! Its quite a commitment, but seeing her up there on stage on the day of the show makes it all worth it! She will be playing the roles of a villager in the first act and an arabian dancer in the second act.

Kristen was re-evaluated for occupational therapy last week. It turns out that she still has a considerable amount of weakness in her core muscles which may have something to do with why she holds her pencil so tightly when she writes. They recommended that she come 2 times a week for 12 weeks for therapy.

I know some of you are still waiting for you packages, I do apologize immensely. Those long overdue packages will be in the mail (I promise) the day after tomorrow.

School has been so frustrating lately. Her problems with writing have been a big source of stress for us. Thankfully, I had her try writing with an erasable pen to see if she was more comfortable writing and it worked! She prefers the pen over pencil and honestly, I am just so happy to have her writing and comfortable that I let her use pen for all her school work now (as long as its erasable)

Her therapist recommended I take several sensory breaks with her during our day, and it really seemed that no matter what I try, I just couldn't get her to engage. Two days this week I have been ready to hang it up. I actually called the private elementary school that is next door to us today to see if they have room for a second grader.

On a positive note, after a rough start, today wound up being very productive! I let her do a lot of crafts today in between her school work.  I can't believe how well it worked. I am optimistic and hope we can carry on our new method. :O)

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Winners Chelsea Johns and Mamamia

I am having a little trouble getting in touch with 2 of the winners from the giveaways. Chelsea Johns, the winner of the history curriculum and Mamamia, the winner of the Boz's Book of Bible Fun.

Ladies, please respond back to me, I need your addresses so I can mail you your books! I sent you messages but I'm not sure if you've received them or not. You can email me your info at either or

I will hold your books for you until Tuesday 8/31 at midnight. If I don't hear from you by then, I'll have to choose another winner, so please get back to me soon!



Saturday, August 28, 2010

Winners of the giveaways!

I want to thank everyone who entered for taking the time and coming to check out my blog. I especially thank you for subscribing. I used to choose the winners and they are as follows:

For the Harcourt Brace Math textbook:

✿Heαther✿ said...
I follow your blog! mommys3lilbirds at gmail dot com

For the History Alive curriculum pack:

Chelsea Johns said...
I would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to have this curriculum to use with my 5, almost 6, kids! I have two in Jr High and two in elementary grade right now! We would definitely use it! Thanks for the opportunity!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Jesus and Me Boz's Big Book of Bible Fun

This giveaway is now closed
Another offer for the clean-out I am offering is a new copy of Jesus and Me Big Book of Bible Fun featuring Boz, The Green Bear Next Door. It is geared for preschool age, ages 3 and up. It is an awesome book! There are many bible stories in it and lots of fun activities to do.

If you are interested in this awesome book, please leave me a comment below. Also, if you follow my blog, give yourself 2 extra entries. (please be sure to leave a separate comment for each)

Giveaway will be open until August 28th. I will choose a winner on the 29th.

Curriculum Clean-out Give Away!

 This giveaway is now closed
Another item I am offering for this year's Curriculum Clean-Out is a "History Alive America's Past" curriculum package. It is made by Teacher's Curriculum Institute and I believe it is geared towards middle school age.

The package includes a hardcover student text, student workbook, 2 teacher's manuals, colored pictures called placards, and a book of transparencies for use with an over-head projector.

This package was given to me by an editor of the TCI company. Unfortunately its a little too advanced for my daughter. If you are interested, please leave me a comment below telling me so. Also, if you subscribe to my blog, please give yourself 2 extra entries! This giveaway will be open until August 28th. I will choose a winner on the 29th.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Curriculum Clean-out Give Away!

 This giveaway is now closed.


We are very excited to be taking part in Homeschool Creations Curriculum Clean Out! This is my first time offering something and am so happy to have this to offer.

I have a Grade 2 Harcourt Brace Math Advantage Textbook. It is copywrited 1998. It is in really great shape, only a little writing smudge on the cover. It looks very thorough to me, starting with addition and subtraction reviews, and covers multiplication and division. I am doing a different math curriculum with my daughter this year, that is the only reason why we are not using it. If you are interested in this book please:

1) Leave me a comment and let me know you are interested

2) Follow my blog and give yourself 2 bonus entries!

This giveaway will be open until August 28th. I will choose a winner on the 29th.

Good luck! I will be posting more giveaways tomorrow!