Submitted by jenn on Mon, 05/29/2017 - 11:48
I often agree to doing reviews for books I think my children would like. So, when the opportunity arose to review Hello Stars, I immediately thought of my daughter. Truth be told, once I started reading the book, I found myself drawn into the book---me, an adult! Even though the audience is clearly young girls (likely tweens), I was personally blessed by this book.
Submitted by jenn on Mon, 05/15/2017 - 11:22
Love Letters from God: Bible Stories for a Girl's Heart is a beautifully written gem of a book sure to delight young girls. There are fourteen Bible stories represented in this book. Each story shares the tale of a heroine from the Bible.
Submitted by jenn on Mon, 04/25/2016 - 23:08
So, there we were in the car, driving over an hour to get to my son's regularly scheduled appointment with his specialist. Something was bothering me, irritating me, but I couldn't quite put my finger on exactly what it was. Did I turn the burners off? My husband said I did. Did I leave a curling wand on? OK...we were safe there because I hadn't even USED a curling wand that morning. Did I leave water running somewhere in the house?
Submitted by jenn on Mon, 04/25/2016 - 21:30
I recently had the privilege of reviewing an absolutely wonderful devotional for girls called Brave Girls: Beautiful You. Although this was my first time reading anything from the Brave Girls series, I'm certain it won't be my last. Devotions in this little gem of a book are told from the point of view of one of three different girls: Gracie, Hope, and Glory.
Submitted by jenn on Mon, 03/14/2016 - 20:42
Because I know my kids like jokes, I thought it would be fun to review Lots of Knock-Knock Jokes for Kids. Some of the jokes were cute. Some, typical of knock-knock jokes, were kind of silly and pointless. However, I have to keep in mind that they ARE knock-knock jokes.
Submitted by jenn on Wed, 01/27/2016 - 00:35
Scholastic has a webpage called "Daily Starters" that has different problems and fun factual information for teachers to use with their students. For classroom teachers, there is a "class view" version for projecting onto a white board. For homeschool moms, the daily starters can be printed out, or you can have your children simply check their answers right on the webpage.
Submitted by jenn on Tue, 12/29/2015 - 11:40
I am always looking for a good devotional for my children. Rick Warren's The Purpose Driven Life Devotional for Kids definitely fits the bill. This 365 entry devotional is a perfect way to start out the New Year with the kids. The layout is aesthetically pleasing because it stays simple--without the busyness often found in children's books.
Submitted by jenn on Fri, 11/27/2015 - 17:19
I personally really appreciate all the sales that occur this time of year. Over the past few years, I've discovered that this is, amazingly, a great time to stock up on curriculum I know I'm going to use with my kids.
Here are some examples of some of the sales currently happening:
Submitted by jenn on Sun, 11/15/2015 - 22:40
Initial Thoughts: I decided to review the NKJV FaithGirlz Bible because I wanted to see if it was something young girls like my daughter might like. Not only do I think that they would like it, but I also personally enjoyed looking through this Bible. The colorful "girly" pages with occasional splashes of pretty light pink, purple, or fuchsia were fun.
Submitted by jenn on Tue, 11/03/2015 - 20:22
New writing curriculum is always a cause to celebrate. Recently, well-known homeschool author and speaker, Debra Bell, has written the first book in a homeschool writing curriculum series entitled Writers in Residence.