The echoing

The Echoing by Jessica Blackburn

Share with:I had the opportunity to preview the new young adult novel,  The Echoing by Jessica Blackburn.  This is her first novel, so I wasn’t sure what to expect, but with 5 teenagers and 2 pre-teens, we love our young adult novels at my house so we were excited to try! From the publisher: “The Echoing...

/ August 24, 2016
One question we should ask our kids every day

One Question You Should Ask Your Kids

Share with:When our kids get home from school, we ask them a lot of questions. Did you have a good day?  What did you learn today?  Did anything interesting happen today?  But there is one question we should ask our kids that we probably aren’t asking.  What did you do for someone else today?  One of...

/ August 15, 2016
Amazon Make-Up Sales

Amazon Make-Up Sales

Share with:These Amazon Make-Up Sales are hot!  Do you love to get really good make-up on sale like I do?  With five daughters in my big family, I am always looking for good make-up sales on the quality name brand make-up my family loves.  I always look in the stores as I shop and I will let...

/ August 10, 2016
USB Drive Jewelry FB

USB Drive Jewelry Under $6!

Share with:When life hands you homework, you might as well wear it with style! When my daughters told me they had to have USB Drives for their homework this year, they were not excited about it.  One daughter was really concerned that she would lose hers.  I looked on Amazon and found them these super cute...

/ August 8, 2016
Our Favorite Road Trip Game

Sneaky, Fun Way To Improve Basic Math Skills

Share with:Being able to quickly and naturally do basic math like addition and multiplication in your mind is a very useful skill.  Mental math is a skill that is being lost in our generation of cell phones where a calculator is never far away.  As I have home schooled my kids off and on over the...

/ August 2, 2016
Top 10 Free Kindle Books for Teens

Top 10 Free Kindle Books for Teens

Share with:In my family, we are always looking for new books for my teens to read.  These free Kindle books for teens look really good and my kids are excited to start reading. This week, my daughter decided to read Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. My kids didn’t believe me that they would love this book but...

/ August 2, 2016
Save on School Supplies

How to Save on School Supplies

Share with:I know I don’t want to think about my kids going back to school yet, but I hate the last minute rush to get school supplies so I am beginning to look for good deals now.  With my big family, I have to get great deals on the supplies they need for school or it...

/ July 28, 2016
Words will never hurt me

Words Will Never Hurt Me

Share with:I remember, when I was a kid, the standard response to a mean comment was,”Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.”  It was our way of saying that other people weren’t in charge of our feelings, we are.  It was our way of taking the power away from bullies. That little...

/ July 18, 2016
Can your kids sleep when the wind blows

Can Our Kids Sleep When The Wind Blows?

Share with:When I was a child, my grandpa told us the story of the boy who could sleep when the wind blows.  He used this story to teach us the value of hard work and being prepared.  As we grew up, he would refer to the story as a way to teach us different lessons. Long...

/ July 11, 2016
Great tasting healthier organic cotton candy

Natural, Organic Cotton Candy – Yes Please!

Share with:I’ve found the key to happiness and it’s natural, organic cotton candy made with the Nostalgia Electrics Retro Series Cotton Candy Maker  and YumEarth Organic Candies! My daughter loves cotton candy so we decided to get her this Nostalgia Electrics Retro Series Hard and Sugar Free Cotton Candy Maker for her birthday.  I thought it would be easier to use...

/ July 5, 2016