Today's Wisdom

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Motivated Moms Planner Giveaway Winner

Congratulations Shannon!  I have emailed you with the details! Thanks to all for entering!

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Weekly Wrap Up - Happy 14th Birthday Stephen!


Another one bites the dust!  We finished up Week 17 of My Father's World Exploration to 1850.

This week we learned about Spanish Missions and the "west Indies".  Science included seeds, germination, DNA, photosynthesis, and glucose, healthy diets.  Math consisted of more fractions, negative numbers, and balancing budgets. 

Seed examination and dissection

 Birthday Boy turns 14 - Happy Birthday Stephen!  He will be in the driver's seat before long!

This is what we do to you on your birthday - haha.  Stephen was a good sport and let us wrap him to show act out the story of Lazarus for Children's Church.

Fun Mail This Week

We were selected to show our #disneyside by having a Home Celebration party and this is all the goodies they sent us to have it with!  Sarah will be inviting some friends to join her in partying soon.

Card from my Secret Sister

Homeschool ABC's Vlog Collab - C is for...


Here is a Week 3 of Homeschool ABC's.

Included this week, you will find C is for...

Current Curriculum Choices


If you'd like to join us for Letter D just send me your video link by Tuesday, January 27th at 12:00pm EST.  You can email me or send me a message on YouTube.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Motivated Moms Giveaway

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I'm excited to bring you a giveway today from Motivated Moms!  See my posts here on what we think of Motivated Moms and how we use it.

You can choose your choice of ebook or app.  If you do choose the android app, you will already need to have the app or purchase it.  The giveaway is for the current 2015 calendar of chores for the app.

Just leave a comment below to enter and answer this question:  What do you use to help the chores done?

Winner will be picked by rafflecopter on January 28 and I will notify you by email.  If winner does not respond within 3 days, I will pick a new winner!  

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Sunday, January 18, 2015

Homeschool ABC's Collab - B is for...


Here is a Week 2 of Homeschool ABC's.

Included this week, you will find B is for...

Busy Work
Bible Study

If you'd like to join us for Letter C just send me your video link by Tuesday, January 20th at 12:00pm EST.  You can email me or send me a message on YouTube.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Weekly Wrap Up - Week 16


This week was our 2nd week back after our holiday break and it felt like we got a little of our groove back.  One thing God is teaching me is to follow His plans and I think I'm catching on a little!  

This week we learned about Frederick the Great of Prussia, Catherine the Great, and the Tax Stamp Act in history.  We learned about plants, uniformitarianism, catastrophism, and a healthy diet in science.  Math consisted of fractions, negative numbers, and balancing budgets. Grammar and writing included a review of adverbs, adjectives, homophones, and when to start a new paragraph.  I can really see some independence in subjects beginning to surface all around.

Growing a little mold

 Nonvascular and Vascular Plants

Prepping to plant some seeds

Math Time

Bible Time

Coming soon!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Blogging Through The Alphabet - J is For...

Blogging Through the Alphabet

Blogging Through the Alphabet with Letter J.  

J is for Joy

Last week, I spent a lot of time feeling kind of blah with an icky cold but I did not let it steal my Joy!

Something that helps me so much is to keep focused on all the blessings in my life.  One of my goals is to keep those blessings in focus through out my week and I'm doing that by listing at least 3 things each week that I'm thankful for in my planner.

You will not believe how much this simple act will turn around your day.  

Now, go be joyful because there is ALWAYS something to be joyful about!  

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Homeschool ABC's Video Collab - A is for...

Here is a new series I'm starting on my YouTube channel for anyone interested.  We just started with Letter A today but you can join in for any week!  The only rule is I need your video link by 12:00pm on the Tuesday before.

Here's what we have for this week...

A is for Attendance

A is for ABC Mouse


A is for Attention


I really enjoyed seeing all the unique takes on Letter A!

If you'd like to join us next time just send me your video link by next Tuesday, January 13th by 12:00pm EST with your Letter B ideas.  You can email me or send me a message on YouTube.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Blogging Through The Alphabet - I is for...

Blogging Through the Alphabet

Blogging Through the Alphabet  with Letter I.  I is for Intentional.  That's what I want my new year to be all about - intentional.  I don't want it to fly by without me knowing or remembering a single thing that happened.  In order to make the year count and meet the goals I have set, I must be intentional!

We like family selfies.  :)  Hubby was working!

Here are some areas I am trying hard every day to be intentional  on...
  • Spending time unplugged - my children are growing up so fast and we are a technology family so it's easy to all be plugged in to our own thing.  I want us to be plugged in to one another more!  We love games so that's a great way to start.  Every Wednesday afternoon is now declared game day! One game resource we really enjoy is cards of any kind.  This is skipbo and a really fun family game.  

  • Another area is in exercise.  I'm trying to be intentional to just get moving.  My goal is at least 3 times a week. Right now, that movement is mainly walking or Just Dance with my daughter.  She loves it when I play with her so that's what we've been doing this week mainly!
  • Spending time with God first is another intentional area I'm working on!  The Jesus Calling Devotional makes that super simple to do.  I LOVE it and would recommend it to everyone!

Are there any areas in your life that you are being intentional to get done for 2015?  I'd love to hear about them!

Monday, January 5, 2015

Ring in the New Year with eMeals

Was one of your goals to eat healthier in 2015?  If so, then be sure to check out all the options available now from eMeals including Clean Eating, Paleo, Portion Control, Vegetarian and more.  They are constantly adding new options to aid you in menu planning.

Here's a tip on staying healthy this year:

Slow and Steady Wins The Race—If you’re trying to lose weight, there are plenty of diet plans, weight-loss products and miracle foods that promise to deliver quick and easy results. How do you know if a diet or product is too good to be true? Watch out for these three signs:
• Promises weight loss of more than 1 pound per week: Weight loss of ½ to 1 pound per week is a practical goal and is best for your health. Setting a goal of losing weight more quickly will be hard to achieve, leaving you feeling defeated. Set yourself up for success by starting with an attainable goal.
• Claims to change the way the body works: No one food, magical combination of foods, or supplement can change your genetic code or change the way the body processes food. Any diet that promises to “melt away fat” or cause your body to become a “fat-burning machine” is definitely too good to be true.
• Advertises “no need to exercise:” Diet plans that promise you’ll lose weight quickly without exercise may sound appealing, but they’re taking the focus off living an overall healthy lifestyle. Exercise is a valuable tool in helping you achieve your weight-loss goals, plus it’s also good for your heart, can help maintain bone mass, and help prevent chronic diseases.  For more great tips, check out this article.

Here's to a great 2015!