Fall Break and a Birthday!

Last week, October 17- October 21, we enjoyed having the time off from school work.  Since we started the first of August and finished the first nine weeks, it was a good time to take a break and get motivated to finish the 2nd nine weeks strong.

My oldest daughter celebrated her 6th birthday on October 18.  She requested a homemade chocolate cake with Nutella frosting.  It was delicious.  She received a brand new Bible and cover, a Ladybug Pillow Pet, a new hairbrush and some clothes for her big day.


Field Trip Friday

Yesterday was field trip day!  We went to the Waynesborough Historical Village in Goldsboro, NC.  It is a neat little village of different houses, a church and a schoolhouse that represent the late 1800's.   They also have walking trails that lead down to the Neuse River.

Charlotte in the house:

Kevin and Josiah checking out the house:

Sara outside the doctor's office:

Outside one of the houses:

Josiah preaching in the church:

In the church:

In the one room school house:

The church on the left and the school on the right:

After we left the village, we came back to Kinston and went to Neuseway Park.  We had a lot of fun in the buildings.

We saw Oliver, the cockatoo:

And a bunch of other animals.

We went into the science building:

And finally, we played at the park:

It was a fun and busy day!  


The Companion Guide to Beautiful Girlhood Review & Giveaway! ~~ Winner is...

I was recently given the opportunity to review the book The Companion Guide to Beautiful Girlhood.  This book, written by Shelley Noonan and Kimberly Zach, is a companion to the Beautiful Girlhood book, originally written by Mabel Hale and revised by Karen Andreola.

The companion guide is a 32 week study for mothers and daughters (ages 9-13) that correlate to each chapter of the book.  Each chapter review begins with a quote from the book.  There are several discussion questions for you and your daughter to go over after reading the chapter in the book.  Next, there are some Bible verses and applications that are relevant to the topic.  Finally, there are some journal topics and journal pages for you to write down your thoughts.

This is a great book that every mom and daughter should make a priority to read together and discuss together.  My daughter, who will be turning six on October 18, is not quite old enough to go through this study yet.  I have gone through a few chapters and really love the book and the companion guide and look forward to using it in a few years with my daughter.

I have one copy of this great book to give away. Giveaway runs from Monday, October 10 to Friday October 14.  Please enter through the Rafflecopter.

Disclaimer: I was provided a copy of The Companion Guide to Beautiful Girlhood from Pumpkin Seed Press in exchange for my honest opinion.  No other compensation was given.


Learning Link Review

This summer, I was contacted by Judy Hanning asking me if I would like to review a product that helps children.  Of course, since I have 3 school aged children who I am homeschooling, I decided to review the product.  I was given the online version to review.  After browsing the site, I found that since the activities are non -academic activities this program can be used for children of all ages.  This product helps to retrain your brain and also provides a dyslexia test.

This is a twelve month program that includes:

  • Weekly brain retraining
  • Easy to understand instructions
  • 20 minute daily session
  • and much more
The daily exercises include cognitive training, visual processing, and eye/hand coordination. 

The results:
  • Grades improve
  • Self-confidence increases
  • Student is happy
  • No homework battles
  • and much more!
My children enjoy doing the exercises and it has helped them keep better focused on their studies throughout the day.   We look forward to doing the rest of the program. 

You can learn more about the Brain Training system and other products from the Learning Link website.

Disclaimer: This post was not influenced in any way, shape, or form. While I did recieve the above mentioned product to review, all opinions are my own.



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