AMD (Age Related Macular Degeneration) Is Causing My Grandmother To Go Blind #sightback #ffbamd

  For years my paternal grandmother has suffered from Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD). It has been frustrating for her and heartbreaking for the rest of us.  I remember spending countless weekends at my grandma’s  house eating oven-popped popcorn, drinking her secret recipe  orange tang spice tea,  and watching Rainbow Bright videos. We’d go shopping, make crafts, and read together. Sadly, my children don’t know the same grandma. She has lost nearly all of her sight. She doesn’t drive. She … Read more…

Saturday Morning Pancakes (and the military?)

Saturdays in our home means everyone waking up on their own, a pancake breakfast, and visits to the farmer’s market and library. My seventeen year old has a job at a local restaurant so he hasn’t been able to enjoy the typical Saturday morning in a while. As he was telling me goodbye this morning, he casually says, “I think I want to join the National Guard. Love you! See you after work!” And out the door he went. Wait … Read more…

The Media Fast (and how it tried to take my sanity)

Media Fast feat

I’m not sure when or how it happened. I was so careful. No electronics before 2 years old, and after that it was very limited exposure. Somehow, someway. . . I got lax and now I’m paying the price. My children are addicted to media. They wake up (6:00-6:30 am) and ask to watch TV. When I say no, they ask to play Minecraft. If that’s a no also, then they ask about Terraria on the iPad. If I say … Read more…

Online Homeschool Record Keeping Review

Homeschool Record Keeping

Homeschool record keeping can be a pain, especially if you are a naturally unorganized person like myself. I have tried many different methods for keeping the necessary records for our homeschool- none of which are perfect. We recently had the opportunity to review My School Year (Homeschool Record Keeping)  from MySchoolYear.com. We received  the Annual Membership ($40 value). While I am normally a pen and paper kind of gal, I though I’d take a chance and try something new. So, I put … Read more…

LearnBop Online Math Tutor Review

Our family is no stranger to online math curriculum. Thanks to the Schoolhouse Review Crew, we have sampled many different programs. Most recently we had the pleasure of reviewing LearnBop. Specifically, we received LearnBop for Families, which is a 12 month subscription to the Family Plan for up to four students. LearnBop has been a part of the K-12 public school system for a while, but has recently opened up their program to homeschoolers. They offer interactive math tutoring for grades 3-12. … Read more…

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