Learn to Read with Reading Eggs (Review)

  For many months my two first graders have been using Reading Eggs. We received a six-month extension to our subscription. Our subscription includes access to: Reading Eggs Junior (ages 2-4) Reading Eggs (ages 3-7) Reading Eggspress (ages 7-13, grades 1-6) MathSeeds (teaches kids ages 3-9 basic math and problem-solving skills) Learn to Read with Reading Eggs Caroline and Max (my Irish twins) are first graders. For months they’ve been asking to do their math and reading eggs … Read more…

Creating New Habits, How Long Does It Take?

Creating New Habits, How Long Does It Really Take

  I’ve heard it said many times that creating a new habit takes 21 days. In fact, a couple of years ago I read Crystal Paine’s 21 Days to a More Disciplined Life and the 21-day thing worked for me, as long as I didn’t try to take on too much at one time. But what about forming bad habits? How long does that take? Well, unfortunately, not nearly as long. I love Doc Martin. … Read more…

Brinkman Adventures Season 4 (Review)

  Audiobooks can be a mama’s best friend. We use them during quiet time, long trips in the van, and sometimes I listen to them while sewing or crocheting. We have long been Brinkman Adventures fans. This time around we received a digital copy of Brinkman Adventures Season 4. Brinkman Adventures Season 4 There are 12 episodes in Season 4 and each one is just under half an hour long. The episode titles are: 37 A Paradise Lost … Read more…

CTC Makes Math Easy (Review)

  Perhaps one of the biggest perks of homeschooling is freedom. Freedom to learn what we want, as much as we want, and of course, when we want. Want to spend a whole month learning about mushrooms and butterflies? Go ahead! Feel the need to read every Tomie DePaola book to your kids? Go for it! Your kids need two breakfasts, a snack, brunch, lunch, afternoon snack, and supper . . . every. single. day? No? Just my … Read more…

Channie’s Handwriting Workbook Review

  This may be our seventh year homeschooling, but this is the first time I’ve taught children how to write and read. My oldest two (who I pulled from public school 7 years ago) already knew how to do those things. So this is totally new territory to me. My youngest school-age children are 3, 5, and 6, so this is our first year with real writing instruction. We’ve used all kinds of things. Basic … Read more…