Our Homeschool Journey & Where We Are Now

This is our third year homeschooling. Our 3 oldest children all attended public school until we moved to a new town. At that time we decided to enroll our children into a private school. It was costly, but I was able to offset a very small fraction of the cost by volunteering my time at the school. After a few years we found that the private school was no longer where we needed to be. I was feeling lead to homeschool more now than I had ever felt in the past. Our first year homeschooling was exciting and fun! We decided to enroll our oldest 2 boys into an online program through a Christian school that I had found after countless hours of research. Our younger children started off with one set of curriculum that the Christian school had put together for us and switched to another set halfway through the year. It's hard when you've never homeschooled and you don't exactly know what will work best for your child. I mean, all of these years I had been sending my children off to school for … [Read more...]

Win $150 New years CASH

  Have you made your New Years resolutions? Maybe you don't plan to make one this year? Either way, we have a giveaway that will help you kick off the new year in a good way! To help celebrate this new year, we have joined with a group of great bloggers to bring you a $150 New Years CASH Giveaway! Who wouldn’t like a little extra money to help with expenses after the holidays! Our $150 New Years Cash Giveaway is a Blogger Sponsored Event which means the bloggers – who you will find on the Rafflecopter for entry options – have donated money to help pay for this prize! One lucky reader will win $150 PayPal Cash! This giveaway is open WorldWide and ends January 23, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST Enter on the Rafflecopter below: a Rafflecopter giveaway   Disclaimer: This blog and any participating blogs did not receive compensation for the published material in this post. No purchase required to enter this giveaway and there is a limit of one entrant per household. Void where … [Read more...]

America’s Greatest School Nurse Contest #sponsored

“This post has been sponsored by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare. All thoughts and reviews are my own.” When we moved to a new town several years ago we enrolled our children into a small private school for a couple of years and then started homeschooling shortly thereafter. When our children were in the public school there were a few people that really stood out and made a difference to them (and me) and one of them was the school nurse. I think our children will always remember their sweet school nurse, June. She was always so kind to the children and really went above and beyond her job duties. Does your school nurse go above and beyond in educating and comforting the students? If so, this contest is for you! We want to hear all about your school nurse and how they have gone above expectations. Nominations will be accepted nationwide from anyone who would like to honor their exemplary school nurse. One nurse from each state, plus Washington D.C., will win a prize valued at $500 … [Read more...]

Win a Blanket Scarf +CC Beanie from The Paisley Hanger #2017Products

Interested in winning a CC Beanie and Blanket Scarf from The Paisley Hanger Boutique? Yes? Then keep reading! Plus we're offering an exclusive coupon code for all items at The Paisley Hanger just for our readers. Did you get everything you wanted for Christmas? Maybe your answer was yes, but you can always still use something pretty, right? Of course I'm right! You deserve something new and pretty---something just for YOU! We love  The Paisley Hanger Boutique and all that they have to offer--from leggings to sweatshirts to cardigans, I just love the selection! How cute is this adorable red cardigan. It's perfect for Valentine's Day---especially if it's as cold in your area as it is here in Ohio! Too cute! Which is your favorite item from the Boutique? Every item is limited quantity so if you love it, buy it or it may not be there the next time you go to look. The Paisley Hanger is offering a special discount for our readers. Just enter code 15BMO4 at checkout and get 15% off. … [Read more...]

Show That You Care With Kohl’s Cares Gifts

We received Kohl's Cares products to facilitate this review. All opinions expressed are our own. We believe that Kohl's has always been a great place to shop for gifts for friends and family members, however I'm super impressed with the Kohl's Cares. It's not just the prices though, the products are great quality and I love that we are giving back each time we purchase an item from the Kohl's Cares collection. Kohl's Cares offers a large assortment of incredible items for the entire family. The prices really can't be beat at just $5 and $8 each! But wait, it gets better...100 percent of the net profit helps support children's initiatives nationwide. The collections change often. We received a few items from the Christmas line right at Christmas time which included... Christmas Movie Trivia --$5.00 Color and Create Your Own Cards--- $5.00 3 Pack Travel Edition of Adult Coloring Books--- $8.00 Crayola Winter Adventure Creativity Kit--- $8.00 Night Before Christmas Book & … [Read more...]

Win a $150 Evgie Store Credit! #2016HGG

We flip houses and I absolutely love the decorating and design part of it. I love picking out little touches that will make the house unique and homey feeling. Have you ever noticed how much bigger you youse feels after you take down the Christmas tree? I always feel like I have so much room and it inspires me to want to redecorate my space. Painting is a great option but it can be a lot of work. You have to get so much equipment out to be able to get the edges and the drop cloth so you don't mess up the carpet. Have you ever thought about adding vinyl decals to your walls? They are very easy to apply and they can really change up the look of any room! EvgieNev Wall decals has a ton of amazing things you can add to your wall. These vinyl wall decals are for any room! You can add some personality to your living room or kitchen or get the nursery ready with a beautiful scene from the forrest, ocean, or space. Here are a few of my favorite wall decals from Evgie: Children Wall … [Read more...]

Gift Idea for the Gamer in the Family

We received a Turtle Beach Head Set for this review. We only give honest reviews. I'm raising a house full of boys. You'll find that in a group of boys there is typically at least one (usually more than one) that is into video games. We are no exception. Our oldest son has always had a great love for electronics. He found them interesting at a very young age and has grown to enjoy games and devices over the years. When our second son came along we started to get into a little "fighting" over the games. Both children wanted to choose the game or hog the game. I won't sugar coat it for you. That's real life. Everyone has learned to compromise and they still to this day enjoy video games. Every year for Christmas my boys have different gaming products (they won't allow me to call them toys anymore) on their wish lists. I'm no newbie gamer mom, so I'm getting pretty used to the lingo and know just where to go to look for the newest tech gear they are asking for. Turtle Beach makes a … [Read more...]

Bundle of Joy Holiday Giveaway #2016HGG

The RubyRoo Baby Bundle of Joy Holiday Giveaway is part of our 2016 Holiday Guide. If you have a little one in your life or a baby shower coming up, these would make great gifts! RubyRoo Baby offers high-quality baby products on Amazon and rubyroobaby.com Founded in 2015 by a husband and wife team, RubyRoo Baby creates smart solutions for savvy parents. They take tremendous pride in selling a beautiful array of teething necklaces and sibling shirts. RubyRoo Baby recently expanded beyond their best-selling line of silicone teething necklaces to offer All About Me: A Little Book of Love and Adventure, and heirloom quality baby journal covering birth through age 5. A company with a conscience, RubyRoo Baby donates 1% of profits to charity. Each year we support a charity dedicated to improving the lives of parents and babies: in 2016, they will donate 1% of profits to the March of Dimes, which funds lifesaving research and programs and works to end premature birth, birth defects, and … [Read more...]