Reading Eggs 4-Week Free Trial & The National Children's Cancer Society

Reading Eggs has been apart of our homeschool since early 2012. I've reviewed the program twice and between the three kids we have gone through the beginning lesson, more advanced lessons and Reading Eggspress. 

Currently my youngest, 6, is working in Reading Eggs and adores it! She also has a new found Love of Mathseeds. That's why I wanted to pass along this info sent to me via email today.

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Menu Plan Monday - Birthday Week!

Menu Plan Monday - Birthday Week!

I am anticipating my body not liking me very much when this week is over. You see, Ema is turning 10 and already baked a practice chocolate cake this past Saturday because she plans to bake her own cake, Friday, for her birthday. TWO chocolate cakes in one week; I have NO willpower. 

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Our Odd Week in Review: Standardized Love Standardized Hate

Evidence of progress, oh how I loathe thee. You do not measure creativity, compassion or thirst to learn, yet I'm forced to bend to your will. 

In the lovely state of Virginia we have to turn in "evidence of progress" at the end of the year by way of either a standardized test or an evaluation from a certified teacher.  

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Book Review - Logic Lotty: The Fortune Teller's Spoon

Book Review - Logic Lotty: The Fortune Teller's Spoon

I don't know about you, but I was that nerdy kid gobbling up logic puzzle books every chance I got. A love passed on my grandma, I couldn't get enough of them. So imagine my horror when I tried to introduce Matt to Logic puzzles and he looked at me like I was three headed unicorn from another dimension.

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How Shall My Child be Taught?

Some women spend their mornings exercising, others with a cup of coffee and their devotionals. Most mornings, I find myself devouring old books, particularly those related to education. The foundations education found in truly understanding children, that seems all but lost in modern day education, beams from almost every page I read. 

Most days I clip quotes and save them, but today I ran across a gem so fitting for current times that I have chosen to share the whole piece with you; my favorite parts in bold.

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Our Odd Week in Review: The Really Late Edition

I spent countless hours trying to figure out the Virginia growing season and plan our garden. What will we plant where, next to what, when and do we already have the seeds or do we still need them. I'm pretty sure my brain was a mush of fertile, well-drained squash beetle filled facts by the weekend. 

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In the Kitchen this Week - Sunday Family Dinners

In the Kitchen this Week - Sunday Family Dinners

"What ever happened to Sunday family dinners?" That was the question my cousin posted Facebook a little over a week ago. Maybe it's just a southern thing, and even though I didn't attend often, I miss them too. A matriarch of the family, whipping up a Sunday feast that brought everyone together for quality family time and happy, full tummies.

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Giveaway: The Flintstones and WWE: Stone Age Smackdown #FlintstonesWWE

Giveaway: The Flintstones and WWE: Stone Age Smackdown #FlintstonesWWE

We are a total WWE family, faithfully watching RAW and Smackdown every week, our favorite pay-per-views on the WWE Network and even attending a #WWEMoms event in 2013. My kids are equally big of fans of Scooby Doo, so they LOVED Scooby Doo Wrestlemania. I'm thinking I've done my job as a parent well so far, because, really, they are excited to watch many of my childhood favorite cartoons, including The Flinstones.

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