Day 1 Advent Calendar Book – The Smallest Gift Of Christmas

24 Advent Calendar Books

Each evening of December the children get a new book to unwrap from the Bedtime Elf all the way up until Christmas! You can click the image above to go and see the book list as it unfolds! The Smallest Gift Of Christmas by Peter H Reynolds This story is about a little boy named […]

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Mom is a geek — Book Tree

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“Mom, your such a geek!” is something I now hear coming out of my 13 year old daughters mouth. One would think it was an insult but alas, I can’t argue with her and truth be told, she is a bit as well. She will not however admit to it most days!    What to […]

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For Parents of 8th Graders: Now Is the Time to Start Planning for High School and College

Yes, I know you might be saying to yourself: “Why do I need to start thinking about this now? Ninth grade is months away.” Take it from me, I wish I had known what I am about to share with you: The courses your children take in 9thgrade can influence their entire high school career […]

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A Must for Homeschoolers! — Free

If your new to homeschooling or have been doing it for years if you have not yet read this it is a must read!  The Underground History of American Education By John Taylor Gatto You can read it free there but I am not sure for how long so I would start now!  Why do I […]

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Children’s Book Review: Is A Worry Worrying You

Book: Is A Worry Worrying You? Ferida Wolff (Author), Harriet May Savitz (Author), Marie LeTourneau (Illustrator)  Publisher: Tanglewood Pub Date: April 15, 2007 ISBN: 9781933718057 Suppose, just suppose, one hundred elephants come to tea and you discover you don’t have any tea bags.Uh, oh. What will you do with a herd of thirsty elephants?Now that’s a worry!But you can get […]

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Book Review: Iris And the Dragonflies

Iris And the Dragonflies By Rosemary Danielis Illustrated By Corinne Danielis-Garzon Facebook Fan Page This lovely book was given to myself and my oldest daughter, a 6th grader to review. It sparks the imagination and leads one on a moral adventure like few other books. It really spoke the child in both my daughter and I […]

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NaNoWriMo — Day 30 — The End!

I hope NaNoWriMo was as wonderful for you this month as it has been with me. I have enjoyed keeping up with others blogs and chatting in the forum and in the minion chat room. It has been wild, from drinking word wars, late nights, early mornings, desperation and of course writing bliss. So many […]

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Day 12

Funny poems are something we all seem to love to read together, specially at bed time. This book is a big hit with our 11 year old these days. I have to say it was not till very reciently that I even thought such poems, so silly had value though I remember loving them as […]

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