Curriculum Advice by Victoria Botkin {Giveaway}

If you are a homeschooler and know me in real life, then I’ve probably recommended “Curriculum Advice from Victoria Botkin“. Mark and I purchased Curriculum Advice Vol. 1 and 2 a few months ago and our family has been blessed by Mrs. Botkin’s wisdom.  I’ve been recommending it since as a terrific source of advice and encouragement.

One of the people I recommended the set to was Kimarie @ Cardamom’s Pod (another second generation home educator) and yesterday I received this in an email from her.

Just listened to it (Curriculum Advice, Vol.1). Wow. Inspiring and freeing. Hope to listen to the other part tomorrow morning. Gave me TONS of ideas.

Even though Mark and I have been home educating for 14 years, this set has been beneficial and encouraging. It has refreshed our focus on the goal of home education and given us some thought provoking and practical ideas about the decisions we should make to accomplish our goals.

It’s not only practical for veteran home educators, but would be especially beneficial for those just starting as it is full of encouragement and advice that will encourage and guide those who are new to home education.

In volume 1: Homeschooling ages 3-8, Mrs. Botkin encourages parents that they are capable of educating their children and reminds us of the standards and methods that are laid out in the Bible. She also talks about:

  • mom’s attitude
  • choosing curriculum and materials
  • inspiring creativity
  • creating a home environment that promotes a love of learning
  • the importance of reading
  • copy work and dictation
  • and more

She shares practical ideas about what types of items to have available for your children, the attitude that we should have as we approach the world around us and the struggles that home educating moms face every day.

In volume 2: Homeschooling ages 8-14 you will hear from Mrs. Botkin and her 7 children, two of whom are already published authors talk about:

  • guiding children into character and integrity
  • teaching your children to love writing
  • standards for books and curriculum
  • teaching your children to be effective communicators
  • giving your children a vision for the future
  • seeing and encouraging your children’s specific gifts
  • thinking critically and biblically
  • and more

This CD is also chock full of practical ideas to incorporate education into your life and home.

While most of the advice on these CDs are principles that are applicable to all home educators, there are some practical suggestions and specific book recommendations that are wonderful, but may not be practical for every family in every situation. So as always, take what will work for you and leave that which won’t.

Buy it

You may purchase the two volume set of  Curriculum Advice by Victoria Botkin on CD for $18 or via MP3 download for $11.

Win it

Western Conservatory has offered to giveaway a set of “Curriculum Advice Vol. 1 and 2” to one Raising Olives reader.

To enter:

Additional entries: (Please leave a separate comment for each entry.)

  • Share a link to this giveaway on Facebook
  • ‘Like’ Raising Olives on Facebook
  • Tweet about this giveaway. You may copy and paste the following: Win a set of Victoria Botkin’s Curriculum Advice CDs from @raisingolives #homeschool
  • Post about this giveaway on your blog

This giveaway is open worldwide, but non-U.S. residents will receive MP3 downloads rather than physical CDs. Giveaway will end Thursday, February 24.

We purchased our set of Curriculum Advice CDs and were so impressed that we wanted to share them with you.  CDs for the giveaway will be provided by Western Conservatory, I was not compensated for this review/giveaway.

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179 Responses to Curriculum Advice by Victoria Botkin {Giveaway}
  1. DeAnn
    February 18, 2011 | 8:30 am

    From what you posted, this would also be a great resource for parents who are not able to go the home school route but see the importance of being involved with your children’s education and creating a home environment where learning is valued. I work at an elementary school and recently put together a list of teaching websites the teachers gave me. Not a substitutefor parental child interaction but just a fun way to reinforce skills. Just another tool in parenting tool kit.

    Kimberly @ Raising Olives Reply:

    You are absolutely right. All parents are home educators, it’s just a matter of whether they choose to deliberately teach all subjects at home. Thank you.

  2. Roan
    February 18, 2011 | 8:32 am

    Thank you so much for this info. I think I will buy the mp3 version, put it on my iPod, and listen while running.
    Have a super day!

  3. Christine
    February 18, 2011 | 8:33 am

    I have wanted to read So Much More for a long time.

  4. Christine
    February 18, 2011 | 8:34 am

    I like Raising Olives on Facebook.

  5. Tristan
    February 18, 2011 | 8:39 am

    We would like to also listen to Teaching your children to teach themselves and Battleground or Playground.

  6. Anita Chamblee
    February 18, 2011 | 8:48 am

    Hi, Kimberly!! We were given this set by the Botkins two years ago and were thoroughly impressed by it and shared with a new homeschooling family. I did a review on it at the time and it is one of the highest hits of all my blog posts! Jeff visits with the Botkins a few times a year and they recently sent home several of the newest projects that I am greatly enjoying. Kaelan, my 11 yod, is enjoying listening to the various recorded books with me and on her own. Highly recommended!!

  7. Amber Abston
    February 18, 2011 | 8:55 am

    This seems like it would be helpful, we are still pretty new to home schooling. We have done the Public Homeschool for a few years but since leaving that to have a more Christian influence I have felt a bit lost. I have to say there are many things on that website that interests me. Teaching our kids to teach themselves and also An English Family in the American Wilderness seem like they would add to our schooling. Thank you for the suggestion!

  8. Amber Abston
    February 18, 2011 | 8:58 am

    I even shared this on facebook. I have a few friends that homeschool but also a few that want to add to what their kids get in public schools.

  9. Kim B.
    February 18, 2011 | 9:10 am

    I like the possibilities of Children As Pets and the Crossroads Audio Collection.

  10. Kim B.
    February 18, 2011 | 9:13 am

    I “Like” Raising Olives on Facebook.

  11. Abbie
    February 18, 2011 | 9:16 am

    Oh, there’s so many to choose from. I would love the Teaching Your Children to Teach Themselves, or the book, So Much More, or the audio CD, Beyond Getting Along: Making Allies of Your Siblings.

    My sister in law has listened to the CD and got a lot of good advice out of it too!

    Oh, and I ‘like’ you on Facebook! I like your blog anyways!

  12. Carrie
    February 18, 2011 | 9:16 am

    As a new mom to a baby girl, The Return of the Daughters, looks very interesting to me. I’d be interested in purchasing that sometime down the road.

  13. Mrs. White
    February 18, 2011 | 9:17 am

    Thank you for this chance to win!

    I love their “What our Father Taught us” set.

    Mrs. White

  14. Mrs. White
    February 18, 2011 | 9:17 am

    I re-tweeted this!

    Mrs. White

  15. Mrs. White
    February 18, 2011 | 9:18 am

    I “like” raising olives on Facebook!

    Mrs. White

  16. Becky
    February 18, 2011 | 9:28 am

    I “like” Raising Olives on Facebook.

  17. Diana J.
    February 18, 2011 | 9:29 am

    I looked around the site – and wow! I didn’t see anything I was NOT interested in!

  18. Diana J.
    February 18, 2011 | 9:29 am

    I also “liked” Raising Olives on Facebook. 🙂

  19. April
    February 18, 2011 | 9:29 am

    I would really like to have almost everyone of these but if I had to choose just one it would be Father to Son for my husband. I think he would benefit from this series.

  20. Becky
    February 18, 2011 | 9:32 am

    I really enjoyed checking out Western Conservatory’s web site. So many great products. I did not know about them and am glad that I now do. I like the Time line of the Reformation. What a fabulous resource. Thank you!

  21. Carrie
    February 18, 2011 | 9:37 am

    I’m interested in purchasing the Father to Son series. We have Return of the Daughters which was very insightful.

  22. Emily Blaisdell
    February 18, 2011 | 9:37 am

    The Botkins are so inspiring. Such wisdom, such informative and WHOLESOME resources.
    I have been “wanting” to order the CD’s that are specifically in your give-away.
    I also believe that, She Shall Be Called Woman looks good. 🙂
    Thank you for the opportunity.

  23. Carrie
    February 18, 2011 | 9:37 am

    I already “like” Raising Olives on Facebook!

  24. Emily Blaisdell
    February 18, 2011 | 9:41 am

    TI also shared on FB. 🙂

  25. Emily Blaisdell
    February 18, 2011 | 9:42 am

    I also already “like” on FB.

  26. Melissa
    February 18, 2011 | 9:53 am

    Wow! Thsea are all great! So Much Mores sounds wonderful.

  27. Shawna
    February 18, 2011 | 10:02 am

    The thing I am most interested in is Voices From the Past. I would love to read these myself and then to my daughters!

  28. Shawna
    February 18, 2011 | 10:03 am

    I liked Raising Olives on Facebook

  29. Shawna
    February 18, 2011 | 10:03 am

    I tweeted. Twitter name shawnahenry

  30. Sarah
    February 18, 2011 | 10:11 am

    Thank you for the opportunity to win this! I’ve actually been pining for a copy 😉
    As my grandpa was a WW2 veteran, I would like to one get a copy of the League of Grateful Sons.
    Thanks again!
    Love in Christ,
    Mrs. W

  31. Leah V.
    February 18, 2011 | 10:16 am

    I thought the “What our Father Taught Us” Bundle looked interesting…especially since it’s from the “squelched” children’s perspective. 😉

  32. Amy in Luzianna
    February 18, 2011 | 10:18 am

    I would love to get the She Shall Be Called Woman CD set!! It seems to me there are very few of these types of sets for encouraging women out there. Maybe I’ll put that on my Christmas list!

  33. Lori
    February 18, 2011 | 10:24 am

    I am interested in the “Surviving 50 Years of the Pill” and the CDs you are giving away. Actually, many of the materials look interestinG!

  34. Stephanie H
    February 18, 2011 | 10:24 am

    Please don’t enter me in this contest as I already have both volumes. I just wanted to say that I LOVE these CD’s. Mrs. Botkins voice is so soothing and her advice is priceless. She has raised seven amazing, God fearing children! I have implimented many of her ideas and have had less stress and more success at home. Good luck to all who enter!

  35. Lori
    February 18, 2011 | 10:26 am

    I “liked” you on Facebook.

  36. Lori
    February 18, 2011 | 10:26 am

    I posted this giveaway on Facebook.

  37. Lydia
    February 18, 2011 | 11:02 am

    I have a 9 month old daughter, so I have a little time before formal education begins, but it is never too early to start gathering resources for home education. I really enjoy your blog!! I liked you on Facebook.

  38. Carol
    February 18, 2011 | 11:27 am

    Oh, Voices from the Past sounds wonderful!

  39. Carol
    February 18, 2011 | 11:31 am

    I tweeted about this giveaway!

  40. Carol
    February 18, 2011 | 11:32 am

    I like Raising Olives on facebook!

  41. Carol
    February 18, 2011 | 11:32 am

    I shared about this giveaway on facebook!

  42. MomStarr
    February 18, 2011 | 11:38 am

    The Voices from the Past series seems very interesting.

    I listened to She Shall Be Called Woman by Victoria and thoroughly enjoyed her voice, advice, and encouragement.

  43. Claire
    February 18, 2011 | 11:43 am

    I would love to win this! and I would like to watch the Return of the Daughters DVD.

  44. Claire
    February 18, 2011 | 11:47 am

    I liked on facebook!

  45. Kath
    February 18, 2011 | 12:13 pm

    ‘Father to Son’, “Homeschool Dropouts’ and ‘Treating our Children as Pets’.

    Father to Son – I don’t think enough can be said about raising strong, Godly boys. I have a baby boy, and it is a matter very near and dear to my heart.

    Homeschool Dropouts – I would love to have this insight into the pitfalls, that kind of insight helps us correct our own course.

    Treating our children as pets – Treating our pets as children is a subject I often think about, I never thought of it the other way around. I would love to hear their thoughts on it!

    Please, consider my entry for the Curriculum Advice. I love the insights and perspectives of others who have traveled this road.

  46. Kelli
    February 18, 2011 | 12:21 pm

    I would love ‘The Return of the Daughters’. This cd set sounds like it would be a great resource.

  47. Tracy
    February 18, 2011 | 1:15 pm

    I would love, “Making Allies out of Siblings”

    As an only child I praise God for the gift of siblings my children have. I try to help them see one another as a gift and best friend. Sometimes that is easier said than done, I can use all the help I can get. 🙂

  48. Rebecca Flegal
    February 18, 2011 | 1:24 pm

    I love the Western Conservatory website and would love to have the other series by Victoria Botkin entitled “She shall be called woman”

  49. Lori
    February 18, 2011 | 1:25 pm

    The voices from the past cd looks great!

  50. Rebecca R.
    February 18, 2011 | 1:30 pm

    The League of Grateful Sons looks interesting!

  51. Pam Graham
    February 18, 2011 | 1:44 pm

    Return of the daughters looks great!

  52. Pam Graham
    February 18, 2011 | 1:46 pm

    I “like ” raising olives. Actually I LOVE it , but there’s no button for that!

  53. Pam Graham
    February 18, 2011 | 1:46 pm

    I posted about this on fb!

  54. Joede F
    February 18, 2011 | 1:47 pm

    I am really interested in “Teaching Children to teach Themselves”

  55. Joede F
    February 18, 2011 | 1:48 pm

    I have posted a link to the giveaway on FB

  56. Joede F
    February 18, 2011 | 1:49 pm

    You have been a fb friend of mine for a while now. I love your blog

  57. Babychaser
    February 18, 2011 | 1:57 pm

    The womanhood cd would be great too!


  58. Chele
    February 18, 2011 | 2:02 pm

    Thank you SO much for “Raising Olives”! I have recently found you and am gleaning new ideas daily. I don’t know which link on your blog to click next! I have told several friends about you too and they have also really enjoyed the content. I would absolutely LOVE a copy of “Curriculum Advice 1 & 2”! I am beginning the homeschool journey this summer/fall with my four adopted special needs kids and need any resource I can get my hands on! While visiting the “Western Conservatory” product page, I took some time to look at all of their wonderful products. I decided “Voices from the Past” would be a great addition to our home listening center. I’m also very intrigued by “What Our Father Taught Us”. Thank you so much for doing this give-away. What a blessing you are to so many!

  59. Candra Georgi
    February 18, 2011 | 2:05 pm

    i’d like Abigail Adams letters

  60. Lori
    February 18, 2011 | 2:06 pm

    The Voices from the Past looks interesting!

  61. Candra Georgi
    February 18, 2011 | 2:09 pm

    already like your page on facebook

  62. Candra Georgi
    February 18, 2011 | 2:09 pm

    shared this link on facebook

  63. Candra Georgi
    February 18, 2011 | 2:09 pm

    tweeted about this giveaway

  64. Patty
    February 18, 2011 | 2:12 pm

    I would love Timeline of the Reformation!

  65. Patty
    February 18, 2011 | 2:13 pm

    I went to facebook and hit the like button for Raising Olives- I had no idea you had a facebook too 🙂

  66. Patty
    February 18, 2011 | 2:17 pm

    I shared the link on my facebook.

  67. Church Mouse
    February 18, 2011 | 2:43 pm

    I would like to hear “She Shall Be Called Woman” also… good stuff!

  68. heatherr
    February 18, 2011 | 2:55 pm

    ” She shall be called Woman”. FOr sure!! :-))

  69. heatherr
    February 18, 2011 | 2:56 pm

    I “like” Raising Olives on FB

  70. joeann
    February 18, 2011 | 3:02 pm

    I went to the website and am glad to know about it since hearing Geoffrey Botkin speak at our conference a couple of years ago. I have shared on fb.
    I would like the curriculum advice cds.

  71. Yvette Rivera
    February 18, 2011 | 3:11 pm

    What an awesome collection! I will definitely return to order the “Father to Son” series. I’m always trying to fill the gap for my son. I know a mom is not a dad and so I just do the best that I can.

  72. Sharon
    February 18, 2011 | 3:19 pm

    Voices from the Past looks very intriguing!

  73. Melinda
    February 18, 2011 | 3:19 pm

    I would love to hear Victoria Botkin’s curriculum talks. The Voices From the Past:Heroines in Their Own Words set also looks interesting.

  74. Sharon
    February 18, 2011 | 3:20 pm

    I like you on Facebook.

  75. Laurie
    February 18, 2011 | 3:30 pm

    Just found your site – can’t wait to look around. The CD set by Victoria Botkin sounds wonderful. I also would love to hear Abigail Adams: her letters

  76. Nicole Green
    February 18, 2011 | 4:45 pm

    The teaching our child to teach themselves looks very interesting.

  77. Nicole Green
    February 18, 2011 | 4:46 pm

    I like on facebook 🙂

  78. Mistee
    February 18, 2011 | 4:54 pm

    I think “What Our Father Taught Us” looks interesting. 🙂

  79. Tami Lewis
    February 18, 2011 | 5:16 pm

    i want the An English Family in the American Wilderness.

  80. Tami Lewis
    February 18, 2011 | 5:16 pm

    i like u on fb

  81. Tami Lewis
    February 18, 2011 | 5:18 pm

    i shared on fb

  82. Alison
    February 18, 2011 | 5:24 pm

    I think Father to Son would be beneficial for our family.

  83. Jessica M.
    February 18, 2011 | 5:47 pm

    Voices of the Past sounds great! I want to listen to A Bride Goes West and An English Family in the American Wilderness! Thanks!

  84. Ann Kania
    February 18, 2011 | 6:16 pm

    Abigail Adams sounds intriguing to me. We are studying American History this year in homeschool, for grades 2, 5th and 11th. Would love to add it to our studies.


  85. Kelly Maine
    February 18, 2011 | 8:27 pm

    I would be interested in “Abigail Adams: Her Letters.” Blessings!

  86. Heather
    February 18, 2011 | 8:47 pm

    I would be interested in “What Our Father Taught Us.”

  87. Jill Connelly
    February 18, 2011 | 9:34 pm

    I visited the Western Conservatory website. I have my eye on purchasing the Reformation Timeline. We host an annual Reformation Party on October 31 with several homeschool families. I also look forward to some day purchasing the Crossroads Audio Set. Looks fantastic!

  88. Julie M.
    February 18, 2011 | 9:59 pm

    Father To Son would be a neat thing to purchase. Thank you SO much for this contest. I have been blessed to listen to one of the two cd’s by Victoria Botkin, but would absolutely love to own them both!!!

  89. Jama
    February 18, 2011 | 10:51 pm

    My daughters tell me we don’t read enough about women in history, so I would chose “Voices from the Past.”

  90. Jama
    February 18, 2011 | 10:55 pm

    Posted on FB

  91. Nicki
    February 19, 2011 | 12:07 am

    I noticed the CD’s titled “Teaching Your Child to Teach Themselves”…we are just starting to homeschool and I would love to listen to either of these resources!

  92. Melodee
    February 19, 2011 | 12:35 am

    I am interested in “Teaching Your Children to Teach Themselves” or “Beyond Getting Along.” The curriculum CD’s sound very good!

  93. Robert Harder
    February 19, 2011 | 1:02 am

    They have “League of Grateful Sons.” Wish I could have shown that to my wife’s grandfather before he passed away. Rob

  94. Jennifer H.
    February 19, 2011 | 1:08 am

    I would like to have Voices from the Past.

  95. Jennifer H.
    February 19, 2011 | 1:10 am

    I tweeted about this giveaway.

  96. Jennifer H.
    February 19, 2011 | 1:11 am

    I ‘Like’ Raising Olives on Facebook.

  97. Emily
    February 19, 2011 | 6:39 am

    Yay! A giveaway for non-US residents too 🙂 Would love to hear the CDs by Victoria Botkin as we are preparing to homeschool.
    I really like the look of the ‘Father to Son’ DVDs.
    Thanks for your blog, I have been so encouraged as a stay-at-home mum!

  98. bunny
    February 19, 2011 | 11:49 am

    Voices from the Past, sounds great. I love history.

  99. Rhonda
    February 19, 2011 | 12:36 pm

    I’d love to have this! I have listened to several of their resources. I own Return of the Daughters and highly recommend it. I just finished listening to She Shall Be Called Woman and it blessed me sooooo much! Can’t wait to buy Homeschool Dropouts.

  100. Leslie Blair
    February 19, 2011 | 12:56 pm

    I like you on FB!

  101. Leslie Blair
    February 19, 2011 | 12:58 pm

    I think we’d invest in the Father to Son DVD set… we have two small boys and are in the market for great wisdom in raising them!

  102. Rebekah Pickens
    February 19, 2011 | 1:30 pm

    I had never been to the Western conservatory before. I found somethings that I had seen before but something of interest that I hadn’t seen before was the Voices of the Past. We love radio drama/audio books at our house.

  103. Rebekah Pickens
    February 19, 2011 | 1:31 pm

    I facebooked the link.

  104. Rebekah Pickens
    February 19, 2011 | 1:31 pm

    I also blogged.

  105. Heidi C.
    February 19, 2011 | 3:08 pm

    Homeschool dropouts and The Pill look interesting. Thanks for your review! Those CDs sound great. 🙂

  106. Jenn
    February 19, 2011 | 3:53 pm

    She Shall Be Called Woman, by Victoria Botkin looks wonderful. So does Curriculum Advice!

  107. Corinne
    February 19, 2011 | 4:13 pm

    Voices from the Past looks great! Not only for my children but for me as well. Thanks!

  108. Corinne
    February 19, 2011 | 4:15 pm

    I liked your Facebook page. Thanks so much for all your encouragement!

  109. Karen
    February 19, 2011 | 4:46 pm

    I’d love to read the League of Grateful Sons, thanks!

  110. Karen
    February 19, 2011 | 4:47 pm

    I like you on Facebook

  111. Sarah
    February 19, 2011 | 5:52 pm

    I would love to hear the “What our Father Taught Us About Boys and Girls” CD’s. I have heard Anna Sofia and Elizabeth on CD before, and found them to be very insightful and wise beyond their years.

  112. Carrie Ayars
    February 19, 2011 | 7:18 pm

    Loved all the stuff of Western conservatory. If I had the choice, I would probably choose the “she shall be called woman”. Who couldn’t use NINE hours of practical wisdom? Food for the soul…

  113. ladyscott
    February 19, 2011 | 7:46 pm

    I would love to get the Voices From the Past set!

  114. ladyscott
    February 19, 2011 | 7:47 pm

    Posted the giveaway on facebook, Kateri S.

  115. ladyscott
    February 19, 2011 | 7:48 pm

    I like you on facebook! Kateri S.

  116. ladyscott
    February 19, 2011 | 7:51 pm
  117. Melissa
    February 19, 2011 | 8:01 pm

    The homeschool dropouts documentary definitely strikes me as very intriguing.

  118. Melissa
    February 19, 2011 | 8:02 pm

    I also like you on facebook!

  119. Sara
    February 19, 2011 | 8:30 pm

    I have heard of a lot of great things about “The Return of the Daughters.” So that is what interests me most.

  120. Linda
    February 19, 2011 | 11:46 pm

    The ‘Teaching Children to Teach Themselves’ resource. My husband encourages me often, reminding me that our homeschool’s personal core values are three: Developing Character, Excelling in Communication Skills, and Competence in Learning. Thank you for the opportunity to win this collection. In Christ, Linda

  121. Grateful for Grace
    February 20, 2011 | 12:37 am

    I’m interested in Homeschool Drop Outs.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win this.

  122. Amy B.
    February 20, 2011 | 8:09 am

    I would love to have “Homeschool Dropouts” The site is great, will be going back!

  123. Debbie @ Cheaper By the Bakers Dozen
    February 20, 2011 | 2:39 pm

    As a mom of 11, ages 12-31 – I almost have first and second generation homeschoolers. The first four are doing great…I’m not quite as confident about the next 7. I’d love for us all to watch Homeschool Dropouts and see where the battle is!

  124. Kersten
    February 20, 2011 | 2:39 pm

    Love the sight! I have seen the Father to Son DVDs and am impressed with the philosophies. Blessings!

  125. Stacie @ No Idle Bread
    February 20, 2011 | 9:26 pm

    I’m leaving a comment to try to win the Victoria Botkin giveaway. I am NEW to homeschooling–no one in my family was ever homeschooled. My husband and I will begin our first homeschooling year in the fall. I need all the advice and tips I can get! That is also one of the reasons I “followed” your blog–I love the homeschooling information you have here! Thank you so much for sharing it.

    Take care and God bless,

  126. Bethany
    February 21, 2011 | 7:18 am

    Thank you so much for sharing this website! I was looking for something on the family and how it should be structured, and Vision Forum was a bit pricy at this time and don’t seem to offer MP3 downloads. I would love to get the the whole Crossroads Audio Collection, but I think we will start the Father and Biblical Leadership. Thanks again for the chance to win!

  127. Bethany
    February 21, 2011 | 7:21 am

    I posted a link on Facebook.

  128. Bethany
    February 21, 2011 | 7:21 am

    I liked you on Facebook.

  129. Megan
    February 21, 2011 | 7:55 am

    I have been looking for something along this lines to help me get started homeschooling my almost 4 and 5 years olds. My pastor’s wife actually recommended this to me and I had completely forgot about it. Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

  130. Megan
    February 21, 2011 | 7:56 am

    I liked Raising Olives on Facebook.

  131. Yvonne
    February 21, 2011 | 9:35 am

    I always use more advice!
    I would purchase the Father to Son DVD set

  132. Vera
    February 21, 2011 | 9:39 am

    I’m a fan on fb

  133. Vera
    February 21, 2011 | 9:41 am

    the curriculum advice sounds wonderful, the “voices from the past” also looks good!

  134. Monica
    February 21, 2011 | 10:36 am

    The stories of heroines in their own words sounds wonderful, as well as the homeschooling curriculum MP3.

  135. c.s.
    February 21, 2011 | 11:31 am

    As we begin to pray about next year and what to do, now that will have two being schooled I have been completely overwhelmed. We am trying to stay out of “indoctrinational teaching” focus and stay focused on “Christ teaching” but the flesh shouts sometimes! I would love this just to gain knowledge and perspective from a seasoned teacher.

    I love Abigail Adams and have many articles and books written on her, so the cd would be fun!

    I like the “Making Allies of your siblings.” This world thinks naturally siblings should fight, but that’s not the case!!!

  136. Wendi
    February 21, 2011 | 11:50 am

    The Return of the Daughters is a resource that I have been very interested in, glad to see it on their website.

  137. Maia
    February 21, 2011 | 1:01 pm

    There are so many interesting products available, but Christian Families at the Crossroads really caught my eye!

  138. virginia
    February 21, 2011 | 1:41 pm

    I love their products ! Could awlays use some advice and fresh ideas ! I love “She Shall Be Called Woman” ! Thank You !

  139. Beth
    February 21, 2011 | 2:00 pm

    This is the first time I’ve heard of this website. I had a look and think the Father to Son Dvd’s look very interesting. Would love to hear from someone who’s listened to them. Would be glad to win anything from this site!

  140. Heather Harrion
    February 21, 2011 | 4:46 pm

    An English Family in the American Wilderness looks very ineresting!


  141. Heather Harrion
    February 21, 2011 | 4:47 pm

    I posted the contest to my facebook status.

  142. Heather Harrion
    February 21, 2011 | 4:47 pm

    I “liked” Raising Olives on Facebook.

  143. Candi
    February 21, 2011 | 5:39 pm

    We are praying about homeschooling. I have loved your blog even more now that we are diving prayerfully into this adventure. There is so much info out there I wonder if these CDs would help me as I research curriculum and the idea of homeschooling in general. I also love some of the historical resources on this site.

  144. deanna
    February 21, 2011 | 5:55 pm

    I have wanted She shall be called woman for a while, I would also be glad to get these for sure! thanks!

  145. Christy Lewis
    February 21, 2011 | 6:58 pm

    “Crossroads Audio Collection” looks great. With a young family, we need all the resources that we can find from like-minded families. The curriculum advice will be greatly needed here…our oldest is 4 and chomping at the bit–need some direction from those who have gone before us.

    LOVE the blog! Thank you for your “real life” look at a large family. We love you all and pray for you often.

  146. Deirdre
    February 21, 2011 | 10:17 pm

    THE PILL by Geoffrey Botkin on audio. I am interested in what he has to say.

  147. Meredith Martin
    February 21, 2011 | 10:39 pm

    We would love to get Father to Son, as a family raising 4 young sons! It looks awesome!

  148. Julie
    February 22, 2011 | 6:42 am

    There are lots of great things on there but I think I would pick Outside Hollywood.

  149. Julie
    February 22, 2011 | 6:43 am

    I like Raising Olives on FB.

  150. Ashley
    February 22, 2011 | 11:16 am

    She shall be called women…that and these homeschool cd’s have been on my wishlist…

  151. Amanda L
    February 22, 2011 | 12:47 pm

    I think the whole “Crossroads Audio collection” looks good, I’d also be interested in ‘She Shall be Called Woman’ and ‘Children as pets’…

  152. Amanda L
    February 22, 2011 | 12:48 pm

    I “like” Raising Olives on facebook

  153. Amanda L
    February 22, 2011 | 12:49 pm

    I “tweeted” about the giveaway

  154. Monique
    February 22, 2011 | 2:19 pm

    Ooohh, the timeline of the reformation (so that I can procrastinate on reading the History of the Reformation (;

    And also the crossroads audio collection….

  155. Mrs. H
    February 22, 2011 | 5:45 pm

    Hmmm I think I would choose the DVD set Father to Son since my three oldest are boys.

    Mrs H

  156. Hannah
    February 22, 2011 | 9:42 pm

    I’d be interested in listening to the historical audio book series.

  157. Kimberly Foster
    February 22, 2011 | 10:14 pm

    Wow! I love this website! I think I have 6 on my wishlist now. I like the crossroads collection, and what our fathers taught us, for girls and for boys!!!

  158. Emily M.
    February 22, 2011 | 10:14 pm

    I would like the Voices of the Past CD’s and the Abigail Adam’s: Her Letters. I love American History! Thank you for this giveaway! It would be a fantastic resource!

  159. Corrie
    February 23, 2011 | 12:58 am

    What a hard thing to choose!! So many nice products… I think I would pick English family in the American Wilderness. Thanks!

  160. Renata
    February 23, 2011 | 4:41 am

    It all looks wonderful – if I had to chose it would be “an English family in the American wilderness”… or maybe “return of the daughters”

  161. Christine
    February 23, 2011 | 8:05 am

    I like you on fb.

  162. Christine
    February 23, 2011 | 8:06 am

    I posted the link on fb.

  163. Tiffany K
    February 23, 2011 | 8:36 am

    I’d love to win and I’d also like to read So Much More.

  164. Jane
    February 23, 2011 | 10:33 am

    So many great resources! I think I would choose the Father to Son series- it looks fantastic!

  165. Amy Mac
    February 23, 2011 | 11:23 am

    Voices from the Past: Abigail Adams, or any of their products. I was not familiar with this company, but I will definitely be looking into it more.

  166. Annjanette
    February 23, 2011 | 2:05 pm

    “She Shall be Called Woman” is definately one I would want to have as I have trying to instill the importance of womanhood to my beautiful 5 daughters (and my son as well). What an amazing an inspirational collection of cds they offer!

  167. Deirdre
    February 23, 2011 | 9:36 pm

    As always I LIKE you on FB …. as do 10 of my friends according to FB!

  168. Deirdre
    February 23, 2011 | 9:42 pm

    I posted about the giveaway on FB.

  169. jenny
    February 24, 2011 | 12:58 am

    An interesting website. I’d be interested in Abigail Adams’ letters.

  170. Meghan V.
    February 24, 2011 | 10:11 am

    I’m interested in the American Heroines set.

  171. Darla
    February 24, 2011 | 1:11 pm

    I would have to pick the American Heroines set.

    My daughter and I would LOVE it!


  172. Amanda
    February 24, 2011 | 5:21 pm

    I like the grateful sons. Looks interesting.

  173. Melissa reads
    February 25, 2011 | 12:21 pm

    “League of Grateful Sons” sounds like a must watch.

  174. Stephanie H
    February 25, 2011 | 1:23 pm

    I am following RO on FB!

  175. Stephanie H
    February 25, 2011 | 1:25 pm

    She Shall Be Called Woman looks wonderful!