Tag Archive: Homeschool Reviews

Matthew: A Family Bible Study Guide {Giveaway}

Our family is no stranger to the family Bible study guides from Generations with Vision. We’ve used and enjoyed the guides on the book of Proverbs, The Book of Proverbs: God’s Book of Wisdom for our time of family worship and found them very applicable to today’s culture. (More information and a review of the…

The 4 Moms, 41 Kids and a LeapPad Party

mckayla grace leap pad leap frog

Several weeks ago we invited three other families over to try out some products from Leap Frog. We had a total of 4 moms and 41 kids over for some playtime and snacks. The afternoon was a marvelous success and, for the record, a half acre lot looks very small when you add 4 large…

A Family Bible Study Guide for Proverbs {Giveaway}

proverbs-swanson

When Mark and I first heard Kevin Swanson from Generations with Vision speak on Raising a Mighty Man of God (This is well worth the time to listen. Kevin believes that our educational system, including homeschooling, is harming boys.  The lecture begins at minute 12.), we knew that we wanted to hear more. Kevin is a fellow second generation…

Voices from the Past: American Heroines in their Own Words {Giveaway}

voices from the past

Audio resources are a valuable resource for our family. From books to lectures there is an abundance of information available and we find that every week we spend time listening and learning from others through audio. This collection from Western Conservatory offers something unique in today’s gender blurring society, examples of women who faced hardship…

Teach Me Some Greek

Yes, we teach our children Greek, and you know what? They LOVE it. A couple of days ago Matthew (11) brought his copy work to me. He giggled as he told me how he tries to think in Greek in order to become more fluent and then he revealed the copy work page where he…

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…

The History Mystery Revealed

Kaitlin (13) as Abraham

More than two months ago I told you that we were “moving on” and leaving the tried and true history program that we’ve used and loved for more than 7 years. Well, we’ve had time to get a few months of the new program under our belt and I’ve finally gotten around to writing the…

Navigating History Giveaway

Congratulations to Melinda for winning a subscription to Navigating History: Egypt. As the discussion about history  resources continues in our house and  here on Raising Olives, our family is going to be checking out this new resource from Western Conservatory. Read to the bottom of this post for an opportunity to win a subscription for…

BambinoLUK Giveaway and Review

We love having our little ones in the room while we read aloud, study and discuss whatever we are studying in school because they pick up so much information and this allows them to be part of our family discussion.   (Colby {4} recently explained to me that it’s hard to tell what dinosaurs really…

Inchimals Giveaway and Review

A fun, hands-on toy that introduces children to math concepts and terms, Inchimals encourages open-ended, creative play and exploration.