Tag Archive: Product Reviews

The Week of Chocolate Milk and Other Miscellany

alyssa matthew sadie savannah carter nick isabella

The week of chocolate milk, I’m pretty sure that is what this week will be called in our family’s history. Amber (16) and Kaitlin (14)  left early Saturday morning for a week long cruise in the Caribbean with my parents and later that day we headed to the farmer’s market to pick up our raw…

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…

Child Training Bible {Giveaway}

child training Bible supplies

As parents we are commanded to train our children in the discipline and instruction of the Lord (Eph. 6). We are to speak to our children of His words when we lie down, when we walk by the way and when we rise up (Deut. 6). Our standard for raising our children is the law…

Heelys

heelys

Who wouldn’t love to own a pair of shoes with wheels? Heelys come in a variety of styles and colors and all have the added fun of wheels in their heels. Tired of walking? Simply shift your weight to your heels and roll. These are fun, really fun. Seriously, all of the kids love MY…

Lilla Rose {Giveaway}

Etched Lily Amethyst (size small)

Hi, this is Amber (I’m 15 and the oldest “Olive”). Normally my mom posts, but since Lilla Rose is my venture (along with my sisters, Kaitlin (13) and Alyssa (11)), mom is making me write about it. Our family was introduced to Lilla Rose recently and we love it. I have always enjoyed having my…

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…

4 Moms Memorize {and 2 Giveaways}

Memorization is something that I’m passionate about and  something that I think is sorely neglected in today’s society. Memorization is an important part of our home school and one of our children’s first subjects. We work on memorization 5 days a week (except when we get lazy and skip for weeks months at a time, ugh) and…

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…

A Big Birthday Party the Simple Way

Cowboy Colby (4)

We generally have simple birthday celebrations for a couple of reasons. First because planning a big birthday party can get complicated and second because of the expense of hosting a large birthday party. But every once in a while it’s nice to go big and Shindigz makes going big or staying little easy. Recently Shingdigz …