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Friday, February 23, 2018

"I Am Harriet Tubman" Blog Tour

We have been studying United States history this year. About a week ago we reached the Civil War. A couple of months ago I was offered the opportunity to review a copy of the children's biography I Am Harriet Tubman. This is the latest in a series of books titled Ordinary People Change the World from Penguin Young Readers.

Book Description: 

"Harriet Tubman's heroic and pivotal role in the fight against slavery is the subject of the fourteenth picture book in this New York Times bestselling biography series.
This friendly, fun biography series focuses on the traits that made our heroes great--the traits that kids can aspire to in order to live heroically themselves. Each book tells the story of one of America's icons in a lively, conversational way that works well for the youngest nonfiction readers and that always includes the hero's childhood influences. At the back are an excellent timeline and photos. This volume focuses on Harriet Tubman's brave heroism as part of the movement to abolish slavery. As one of the key players in the Underground Railroad, she helped enslaved African Americans escape and find freedom."

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Weekly Recap: With Valentine's Day

We had a fun Valentine's Day! We didn't do anything too special, but I did plan a nice dinner. I had my husband go pick up a catering order from Rumbi and I set the table with fancy dishes, candles, and chocolates. I gave my husband a basketball (after he asked for a new one because his outdoor ball wouldn't hold air), and he gave me a box of my favorite chocolates. Yum!

J is #11

UltraKey Online Review

One thing my children are in need of every school year is a way to practice and learn keyboarding. We were given the opportunity to review the UltraKey Online Family Subscription from Bytes of Learning.

Bytes of Learning already has subscriptions for schools, and a program to download for home use. They recently expanded their choices to include a family subscription. This is great for homeschoolers like us! Price varies according to family size, and a parent account is included for free. This allows the parent to sign in and use the program so they can familiarize themselves with the interface, teach children, and improve their own skills.

Monday, February 19, 2018

"Wulf the Saxon" Audio Theater Review

The latest audio drama from Heirloom Audio Productions is out, and we had the opportunity to review it! Wulf the Saxon is just as exciting as the other audio theater stories we have reviewed, so if you are interested in English history from the year 1065, be sure to check this one out. If you aren't sure what happened in that time period, this is the story of the Bayeux Tapestry, something that fascinates me and is on my bucket list of "things to see someday."

Wulf the Saxon

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Photography Assessment Quiz

Get ready... the Ultimate Photography Bundle is coming soon! Are you interested in improving your photography skills? This time around there is a great tool to help you know what to work on. Check out the Quick Win Photography Assessment today, and watch for the bundle coming soon!

Monday, February 12, 2018

Weekly Recap: With the last tooth

It's been an eventful week! Someone had a birthday and we enjoyed celebrating together! Now all four children own a different Perplexus. M had physical therapy this week, and Grandma helped with school. The kids love Grandma School days, and I do too! M also had a scoliosis support group to attend which was SO MUCH fun! J lost his last baby tooth and the tooth fairy let him pick a pint of ice cream. And we can't forget watching the opening ceremonies of the 2018 Winter Olympics! Weren't those drones neat?!

Monday, February 5, 2018

Weekly Recap: With the hard choices

We've had an exciting week! For starters, my new computer is finally complete. When we bought it we received enough "rewards" that we could purchase a new monitor. When I bought the new monitor, it came with a gift card that we put towards a second monitor. When I bought the second monitor, it came with a gift card that I used on a bluetooth speaker. It started to get a little monotonous remembering which reward went toward what, but now it's all done and the setup is working wonderfully.

Daddy got a shift change and a promotion. He's excited, I'm excited, but worried about his two jobs and sleep schedule. We've been trying to adjust for a few days and we've got some more changes we want to make yet. It will all work out, I'm sure of it! :)