Saturday, March 14, 2009

Another great give-away!

This one is for a copy of the book Breastfeeding with Comfort and Joy: A Photographic Guide for Mom and Those Who Help Her, by Laura Keegan! Here is where you can sign up for the give-away...
And here is where you can purchase the book yourself...

Monday, February 16, 2009

100% FREE K-12Another Awesome Freebie! Tailored Tutoring Programs in Math and Reading!

This info is taken from the Mindsprinting home page. I love this website!

MINDsprinting is 100% FREE. 5 good reasons to Enroll Today!


Comprehensive Assessment Tests
Our Tests determine school grade level, skill gaps, and enable us to tailor our programs to a student's needs. You receive diagnostic results promptly, and if a Test is taken multiple times you can select which results to use for that program.

Coordinated Math (K-12) Tutoring. [View Sample Lessons/Curriculum]
Each student receives two tailored programs in which we assign teaching and practice lessons:
* Personal Math: Tailored to each student on the basis of skills that should have been mastered by his/her grade level and the ones he/she has actually mastered. Students can fill skill gaps from prior grades at their own pace, without peer pressure, and raise their skills to grade level and beyond without any limits. Ideal for remedial and enrichment purposes.
* State Standards Math: Addresses all skills, by grade and by state, students must know for the annual NCLB-required exam. Over 50 different programs - we track your state's standards exactly! We tailor the program to assign lessons for all required skills in a student's grade that are not yet mastered (and show you the ones that have been mastered too).

You can use either program alone - but together they are a one-of-a-kind teaching tool that provides individualized tutoring AND state exam preparation at the same time!

Reading Tutoring (K-12) [View Sample Lessons/Curriculum]
* Reading Excellence (K-3): Teaches children how to read and write from the very beginning.
* Reading Comprehension (4-12): Improves students' understanding of what they read.

User Friendly System.
An easy-to-use website - no training is required. Start immediately after you enroll.
* The Dashboard: Manage students and access features from one page.
* Fast Tracking: Select, skip or repeat lessons for one or all students.
* Reports: Detailed Transcripts; Progress Reports, and Custom Reports.
* Printed lessons: No sitting in front of a computer required.

Convenient, quality tutoring (our proven curriculum has been honed for over 20 years and been approved for NCLB tutoring) is now available to you at no cost.
* Parents: Help your child improve from the comfort of your own home.
* Teachers: Take advantage of this easy-to-use, multi-purpose tool; give your students their own personalized tutoring programs - ones that make it easy for parents to get involved too!
* Students: Take control of your future. Get the tutoring you deserve and maximize your abilities.


Or learn more by taking a tour
Teachers, click here for more detailed information

Homeschool Freebies!

If you haven't already you really should check out this awesome resource for homeschoolers. There is something different every single weekday and it is always a free download! Here is this weeks list. Enjoy!

Monday, Feb 16th:
Great President's Day Resource Links! (links)

Want to make the most of President's Day? Check out these
Lesson Plans, virtual tours, poetry & the actual papers
of presidents Washington & Lincoln!

Tuesday, Feb 17th:
A Chinese Wonder Book (PDF ebook)

This fascinating collection of Chinese stories and legends,
edited by Maggie Hogan of Bright Ideas Press, is a great
literature-based introduction to the rich history and
culture of China. Includes a read-aloud guide.

Wednesday, Feb 18th:
"Harriet Tubman & the Railway to Freedom" (MP3 audio)

A classic old time radio dramatization of the story of
Harriet Tubman and the activities of
the "underground railroad" during slave years.

Thursday, Feb 19th:
Blessed Is The Man: High School Unit Study Sampler (PDF ebook)

"Blessed is the Man" is a wonderful High School Unit Study
geared to Christian young men, and based on Psalm 1.
Today's resource is this extensive 74 page preview
of the complete four year curriculum - normally $10 on the
publisher's website - but yours to download today!
If you have growing boys in your household, DON'T MISS THIS!

Friday, Feb 20th:
Creatively Simple: How to Make Butter in the Blender (PDF ebook)

Learning to make butter is something everyone should do at least once.
This simple ebook by Penny Raine can teach you how, using items you
probably already have in your kitchen. Detailed instructions and lots of

You can get all of these on their respective days at

Friday, January 16, 2009

I think I've found the coolest diaperbag pattern ever!

This diaperbag, The Onbag, looks so cool! I can't wait to make one! I will have to add it to my list.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Things I am planning/hoping to make for baby.

Things to Make for Baby
newborn diapers
soft soled shoes
more shoes
tag blankie
DIY BabyLegs
More shoes
more bibs
even more bibs
shirts & dresses
stuffed toys
t-shirt dress
lap t-shirt
wool quilt
crib sheet
diaper bag
another diaper bag
more clothes
The Onbag diaperbag
pillowcase dress
diaper shirt

I'm back! And I'm pregnant!

I'm back. Or, at least I am trying to get back to blogging. We've been having some strange computer issues and we have recently discovered that I am expecting baby number 9! Or if the little ones have any say it will be number 9 & 10! Yikes! So now I am just trying to keep up with day to day life and beginning to plan for a new little one. Soon I am planning to post some links to the things that I plan to make & purchase for our new little one.