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CrossTimber: Name Bookmarks & Activity Set Review

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Disclaimer: I received a FREE copy of this product through the HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. I really, really, really love names.  As my husband will attest, I'm always excited and willing to talk about baby names, even when I'm not expecting a baby.  If you love names as much as I do and find them fun and interesting, you'll love CrossTimber , a company that makes the coolest name meaning gifts and products.  I recently had the opportunity to try out their Name Bookmarks and AmazingName Print Activity Sheets and let me tell you, they're awesome and perfect for this gift-giving season we're now entering, especially if your goal this holiday season is to support small businesses.  First, the Name Bookmarks .  One of my biggest accomplishments as a bookworm mother is that my kids have learned to love books.  My oldest daughter especially loves to read an

Truth Becomes Her: Ringleaders Series Review

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Disclaimer: I received a FREE copy of this product through the HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. My oldest daughter has always marched to the beat of her own drummer.  As a parent, this is something admire immensely.  She has an inner confidence that, as of yet, does not seem like it will ever be shaken.  Because she's already so strong and self-assured, one of my most important jobs as her mother is to nurture her confidence and help it grow so that when she's older and tasked with navigating the trials of this world, she'll be able to do it with empathy, kindness, and integrity.  Enter The Adventures of Rooney Cruz RINGLEADERS series from Truth Becomes Her , which seems to perfectly teach these lessons I so deeply value. The Ringleaders series comes with four books: A (gorgeous, IMHO) hardcover storybook, a paperback devotional (which is beautifully illustrated an

Drive Thru History® Adventures: Bible Unearthed Review

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Disclaimer: I received a FREE copy of this product through the HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. If you've read my curriculum post you'll recall that I planned on studying ancient history with my kids this year.  So you can imagine how stoked I was to have the opportunity to review Drive Thru History ®  Adventures' latest course, Bible Unearthed.  This program is amazing for homeschooling families - especially if you're teaching one history curriculum to several different grade levels. As this was our first experience with Drive Thru History ®  Adventures , I can't say whether all of the other courses are like Bible Unearthed but if they are, I can see buying more in the future because it's worked really well for us.   Bible Unearthed is divided into 12 episodes, which are all about 15 minutes long. This length is pretty perfect for kids as young as 6 (a

Byron's Games Math Sprint - The Mental Math Game Review

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Disclaimer: I received a FREE copy of this product through the HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. As the homeschooling mother of a first grader and a third grader, I spend a large chunk of my day overseeing addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division drills.  But who really likes math drills?  Not my kids, that's for sure!  I am so excited to share with you all my review of Math Sprint - The Mental Math Game by Byron's Games .  This game is awesome .  It's basically a bunch of math drills secretly disguised as a math board game.  Such a genius idea - and to think it was created by a kid.    My kids love board games so anytime I can find a game that I can incorporate into our homeschool routine, I snatch it up.  Math Sprint, however, is the only math drills game of its kind that I've ever seen or had the pleasure of playing.   The game says its for kids ag

Musik at Home Membership Review

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Disclaimer: I received a FREE copy of this product through the HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. If you've read my homeschool curriculum post you'll recall that I had big plans of signing my kids up for piano lessons this fall.  Well, I dropped the ball on that one big time.  Our days are so full and we already have activities outside the house every day of the week (excuses, excuses), it seemed like an impossible task to add anything else to our plates.  So when the opportunity to review Musik at Home I eagerly jumped on it. As part of the Homeschool Review Crew I was given a three month  Musik at Home Membership .  We've used the program for the last month and my kids have completely loved it and it's been so incredibly easy to use and follow.   Musik at Home is a complete early childhood music education program that's designed to be completed at home, a

My Teaching Library Review

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Disclaimer: I received a FREE copy of this product through the HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. When our local schools closed their physical doors in March I scrambled to put together whatever educational materials I could that were not technology-based (there was already enough of that).  I found myself googling "multiplication tables worksheets" and "number writing practice worksheets," among many, many, many others.  This led me to downloading and printing resources from tons of websites, leading to inconsistency among the materials I was gathering. When the opportunity to review My Teaching Library arose, I very eagerly pounced on it.   My Teaching Library is basically an online library of downloadable educational materials for kids from preschool through high school.  There are math drill worksheets, social studies lap book and notebooking templates,

Wisdom Wonder Project: Little Wonders Preschool Review

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Disclaimer: I received a FREE copy of this product through the HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. If you've read some of my prior posts you'll recall that I've been complaining commenting on my total lack of homeschool activities for my youngest, Ruby.  In the month (month and a half?) that we've been homeschooling, Ruby has colored all the pictures, done all of the puzzles, and grown completely sick and tired of all of her toys.  She's almost four-years-old and she needed more stimulation than I was giving her.   Enter Wisdom Wonder Project .  Wisdom Wonder Project is an awesome homeschool curriculum program that veers towards a more classical education method and provides instruction and activities for the younger kiddos starting at preschool all the way through 2nd grade.  It offers science, history, math, and literature (my favorite) curriculum options as