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  How did you do on your goals last month? We were doing great, but then we were sidelined by the flu. We still managed to get our pie made and had a great Filipino feast for Emily’s birthday, so March was a good month. March! Then came April, and we were still flu-ish, so I skipped my goals. Ahem. Let’s just move on and…

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If you haven’t discovered the amazing cleaning power of vinegar, you haven’t lived.  Okay, you may have lived just a little bit, but chances are you are spending too much money on cleansers. Cleaning with vinegar is cheap, simple, non-toxic, and, uh, aromatic. There is little that cannot be tackled by this powerhouse in the cleansing world, from stains and build-up to daily clean-up.  Tuck…

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Disclosure: We were given a free bottle of GREEMU Oil by Devonian, distributed by Koru Naturals to review. I first learned about emu oil back in the ancient times when I would ride past an emu farm to get to school. The emus are quirky, cute, ostrich-like birds, only slightly smaller. The one I liked best I named Elmo. Elmo the Emu.The emus were used…

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Demme Learning's Math-U-See Digital Pacs --space savers and very convenient

Please know that I was given a free year’s access to the digital pack for level Delta from Demme Learning’s Math-U-See in exchange for my and my son’s fair and unbiased review. (We did buy the student books with our own money…not stolen money.) This is indeed a fair and unbiased review. As you know, I can be swayed with cookies, but rest easy, reader friends–my son…

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Notice: I was granted a free one-year membership to Here to Help Learning where I am currently using Paragraph Writing: Flight 1 of their Homeschool Writing Program with my first and fourth graders in exchange for this fair and unbiased review. Also, I am an affiliate of this program, so if you purchase through my links, I receive a commission which, honestly, I reinvest in homeschooling….

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Photo Credit We have some serious computer geniuses in the extended family–I mean serious. As technology advances, so do they. This means they have veritable computer graveyards, known in the biz as e-waste. It’s impressive, really, how they can extract a skeleton and some guts from their graveyard and create the computer world’s rendition of Frankenstein’s monster. Go bro! Most of us have our own…

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This is a non-biased review of The Dragon and the Raven, a dramatic audio production of G.A. Henty’s book of the same title, created by Heirloom Audio Productions. All opinions are my own and those of my children. There was no exchange of cookies, pie, or money to alter our opinions. Ever since we listened to a Librivox recording of G.A. Henty’s The Cat of Bubastes over…

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