A Peek at Some Posts Coming Your Way

Hi everyone!

I hope that all of you are having a great start to your 2016.  We have started our second semester of 8th grade homeschool and are getting used to the spring schedule.  Unfortunately, we’ve had some colds already this year (I think mine might be a reboot of the one I had at Christmas).  But….liquids, chicken soup, and staying home will help us move past that, I am hoping!

I wanted to share with you about some products we’ll be using in our homeschool or in our home in the coming weeks, that I’ll be reviewing a little later on.  I’m very excited about them–we feel blessed to be able to utilize so many amazing things!

In our homeschool:

Zonderkidz has a new Bible that I am certain will become a beloved favorite for any child who loves Lego.  It’s called Faith Builders Bible, and it’s full of amazing builds for Bible stories.  As well as very cool building activities.  SO excited!

Do you ever get concerned about some of the unwholesome content that your children or teens might stumble across on the Internet?  We’re going to be trying out the Plug n’ Play Hub by Securly, which is designed to keep unwanted material from popping up while you and your kids browse the web.  I’m especially excited to use this on YouTube, where some really inappropriate things can appear when we’re trying to look up piano performances of songs for my son’s piano practices!

We’re also trying out a website that provides worksheets and online learning for middle- and high-schoolers called HelpTeaching.  We’re just using it for the first time this week, but it is full of learning opportunities in math, social studies, language arts, science, art and more.

Heirloom Audio Productions, the makers of fabulous historical audio dramas, has just published its newest dramatization, called The Dragon and the Raven, all about how King Alfred saved England from the Danes and helped start a Christian revival in his nation.  So excited about this one!

In our home:

I received a copy of the Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook a couple of weeks ago as well.  I’ve heard about the THM way for a few years but it always seemed a bit overwhelming.  However, this cookbook is full of gorgeous and delicious-sounding recipes.  Can’t wait to make my list and start cooking!

On the blog:

I’m currently hosting a giveaway for the newest PASSION album, Salvation’s Tide Is Rising, featuring Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman, Crowder, and other excellent artists.  This closes on Thursday, January 21, so click over to enter today!

I’m looking forward to sharing more about these homeschool products with you starting later this month.  You’ll be hearing more!

Enjoy!  –Wren

 

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