Ir5S1IDID8ntz3CTfc4LEVhlmt9Wl3 La Vida Buena: 2013

Friday, November 8, 2013

Wearever Socks Review




The Wearever brand offers comfortable, quality, affordable and stylish apparel solutions for everyday health and wellness concerns. Wearever offers 100% cotton socks for maximum comfort and durability. These socks are appropriate for those with poor circulation or easily irritated skin. These socks are made with 100% cotton and zero elastic or synthetic material. The seamless design of the socks with cushioning improve comfort, reduce binding, and eliminate skin irritation and are really helpful for people with these issues. 
They are by far my new favorite socks. I recieved the high cotton sock and love them under my fall boots. They are breathable and durable. Definitally worth checking out!
You can view all products, by visiting www.WeareverUS.com
Also check out them out on Facebook
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Smitten Cloth Diaper Review


With easy-to-use snap closures, elastic leg openings and a fitted design, these ultra-absorbent cloth diapers are a smart, stylish choice for little ones to sport under a waterproof diaper cover. Not only are they environmentally friendly, but they're thickly woven for softness and durability to suit Baby's needs. A rear pocket opening allows for a prefold to be inserted for maximum absorbency and the fold-out tongue design speeds up drying time. Coming in red, orange, yellow, green and brown, these organically dyed diapers are great for nighttime wear too!

  • Includes five cloth diapers
  • Intended to be worn under a diaper cover
  • Snap closure
  • cotton
  • Machine wash
  • Ethically made in Pakistan
MAny of you know I am a die hard cloth diaper user. Well, usually I use pockets this time around and I do get alot of leaks. I always wanted to turn to fitted diapers with either a wool wrap or even a simple cover. I just could never get my hands on a fitted diaper that I really like. When I recieved the Smitten diaper I was so excited. I got a bright orange color and it was SO SOFT. I threw it in the was for a prepping and was in love. It dried very fast which is a must have. There is a pocket in the rear to add even more absorbancy which for long car rides or overnight is a must have. I recieved a small and its a perfect fit for my 14pd 6 month old. Although I probably should have gotten a medium since that would have lasted alot longer. so far this is my go to night diaper and I really do love its absorbancy.

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Uglee Pen Review



The UGLee Pen, an ergonomic pen, is good for everyone who writes (even just a grocery list), and is especially helpful to people who experience pain and discomfort when writing, for example those with arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, etc., and for all children who are learning to write and are developing fine motor skills. It is also helpful for special-needs children who find holding a pen or pencil properly difficult. And for high-school and college students who have to take copious notes, this pen helps keep hands and fingers from cramping.

This is the most ergonomic pen I have ever tried. I work at a desk and have a pen in my hand all day long. By far, this one is so comfortable! I no longer use the office provided pens and I keep my Uglee pen hidden far from anyones reach. I wish I recieved on in red since thats the color I most use but besides that this is awsome. They have a jelly like grip and my fingers never get tired. 
Like them on Facebook for some more info!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Warmze Bottle Warmer Review






Warmze is the #1 rated travel bottle warmer according to TopTenReviews.com. http://travel-bottle-warmer-review.toptenreviews.com/
One self-heating warmer will conveniently heat several different bottles throughout a day-no boiling water, no metal disk to click, no running to car for car charger, no electricity, no batteries or microwave. In just 30 minutes you will have a perfect tepid bottle (90-104 degrees) the temperature recommended by Pediatricians. It works for breastfeeding moms that pump (thaws frozen milk) as well as those that have to use formula. 
The non-toxic, biodegradable warming wraps are air-activated and last for up to 10 hours or 3-5 bottles per one warmer wrap. The bottlesoc is re-usable and helps keep baby dry by preventing leaks and allowing the large cotton ruffle to wipe dribbles.

I am a breastfeeding mom and I have a stash of frozen milk in the fridge. Recently we left early one morning and I knew my daughter would miss her morning cereal. Well, I was able to use the Warmze to that and warm my frozen breastmilk and she didnt have to miss her feeding. This is a very good product to use for air travel or all day excursions!

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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Educational Toys Planet Alphabet Flash Card Review




Involve your child in the joy of learning the ABC. School Zone Alphabet Flash Cards bring skills such as memory, listening, and movement into each fun-filled lesson. Children will get to know phonics and be able to connect letter sounds with objects: K is for Kite, for example. They will also learn that each letter is a symbol that can be memorized. Offer this colorful world of letters to your child today.  

I got these to review with my up and comming 3 year old. At first she just kinda threw them around the room and looked at them but after me sitting with her teaching her the sounds and the picture and how they all go with the letter she has really begun to enjoy learning time with mommy. These are not like the flash cards you find in the dollar store. They stand up to toddler tantrums and even baby drool!

These are a must have for your aspiring learner. Check out some more awsome products at Educational Toys Planet.


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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

A Conversation with My Mother about Sex, Boys, and How She Married My Dad




This book was written with the hope of encouraging mothers to have conversations with their daughters about topics that are very important but are often difficult to discuss.

After reading it, hopefully daughters will be encouraged to go to their mothers, aunts, or other female relative and ask these sometimes “hard questions” and hopefully, mothers will be encouraged to initiate conversations (even if uncomfortable at first) that will answer these same questions for their daughters.

I felt this was such a well written book. I have an 8 year old daughter and this definitially has shown me a way to start conversations with her. I have been very hesitent to do so, but now am much more confident. I would recommend this book to everyone with growing children,

You can purchase the book at www.neeliapublishing.com or the kindle verson here - http://amzn.com/B002NGO49M

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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Book Revoew : Haven a Stranger Magic




Sam Dalcome thinks he is so completely average that no one ever notices him. Until he discovers a mysterious stranger outside his home. Bewildered, he tries to uncover the stranger’s intentions. But Sam is sidetracked when he and his friend Travis discover a secret passageway deep in the town’s quarry that leads to a hidden cavern. What they uncover next will not only change their lives forever, but will uncover the first clue to a deadly Dalcome family secret. Sam finds himself drawn into a world of mystery and magic he never knew existed, which brings him closer to a destiny he never knew was possible.

HAVEN SERIES: Known as a place of refuge, Haven is a sanctuary for those with supernatural abilities. Decades of peace between the Witches, Vampires, Goblins, Elves, and Orcs is coming to an end. Now the once tranquil world is shrouded in deception and corruption. Dark secrets tear at the very fabric of their alliance giving way to an evil that stirs in the shadows. Exhilarating and utterly gripping, the HAVEN series is an action-packed journey full of suspense, magic, mystery, and intrigue.

This was such an awsome short read. I loved the text, the characters and the whole plot. I can not wait to continue reading the Haven Series!

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Noxicare Natural Pain Relief cream











Noxicare™ Natural Pain Relief is a breakthrough natural, patented pain relief formula that is a proprietary combination of 7 of the world’s most potent natural pain relievers that quickly and effectively alleviate inflammation, muscle aches and nerve pain (burning feet)—with NO known side effects and without a prescription.

I always want to believe in a natural products worknig but alot of times they dont. Let you tell you, my husband suffers from nerve pain in his hads and chronic back pain. We decided to give the cream a try and he honestly could not believe it but it worked. He has been taking the bottle with him everywhere. I have to say a great plus is that is doesnt stink!!!!

Noxicare is giving 2 of my readers a chance to win their own full size bottle! Enter below and good luck!


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Tandem feeding....

NEVER did I ever think i would tandem feed any of my children. Shoot 8 years ago I did not even think I would breastfeed any baby. But I did, and it was wonderful for 2 years. Then I had my son and he weaned himself after about 20 months. Now my 2 year old, nursed all through pregnancy and she is still going!!

I nurse the 4 month old on demand and 2 year old USUALLY just before bed....but do you think thats good enough for her?? NOPE. Adela sleeps better than her.

Has anyone had a 2 year old wanna nurse more frequent at night than a baby? share your stories!

Monday, July 15, 2013

Blue Juppy Baby Walker Momentum Review & Giveaway





Do you have a baby ready to walk? Are you TIRED of bending over to hold their hands to help them along the way? Well now you dont have to! There is now the Juppy.
The Juppy "Momentum" is a solution to a previously recognized but unsolved challenge for parents of babies beginning to walk. Babies strong enough to begin walking but not strong enough to walk alone. The Juppy builds confidence in your baby and teaches balance while you maintain your natural posture, eliminating the grueling task of hunching over while teaching your baby to walk. The Juppy has easily adjustable straps that accommodate your height whether you are 4'11" or 6'11". The Juppy comes standard with soft hand grips that are strategically placed to provide optimum benefit for your hands; a color matched state of the art zipper is located at the rear of The Juppy for the purpose of safety, easy access and exit. You will find two Velcro straps that overlap the back zipper which again shows our commitment to providing you the safest and most practical baby walker on the market. Unlike traditional baby walkers The Juppy is a parent assisted baby walker which eliminates all of the dangers of walkers with wheels. The unique design eliminates the problems associated with similar products for example other parent assisted walkers do not have the crotch piece which is essential in keeping your baby from involuntarily lifting its arms. No more falling down stairs or reaching for dangerous objects because The Juppy requires your assistance at all times- One size fits all (baby weight not to exceed 35lbs). Made from 100% cotton that is machine washable.





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Monday, June 10, 2013

Nookums Paci Plushie Review

How adorable are these Paci Plushies!! I was fortunate enough to recieve a Paci Plushie animal from Nookums to review for all of you to read.
The Paci Plushie comes with its own pacifier, but it is detachable. We use MAM pacifiers in my house and its great that we didnt have to change our style of paci just to use the product. The rubber end just grabs right onto your pacifier.
my 2 year old LOVES her little dog. even when i detach her paci during the day (we are TRYING to wean her from it) she still plays with the dog. Having a Paci Plushie makes finding a pacifier to much easier too!  At night when i am half asleep and groggy, i dont have to search so hard, i just feel for the dog and we got it :)
My only gripe was that they didnt fit the newborn MAM pacifier well. I think the top to the newborn sized paci was just too small and her paci plushie would just pop right off. Thats okay though, as she grows she will be able to use it.
We also recieved a Paci Chillies to try out. I can not WAIT for my 2 month old to start teething and to use this. I mean no one likes to hold onto something ice cold, now she can hold her paci plushie and use the teething chilled ice pack. It also doubles to make those bumps and bruises all better! We have used it as an ice pack already too!
Over All these are great adorable products. They have a whole line of profucts to choose from. I think my 2 year old could use a Lovie which has lavender scent to help calm those who need it.
Everyone needs to go over to Nookums and check out their products. These will make great baby shower gifts, new baby presents, and just a simple beacause i love you gift for your own little one.









I received product in compensation for this review. all thoughts and opinions are my own

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Mother's Day- What I Want

It's funny, as I read through the many mommy blogs that I usually enjoy, I find myself bothered and turned off. See Mother's Day is approaching, a special day for us mothers, a day we can celebrate because of our amazing children.
Many mommy blogger are posting with what they want-
- day without wiping an ass -

One day your child will wipe yours!

- day to hang out with girlfriend and get drunk on laughter and bloody
My children and their laughter is better than any girlfriend or drink

Breakfast cooked for them - in someone else's kitchen
Sorry but some of my best memories are made in my own kitchen!

I could go on but what's the point. I'll share what I WANT for Mother's Day

1. I want to know my children are happy, and for them to stay happy
2. I want them to be healthy, and to enjoy being healthy
3. I want them to feel secure secure In who they are and who they become
4. I want to know I am raising confident kids who won't step down for anyone
5. I want to know I am raising compassionate careing children who will always be willing to help
6. I want my children to be well rounded human beings, educated in more than one thing
7. I want my children to not be scared of trying new things, and even failing at them
8. I want my children to make mistakes and learn from th
9 I want my children to make memories with each other, siblings will be your best friend for life
10. I want my children to know How much I love them, how much they mean to me. I want them to know how much I appreciate them for making me the mom I am today.

I don't want to spends Mother's Day at the spa, or getting my hair done, I want to spend Mother's Day with my children and my husband, making another memory together. After all it's my day that I can celebrate because of them

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Homeschooling joy

Now that the weather is nicer homeschooling is really having its perks. School work outside, longer days for the kids to play like kids, special trips to the park, swim lessons at noon and the list goes on!!! Did I mention bonding with their little sisters?? I look at all the time they wouldn't be spending together if they were in school. Truly special these kids!!! I feel so blessed

Monday, April 22, 2013

Makes me proud

My dear son makes me so proud. Not only is he home all day with 3 girls, but he really steps up as a big brother. He is always watching out for the 2 year old Cecilia. He is always there even telling his big sister not to do things that are dangerous. Now he sits with open arms day and night wanting to hold Adela. He begged me to pump just so he could give her a bottle. It was so sweet and he was so proud! I'm so glad I have just the one boy, there is something special about a son that I can not even explain. He won my heart in his own way. I try my best to raise a strong confident boy but time will only tell.

Monday, April 15, 2013

2 weeks of a gassy baby

Not sure where this post is going. Hopefully one of my readers could help. I have a baby that's suffering from really painful gas. She is exclusively breastfead. I mean I cut out the gassy foods, i have tried the gas drops, so bicycle kicks and nothing helps.
Anyone have some alternative methods. I've read to try gripe water??? I've read to cut dairy oit??? Can't imagine that!!!
This is the 4th baby and so far my most difficult!!!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Adela Kendall Birth Story


Ill try to keep this to the point 
My toddler was hospitalized on her 2 year birthday with an "unknown" illness. I was 37 weeks. We were transfered to a children's hospital, she had spinal taps, cat scans, there was brain tumor scares, lethargic toddler who couldn't wake up, couldnt go to the bathroom, couldn't walk....so much was happening in that week i am surprised i didn't go into labor then. It was an emotional roller coaster. all in all, SHE IS FINE!!!!!


We came home on a Sunday night and everything was great. We had our toddler back. I went to the Dr on Monday and was 2cm 60%. Everything was wonderful and calm again. I took my older 2 to soccer camp all week. I came down with a killer stomach virus and it was so not fun. I tried to eat, but the cramping was horrible. I made sure to keep my fluid intake up, but still it was horrible gas pains and diahrea. sorry TMI


On Friday I woke up with some real deal contractions, down in my pelvis. They weren't terrible, but I KNEW that this was the day. It was just that gut feeling that lets you know, your having a baby today. I "prepared" the house as if I was not comming home. Left the kids easter things where DH could easily get to, made sure all dishes were washed, packed the older 3 an overnight bag and put the alarm on. Off to soccer camp.
I sat it the car for those 6 hours of camp with my 2 year old. I was contracting every 20-30 mins. Then every 15-20 mins. I couldn't eat still from the stomach virus but drank at least 5 bottles of water in that time. 


I called DH can told him today was the day. it was happening but I needed to get walking or it wouldn't be happening. SO after camp we went to DH work and I dropped DS off. They were comming about every 7 mins and painful. I took the 2 girls to Target and WALKED. Yep, drank water and contracted there every 5 mins apart. GOOD TIME! lol. after target DH was still working so My SIL and her family took me and the kids to applebees. by the time we were there I was contracting every 3-5 mins and it was even more painful, but bearable. I called DH from Applebees and said its time, he had to come get me. (My kids were going to my SIL house anyways, so she drove my car and her DH drove her kids in their car)


We got to the hospital around 7pm. I got in the horrible bed and continued to contract every 3-5 mins but just breathed through them, never made a sound or a fuss. after "I HAD THIS"
the nurse told me baby was a little too sleeping and needed to give me an IV with sugar water. This was all because I hadn't eaten all day and was dehydrated. OOPS!
I requested a "suite" so i could labor in the jacuzzi. They transferd me there. After the IV baby perked up and I got the okay to get in the tub. After the fluids my contractions were more like 7 mins apart. i got in the Jacuzzi at 9pm exactly. The Jacuzzi felt great. I remember how much I loved it with my previous birth. The hospital only allows 30 mins in and then back to monitor for 30 mins. So after i relaxed for 30 mins In the HOT water knowing each contraction took me that much closer to meeting my last baby. 
When my time was up i stood up to get out and suddenly felt them coming one after another. still i never made a sound just handled each one as it came. I got in the bed and the dr came in to check me real quick before she went to do a C-section. 


I was a stretchy 9 with bulging waters. i looked at DH and said "its go time" She knew she was going to deliver me first. She had the hardest time breaking my water but it was eventually broke. this was at 9:45.
I began pushing and that's the only time i verablized anything. Got the head halfway out and the dr had me HOLD so i could stretch naturally. i remember saying JUST GET HER OUT! head was out, pushed out the shoulders and felt the rest glide right. out. AMAZING! 


March 29, 2013
9:51 pm Adela Kendall was born. 6 pounds 12 ounces19 inches





Thursday, February 14, 2013

Loreal ParisMagic B.B. Cream


About L'Oréal Paris Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream: This product gives the sheer coverage needed to create a natural bare skin finish, while delivering built-in skincare benefits. With four beautifying actions, this all-in-one innovation primes and smooths, perfects to hide flaws, hydrates all-day, and corrects and evens skin. The product is infused with skincare ingredients like Panthenol, Vitamin E and Glycerin for 24-hour moisturization.
To apply, simply dot on and blend with fingertips. Self-adjusting beads will instantly transform and blend to your skin tone.
L'Oréal Paris Magic BB Cream retails for $10.95 for 1 fl oz. It is available in four shades and is sold at mass food and drug retailers nationwide. Click here to find out more.

Now I have to say this is going to be a staple product that I will not go without! I have never used this "magical" cream before and I LOVE IT. I can use it alone or with other makeup. It leaves my face so fresh looking. My pours are closed, and i look revitalized. I love how it hides the small wrinkles I've begun to get and just leaves me all over clean slate looking. This is Def something you all should try!



I received a complimentary product from SheSpeaks/L'Oréal to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own

Thursday, January 31, 2013

My silly toddler


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Saturday, January 26, 2013

HomeSchool Check in - our week 2

Another wonderful week as homeschoolers!!! Here's the rundown

Bella - flying through CLE math 202 and LA 202. not sure if i should just have her take the test in these and move onto 203 light units. I mean this is ALL review and if its new she gets it right away.....
       geography and citizenship is moving right along. She loves learning about the statue of liberty and the flag and everything that goes with it. I cant wait till we go to the statue this spring/summer, since last year it was closed when we went.
     Her cursive is so natural and she is just "getting it"
        gymnastics her first competition is going to be March 3. She is excited and nervous all in one. i mean the girl JUST started taking rec classes 6 months ago and just blew through them and is now going to compete level 2.





Lorenzo - We are up to lesson 12 in CLE math 102. I slowed down now that we are doing place value so he really has a good grip on math. He is natural in it, but I want to make sure everything is set in his brain. besides he is 5, whats the point of rushing!
       in OPGTR he is up to lesson 47. I spent Thursday and Friday making sentences as review from all the blends he has been learning. We will move on to the next lesson on Monday. Again I am not rushing through this, I think its important for us to move at his pace
       



 AAS we are up to step  8. Super easy for him as its just the short vowel spelling. We start blends soon and that will be "newer"

We started to work on our Elemental Science this week. All about plants. Bella LOVE LOVE LOVE making the lap book. We are working through it fast as she is interested and engaged in the lap book. This is a great science for k-3, its light yet concrete. Also if you have a crafty child like mine, its prefect. I look forward to more of these science lap books when this one is complete!






In Art the kids made Winter Tree Water Resist pictures. They loved the final outcome of these!



Thursday, January 24, 2013

morning star burgers





I never  thought I would be excited over a spicy black bean burger! these morning star burgers have so much flavor packed into every bite. I made mine with a spicy cilantro mayo to top it! so good you have  to try!!!!

NEW YEAR, NEW YOU, BETTER-FOR-YOU BURGERS

The theme of 2013 is options. You don’t have to settle for less-than-healthy beef burgers, and you certainly don’t have to settle for any old veggie burger. With MorningStar Farms®, eating meatless can be fresh and magical, and here’s a sample of how:

MORNINGSTAR FARMS® SPICY BLACK BEAN BURGERS

With black beans, roasted corn, brown rice, and chili peppers, these burgers definitely have a whoa-that-was-good-now-give-me-some-more kick to them.
  • 120 calories, 4g fiber, 11g protein and 73% less fat*
*MorningStar Farms® Spicy Black Bean Burger (67g) contains 4g fat per serving, compared with regular ground beef (67g) containing 15g fat per serving.

MORNINGSTAR FARMS® GARDEN VEGGIE PATTIES™

A yummy, hearty blend of mushrooms, water chestnuts, onion, carrots, green and red bell peppers, black olives, brown rice and rolled oats.
  • 110 calories, 3g fiber, 10g protein and 74% less fat*
*MorningStar Farms® Garden Veggie Patties™ Veggie Burgers (67g) contain 3.5g fat per serving, compared with regular ground beef (67g) containing 15g fat per serving.

MORNINGSTAR FARMS® TOMATO & BASIL PIZZA BURGERS

Not only is this Italian-inspired veggie burger filled with onion, mushrooms, tomatoes and red peppers, it also has … wait for it … mozzarella and provolone cheese inside.
  • 120 calories, 3g fiber, 10g protein, 61% less fat*
*MorningStar Farms® Tomato & Basil Pizza Burgers (67g) contain 6g fat per serving, compared with regular ground beef (67g) containing 15g fat per serving.

MORNINGSTAR FARMS® GRILLERS® ORIGINAL

Every bite of this meatless masterpiece is chock-full of classic burger flavor.
  • 130 calories, 15g protein, 57% less fat*
*MorningStar Farms® Grillers® Original (64g) contain 6g fat per serving, compared with regular ground beef (64g) containing 14g fat per serving.

MORNINGSTAR FARMS® GRILLERS PRIME® VEGGIE BURGERS

It's savory, a little smoky, best grilled and served on a bun, then topped with whatever makes your mouth water.
  • 170 calories, 17g protein, 39% less fat*
*MorningStar Farms® Grillers Prime® Veggie Burgers (71g) contain 9g fat per serving, compared with regular ground beef (71g) containing 15g fat per serving.

MORNINGSTAR FARMS® MUSHROOM LOVER’S BURGER

This burger balances button and portabella mushrooms with hints of onion, sweet red pepper and garlic perfectly.
  • 110 calories, 7g protein, 59% less fat*
*MorningStar Farms® Mushroom Lover's Burgers (64g) contain 6g fat per serving, compared with regular ground beef (64g) containing 14g fat per serving.



bzzagent provided me with the bzzkit. the review is my own

Friday, January 18, 2013

Homeschool Week Review (our first yet)

WHAT AN AMAZING WEEK THIS HAS BEEN!

I could not shout it louder or say it more. THIS is what I want.

Belle is such a start student. I have to admit, not a problem given. She thrives to learn, its in her blood. We are doubling up lessons in CLE math and CLE Language arts since alot of it is review. Although she never learned what a fraction was such as 1/4 or 2/3 that was new to her. Of course she understood the concept so fast and we moved on. She took a spelling quiz and of course got 100%. I decided to give her the CLE test for both math and LA for 201 and she got 100 on both so we are moving ahead to light unit 102.






In geography she is learning more and more about the different maps and keys to a map. She understands direction and which way she has to go to get somewhere.

Her newest learning is cursive. She has been ITCHING to learn and now that she was home with me I figured why not. She LOVES it and practices all day. We don't have anything specific for now to learn on and I have a feeling we wont need anything, she is picking up quick.....




Lorenzo is well, a 5 year old boy. I understand WHY so much "coloring" is done is PS kindy now, ..... the attention span is SHORT! But, he is doing amazing. We are up to lesson 42 in OPGTR and he is decoding beautifully. Its funny how different kids learn to read, Belle would sound out the words out loud where he sounds them out in his head and then says them.
I have started writing the sentences on a white board from OPGTR and that really makes a difference. To see them bigger I think helps alot. He leared about -ck endings and beginning blends.
I'm trying to speed math up for him. We are doing CLE1, and doing 2 lessons a day. He already has these beginning math facts memorized, and writes his numbers so neat. I have a feeling he is going to be a math kinda kid. Doing 2 lessons a day is alot in CLE, there is alot of writing but we are getting done and once new concepts are taught we will drop it down to just 1.
AAS he completed step 5. I love AAS. I really think it helps with the reading too. Its quick and painless and gets done. plus the whiteboard.....the kids love that thing :)
His handwriting isn't horrendous so I only make him do a page from HWOT.  I might drop HWOT once I get the ETC workbooks for him....




We SLOWLY started SOTW but I am going to be making the lap book for it with them. I'm waiting for my laminater to arrive for us to REALLY start :) This coming week we will be starting Elemental Science Lap book for Plants. I am so excited!

We have been using out library to the fullest. The kids went for art 2 times this week. Their favorite was pillow making.

























They also read to Millie a special dog that lays there and lets the kids read to her...I guess its suppose to build their confidence.

I have yet to find a groove for little miss toddler. I mean 21 months is a rocket age. She is such an awesome kid. For now there is alot of leapfrog movies on for her during school time. Then there is her siblings playing. I need to get moving on making some Busy Bags for her...I do feel like they wont keep her busy for long though!

Today we are meeting another local homeschooling mom and her kids for lunch. I look forward to connecting with someone from the area that home schools!

As for me. I am beat. There is alot of mental exhaustion that I don't think people realize from homeschooling. The preparing, and grading, the entertaining a toddler and then on top of all that the regular SAHM duties such as cleaning cooking ect. This is a whole other post coming this week!