Thursday, July 31, 2014

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Science is So Cool Giveaway

*This post is brought to you by Academics in a Box.

Science is one of my sons favorite subjects in school. As a mom, especially a homeschooling one, I want to encourage his passions for learning, whatever they might be. Unfortunately, I am not great at science, or at putting together fun experiments for my kids to do. It stresses me out, and there is invariably something that I don't have on hand that is vital to the project. So, usually, we just don't get around to doing those fun things that he loves to do.

I was recently introduced to a monthly box subscription, Groovy Lab in a Box that does it all for me. Everything, including supplies, directions, tests, challenges and more is included, making my job very easy! I love that the stress factor is completely taken out of it. There is no more gathering supplies, searching high and low for the glue sticks, batteries, or tape. That's because if it's required for the experiment - it's in the box!

When I showed this to my kids, they not only squealed with delight, but they thought that I was very cool for bringing this into our home! As for me, I was impressed with the amount of thought and quality that was put into the box. I absolutely loved the fact that it was so easy.

Our box was packed pretty full and packaged separately, to protect everything. It was enough to do not only one experiment, but three! I loved that even the box itself was to be used as a part of the experiment, creating a solar oven. The other experiments were to create a Solar Balloon and a Conductivity Tester. By having three different options, I felt that not only were we given really great value, but that I could veto one of the options, if it didn't feel right for my kids, still leaving fun stuff to do.

At a cost of as little as $23.95 a month, I think it's worth it! Obviously, I wasn't the only one who thought so - they were the winners of a Parent's Choice Silver Honor Award.
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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Welcome to the It Works! Giveaway!

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If you've ever had a baby, you know that unless you are one of those incredibly blessed, rare women, your body does not snap back to the way it was before, contrary to what Hollywood would have us believe. Any time you lose weight, whether because of having a baby or just because you've decided to make a change, it can be tough to get those last few pounds or inches off.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Chocolate and Cherry Brownies

Sometimes, when life hands you lemons, you just need some chocolate! So, chuck the lemons and try these delicious chocolate and cherry brownies that will be sure to be a big hit with everyone in your home!

Monday, July 28, 2014

I Fell Off a Ladder Last Week

If I've been a little M.I.A. this past week, I apologize, but it has been CRAZY! You might have read in an earlier post that Mostly Together Dad and I bought our first house. Well, we have been blessed to have the time to paint and get everything ready in the new house before we move. I have spent the past 3 weeks painting over very dark woodwork (it's a BIG job!).

Last Monday, I sent the older two children outside to play, while the youngest was napping. I was on a 9 foot ladder, painting a dark railing that runs around the top of wall (I think the previous owner was a decorative plate collector). The ladder was directly in front of the the front entrance. My 6 year old, Shari, decided that it would be an excellent time to open the door.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Gowing GMO Free in the Garden

*This post is brought to you by ARK.

Recently, I wrote a series on emergency preparedness. Every area has its own emergency situations, be it tornadoes, extreme weather, flooding, etc. Today, I want to talk to you about another problem. GMO's (genetically modified organisms) have overtaken our nations food.

To ensure that you and your family are eating natural, healthy foods, what better way is there than to grow them yourself? When choosing to grow your own foods, there are several things you will want to consider about the seeds you choose. First, are they GMO free? Are they an heirloom variety? Are they open pollinated?

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Tattling or Telling? Two Questions to Teach Kids

*Today's guest post is brought to you by Leah DeCesare, author of Naked Parenting: 7 Keys to Raising Kids with Confidence

It can be hard for kids to understand if something is tattling or telling. Here is a simple guide to help us teach kids the difference.