Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Foul Language in Movies

Very powerful video. Who would have thought that one little "damn" would lead to this...

Friday, July 18, 2014

Friday Funny--Word Crimes

We love Weird Al Yankovic! This week he's been releasing a new video everyday. I wanted to share this one. Hubby has determined that it will be the theme for our grammar lessons this year!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Review--Callie's Contest of Courage

According to mija, if you want your tweenish girl to read something that "keeps her on the edge if her seat," then she suggest Callie's Contest of Courage by Jan May.
Unlike many books on the market for this age group, this book had a spiritual depth and a moral high. Jan May shared, "Our company, New Millennium Girl Books, was birthed from a desire to write fun and engaging books for girls that would encourage vibrant faith and build Christian character," and I think they succeed. 

I was very happy to mija read this book because it shows a girl struggling and maturing through real-life issues. I appreciated seeing an eleven year old girl is still a girl and yet shows hits of growing into a godly young woman instead if just turning into a teenager. This book also offers a strong patriotic theme which is refreshing.

Here is a little about the author, Jan May, from the site.
New Millennium Girl Books Author-homeschool writing booksJan May is homeschool publisher, author and. freelance writer and contributor to The Old Schoolhouse , Thriving Family and Clubhouse Jr. Magazines. She is also veteran homeschool mother of two. With over 20 years of teaching experience, her love for creative writing and her passion for well-educated children with godly character have formed the content of these books. 

Callie is the second book in the series. New Millennium Girls Books also offers a writing curriculum based on the first book. It is a twelve week writing curriculum that has a main instruction book and an accompanying paper doll and craft book, where the student creates the character they are writing about and designs her clothing.

Back to Callie's Contest of Courage, one last thing I really like about the book is the use of Scripture throughout. It was not just obligatory Bible verses because it is supposed to be a Christian but the characters actually apply the scriptures in real-life circumstances. The one thing I would add to the book is a list in the back of the book listing of all the Bible verses used in addition to all the other additional resources already provided.

Visit the New Millennium Girls Books website for more information. 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

A Young Living Testimony about Lavender and a 2nd degree burn

Last week I posted about using peppermint essential oil.

Today, I just read this article from Connie of Smockity Frocks about using Young Living lavender essential oil for a second degree burns!

The Day My Baby Was Burned by Ramen Noodles

If you follow me on Instagram and Facebook, you know that my 4 year old, Peyton, was severely burned 2 weeks ago by a bowl of Ramen noodles.
I had set the bowl on the counter in front of her, just like I had done a hundred times before. But this time, for whatever reason, she decided to get down from her stool at the counter before she had even started to eat.
I saw it all happening in slow motion. As she grabbed the counter to let her little feet reach the floor, her fingertips tipped the edge of the bowl.
Since she was below the bowl, already off the stool and on the floor, the entire contents poured onto her shoulder.
And since Ramen noodles are so sticky, they draped over her back and chest. And clung there in a steaming mass.
She shrieked a tormented scream.
Read the rest HERE.
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