Tuesday, July 17, 2018

How Children Learn with Board Games- FREE PDF


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How Children Learn with Board Game - FREE PDF from Curclick



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Monday, July 16, 2018

Gymboree New Changes #MadeYouSmile


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Gymboree clothing for children is changing up their look and their overall feel of their children's clothing line. Starting today, it’s time to say hello to the all-new Gymboree! Gymboree has totally reimagined their brand and has a goal to make you smile. They asked moms and families what they wanted most for their children's clothing, and they changed things up to deliver those desires to you. Gymboree wants to make you smile. They are making all of these changes for you. 

I am sure you are asking the same thing I did, "What exactly is new?"

The answer to your question as well as mine is EVERYTHING! However, Gymboree has a fresh take on style which is especially exciting. They are using kid sense combined with a modern sense of style. You can mix and match the new pieces which give children the excitement of creating their own looks. Gymboree pays attention to the detail in each piece and adds comfort and softness as well. They want to be known for high-quality clothing once again. Their children's jeans are the best ever as they are super comfortable, soft, and durable. 
 Gymboree does not forget baby either. They have cozy, comfy fabrics with more neutrals and modern details for that sweet baby in your life. Gymboree wants to make you smile, and has made all of these changes for YOU! The style, versatility, and quality of the new Gymboree clothing make these clothes a perfect fit for back to school for your children and mine. Also when you purchase online remember Free shipping Over $50 + Free Returns at Gymboree

With the #MadeYouSmile from Gymboree, I decided to ask each of my children what makes each of them smile. I was amazed at how different the answers were. However, I was not surprised at the answers for the most part. 
Gwynna age 5: Ice Cream
Amelia age 7: Her pet bunnies
Wyatt age 9: Mommy
Calla age 11: Watching movies with the Family
Blythe age 12: Hanging out with Friends
Chandler age 14: His horse Susie
Michaela age 15: Writing in her Journal
Timmy age 17: His truck

Those are some of the things which make my children smile. What makes you and your family smile? For me, the happiness of my family makes me smile. There are also other things such as a nicely growing garden or the new animals on our farm. My children make me smile with all of their different stories and the things they do each day.  My husband says my smile makes him smile which makes me want to smile even more! Research has proven smiles are contagious! Keep on smiling and spreading the smiles to everyone you know. 

If Gymboree makes you or your family smile or made your family smile, please let me know. I will also love to hear from each of you as to what makes you smile whether it is Gymboree, your family, your pets, your church, etc. 

#MadeYouSmile






This week we are in bible school again in the evenings and will have our suppers at church. Breakfast will be simple as will lunch. We are starting to have produce from the garden, so that will be an added bonus to our meals this week. The blackberries have all dried up, so no fresh fruit this week from the farm, but we should have some apples and peaches soon.


Monday, July 9, 2018

Monday Menu from The Farm


Here is this week's menu from the farm. My husband still does not have a job, and we are not harvesting much from the garden. Therefore, we are relying on what we have in our pantry as well as what others give us for our meal plans. God continues to provide and so far no one is going hungry! We have bible school this week at church, so supper will be provided every night by the church. 

MONDAY
Breakfast- Oatmeal, bacon, blackberries
Lunch- Sandwiches, chips, salsa, baby carrots
Supper- Bible School at Church
TUESDAY
Breakfast- Grits, Sausage, blackberries
Lunch- Spaghetti
Supper-Bible School at Church
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast- Pancakes, sausage
Lunch- Leftover Spaghetti
Supper-Bible School at Church
THURSDAY
Breakfast- Applesauce Oatmeal Muffins
Lunch- Pulled Pork, baked beans, macaroni and cheese
Supper-Bible School at Church
FRIDAY
Breakfast- Biscuits and Gravy
Lunch- Leftovers from Thursday Lunch
Supper-Bible School at Church
SATURDAY
Breakfast- Granola and Goat Milk
Lunch- Cheese Tortillas, baby carrots, celery, cucumber
Supper- Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, green beans
SUNDAY
Breakfast- Blackberry Breakfast Cobbler, bacon
Lunch- Stir-Fry, Rice
Supper-Bible School at Church

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Favorite Articles of the Week


Below are links to some of my favorite articles I have been reading online this week. What are some of your favorite articles you have read this week?







Grammarly- Better Than Spell Check


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My children and I love Grammarly! It is the World's Best Automated Proofreader! It is better than spell check and well worth the price especially if you are writing a lot of essays. I love having it for my homeschoolers. My two eldest who are now in college love it for their papers. Not only does it spell check, but it also helps them get their sentences in a proper grammatic format as well as gives them alternative words to make their writing more appealing and more diverse. I believe whether you homeschool or not, you will enjoy Grammarly. There is a paid subscription, but also you can download the free version and try it out. Let me know if you and your family use Grammarly and what you think about it!