Monday, April 20, 2009

The Old SchoolHouse Review

The Old Schoolhouse has so many e-books available. This is actually my first e-book I have downloaded and let was easy and simple to do.

I am very excited to be able to review The Old Schoolhouse newest E-Book Homework.

As a parent new to home schooling this year I have many questions and sometimes you feel like an outcast and don't know what to do. I get a lot of different views from people I meet. Some are how hard can it be? You stay home and teach your kids. Big Deal! Well it is a big deal and it is hard work and sometimes it is frustrating and somethings it is so rewarding.

I have found this book to be a collage of all emotions. I have laughed and cried reading these other mom's stories. They talk about the ups and downs of working from home some making a ton of money while others struggle to support the family. And how sometimes it can be a smooth adventure while other times its rocky:) I have found I have related to each in a different way.

I really like all the stories these mom share about having a home-based business and homeschool their children. And how they juggle both.

One of my favorite chapters is organization. That is something I have not learned how to do completely this year. I try to get everything done in the house and school work and company reviews and giveaways and sometimes I need more hours in my day. I found this chapter to be helpful and helping me organize and prioritize.

Overall this is a great book. I have found it very encouraging and also made me feel I am not alone in the home school world :) It has wonderful stories of mom's doing it all. Working from home, staying organized, schooling their children. ~This is a must read!

Check it out
http://www.theoldschoolhousestore.com/
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Another E-Book I got to review is a Wee-book and all of these books are always $1.95 or less!
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Beating the Summertime Blues by Kim Kautzer
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Well getting from Easter to summer breaks seems like it takes forever! We have a goal, a goal that will take us to a certain amount of lessons then we end our school year.
It seems like it will take all year :)
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So I started reading and this caught my eye!

“I don’t care what the teacher’s guide says—on June 14,
we’re DONE.”
OK now I'm intrigued! :) One of her first topic she talks about is a "Mom Time" Making mom happy and unwinding. After reading this now I have it in print to show hubby. Well all joking aside this can be so important to better nurture you kids and she really hits it well.
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She covers so many great and refreshing ideas to do with your kids in the summer to make things fun. But also keeps the learning their. She also coves keeping a routine which I feel is very important. And also keeping a journal for creative writing.
This was great timing for me to read this. It has helped me get some great ideas for an educational summer.

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