Blue Sky Home Series Giveaway @ Girl Gone Mom

Blue Sky Home Series is a series of calendars, planners, and binders. Girl Gone Mom has a great back to school giveaway which includes about 6 items in the Blue Sky Series. If you are like me I love calendars and planners and as a busy mom I need something to help keep my life in order. For your chance to win this giveaway go to Girl Gone Mom.

GREAT Educational Insights Giveaway @ ABCD Diaries

ABCD Diaries has a great giveaway from Educational Insights just in time for Back to School. The giveaway includes a few products, it includes Math Slam Game, Hot Dots, 48 pcs Microscope Set, and GeoSafari® Dino Digs Velociraptors. If you would like a chance to win this http://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifset so to ABCD Diaries.


Hurricane Irene go AWAY

First a Earthquake then a Hurricane, what is happening??
Earlier this week in NC we had a Earthquake, which is very rare for us now we are dealing with a Cat 3 Hurricane.
The last hurricane that I remember well was 1996 Hurricane Fran. This one came right across us but thankfully Irene isnt suppose to do that. After Fran we didnt have power for about a week. We now have 2 generators but we still will not have air condition which is what is the worse out of not having power. I hope it doesnt come to that.
I will be praying for our coastal residents and anyone else that will be affected by this HUGE hurricane.

For more information on Hurricane Irene go to the Weather Channel


Why Can't You R-E-S-P-E-C-T my Decision

It's that time of year again, Back To School- shopping for new supplies and clothes and signing up for classes. Our family, I would say is lucky and do not have to deal with getting new clothes, signing up, school list, orientation or conferences. We do however have to deal with the people that seem to think what they think is right has to be right for everyone. This week alone about 4 people have ask my son what school he is going to, usually during the year we may get 1 or 2 a month. He always says, " I am in homeschool." Then the look happens and if it is a Public School employee that look could probably kill and then they just kinda walk away.

I can not for the life of me figure out why Public School (PS) employees feel the way they do about homeschoolers. I would think that they would support the fact that a parent is active in their child's education. Isn't that what they want from us when our child is in PS? What I think PS employees need to understand that most families that homeschool do it because it is what is best for their child and the PS had no influence on that decision. Homeschoolers have to deal with not doing the norm all the time and I think that is ridiculous. I like to teach my children NOT to follow, make your own decision. I have had issues with discrimination BECAUSE we homeschool which is sad. This has come from just your average person all the way up to the White House. (though most are supportive even some bloggers have done this)

I wish everyone would look at the BIG picture. In 15 years my kids will be in their 20's and I don't think it is going to matter that they were homeschooled. They get a great education and actually do not have alot of the stress that goes with PS. We are not living in a deserted, wooded area surrounded by only trees so they see and talk to people everyday so I expect they will be very social (if thats your worry). So why can't everyone respect the decisions that more and more families are making. After all we are working for the same thing, a better future.


Outnumbered 3 to 1: Summer Fun - RIDEMAKERZ Disney Pixar Cars 2 Hot Ro...

Outnumbered 3 to 1: Summer Fun - RIDEMAKERZ Disney Pixar Cars 2 Hot Ro...: Summer has finally arrived and we couldn't be more excited! The weather's nice and lots of fun is to be had. That's why we're celebrating t...

Another great giveaway to tell you about, click above for your chance.

Outnumbered 3 to 1: Summer Fun - Rock 'N Learn Phonics Easy Reader App...

Outnumbered 3 to 1: Summer Fun - Rock 'N Learn Phonics Easy Reader App...: Summer has finally arrived and we couldn't be more excited! The weather's nice and lots of fun is to be had.

Click on the link above to go straight to the giveaway. We love Rock N Learn and if you have a visual learner at your house you could really benefit for all of their DVDs. They also have CD for the auditory learners. My kids love music and they incorporate music and learning into one. We also have a iPad and love the app. I don't think your will be disappointed.



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Back to School Microsoft Office 2010 Giveaway

Our Ordinary Life is giving away a copy of Microsoft Office 2010 to two of her readers, one for PC and one for Mac. This would be so great for any student. Microsoft Office has so many great features to make school, office or home work easier.
If you want a chance to win one go to Our Ordinary Life and enter.




Back To School Contest

The 3rd Annual Back To School Contest is going on at SmartKnits Kids.
1 Grand Prize worth over $400 will be awarded.
Ends August 15.

Enter at SmartKnitsKids