April 23, 2017

4 Top Educational Apps for your next Road Trip!

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Are you planning a road trip this summer?  I love road trips, but my kids are not always as thrilled with the long drives.  As they have gotten older, we have started to allow them to use devices in the car to make the trip a little bit smoother now that they no longer automatically fall asleep as soon as we leave the driveway.  I really encourage them to use fun apps and games that also give them a learning experience.

4 Top Educational Apps for your Next Road Trip

I am pleased to see that there are so many fun and educational apps out there available now!  We use many of these in our daily homeschool routine, they get screen time, they are still learning, and I get a bit of a break in the day – win-win-win!

April 17, 2017

5 Books I want to Read Now and You Should Too!

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I have an immense love of books – I love story.  I love to get lost in someone’s story, and because of that I almost always have a running list of books that I want to read.  I don’t always have a ton of time to read, but one of my goals this year is to complete my 100 books read challenge, and because of that I have made it a priority. 

It is amazing what you can accomplish when you make something a priority (this works for all things, not just reading!).  I am spending less time scrolling through Facebook, and more time pulling up a book on my kindle

I try to utilize the library app for my local library on my iPhone for a lot of reading, as well as a subscription to kindle unlimited.  But, when there is a book that I really want to read, I most often buy it – I am a little impatient when it comes to reading new books.  The convenience of it being delivered to my phone and kindle on the day it is released is something I love.

5 Books I Want to Read Now and You Should Too!




April 5, 2017

A Year Without Internet - Is it Possible?

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I have been a bit MIA lately from this space of mine.  When I look at my word of the year – margin – I can see why.  I have been taking the time I need to recover from what seems like a constant state of overwhelming crazy.  When I think about margin, I often think about books, and how I want to read more of them.  Then a couple weeks ago I heard about a new book that I wanted to read – What Falls from the Sky.

The premise of this book is that a woman decided that she was too fully entwined with the digital world, and decided that she would instead take a year off the internet – yes, an entire year, no internet (in fact she didn’t even use a debit/credit card during this time).

A Year Without the Internet - Is that Even Possible?