An Exciting Week At Our House

Many exciting things happened this week and I wanted to share them all with you.

LAST WEEKEND – Moses turned 9 last week. Wow! Where did the time go? He got a microscope on his actual birthday and then we had a family party with the cousins on the weekend.

LAST WEEKEND – My wonderful husband had a birthday last week too. We also celebrated his birthday on the weekend at the big family party.

SUNDAY – My brand new site Marketplace Mommies went live last Sunday. We had an amazing 900 page views on our first day. Come on over and visit.

MONDAY – We  started our first day of our new school materials. We completed our Bible Lessons. You can read more about Our Homeschool Plans. Let me just say that we all love the new materials and just wish there were more hours in the day. The month of August is for figuring out a schedule and trying to iron out any glitches.

TUESDAY – We started our second day of school. We completed Bible and Math.

WEDNESDAY – We started our third day of school. Malachi completed Bible, Math, English, and Reading. Moses completed Bible and Math. Elisha completed Bible and Math. This was it for school this week. We are schooling roughly 3 days a week for August.

WEDNESDAY – This was my day at the MOB (Mother’s of Boys Society) and I wrote a post called, “For the love of Battle” about my six year old son.

THURSDAY – This was my day at The Homeschool Classroom where I wrote about Fire Safety.

SATURDAY – This day will be our 11th Wedding Anniversary. It has been an incredible 11 years. I can’t believe it has been that long already (but we have 5 children to prove it).

I am linking up this post with the Weekly Wrap-up over at Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers.

I am also linking up this post with this week’s Friday Fails because I failed to mention all these awesome things in the moment when they were happening.

What happened this week at your house?

Guess What Came In The Mail?

The big boys were gathered around the table listening intently to daddy read from the new book that came in the mail. Their eyes were wide and their ears were perked. Daddy read from the special book for a little while and then he did an object lesson.

The special book that Daddy was reading from was the Hands-on-Bible. The reading was from John chapter 1 and the object lesson was included right there on the page following the scripture reading.

I contribute at the MOB (not that MOB, The Mothers of Boys Society). When we were asked if we wanted to review the Hands-on-Bible, I was really excited. I have five children and we homeschool, so of course I was excited to have a chance to review this Bible.

The Hands-on-Bible has a colorful cover and is very appealing to the kids. My ten year old snatched it up and snuck away for an afternoon of Bible reading (I thought that was really cool). The other boys keep trying to borrow it claim it, but I told them they would have to wait until I finished my review.

At the beginning of each book of this Bible there is a fun two page summary including a time line. There are maps and a concordance at the very back. There are fun activities (with instructions and pictures right there) through all of the different books to help your children learn the various concepts presented as they read the scriptures. It is like having a Sunday School right there in your Bible. This would be perfect for Sunday School Teachers or anyone teaching a Bible class for kids. It is, or course, loads of fun and a great resource for mamas who are homeschooling or spending their days with lots of children.

Read more about the Hands-on-Bible from Tyndale and even view samples.

Enter the contest (CLICK RIGHT HERE) for the chance to win one of three great prize packages including:

  • A gift card for 12 family pizza dinners
  • Two hardcover Hands-On Bibles
  • If you’ve already purchased one or two, we’ll give you a refund!
  • Hands-On Bible Curriculum for your church (one age level of your choice) and
  • All three What’s In the Bible? DVDs.

You can visit and join the website, My Hands-On-Bible.

You can visit and join the Hands-on-Bible Facebook Group.

I received a copy of this book free of charge for the purposes of conducting this review from Tyndale House. The ideas and opinions expressed in this review are my own. To see what the rest of the MOB has to say, visit The MOB Society.

My Day At The MOB

Today is my day at the MOB.

Do you know what the MOB is?

The Mothers of Boys Society!

I am a mother of many boys and one princess. We have four boys (10, 8, 6, and 2) and one little girl who is 2. The youngest two are twins. It is my privilege to be able to write a monthly article about my boys for The Mob Society.

If you are a mother of boys, then I would highly encourage you to visit the mob. The posts are full of encouragement and often times, humor. It is a blessing to read articles by other mothers (and one dad) of boys.

Today is my day at the MOB.  You can read my article, Lead By Example, and you can enter the giveaway for a CD from Slugs and Bugs.

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