Friday, September 30, 2016

Take the Bible Challenge with Odyssey Adventure Club

How much do you know about the Bible and its influence on our culture, history–and the whole world? Focus on the Family and Bring Your Bible have teamed up to create a quiz to test how much you and your kids know about the Bible. Take the quiz to find out!

Don't forget to mark your calendars to celebrate religious freedom with other students across the U.S. on October 6—Bring Your Bible to School Day! Students from kindergarten to college will be bringing their Bibles to school and sharing God with their friends in just a few short weeks. Sign up to be a part of the movement to protect religious freedom for future generations.

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By signing up, you’ll receive a free guide with tips, downloadable posters, sticker and T-shirt designs, information on your legal rights, and other fun, interactive activities.

You’ll also be automatically entered for a chance to win a free trip for four to hear the Newsboys, an award-winning Christian music band, in Dallas!

Plus Bring Your Bible to School Comes to Adventures in Odyssey

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Getting used to a new school isn’t easy, especially for someone as paranoid as Buddy Norman. In “A Predicament of Biblical Proportions” he envisions wacky worst-case encounters with townsfolk who seem like mobsters, snoops and fairy-tale tyrants—until he gets to know them. He’s also a little confused about Bring Your Bible to School Day. What’s it about? Should he participate? See Odyssey through Buddy’s eyes in this witty celebration of religious freedom.

Listen to this story through a two-week trial only on the Odyssey Adventure Club.
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Lego Fest 2016 Kansas City

If you ever get the chance to go to a Lego Fest it is SO much fun. I was able to go to the Kansas City fest a few months ago and we had a blast. I had two tickets to give away on my blog - I know that the winners had a great time too as I made plans to meet them their. We went on the Friday night and it was a lot quieter than I thought so wait times weren't too bad. I heard the Saturday was a lot busier. My kids met some of the Lego MasterBuilders and it was truly a fun experience!

Make sure to check them out!


Captain talked about it all weekend as his Dad wasn't able to come with us. Even Boo got in to it. One recommendation though if you are noise sensitive is to take ear plugs - It fun but man oh man it's noisy! All those kids and all that Lego!


Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” ©2011-2016 Chickensbunniesandhomeschool. All rights reserved. All text, photographs, artwork, and other content may not be reproduced or transmitted in any form without the written consent of the author Chickensbunniesandhomeschool.blogspot.com

Thursday, September 29, 2016

A little Thunder - Fundraiser




I have a friend that started an amazing 'not for profit' company. The name is A Little Thunder (facebook) you can check out their website here.  They provide comfort boxes to families who lose children. Having lost two children myself, I can understand the comfort that these boxes bring. The items bring a little comfort and may fulfil a need, but the thought that someone cares or is thinking about you is paramount. When a family is going through a loss like this they feel very alone. Although you know that others have suffered in the same or similar way, it also feels like no one knows what you are going through. I remember feeling like I had been transported out of my life and was floating. Nothing seemed real for quite a while, and then you realize that its not a bad dream, and you won't wake up to everything being OK.

The family started A Little Thunder in honor of their son Issac you can read his story here.

I lost my son Samuel when we lived in Wales. We didn't have any family that lived close. I remember my Mom had just visited (from the US) a few weeks before. She had come with me to a scan and we had seen him waving and jumping around. Then within a few weeks he was gone. We never knew why, they couldn't find any reason. The OBGYN that worked with me with my three living children thought maybe it was due to the fact that I am Rhesus negative and my husband isn't. I remember that I had a little bleeding (a very little) and they told me to come in for a scan, everything looked fine and they sent me home to rest. It was a week or so later when we realized that Samuel had died. When I was pregnant with Jam I had a similar scare. My OBGYN called me in straight away for a rhogam injecttion and everything proceeded perfectly (except for my stress level). Since the situations were so similar it seems that maybe an extra rhogan injection 'may' have made a difference.

I wish I had thought of someway to help people going through a similar situation. Then I found A Little Thunder and realized that to do something like this takes money. So I began to hatch a plan. What could I do to help!

I decided to run a fundraiser! So starting October 1st to the 15th I am running a Jamberry Fundraiser. ALL COMMISSON will be going directly to A Little Thunder!

So if you feel moved in anyway - come check it out by joining the public facebook event here. We would love your support! If you don't want to join in the facebook party but just place an order to help you can go straight to my website Here and make sure to choose 'A Little Thunder Fundraiser' 

Every little helps - Thanks in advance for your support.




(pictures courtesy of A Little Thunder - with their permission)

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Heirloom Audio Productions - The Cat of Bubastes {TOS REVIEW}






Heirloom Audio Productions ~Cat of Bubastes
One of my absolute favorite things we do is listen to audio books in the car. Since being on the review crew we have had the amazing opportunity to listen to some awesome dramatized audio productions by Heirloom Audio Productions. Everyone was seriously excited when we heard that we were going to be able to review their latest production The Cat of Bubastes.


Heirloom Audio Productions ~Cat of Bubastes

The Cat of Bubastes has a huge significance to us as it was the very first G A Henty book we ever read. Well of course read is used very loosely as we actually didn't read it. We listened to the full audio book. Our love of G A Henty books was born.


Heirloom Audio Productions ~Cat of Bubastes

Since we had all listened to the full audio book version the kids were excited to see what the amazing team at Heirloom Audio Productions had done with this two hour movie length dramatized version. We were not disappointed. We saved for one of our long piano days. The minute we put it in the CD player in the car, the kids were mesmerized. The story runs along well, it does skip some of the details from the full version, but thats no different than most books that are made into movies or audio dramas. We listened to the story for our hour journey, and the kids were really excited to get into the car for our journey home. We got home just before it ended, and the kids insisted that we stay in the car until it ended - which of course we did!

We received the audio CD in the mail and an email containing a lot of bonus materials including a MP3 version, e-book, original MP3 soundtrack, a couple of other things and of course a behind the scenes video. My favorite resource is of course the excellent study guide. I love the study guides that come with these productions.

Of course we get to see who is who...


There is a lot of information and suggestions. One of the main uses for us of the study guide is to encourage conversation. They suggest two different types of questions and conversations and a vocabulary section.


The study guide gives a background on G A Henty and relevant people related to the story. Moses is one of the people discussed it the guide, he also has a small part in the story. If we didn't know the story we would have worked through the study guide first. But we were very familiar with it so I actually used the study guide to review the story with Captain ( 7 year old) to see how much of the story he caught. We reviewed each section and the 'expand your learning' section which goes into more details about the traditions and living conditions of the people at that time. Captain thought it was really interesting that slaves during the time period of the Cat of Bubaste would have lived better than common peasants.

We have listened to all of the Heirloom Audio Productions and this one did not disapoint. In fact Captain has taken to storing all of our Heirloom Audio collection in his bedroom so he can listen to them all over again while playing lego.

If you want to know what Heirloom Audio Productions are working on next make sure to follow them on social media.

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Check out what others thought about this production by clicking on the link below.

Heirloom Audio Productions ~Cat of Bubastes

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Friday, September 23, 2016

Five...yes I have five.

There is a question that people always ask that I hate answering truthfully. I always try to be honest so why do I sometimes lie when I answer this question.

The main reason my answer changes is because it depends on who asks it. So what's the question I hear you ask...

It's a really simple one. I'm sure you are asked the same question often, just like I am...

"How many children do you have?" So what's the answer you may ask, and why does my answer change.

The answer is 5 I have 5 children. This is where it gets complicated. You see if you don't know me you see my three amazing kids. You see my oldest son, my middle daughter, and my cutie pie - growing to quickly baby.

What you don't see is that my oldest son is really #3 that my only daughter had an older sister, that my three youngest had an older brother. This is what you don't see.

Everytime I am asked that question the number 5 pops into my mind. However, then I stop and think...do I want this conversation. Do I want to say how my beautiful 2nd child was born stillborn when my oldest was just over a year old. Or how my then only child returned to her Heavenly Father when she was Three years, Nine Months, and 6 days (yes each one counts). So sometimes I lie, sometimes I say three because I don't want to go there, I don't want to see the looks of pity or the conversations about how hard it must be. But everytime my heart shouts five and everyday I remember and think of my other two angel. Of how my son would have loved his older brother, how my daughter wishes she had her sister.

So five,  I have five children although all you see is three.






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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Manga Based Science Books!

My kids love reading and learn SO much from it. It's fun to see what topics they learn about because they want to learn - it's amazing.

When I heard there were comic books that could help my children learn science, I was skeptical. But I'm being won over, because I've discovered the magic of Manga learning tools!

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What is Manga?

It's a style of Japanese comic books and graphic novels, typically aimed at adults as well as children.

Why does it matter? And what does it have to do with learning?

I've discovered this tremendous resource for teaching kids science and all about the human body. Rather than a dry text and diagram textbook, concepts are covered in a story-based format that's also visual, so learners of all kinds have more to glom onto, and it's easier to recall. Sort of like our trusted and true pal Ms. Frizzle of the Magic School Bus, but for a slightly older children depending on the book. Last but certainly not least - it makes learning fun! Imagine if your child requested to re-read a science text book. That's what these amazing books can inspire.  
We started on the Survive! Inside the Human Body series, and even I am learning!
Topics covered in this book series about the human body: Human Body (anatomy), Digestive System, Circulatory System, Nervous System, Personal Wellness, Effects of Food on the Body, Medicine & technology, and Genetics.
But there are also advanced topics in this format like the Universe, Physics, Linear Algebra, and more available from Shockingly Awesome Learning on Educents.com.
See inside the books in this cute video



 Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” ©2011-2014 Chickensbunniesandhomeschool. All rights reserved. All text, photographs, artwork, and other content may not be reproduced or transmitted in any form without the written consent of the author Chickensbunniesandhomeschool.blogspot.com

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Commit to Bring Your Bible to School October 6

Have you heard about October 6. Make sure to sign up if you want to particpate. We homeschool so my kids have their scriptures with them everyday. I wonder how many people will support this - will you?

Celebrate religious freedom with other students across the U.S. on October 6—Bring Your Bible to School Day! Students from kindergarten to college will be bringing their Bibles to school and sharing God with their friends in just a few short weeks. Sign up to be a part of the movement to protect religious freedom for future generations.

By signing up, you’ll receive a free guide with tips, downloadable posters, sticker and T-shirt designs, information on your legal rights, and other fun, interactive activities.

You’ll also be automatically entered for a chance to win a free trip for four to hear the Newsboys, an award-winning Christian music band, in Dallas!

Plus Bring Your Bible to School Comes to Adventures in Odyssey

sept-oac-art-250x250 

Getting used to a new school isn’t easy, especially for someone as paranoid as Buddy Norman. In “A Predicament of Biblical Proportions” he envisions wacky worst-case encounters with townsfolk who seem like mobsters, snoops and fairy-tale tyrants—until he gets to know them. He’s also a little confused about Bring Your Bible to School Day. What’s it about? Should he participate? See Odyssey through Buddy’s eyes in this witty celebration of religious freedom.

Listen to this story through a two-week trial only on the Odyssey Adventure Club.

Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” ©2011-2016 Chickensbunniesandhomeschool. All rights reserved. All text, photographs, artwork, and other content may not be reproduced or transmitted in any form without the written consent of the author Chickensbunniesandhomeschool.blogspot.com

Monday, September 19, 2016

The Afters album, Live on Forever! - Giveaway



I like up lifting music and I was recently sent a copy of the The Afters album "Live On Forever" if you haven't heard of them then catch up by reading their bio below!



The Afters - Live on Forever Bio:
It’s easy to assume stories of trial and triumph are just for the Bible or the history books. But miracles still happen, even when adversity hits hardest. Just ask Josh Havens, guitarist and lead vocalist of The Afters. He relates how the band’s latest effort, Live on Forever, began during a season of tragedy.


Just as the band regrouped to record, Havens witnessed the wife of a close friend contract cancer. Drummer Jordan Mohilowski (who produced the new album) had a brief health scare, and a close companion in his church—part of the worship team—was hit and killed by an impaired driver. She was a young woman, Havens says, who had unlimited potential.


But Live on Forever–the band’s fifth with the Fair Trade label-still took shape as a celebration of faithfulness, protection and promise—one that shimmers with strong rhythms, undeniable energy and compelling pop hooks. The album finds Havens in strong, soaring voice as he invites listeners to find shelter and strength in God. “If any theme has emerged, it would be ‘inspiration and motivation,’” Havens says.


Havens himself felt a deep need to hold on after another loss struck: The band’s longtime soundman, Anthony Martinez, saw his newborn daughter die in infancy.


Ask Havens to pick out a song that sums up the spirit of the album, and he chooses “Battles.” “It was the last song we wrote and the fastest we wrote,” he says. “We don’t typically write songs fast; we’ll change lyrics and melodies and craft our songs carefully. But ‘Battles’ poured out, the music and lyrics, in one day. It’s about standing up against fear and knowing God is always with us,” Havens explains. “It’s one of the takeaways we hope people get: ‘Don’t give up to fear.


Havens shares how, half a world away from his home in Phoenix, he caught a small glimpse of heaven’s reassurance. The place: downtown Amsterdam. The occasion: a dinner between shows with band members and spouses—including soundman Martinez and his wife. For their baby daughter, the Martinez couple had chosen an unusual moniker with an unusual spelling: Pieper. Against all odds, it also happened to be exactly how the intimate restaurant they dined at spelled its name. Still, no one was prepared for what happened at the end of the meal. “We were talking about baby Pieper, and as we got up to leave, we noticed that the only thing on the walls—the only thing—was a framed document, an award for hospitality. And the date on the award—the only date in the place—was Pieper’s birthday. Her mother just started bawling.” Havens sums up the reassurance all took home that night: “We thought, ‘This is where God’s angels fly: right in the middle of the loss.’ God gives us little glimpses to show us he’s here.”


“We worked on this record for almost two years and over those two years, it was a real season of loss,” Havens recalls. “But in the end, Live on Forever is about moving us to trust God, to stand up against fear. It’s an ‘ante up’ record, an anthem for people’s lives: ‘God you are with me in all this. I’m not alone.’”

Captain and I popped this in the CD player when we were running errands together. We really liked it and within a few minutes he was singing a long the best he could after only hearing it once. It's a nice uplifting music track and I don't have to worry about bad language, themes etc which I have found recently when listening to modern artists.

If you would like to listen to the album - in fact how about owning your own copy of their CD then enter my giveaway below!




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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Help Teaching Pro Subscription - For Elementary Ages {TOS REVIEW}

Help Teaching Pro Subscription {HelpTeaching.com}

No you aren't suffering from Deja vu this is another review for the Help Teaching - Pro Subscription. My last review can be found here. Last time I reviewed HelpTeaching.com I was focused on the older age group grade 8-12. This time Captain and I have been using some of the elementary grade resources.

I really like this website. It's not a curriculum but a great resource to 'help you teach'. I have really used this website for every part of Captains work whether it's writing, math, science, or even just a spur of the moment test about something we had been talking about one afternoon. One day I mentioned to Captain about abbreviating the months of the year. He thought that was really cool - well it's less writing right so of course that appeals to most people, children and adults alike. So I was looking around on HelpTeaching.com I saw a little test on that exact subject! SCORE! I wondered how much he had paid attention. I mentioned to him I had a little pop quiz for him to do and he was excited. What is it about saying 'pop quiz' that makes it sounds more fun than 'test' or 'exam' - funny right. However, with Captain we have 'pop quizzes' and so they are enjoyable. As soon as he looked at the paper his eyes lite up! "Hey Mom, this quiz is about the months and abbreviations. WOW! COOL!" and he went on to complete it in well about 2 seconds flat! Not only that, next time Grandma came she got to have a look at his 100% pop quiz score.

There is a free version of this website. However, I love the additions you get with the pro account. Plus it's for ages K-12 so there are so many resources it's amazing. The graphic below shows some of the differences between the two account types.


There is a higher level but unless you are a huge school or business you wouldn't need it.

I really like the alphabetical order sheets for grade 2 that are brilliant, and save so much work as a home-school mom.


Help Teaching Pro Subscription {HelpTeaching.com}

Another one relevant for the coming fall season -

Help Teaching Pro Subscription {HelpTeaching.com}
Captain loves word searches. I have used the word search generator to produce ones with his spelling words from another program - it's a great way to hide extra practice in a game! You can also save it to print later. Which is great if you have multiple children working at different levels as you can make something once and reuse it for each child! Or if you are like me, you can prepare multiple things at once when you have a quiet few minutes and then have them ready when you need them! Below is a screen shot if me saving my crossword using Captains spelling words.


There is so much to this website I really can't show you all of it. In fact it feels like I am still just scratching the surface. Please check out the other reviews as I am sure we have all used different things! Also make sure to follow the company on social media;

FACEBOOK  TWITTER and PINTEREST


Help Teaching Pro Subscription {HelpTeaching.com}

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Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” ©2011-2016 Chickensbunniesandhomeschool. All rights reserved. All text, photographs, artwork, and other content may not be reproduced or transmitted in any form without the written consent of the author Chickensbunniesandhomeschool.blogspot.com

Friday, September 9, 2016

Homemade Yogurt

I recently got an Instant Pot! If you haven't heard of them stick around around I will be talking about mine a lot in the near future I'm sure!

One of our new favorite things is homemade yogurt with homemade strawberry compote.

We make them up in little jars so that they are easy to grab and go! Captain loves them!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Apologia Educational Ministries - Exploring Creation with Astronomy, 2nd Edition {TOS Review}

Apologia: Exploring Creation with Astronomy Review


We love Apologia Educational Ministries homeschool curriculum for science. Captain has had a great time working through Exploring Creation with Astronomy 2nd Edition. He recognized some of the material as I had the 1st edition that I used with Jam and Boo.

To facilitate this review I was sent a lot of products to use with Captain. He was super excited when the box arrived! We received;
  • The 2nd Edition Student Text 
  • Note booking Journal
  • Junior Note booking Journal
  • Audio CD
Like I mentioned earlier I had previously used the 1st edition text. However, the note booking journals and audio CD was new to me as we used lap books previously and I have never had the audio CD. 

The first thing we had to decide was which note booking journal we were going to use. I wanted Captain to be on board right from the beginning so I let him choose. I explained that one of them was called a junior notebook and the other was the regular one. He took both notebooks to the table and studied them to see which he felt was best. I was quite surprised when he chose the older note booking journal. He told me that the junior journal had coloring pages that were not included in the older journal and so he decided he wanted to tackle the older one. After he decided I took a few minutes to compare them.  A lot of the content is the same in each book. They could definitely be used by an older and younger sibling at the same time. Captain although 7 is working at a 3rd grade level and so he wanted to do the older one and said he could handle it.

Apologia: Exploring Creation with Astronomy Review

Apologia textbooks are written as if the author is speaking directly to the child. This makes it very enjoyable for the child. Captain would sit and and read the chapter we were working on himself. However, he always wanted me to read again - snuggled on the sofa. It's fun working on a course with just one child and we have been having great fun!. At the end of chapter one the project is to make a solar system. When I worked on this course last time we made a solar system out of balloons and then we covered them with yarn covered in glue. It was messy but fun and cheap. We were working through the course with our good friends and so it was great project to split up between 4 kids (and 2 little helpers - Captain was about 4 at the time). He can remember the project but was excited when I suggested something different but just as fun. This time I purchased a model kit of the solar system and put we built and painted it together.


This course is easy to follow. There are 14 lessons that can be broken down to fill a whole school year or gone through at a faster pace for a older elementary student. The Note booking journals have a great schedule in the front that goes through each lesson. There are daily assignments some lessons have five or six and some only four. So depending on how often you schedule a daily assignment really changes how long the course takes. We do on average three to four daily assignments a week. Each daily assignment has a little box next to it so you can check it off when it is completed. Captain loves checking off the boxes when we complete each task.

The audio CD is super useful for those days when you just don't have any voice left, or if your child wants to work independently. Each track is a new section just as it is in the book so it's super easy to follow along.

The new edition also refers to a science kit that can be bought as an addition. It sounds like the science kits that can be purchased for the older age science curriculums. We have a book that Jam is using for chemistry that has a pre-made kit. They make the projects and experiments super simple as all of the awkward materials are found for you. I hate running to the store for the missing 'litmus paper' that is vital for a certain experiement. Unfortuately I can't tell you what this kit is like - as it's not ready yet but I am sure it will add the finishing touch to this program! I love the pictures in this textbook they are bright and colorful and really catch Captain's attention. He has already been through the whole book and checked out our experiments. He is so excited to make a compass in lesson 5!

The note booking journals are great. There are spaces for the child to write their own thoughts about what they have studied for each chapter. There are cut out and projects that are similar in design to lap book pages. All cut outs are provided in the book and when complete you just glue them back in to the part of the book that will be kept when finished. Captain loves the crosswords. They are simple enough for Captain to complete by himself - which makes him feel very grown up!

We have loved what we have completed so far and will continue to use this!

Check out what others are saying about it by clicking on the link below.


Exploring Creation with Astronomy, 2nd Edition Review



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Disclosure of Material Connection: Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” ©2011-2016 Chickensbunniesandhomeschool. All rights reserved. All text, photographs, artwork, and other content may not be reproduced or transmitted in any form without the written consent of the author Chickensbunniesandhomeschool.blogspot.com

17 years


This weekend is always hard for us. It's been seventeen years. It seems like a lifetime ago and yet but yesterday.

We love and therefore we mourn.


Families can be together forever.




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Apple Picking - Field Trip

This week we went on a field trip with a home school Facebook group that we joined recently. I have never been apple picking. Normally I jus...