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Sunday, March 15, 2015

Experience God

One of my favorite features of the Mother Goose Time curriculum has been the "Experience God" Add-on. Since this is an add-on it is not included in the core Mother Goose Time box but if you are interested you can learn more about it here >> Mother Goose Time- Experience God

I am always trying to find ways to make God an integral part of our lives and not just a Sunday thing and this program has helped me so much. It can either be used as a Sunday School curriculum or incorporated into your normal routine. We have been doing this once a week. 



We start out with a prayer asking God to help us focus and understand the message.
 (Bad mommy should have been praying along and NOT taking pictures)



Each month comes with a memory verse that I put on the wall along with all the other monthly graphics that come with the regular curriculum.


This is what the teachers guide looks like. 


- The Story cards-



The story comes with colorful story cards that are easy and quick to read- this is a lot of help when trying to keep the attention of a Threenager. 

Chloe's favorite part is always the crafts and the Experience God curriculum comes with 4 crafts a month.




We have been enjoying the Experience God add-on, we make it extra special by inviting Dad to the mix (forgot to include him in the pictures). This has been a blessing for the family. We enjoy the time spent and the solid story that is included and Chloe has such a great time putting together the crafts. I highly recommend this add- on for any family that is looking to include God in their homeschooling. 



- Josy






Friday, March 6, 2015

Blast off!

WE'RE OFF TO SPACE! 

It is Thursday night now and we have just finished our 4th day of Mother Goose Time. So far we have nothing but great things to say!

The first success is the fact that we have gone 4 days straight without missing a day - very rare around here. Even when one night I had to stay at work later than normal, I was able to come home and still complete the lesson since like I mentioned in my MGT post - this is extremely easy to use.

I have also been extremely surprised at some of the answers Chloe gives me to the questions - kids know so much more than we give them credit for.

The first day we learned about Stars and the day ended with a dance party in the living using the Star wands she made. Onto of doing the activities suggested in the book, I created a scavenger hunt. Chloe loved going around the house trying to find items smaller or bigger than the item she had previously found based on the card she pulled. She was rather good at it.






By the 3rd day - we learned about the moon. We played with this amazing balancing game that was included in our March box. In fact- she's still playing with it as I type this. 



Like a typical 3 and a half year old who wants to do everything by herself, Chloe's favorite activity was by far making your own Moon snack.


She had a blast being in control and it is something that I will for sure incorporate more into our everyday lives. Seeing her be so proud of her snack at the end was extremely rewarding. We did replace the cream cheese the recipe asked for with Nutella...because it's Nutella.



Overall this has been a successful start to Mother Goose Time and I am extremely excited to share our journey with you as we go along.



If you would like to order the Mother Goose Time curriculum please head to www.Mothergoosetime.com




Disclaimer: Mother Goose Time provides their curriculum to me for Free in exchange for blog posts. All opinions expressed in the posts are mine and are real. I would never endorse something that I or my child didn't truly enjoy.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

What is going on here?!

There are moments in life when you look at your baby and you realize...she isn't a baby any more! As proud as I am to watch Chloe grow into an amazing little girl the mom in me wants to just stop time and have her stay little forever.

I know you can all relate!

So what caused this motherly crisis? my sweet baby on a bike.



How big does she look now?! WHY?!


Is my husband ENCOURAGING this unacceptable growth?!


All jokes aside..it is such a blessing to watch her grow and moments like these make me realize just how valuable these years truly are. I pray that I learn to never take them for granted because that bike will soon be replaced by a car and before I know it my baby girl will be a grown woman!





Friday, February 27, 2015

Mother Goose time!

Hey there! It's been quite a while! I have returned with some very exciting news for our homeschooling. As some of you may already know I work full time and have been doing some sort of homeschooling since Chloe was a little toddler.

It has been a challenge coming up with my own lessons, themes and gathering supplies each month - which is why I am super excited to share that Mother Goose Time has chosen me as a Blog Ambassador for their box curriculum! For the sake of disclosure I do get their product for free, but please know that all opinions are mine and are real.

This week Chloe and I were very excited to receive our package. As you can see she was very possessive of the box!

                                    

One of the biggest hurdles in my homeschooling journey has always been organization - I am not very good at it. Mother Goose Time seems to be the perfect solution to that problem. The first thing you notice when you open the box is the amount of bags in there. Each daily lesson for that month is packed in its individual bag with the supplies you will need for that day. Which means I can focus on spending time actually doing the lesson as opposed to trying to come up with the lesson :)


The day is clearly labeled with its corresponding number and subject


The bag also includes supplies and instructions for the days project.



Since this is the March box they included "Bonus days" which are crafts for St. Patricks day and one for Spring! 






There is teachers guide which explains the theme, it gives tips on following the program and then it goes into details for each day!



I am incredibly excited to start this journey and share it with all of you! Stay tuned to be see how we set up our space and more details on the wonderful things included in the Mother Goose Time box (There are just too many to post all in one post!)

If you are interested in the program you can visit their website at www.Mothergoosetime.com




- Josy






Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Direction of the blog

This post is about a week late...It was Chloebears 2nd Birthday last week!  I still want to take the time to thank my Lord Jesus Christ for another year in my Chlobears life, she has been such an immense blessing in my life and I am just to grateful that God has trusted me with one of his most beautiful creations. I want to share some pictures from the special day!


This was the set up...and those awesome dudes are the BEAT BUDS! If you are in the Los Angeles area I HIGHLY recommend them! They just took the party to the next level of awesome.


Here is my beautiful birthday girl...Please excuse the yellow hue..no, I did not try to be hip with the filters, my baby sister used the wrong setting on the camera :(







Enjoying the Beat buds performance!



Main table




This was also part of the beat buds performance, they let the kids explore instruments!

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Family Photo Booth pictures!




You know it was a good party when you end up dressed as a mermaid trying to sit in a doll stroller.

Special thank you to all those who joined us on this special day, we love you all and I hope you had as much fun as we did!

My Humble opnion on California Law - AB1266

I will be 100% honest - I hadn't even heard about this law until a few days ago and I thought it was a joke. Sadly, turns out it's 100% real, our governor signed it and everything! California on Monday became the first state to enshrine certain rights for transgender kindergarten-through-12th grade students in state law, requiring public schools to allow those students access to whichever restroom and locker room they want. So now a 15 year old boy can go into the girls shower just because he "identified" with being a girl that day. I cannot believe the disregard for the safety of those children we entrust them with. I know there are those children that do struggle with Gender Identity and we should protect them but shouldn't we also protect the other 99% of children? There has to be a better way, this law is just too easy to take advantage of! 

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Almost 2!

Chloe is now 22 months...that just blows me away anytime I say it! Party preparations are in full swing, it will be a mermaid party as she has a crazy obsession for the Little Mermaid. I am not a big fan of character parties so I decided I will use Ariel's silhouette rather than her image and I have a personal battle with that as I know it's Chloe's party and not mine but...hopefully she loves it regardless!

I will start posting pictures and tutorials of the different DYI projects that are being made for the party!