My children are sitting in the living room as I write this, excitedly making a list of various gifts they are hoping for. Whether Christmas or Hanukkah, this season isn’t just a time for gift giving; it is also a time for renewal and peace. It is about preparing our homes and our hearts, not just for a season but for the reason for the season. The greatest gift we will ever receive.

“The Lord bless you and keep you;
the Lord make his face
shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn his face toward you
and give you peace. ”

—oOo—

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Preparing our Hearts

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There is nothing quite as wonderful as a gift that is personal, just for you. This is one of so many reasons that I was so happy to be able to review CrossTimber’s Name Bookmarks and their AmazingName Print Activity Sheets. There are also some amazing NameCards and 8×10 Plaque prints that can be customized just for your loved one(s).

The story of how it all began is beautiful so I have to share: John Dehnart created this company simply to bless others. He experienced bullying himself and one day was encouraged to use his skills and his printing ability to inspire and encourage others. Thus began the name cards which are available today. And not just cards but coffee mugs, AmazingName Cartoons, music boxes. Choose your gift and if you need it, they will happily assist you in making  it just right.

There are SO many designs available for you to choose from (this is a big problem for someone like me who struggles with decision making ha) It is quite exciting to see the variety they offer. I think that makes is all the more exciting. Find a passion, a love and then create something beautiful that is just for the receiver of the gift. One of a kind is so precious. 🙂

The bookmarks were a huge hit with my younger son and my older daughter. They both love books. My son and I read together every day – war stories, animals in history, science and mysteries – he is so studious and quite the thinker.

My daughter  immediately ran off to put her bookmark in one of her unicorn books. She isn’t quite a lover of reading yet but having something beautiful to hold her place as she reads, I think that is quite encouraging for this girly.

The activity sheets we received were thrilling for my youngest daughter (five) who loves doing mazes and coloring. There were worksheets for letters and numbers; her name is all over every one of them. She loves seeing her name on things! Many even had a simple scripture on them – she certainly loves to learn and sing (especially) God’s word.

She loved writing and tracing simple words and sentences; she is so eager to read and write on her own just like her brothers and her sister. Such encouragement. She is positively in love with these activity sheets. That said it was SO great to receive a pdf copy of these as well so she can enjoy them again and again!

We really love this company! They have so many amazing, beautiful, creative and personal gifts that you can enjoy creating and then giving for every one of your loved ones. We have quite a few of them ourselves.

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I love to Bible study (ask anyone who knows me) I always seem to have a variety of studies going. After our church shut down I decided to start a podcast specifically to share the things that I am learning as I study at the feet of my Jesus. Of course I was more than pleased to participate in a review of Faith Journeys Bible Study Series: Romans bundle and Faith Journeys Bible Study Series: Philippians from Julie Naturally. Hallelujah! Always Jesus provides what we need – time in Philippians is always so good for us too!

Faith Journeys Bible Study Series: Romans Bundle is approximately eight weeks in length; there are videos to go along with with this too. The videos are about 12 to 15 minutes and length.

This includes memory cards, coloring pages (my girls love coloring and so this is a great way to get my younger girls involved).

Each day there is a portion of scripture to read and then there are some great questions to really get you thinking about what you read and what it means. It is amazing how much the scriptures reveal when you slow down and certainly the questions that are included in this study really help with that.

“As Paul starts the Book of Romans, he describes himself. What phrases and words
does he use? How does he describe what he represents?

The Faith Journeys Bible Study Series: Philippians (Digital) is a four week study; this one also includes daily readings, questions to consider, Bible coloring pages and memory verse cards. Personally, I find this particular book to be a real healing balm. Especially in times like this where there is so much distraction, lots of things pulling our eyes and minds to other things.

What could you do right now, within your limitations, to be a light to
others? (Can be as simple as making a phone call or a visit to someone
who needs the love of Christ).

While I have to admit that I do prefer a physical book in my hands, I did very much enjoy both of these studies (especially when my girls would join me). As I worked through these I was pleased how they encouraged (almost demanded) that I slow down and really meditate upon the words that I was reading.

We need materials like that. Ones that challenge us to go deeper, to really take the time to taste and see that the Lord IS good. In this season especially, it is so good for us to soak let the Word of God overflow within us. We need His truth in our hearts and minds now more than ever before. ❤

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The government is limited and its actions are as much bound by the moral law of God as are the activities of anyone else. Moreover, failure to act morally inevitably invites one’s own destruction since such behavior ignores the laws of God. The name Boundary Stone is a reminder of God’s command to respect the property of others. Our purpose is to create tools to help you teach the foundational truths of economics as demonstrated through history in an easy to understand fashion so that anyone can recognize the real solutions to today’s economic problems.

This year has brought about many changes within our family within and without. One of the big ones was my husband deciding to go forth and start his own business. Always an entrepreneur at heart, it is a time and experience that can be a great opportunity for our boys too. Seemed to me like the perfect time to explore the Economics Online Course Bundle from Boundary Stone. This review included included the hardcover textbook, Basic Economics, A Natural Law Approach to Economics, access to their course online as well as well as a PDF of the Teachers Guide.. There was even a mini course regarding budgets. Important stuff to know! We were given twelve months of access to this course – Perfect for slowly easing my boys through it all.

We started with the Orientation Module where we learned what to expect and found that two additional resources we would be reading were: Maybury, Richard: Whatever Happened to Penny Candy and Bastiat, Frederic: The Law. The links were provided to online sites where we could read these online; they definitely should be in a home library though they are so good. We also read the Constitution of the United States and what we learned from exploring some famous quotes of the founding fathers. Here we learn why we ought to study economics in the first place. I know my boys always appreciate knowing why something needs to be learned. As we went through this, I was impressed with all that was listed as being included in the course. Biographical sketches, chapter study guides, activities and quizzes. Scripture is woven into every aspect of this course which is a unique and refreshing thing I think.

A fun addition to this course was the budget project. My son was advised that he has job which pays minimum wage. He then need to determine how much he made, and then needed to determine how to cover the following expenses (cant forget about taxes) charitable giving, savings, investments, housing, transportation, insurance, loans, college, personal expenses, care of pets, groceries, and entertainment. This definitely got my boy thinking! It made me consider more as well, where our money goes too.

Unit 1 covers the first couple chapters of The Law by Frederic Bastiat and so we were off to do some reading. I have to admit that this is one I had never read myself so I was eager to do so (maybe more than my boys – this became a read aloud for the family); I appreciate that we are also advised at the very beginning of this unit that this should take about four weeks (we tend to need that sort of thing). There are four units in all in this course. Something I thought was pretty cool was that at the beginning of the unit we had to take a diagnostic test, a fun way to see how much you already know, and then later to compare with future tests to get an idea of how much you are really learning. (Aren’t I such a geek?)

Working through the videos and the readings it is always nice to come to these and catch up and discuss what we are learning and how we are interpreting it all.

Today’s Big Question

What are the only four ways to get the things you want and how would you describe the nature of the first two?

As we moved along in the course I was so impressed with how the Word of God was used to further teach topics such as the need to cultivate nature or “the mutual benefits of trade” and “the zero sum game”. I fear my knowledge of economics thus far has been terribly lacking and so I am extremely grateful for this course! With two boys who have a deep desire to create and to work I feel like this course (although it is a bit advanced for them both) is a wonderful way to lay a foundation. Besides, I tend to encourage my kids to follow their interests and finance and economics is definitely at the top of their list. So this course has been a treat placed before them and I cannot wait to see how much they get out of this!

With so much flexibility, we are slowly and very gently, working to complete this amazing course. I cannot say enough about the high quality of the videos, the history and the scripture that is steeped within this whole course. The passion with which Dr Paul Cleveland teaches, it is contagious. My kids just love him! I admit that I too greatly enjoy listening to his wisdom. So much more to learn and understand still but this is definitely something that can help our kids to be have the knowledge they need. Especially as our family grows our small business through the years to come I think it is so important for us to make sense of what is and is not good government.

It is so important for us to be wise in how we manage our time; what things we determine matter most. As we explore this course, I find that this is definitely that. It is so inviting and exciting and Why Aren’t Movie Tickets a Nickel? So much to offer and so full of a truth that needs to be taught! As this world changes, as we hear the need for this nation to be more progressive, courses like this are so precious so that we know how to think and what things really are. They even have some amazing freebies such as discussion starters for teaching economics, government and history. I am certain these are materials you will very much enjoy!

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Be thank FULL in ALL things – Even in 2020 🙂

“ I hate 2020. This is the worst year of my life.” 

These works came out of my nine year old daughter’s mouth recently. 

I feel for her. I really do because, although I am such an introvert, truth be told, there are things that I am missing right now too. As she cried and complained, I realized that these hard times needed to be met with some serious thanksgiving. Some searching of hearts. Some renewing of minds so that we could go forward praising for the victory. 

I am blogging at A Child Shall Lead Them; sharing how my family is working to be more gracious and truly see the blessings of the Lord in our daily life. You can read more and
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Gratitude ABC’s

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My two girls are so much fun! They love to dress up and dance and be as girly as they can be. I appreciate their desire for modesty even at their tender age and I regularly seek out resources they can enjoy that encourage and show a Godly example. We stumbled across a number of The Adventures of Rooney Cruz books not long ago and my girls just love them! So we were so thrilled to be blessed with the latest one, The Adventures of Rooney Cruz RINGLEADERS from Truth Becomes Her.

We received quite a few books for this review. The Journal for Mothers and Daughters; Ringleaders: A Devotional for Girls; Ringleaders Coloring Book as well as the hardcover book itself, with 208 pages of inspiration and adventure for our girls to enjoy.

We’re setting out to present women in the Bible in a way that has never been done before. We want girls to connect with them and find out what being truly beautiful is all about. We want girls to remember their names, their stories, and how special they are.

The time has come. Get ready.

It’s time to teach girls everywhere what it means to be a Bible Belle.

My oldest girl is nine; she struggles with reading but she does love to curl up and read a good story with her momma. I especially love finding her reading to her little sister, who is five. Since she does struggle with confidence when it comes to reading, I know how important it is for her to not just find quality books at her level but also to find stories that are meaningful to her and really come alive. I know when i was young a quality book made all the difference and such an impact in my life.

We have always been SO impressed with the quality of the books, the pictures and the stories themselves. This was definitely not a disappointment. My girls both love this book (and the others we received).

“How can you bring their words to life?”

In this story Rooney learns about her five superpowers: prayer, patience, loyalty, bravery and leadership. She also learns how powerful her voice is (so like my oldest daughter) and when she does she also learns what it really means to be a messenger of the Lord.

So often women are loud, bossy, pushy and assertive – I know in the world these are considered to be positive qualities – God’s ways are not our ways. He has a purpose for his daughters; one that reminds us of the power of a meek and gentle spirit. I love how this is a lesson in being different; in being kind yet also standing for truth and righteousness. For leading in a way that represents the love of God.

Then there is the devotional – what a great way to start the day! Daily devotions that highlight six heroic women in the Bible – this includes memory verses, prayers and activities to help our daughters learn and live out the life God has for her. There are also some great questions for discussion and room for our girls to take notes too. 🙂

The journal and coloring book were huge hits too; the coloring book in particular. My girls both love to draw so not only did they enjoy coloring but also trying to draw for themselves some of their favorite characters and scenes. Always so glad for my girls to have inspiration that points them to Jesus. It sure helps that it is hours of fun!

Certainly as my girls get older and as they deepen their understanding of these stories and how they relate to our life today I am sure we will really enjoy the journal a lot more. Full of questions to help us see how we can be more like these Belles of the Bible we are reading about, it is good for them to begin considering how to encourage others, how to be bold and stand for what is true and right without being unkind.

Let’s say yes to God in more of our lives and live in a way that helps our girls to do the same, making a different kind of noise. A noise that is beautiful and points others to the glory of our great God!

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Truth Becomes Her {Review}

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My oldest son is fifteen and he is always up to something on a screen. I am always looking for ways for him to gain new experiences and so I thought it would be great for him to explore the Python for Beginners: Learn Coding at Home course from Homeschool Code Academy We were given ten months access to this course. As I understand it, coding is a pretty big deal so why not learn some and see where it leads?

Using this course and an app called Thonny, instructor Matt Bohn will lead you through 150+ lessons as you learn this very foreign language, Python. This program was designed by a homeschool parent (I love this!) business owner and software engineer. With plenty of hands on activities this is a course that is on demand and (in my home) in demand too.With students as young as 5th grade completing this course, it’s interactive and arcade style makes it quite inviting.

Initially I meant for this course to be something for my oldest to do but when he got started, his younger brother took an interest as well and so while my oldest is the one who really used this, his brother sat alongside him for most of the course. My oldest is all about the video games and graphic design, he has even done some courses in videography – Coding seemed like a natural thing for him to learn! And my younger son, he has taken a real interest in building a computer himself so he is just starting to really grow an interest in computers. You never know how this will grow them and bless them (hopefully others too) in the process.

With every lesson there is a video that walks students through the topic at hand in a way that is so simplistic – as a carrot to encourage them so they know what amazingly awesome task they will be able to complete at the end of the lesson. In some activities it is making your computer speak, in others it may be 2D drawing, create their own arcade style game. From working with variables to using Python for Math, this provides so many ways to encourage our kids to get creative and learn what I am told is a valuable skill.

It definitely makes a difference in how enthusiastic my son is, when he is able to learn, and then use that information to make something himself. It drives him to keep going – I always tell him we reap what we sow – this is tangible example. The design of this program is fabulous – it builds our kids confidence and the more they are able to do the more excited they are for what is to come.

One of my son’s favorite things was making the computer speak (although he didn’t really like the voice) and because he loves to draw and design, he was driven to work his way quickly to Turtle Graphics (you cannot skip around in this course – complete one lesson at a time). He has dreams of designing apps and a video game or two one day – I feel like this is something that can really help him to see how possible all of that could be.

I wish they had other courses available because my younger son is hoping to complete this course one day as well. If there is anything that speaks to the quality of this program it would be how quickly both of my boys took to this course. The excitement and enthusiasm with which they tackled this course. This is the sort of thing I am always looking for – something that lights that fire within my kids! These are the things that make real learning happen!

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What do you pray when the words just won’t come?
When you’ve been on your knees in prayer and your jeans
start to show wear, what else can you possibly say?
Sometimes we can be worn to the point we simply don’t have
the words to express our pain, worry or fears.
Those are our threadbare prayers. 



 Stacey Thacker started writing her own threadbare prayers in her journal during her Bible study time. The prayers were very personal, but as she began to share them on her blog and social media, her friends and readers encouraged her to turn them into her next book. Throughout the pages of Threadbare Prayer: Prayers for Hearts that Feel Hidden, Hurt, or Hopeless (Abingdon Press), readers will see glimpses of some of the authors most threadbare moments. Through these 100 short but heartfelt devotions readers will find inspiration and words to pray during difficult times.


Author of Threadbare Prayer

Q: What is a threadbare prayer?
 
A threadbare prayer is a simple prayer based on Scripture that is easy to remember. Sometimes we go through seasons when we are feeling hidden, hurt, or hopeless and want to pray, but we just don’t have the words. I’ve gone through those times and found focusing on one simple prayer at a time was the key to holding on to Jesus.
 
A threadbare prayer can also be something we whisper in our hearts because we don’t have the strength to voice them aloud for others to hear. In those quiet moments, we can be sure that Jesus isn’t threadbare at all, and He will hear us and hold us together.
 
Q: Tell us a little bit about your new book, Threadbare Prayer. Who did you write it for and how is it intended to be read?
 
Let’s begin with who I thought about when I was writing this book. I thought about my friends, women I know from college and bump into at church or online who are feeling discouraged, overwhelmed, desperate and broken. Right now, I think that describes a lot of women—they feel worn and like they are hanging by a thread.
 
At the core of her heart, I think a threadbare woman is determined not to put distance between herself and God—but to draw near, press in, and cling to the hem of his robe. She shouts her ache to Jesus who she knows is holding her heart.
 
This book is a way to do just that. I wrote it so we could all focus on the Word, honestly pour out our threadbare hearts, and hold on to Jesus. He does beautiful work in our broken places if we let Him.
 
Q: How did the idea for the book come about?
 
I started writing Threadbare Prayer in my journal, during my Bible study. They were, from the beginning, very personal. I shared a couple on my blog and social media, and my friends and readers all said, “This is your next book!” I was actually surprised, but I’ve learned to listen to my followers throughout the years! So, I started to be a little more intentional about writing and sharing them and began to think about what a book about threadbare prayer could be.
 
I knew each prayer would have a verse, a short devotional, and the threadbare prayer. I also knew that a threadbare woman doesn’t have a lot of time or capacity for a deep dive into prayer. It needed to be meaningful and rich but simple. In the end, the idea for it to be a gift style book of 100 prayers emerged and I couldn’t be happier! It is the perfect book to leave on your coffee table or desk at work and give to a friend. I’m so happy with how it has turned out.
 
Q: In the book, you share stories of some of your own threadbare moments. Can you share some of the times when you have found yourself grasping for words to pray?
 
Throughout the book there are glimpses of some of my most threadbare moments. They include a period of three years where my dad passed away, my almost 9-year-old daughter was diagnosed with a severe and relentless chronic illness, and my husband suffered a sudden cardiac arrest. I found myself alone, fearful, weeping, and wondering what God was doing.
 
During each of these times, I would describe my prayers as desperate and simple. I didn’t have fine or fancy words. I couldn’t remember long passages of Scripture. I just had small breath prayers that I repeated over and over. “Lord, you are my shepherd, and I lack nothing” (Psalm 23:1) was one that I prayed when Mike was in ICU and later in rehab. I knew, Jesus was enough. He wasn’t threadbare, He was holding on to me.
 
Q: Is it always a major life event or stressor that causes threadbare periods or can these times also come from busyness and general weariness?
 
I think right now we are seeing that being threadbare can actually be a lot of little things that we are faced with in everyday life. Pandemic? Suddenly being HOME for 6 months, virtual learning, having to figure out how to see our parents who live in another state during quarantine?
 
I actually found the word “threadbare” in a book I was reading. As I read it, the word “stuck” in my heart, and I looked down and noticed my jeans had become threadbare and worn at the knee. Little by little with daily wear and tear, the hole got bigger. Isn’t that a picture of how little things can wear on us and we find ourselves hanging by a thread just trying to get the laundry finished or the groceries put away?
 
Q: What would you say to someone who is in the middle of a desert right now who can’t seem to see the better days ahead?
 
I would say that Jesus is powerfully drawn to your threadbare heart. His invitation in Matthew 11:28 is to “come to him and he will give you rest.” He is a comforter. He is a friend who sticks closer than a brother (Proverbs 18:24). He is not far off. When you are hanging on by a thread, pray. Be honest. Pour out your heart. Take one Scripture and tell your heart the truth about who He is. Praise him. And let him do a beautiful thing in that broken place.
 
He will. I’ve seen him do that in my own life.
 
 Threadbare Prayer: Prayers for Hearts that Feel Hidden, Hurt, or Hopeless
By Stacey Thacker
 
Available October 6, 2020 from Abingdon Press
Hardback ISBN: 9781791008017 / $19.99
eBook ISBN: 9781791008024 / $19.99
 
About the author
Stacey Thacker is an author, blogger, speaker, and believer who loves God’s Word and connecting with women. Her passion is to encourage women in their walks with God and equip them to study the Bible. She created the blog community Mothers of Daughters and now blogs on her site, StaceyThacker.com.
 
Thacker is the author of seven books including Hope for the Weary Mom: Let God Meet You in the Mess and has written a series of Bible studies, The Girlfriends’ Guide to the Bible. Her latest book is Threadbare Prayer: Prayers for Hearts that Feel Hidden, Hurt, or Hopeless.
 
She worked with Campus Crusade for Christ for five years before becoming a full-time mom to four daughters. Her family lives on the Orlando, FL area.
 
Visit Stacey Thacker online at staceythacker.com. She can also be found on Facebook (@OfficialStaceyThacker)Twitter (@staceythacker), and Instagram (@staceythacker).

Threadbare Prayer: Author Interview

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We LOVE Drive Thru History – Dave Stotts has a way of just drawing in young and old as you explore history! A recent Bible study we were doing together touched on archeology; how it can prove the Bible. For that reason my kids were extremely interested in checking out the new, Bible Unearthed from Drive Thru History® Adventures (we even have lifetime access)! What a blessing to us all!

Like I said, we are big fans of Drive Thru History® Adventures. Slowly building our collection, we have had so much fun learning history, and Bible too, in this adventurous way that brings it all to life! And Dave Stotts fun loving personality makes my kids love it all the more! In this series, I think I heard my kids a thousand times say, “He should put that down before he breaks it.” And my daughter would often ask why he was never taught to “see with your eyes.”

This is a 12-part series that explores the history, importance and impact of archaeology so that we can better understand the ancient world and of course. defend our faith! If you are familiar with Drive Thru History you are familiar with the travel involved as you go and see the places and things being discussed. This is different, but not in a bad way; in these lessons Dave sits with Titus Kennedy, PhD and Drive Thru History writer Randall Niles, as they look at the artifacts. Although we are not going, seeing the location for ourselves, we are still able to Dig Deeper with links to all sorts of relevant articles in the last section of each Adventure / episode. Each article is written by either Titus, resident Archaeologist or Randall, lead writer for Drive Thru History. These prove to be great for my son who tends to get quite curious and seeks to dig in all the more. I love his drive when something piques his interest.

This course is designed to be completed in 12 weeks – they even provide a course guide to help you stay on track. I do love though how they remind us that students all learn at different rates and so we should seek to find our own approach for our family. My very technical son especially enjoyed the section in each lesson titled Getting Technical. He is a boy who very much appreciates those little details. He even got ahold of a nice Biblical Timeline (another thing that he is extremely fond of).

So each lesson contains a video as well as a scriptural reading, further information including images, a worksheet with lesson summary, and articles you can read to dig deeper. There are also optional activities that come with most lessons. You can go as deep as you want; in some cases we even explored beyond this course, seeking out even more.

Whatever age your children are at, this is an amazing course, giving them the chance to learn about archeology and what it means in our life today. We are told in the Bible that we should be ready, always, to give an answer to every man for the hope that is in us. I do believe this is a wonderful way to increase our faith as we explore the world and see the Bible come to life. Perhaps you have a child who wants to get involved in archeology? They even have a lesson for that; not just how to get involved but also what life as an archeologist is like. This course finishes up with the question, What is Left to be Discovered? This is such an inspiring way to get our kids thinking about what “ancient garbage” there is still to discover.

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Bible Unearthed {Review}

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Math can be so much fun for some kids. For others it can be a nightmare. I have one of each of those and I myself have always struggled with math. Since I am always glad to try out different programs, to see my kids hopefully love and learn, I was happy to use MathandAlgebra.com with my younger son. This is an online subscription program; we received  a one-year family subscription that includes four complete math courses. Elementary, Intermediate, PreAlgebra, and Algebra 1. Cool right?

I think my son was most excited about this program because of how easy it is to use and how simple it all is. Each lesson includes a video (most of these are about 5 minutes in length) and then worksheets to practice what is being taught. No bells and whistles, just good solid math teaching. The instructor even uses a whiteboard so as he teaches you see him working through the process. My son really loved that!

We did start out with Basic Math. Prior to this we had been working through long division and while I wanted him to continue there, he wanted to firm up those other skills. So we started with addition, subtraction, multiplication. It was nice to see him really watching the lessons; sometimes he would back a video up or watch it again. I would see him using the video alongside the worksheet when he was struggling. This is the stuff that makes this momma glad.

This are quizzes and tests built into each lesson; my son tends to be a rather anxious kid when it comes to these things so we really tried to just focus on them as being extra practice. At times we would go back and do these again; other times he really got a chance to build his confidence and crush it! That’s a great thing for encouraging and maintaining a love of math I think.

As you can see there is just so much here that is designed to simply encourage and gently instruct our kids. I am really hoping that we can get through more advanced math using this program during our subscription because I see my son getting so much out of it. He is rather particular so the fact that he wants to do this each day is a testimony to the program’s goodness in and of itself. Our kids know what they like. When we trust them and listen to them, we can learn so much.

Math matters so much! Whether its angles when my son is in the hockey net, measurements while he is working out back with wood or cooking his favorite snickerdoodles, math is everywhere. And why not enjoy it if we can?

I encourage you to click on the banner below and read reviews other members of the Crew wrote. With there being four courses we had access to, this is a great way to see what they looked like in action, for those who used them.

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