Tuesday, January 24, 2017

My Last Post

Hi you guys!!

So it's been awhile. Too long. But I don't want to leave you guys hanging anymore. Due to no longer enjoying my writing or this blog, I will not be posting here anymore.

I got so concerned of how many views, why wasn't it getting very many views on this certain day, what was I doing wrong.. And it got too stressful.

I took a long break from my blog and youtube. I was sick for almost the entire month of December, my kids were sick, and I was just burnt out.

After the holidays, I reevulated what I wanted to do. And I could not think of any reason why I wanted to continue with this blog. I know some people have a passion for writing. I do too. But I don't think it's what I want to do any longer.

With that being said, I think I will miss writing. I will miss keeping up with all those other blogs. But it's just not for me.

So I want to say a huge thank you for everyone that encouraged me, left me comments, shared my post. Maybe I'll be back someday.

For now, I will continue to leave this blog up (I think until July) when my url runs out. If you want to stay up to date, I  am still keeping up with my youtube channels, itsmymommylifenow and the bosley life. You will be able to stay up to date with my kiddos and me.

As I have said, thank you for everything! It has been great.

Thanks for reading!

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Featured as A Top Mom Blogger

I've had to take a break from blogging and vlogging for a couple of reasons. But I needed to recharge my batteries. I need to take a step back and spend some time with my kids. I needed to get some homeschool planned out. Plus my sister, my brother in law, and my nephew came and stayed with us for the entire month of October. I honestly didn't have time to sit out my computer and write or even record videos.

Since I took a couple of weeks off, I am back to writing now. Right now, I am writing a couple of blog posts. I also was checking up on emails. I learned that I am featured as a Top Mom Blogger.

Click here to check out the article.


I am so honored that I was featured. I honestly didn't think my blog would be featured on anything since I am still trying to grow the blog. This is like a huge goal of mine was to be featured as a Top Mom blogger. So thanks to Veronica for featuring me.

Thanks for reading! <3

Saturday, October 15, 2016

18 Fun Learning Apps






Because we homeschool, I have to get creative sometimes to get Kaeden to play attention and actually retain the information that is being taught to him. I incorporate several apps for my iPhone or iPad into his daily lessons. Below is 18 fun learning apps that we have used or use during our school day. These are available through Apple products. I am not sure about Android due to not having an Android product in the house.

1. Duolingo (free) - Learn other languages through games, reading, and speaking skills. Spanish and French.

2. ABCmouse.com (subscription $7.99/monthly) - Learn through ages 2 to . There are more than 5000 fun learning activities, including reading, math, beginning science, art, and much more.

3. Brainpop (free) - Videos with a quiz following on many different subjects. Very entertaining for younger kids. Can be upgraded to paid subscription.

4. Stack the States
(2.99) - Learn about states, capitals, locations, flags, and much more. You can earn each state for completing each level.

5. Khan Academy (free) - Learn math, biology, chemistry, and much more. It has short explanation videos on each subjects. From early elementary to college level. (Computer version has programs to complete for extra practice)

6. Skyview (free) - Learn to identify stars, constellations, satellites, and more. Can be upgraded to paid version.

7. Google Earth (free) - Go around the Earth in this app. You can view different ways including overview and street view. Good for teaching Geography.

8. Timestables Game
(free) - practice multiplication for early elementary. Practice makes perfect.

9. Zoola
(3.99) - Learn about animals, animals families, and their sounds. Great for preschoolers and early elementary.

10. Crazy Gears (3.99) - Children get to play with gears, chains, rods, and pulleys to get through each level. They learn how each mechanism works. STEM inspired.

11. Faces Imake (1.99) - Children can creates faces using everyday objects. Lite version is $.99. Create for preschoolers.

12. Monkey Word School Adventure
(1.99) - Children explore letters, sight words, phonics, and spelling through the game. For preschoolers and early elementary.

13. Flow (free) - Children learn to create a flow by completing the puzzles. Great for teaching problem solving skills.

14. Motion Math: Hungry Guppy
(4.99) - Learn numbers and basic addition with this game. 15 levels for preschoolers.

15. Slick Fractions (3.99) - Learn numbers as parts and wholes. Great four late elementary students.

16. Toca Band
(free) - Learn instrument sounds and create your own band. For ages 2 and up.

17. Busy Shapes (2.99) - Learn shapes and reasoning skills by placing each shape in in the corresponding hole. Toddlers and Preschoolers.

18. Noggin (subscription) - Children learn through videos from their favorite shows. Topics range from alaphabet, numbers, reasoning skills, being kind, problem solving, and music. Toddlers and preschoolers.


I hope this list of 18 fun learning apps can provide more educational based learning through the use of tablets and phones. I know these are all available through apple. I am not sure if they are on android. I only have apple products in the house. :)

Thanks for reading!





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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

24 Things to Do This Fall With Kids




I have made a "bucket list" of everything I wanted to do this fall with my kiddos. Karsen is getting old enough to really enjoy things and Kaeden is getting to the point where things like this is "dumb". So I want to enjoy this year because both of my boys will enjoy at least for one more year.








I hope you try some of the things with your family. And it's so nice to have a plan for the upcoming seasons.


Thanks for reading! <3

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Harn Homestead Museum




One of the best things about homeschool is that you can learn from anything. You get to take trips and turn anything to educational and fun. So here is my next plan for a field trip for my kids.

We moved to OKC in July and we have been looking for fun educational things to do in our area. I learned about The Harn Homestead Museum. It looks like a great opportunity to learn about our history and farming,

Information about the museum:



The Harn Homestead Museum offers two and three-hour field trip programming to public and private schools as well as homeschool networks of 15 or more students and monthly. Homeschool days that allow individual family registrations. Included in the programming are hands-on activities in an 1800's Schoolhouse, a turn of the century Dairy Barn, a Farmhouse, and the gardens. Cost is $8 per students, educators are free.

Preregistration is required.

My Readers receive 50% Off Harn Homestead Family Four-Pack - Receive four admissions to Harn Homestead Family Four-Pack (a $20 value) for $10. Offer good for daily admissions only.

Halloween Events: 


This is a Fall Festival Event held on the museum grounds from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Trick or treating stations will be set up at the historic buildings and throughout the grounds along with carnival games in and around the Event Barn. Tickets are $5 in advance and $7 at the gate. All children who are trick or treating must purchase admission, accompanying parents are optional depending on whether or not they wish to participate.

Click the link for the discount:
http://oklahomacitykidsguide.com/coupons.php?bid=12873&dealid=2792

And if you want to find out even more information, click here to visit the website!

When we visit, I plan to take a ton of pictures to share with you. Be looking for the review once we visit.

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Wild Things Farm



So my kiddos and I plan to head to the Wild Things Farm on the Arkansas and Oklahoma Boarder near Pocola. If you want to know more about the Wild Things Farm, read below. (sponsored post)




OIN US FOR FALL FUN ON THE FARM! Grab the camera and head to Wild Things Farm this fall for great family fun!

Hayrides, petting zoo, mountain slide, corn maze, jumping pillow, and pumpkins galore. You can get straw and cornstalks also for your fall decorations.

Our farm store will be open so come in and browse or visit the snack bar for a refreshing treat.

Admission $10.00
Superpass: $13.00 (Includes Pony Ride)

Under 18 months: FREE

BY APPOINTMENT:

School field trips cost: $7 per person, minimum of 15 persons

Birthday parties cost: $225 maximum of 15, $8 for each additional person.

THESE INCLUDE:

*Hayride through the farm
*Seasonal Activities
*Visit to the animals
*Party Pavilion for approximately 2 hours
*Candy Canon (optional)


OPTIONAL EXTRAS:

*1 pony for pony rides for 1 hour, $100
*Pony Carousel with 4 ponies for 1 hour, $250


DON'T FORGET OUR CAMPFIRES!

Bring your friends and family out to our campfire. Have a cookout or just enjoy a little nature.

* $50 to reserve, (fire pit, tables, and fire wood included)

*For additional information 918-626-4053

We are an agricultural farm in Pocola Oklahoma and sell many fresh fruits and vegetables
Fall Fun at Wild Things Farm Get lost in our wildly fun maze @wildthingsfarm http://wildthingsfarm.com/


We are heading back to the Wild Things Farm on the 22nd of October. It is so much and we love to take the kids back every year.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

15 Historical Movies for Kids!

Education Movies for History for Kids




These movies that we have included in our history curriculum. Kaeden really loves to watch movies to reinforce the idea of what he is being taught. So I have compiled a list of the movies that we have watched or will watch. All these movies are through Amazon Prime. You can click on the picture to go to the movie. I have listed all ratings, but if you have concerns, please view them before showing them to your kids. And if you have any suggestions, please leave them in the comments, so I can add them. Thanks! (This post might include affiliate links)


Mr Peabody and Sherman (PG)

Mr. Peabody and Sherman go an adventure to repair history and save the future. Making appearance is Ben Franklin, Leonard Da Vinci, Trojan War, King Tut, Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton, and more.




Pocahontas (G)

It tells the story of Native Americans and the colonial settle of Jamestown. The story features Pocahontas, John Smith, The Virginia Company, and more.




National Treasure 1 (PG)

Ben Gates goes on a mission to recover lost treasure. Stories and artifacts include Anciet Egypt, Knights, Templar, American Freemasons, Revolutionary War, Declaration of Independence, and more.





National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets

The Ben Gates story continues with finding out the truth behind President Lincoln's assassination. Stories include John Wilkes Booth, The Fort Theatre, Abraham Lincoln, Statue of Liberty, and more.





Disney's American Legends (NR)

A movie that features four short stories on some America's historical legends. Included are John Henry, Johnny Appleseed, Paul Bunyan, and railroad engineer Casey Jones.




Remember the Titans (PG)


True story of the desegregation among Americans. Coach Boone brings together white and black football players together to win a championship.



Night at the Museum (PG)

Larry Daley is hired as a night time watchmen at the Natural History Museum. An old curse brings the people and artifacts to life. Includes Roman general, Teddy Roosevelt, Egyptian artifacts, Sacagawea, and more.





Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (PG)

Larry Daley is now an owner of an direct response television company. Includes General Custer, Amelia Earnheart, Napoleon Bonaparte, Al Capone, and more.





Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (PG)

Daley now travels the world with old and new friends to save the magic. Includes The British Museum, Pompeii, Triceratops, Sir Lancelot, Kohnsu, King Arthur, and more.



The Three Musketeers (PG)

Three muskasteers fight to the save the King of France. It's set up in 1625 France. Includes treason, Duke of England, Cardinals, and more.





Apollo 13 (PG)

Tells the story of Apollo 13 when an explosive goes off on board and deprives the astronauts of their oxygen. The moon landing mission must be aborted, so the astronauts can return to Earth safely.




October Sky (PG)

Tells of a true story of a young man living in a West Virginia mining town when he is inspired ny the launch of Sputnik 1. The movie takes place in 1957.



We are Marshall (PG)

Tells the true story of the plane crashed that ended the life of 37 football players from Marshall University Football team. Takes place in 1970.



Amelia (PG)

Shows the life of the American Pilot Earhart. Tells of the story of her disappearance while flying over the Pacific Ocean while on a mission to completely fly around the world.





Glory Road (PG)

Tells the true short of the first all-black college basketball team at Texas Western. Takes place in 1966 where it explores the ideas of discrimination, racism, and more.




This is a list of 15 historical movies for kids. We have used them in our homeschool and I think it would be a great supplement to your history curriculum. These all available through Amazon prime.

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