Tuesday, September 23, 2014

SEA LIFE Kansas City Aquarium Deal

SEA LIFE Kansas City Aquarium will transport you into the amazing underwater world. Come nose to nose with sharks and prepare for astonishingly close views of everything from humble starfish and seahorses to graceful rays. To get any closer you'd have to get wet! Are you a Shark lover or Seahorse fanatic? Perhaps it's the graceful rays or the clever Octopus that you love the most. Maybe you simply can't decide! Here at SEA LIFE Kansas City you can make up your mind and see them all - from the curious and the rescued to the rare and the enigmatic. And you'll be able to get closer to them than ever before.

$5 Off Sea Life Admission - Receive $5 off full price admission ticket.

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Kansas City Offer

Explore LEGOLAND Discovery Center Kansas City, the ultimate indoor playground for kids ages 3-10 who are the biggest fans of LEGO! LEGOLAND Discovery Center Kansas City is one of Kansas City's best attractions for kids! Reach out and touch the stars in our 4D cinema, build the fastest car in LEGO Racers: Build & Test, zap the bad guys in Kingdom Quest Laser Ride, or have the ultimate LEGO birthday party. Plan your family visit and jump into the biggest box of LEGO bricks! 

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Collage.com Deal

Create a professional photo book with a single click using Collage.com's One-Click Photo Book. Select photos of any size from Facebook, Instagram, Flickr, or your computer and they will instantly suggest a clean, professional layout that you can further customize.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

My Student Logbook Review

My Student Logbook Review
My Student Logbook ReviewVendor: My Student Logbook

Product: My Student Logbook

Age: 2nd grade and up

Price: $15

About: My Student Logbook is a daily logbook for your child to keep track of their daily tasks.  The book is spiral bound with a clear plastic cover and a black plastic back to protect the pages. The first page of the book shows you how to set up and use the logbook. You can get the book in a dated chronological order, dated school year, or a blank book.  We got the blank book because we school year round with breaks at random times. Your child can also pick from several different covers your their book.  After the years worth of task pages you have extra pages which consist of the following:
    My Student Logbook Review
  • Colored paper divider 
  • All About Me page 
  • Prayers and Goals page 
  • Bible Verses Memorized page 
  • Books Read pages 
  • Events, Projects, Field Trips, Presentations, Activities pages
  • Test Records pages 
  • Year Highlights: My Favorite Memories from this Year page
How we used: I got this for my 9 year old to use.  She likes to work on her own more than having me dole out each task to her daily.  I thought this would be good so that I could have everything ready each day for her and she did it at her pace and could check off as she went.  I did have to help her set the book up.  She read the instruction page but was getting a bit confused on how it worked, I'll be honest it took me a minute too. I think that most younger children that use this would need some help setting up and showing them how to use it.  Once it was all set up though she was able to move the sheet that had her set of tasks to each week.  She kept up pretty well with her and it allowed me to see if she got everything done by the end of the week too.  It also gave me more time to work with the other kids too. We also live in Missouri and you must record your hours spent doing school.  There is a box so you can track the time for each thing which helped me when I went to input our log hours.

Overall Thoughts: This is a great book for any child, homeschool or not.  It helps them keep track of school work or even chores.  Being able to keep track of your books for the year are a plus as well.  Having it handy here you can make sure you know what you have read so you are not rereading things in the year. We will be continuing to use it.  There is also an option to buy a PDF file for $10 one time use or $20 for a family license.  I think next year this would be great as by then all my kids should be able to use one.  It would sure take some work off of me trying to keep track of everything.

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Sunday, September 14, 2014

The 7 Minute Life Review

7 Minute Life Daily Planner Review
7 Minute Life Daily Planner Review

Vendor: The 7 Minute Life

Product: The 7 Minute Life™ Daily Planner

Price: $24.95

Age: Adults

7 Minute Life Daily Planner ReviewAbout: The 7 Minute Life™ Daily Planner is 270 pages and spiral bound. Some of the included sections are:
Unfinished Work Tasks
Daily Progress Reports
Monthly Calendar at a Glance
Annual Calendar at a Glance
Monthly Progress Report

The purpose is to help you organize your life, finish tasks, avoid interruptions, and set and follow your priorities. All of this being done in just 7 sort minutes a day. The book is approximately 7.3 X 8.5 inches big. The first page of the planner helps you get started and tells you how to use the planner.

7 Minute Life Daily Planner ReviewHow I used this: First of all I generally suck at planners. I never know what to put in all the spaces and then I feel like most of the planner is wasted on stuff I don't know how to use or don't have a need for the section.  This planner was far different.  It is a real life planner in my opinion. You are putting down your goals for life as well as tasks that you need to do.  This was so helpful for me as I just moved into a "project home" I was given a chance to move into a home rent free but I had to turn it into a home starting with pretty much just walls and plumbing. I have several tasks that need to be done and some more so than others.  I was able to put those down and also put how much I have progressed. It also helped keep me from getting overwhelmed.  I not only homeschool my children but attend online college full time myself. I seem like my brain never gets a break and after 4 kids my memory isn't as great as it once was.  I have really enjoyed getting to put all  my brain into this book and getting to relax it a bit. I also like that everything is labeled well and I know what to write in each place and it is things that I need to have written down. Also writing down what I felt my purpose in life was a real eye opener. Being a mother it is hard for me to think of myself and who I am.  There is also a section for personal and work connections.  It is had been so long since I have owned and address book that I was surprised to see this section.  However I am glad it is in there because I am always having issues with my cell phone, which is where every number I know is, and I needed to get them on paper in case something happened to it.  I think we get so used to electronics we forget that good old fashioned pen and paper will let you down a lot less often.  It is good to have things on back up.  Plus I find writing on paper is quicker than finding an app to do what I want it to and them remembering to update it. This gave me reflection upon myself beyond my daily duties as a mother. I really think any adult or even a teen getting ready to enter "life" with responsibilities could use this to help them keep on track.

7 Minute Life Daily Planner Review

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Warsaw Missouri

We had an adventure to a new town and decided to make it a field trip day. We started off at the Harry S Truman visitors center. This place had a killer view of the lake.

It also had fossils as well as information on how the dam was build at ran. 

Outside we got to explore some old style homes they were moved there to preserve. This was the first time we were actually able to go inside homes not just peer from the outside.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

House coming along?

The house work in coming to a stand still.  Between schooling and life that is happening right now, I have no time to work on the house.  Also I have been so bummed out by all the stuff that was stolen from my storage unit that is daily use stuff.  Even my towels and wash cloths were stolen.  Who the heck does that?

So not only am I starting over putting a house together from new flooring to new cabinets I am also starting over from simple things such as dishes and bathing accessories. 

Not to mention the havoc these last couple months have been I am also failing my Algebra class.  I just can not grasp the formulas and it is even harder to do with an infant.  I so should have waited another quarter to start back to school.  So there goes my GPA because there is no getting this grade up in the next couple weeks.

Dear Lord, Please slow down my life.