Homeschool Legacy Once-a-Week Micro Studies ~ Review


We are absolutely in love with Homeschool Legacy and unit studies. Last year we were able to review Lewis and Clark. This time we received the Once-a-Week Micro-Study of Many Nations.

The Homeschool Legacy curriculum helps us break up our routine with fun history studies that don’t take a lot of time. They are quick and easy to prepare. They add much to our homeschool!

You have probably heard the term “unit study” but may not know what that actually is. Well, Homeschool Legacy Unit Studies are hands-on ways of learning about the world around you, both past and present. Because they are so interactive it really brings history to life! They also integrate in other subjects like social studies, art, cooking, and more. By using a variety of creative teaching/learning techniques these studies accommodate to a many different learning styles and ages. One thing that I really like about Homeschool Legacy unit studies is that I can teach one lesson to my multiple ages and have everyone understand and enjoy the study. My youngest may not take art in all the activities, but she also doesn’t get left out either.

The study that we chose this time around was “Many Nations”. My girls love learning about this time period of history. It is geared toward grades 1-8, however, my Kinder Kid liked joining in on some of the activities as well.

This micro study is designed to only take up 30 minutes 3x per week. So we could easily fit it into our already packed days. Even better from my stand point is that I haven’t had to do any prep work since downloading the unit study and going trough and printing out the activities in the extra links of each lesson.

The Many Nations study is teaching us about several different Native American tribes throughout America long before European settlers arrived. We are learning about the Northeast Woodland, Southeast, Southwest, and Plains nations. Specifically, the Iroquois, Cherokee, Navajo, and Plains Indians. We are learning how they lived, what kind of homes, what they ate, hunted, and grew. This is the perfect study as we quickly approach Thanksgiving time. You can see a sample of Many Nations Here. 

We have made models of a long house, made a hatchet, and paper Indian dolls. We have also learned a few words and letters of the Cherokee language and written sentences. It was interesting how that was one of the first written word that Native Americans had.

We have also really enjoyed reading the book “Sing Down the Moon” by Scott O’Dell.This book is the recommenedd reading to accompany the Many Nations study. It was available on Amazon as a paper back for fairly cheap. It is a story based on history of the Navaho Indians in 1863-1865 and “The Long Walk” (similar to the Trail of Tears). My girls LOVED this book!

They also are really liking the Many Nations Study from Homeschool Legacy. They can’t wait to dive into it and beg to incorporate it in everyday!

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CrossTimber ~ Review

Personalized Framed Plaque with Name Meaning and Bible Verse {CrossTimber} Reviews
Christmas is just around the corner and that means that it is time to start looking for gifts. Don’t wait until the last minute and pick up something meaningless. Shop NOW at CrossTimber for a gift that is personal and one of a kind. Read my review and enter for a chance to win!

What’s in a name? Do you know the story behind your name? Each name has a unique story behind it, a meaning. Your parents thought long and hard about what they would call you. God calls us all his children! But our earthly names can also reflect our personality’s or traits that our parents wanted us to have.  CrossTimber helps us celebrate those meanings with great personalized gifts. The products also include a Bible verse that corresponds and coordinates with the name and meaning.

CrossTimber specializes in gifts with name meanings printed on them. Also included with the meaning is a special Bible verse chosen to accompany the name. They offer a wide variety of gifts to choose from.  Personalized Framed Plaque with Name Meaning and Bible Verse is one of their most popular gifts. You can choose from a variety of background images and frame options to further personalize your gift. They also offer framed plaques in 5×7 or 8×10, coffe mugs, music boxes, and The Names of God plaques.

Personalized Framed Plaque with Name Meaning and Bible Verse {CrossTimber} Reviews
Instead of a plaque I choose a nice coffee mug. It turned out beautifully! It also has and accompanying card that can be used as a bookmark, placed in a small frame, or hung on the refrigerator as an added decoration. The mug is dishwasher safe and of good quality. I think it will make the perfect gift for my girl’s great grandmother. She is a coffee loving lady!



On-line ordering was pretty painless. I was able to add in personalized options just like on the name plaques. Shipping was quick too. But don’t wait too long to get your gift here by Christmas!

They also offer discounts on multiple orders. The more you buy to more you save!

Personalized Framed Plaque with Name Meaning and Bible Verse {CrossTimber} Reviews

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The Familyman’s Christmas Treasury-Audio Collection ~ Review

The Familyman's Christmas Treasury - Audio Collection {The Familyman} Reviews
I know you are probably taking a double take after reading Christmas in the title of an October blog post, but I wanted to share this with you before the hustle and bustle of the season really hits. Whether you are ready or not, Christmas is coming in about 9 weeks. I have some great  audio books to share with you,  The Familyman’s Christmas Treasury – Audio Collection from The Familyman. These are also available as Digital Downloads.

I received a sample CD of “The Stranger” as well as the Digital Downloads of “Captain Chaos and the Manger Blaster”, “Cootie McKay’s Nativity”, “Gladys Remembers Christmas”, “Harold Grubbs and the Christmas Vest”, “It’s Called Christmas”, “The Bishop’s Dream”, “The Secret of Snow Village” and “The Stranger”. All of these titles plus two more Easter audio’s are available for download here for $3.99-$4.99 per story. However, You can also get six of the Christmas title’s in one 6-CD collection for $25 here!

This collection will provide your family hours of wholesome entertainment for the upcoming holidays. It will make the long drives to relatives houses, grandma/grandpa’s, etc… easier and quicker. It is a collection of stories for the whole family. Each story is between 15-30 minutes in length. So, even the little’s can follow the stories and join in on the fun.

“The Stranger” follows a young boys Christmas adventure as a Stranger entered their Christmas celebration. This story teaches a great lesson about how we treat those who may be different than us. The idea for this story cam from a thought that author Todd Wilson had, What would happen if Jesus visited our little church or home on Christmas night? But instead of being the typical well groomed glowing face of Jesus depicted in all the portraits, he came as a dirty, foul-smelling, homeless person. How would we respond? Would we welcome him in or chase him off?

Another on of my favorites is “Harold Grubbs and the Christmas Vest”. This is a charming story of a grumpy man who surrenders his life to Jesus. This decision changed the man’s life almost like Ebeneezer Scrooge! A father tells his son all about this transformation as he reminisces about the memory over Mr. Grubbs Christmas Vest.

All of the stories have a great moral lesson to them. The stories all point to the real meaning of Christmas, they’re good for bringing up and discussing these lessons with the kids as well. It is easy to lose track of what really matters during the Christmas season. Listening to these audio dramas will help bring Jesus and his ministry back into focus!

These stories are well written and the audio recordings are great. The voice is loud and clear. There are no word stumbles or hard to follow events making it easy for the entire family to enjoy and understand. The length of the dramas is perfect for short car rides (or long) or even to listen too during holiday baking or crafting. We enjoyed them and I hope that you will also!

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The Familyman's Christmas Treasury - Audio Collection {The Familyman} Reviews