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2019 Blue Ribbon Awards

My first year as a reviewer for The Old Schoolhouse Homeschool Review Crew has been fantastic! The opportunity to try new so many new products that I might have never known about and then share my findings to you has been a rewarding experience. Every year, Crew members get to vote on their favorites. Check out all the winners of the 2019 Blue Ribbon Awards voted on by people just like myself, who actually used the products for several weeks, then took the time to tell us all about it!

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God’s Mail Volume 3 Review

Several weeks ago, I was given the opportunity to review God’s Mail Volume 3 by Ron Hardin. This is the third book in the God’s Mail series. As a Bible believer not linked to any particular denomination, I usually prefer to spend more time reading the Bible, rather than books about the Bible. I was excited to try something different, and appreciated the idea of a book of poetry based on the scriptures.

Imagine my shock as someone who cherishes Bible truths when I saw this statement from Mr. Hardin’s pastor on the first page !

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Creating A Masterpiece Review

Often, I get to review products that my kids can enjoy. Rarely, I get to review a product that turns out to be something where I’m the one who enjoys it most! The Drawing Program from Creating a Masterpiece is one of those rare products. This Drawing Program makes me feel like a real artist everytime I complete a project!

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Brain Blox Wooden Building Planks Review

Do teens still play with blocks? It has been a while since my two have actually sat down and made something with blocks. I’ve noticed they do still stack the little butter and jelly tubs at restaurants to pass the time, so I thought I’d give Brain Blox Wooden Building Planks from Brain Blox a try! I hoped it would be fun for them, and bring back a little nostalgia for me to the days when there were blocks strewn about the house.

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Fun Family Chess Review

I have never played Chess in my life, but have been curious for a few years now. I love incorporating games in our learning, so I was very happy to have the opportunity to review Fun Family Chess from Brain Blox.  What’s really neat is that my kids have never played either, so we started out on a level playing field.

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Easy Grammar Systems Review

If you’re looking for a grammar program that is to the point and free of distractions or many extras, you are at the right place! I first saw this at a homeschool convention, and it has been on my list to check out for about a year now. Nearing the end of summer, I was looking at several options for teaching grammar. I was excited to have the opportunity to review Easy Grammar Plus from  Easy Grammar Systems to use with my “get it done” son.

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CTCMath Review

Review a math program in the summer? The mention of math is normally a forbidden four-letter word around here, especially during the summer! After a less than spectacular year with our first year of high school math, an opportunity arose to review a 12-month Family Membership from CTCMath. Honestly, the timing could not have been better!

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Rewind – The Very Best of Homeschool Fanatic

A year ago this week, I started a blog. I didn’t start a blog because I needed something to do, wanted to get rich, or because I think I’m the best homeschooling mom. I started a blog because I have a fire, a passion, and a drive. My goal has always been to encourage, share ideas, cheer on existing homeschoolers, and convince others to join the homeschooling lifestyle.

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