What’s in the Bible? Volume 10!

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We had the honor of reviewing the latest What’s in the Bible DVD, volume 10, Jesus is the Good News!  We currently use the DVDs in our homeschool, you can read more about that here.  We aren’t done with the Old Testament, but with Easter coming soon, I thought it was a great time to jump ahead and grab a little New Testament viewing time.

The kids have watched volume 10 a few times now and we have all learned a LOT.  Currently all 3 of my kiddos love these DVDs.  Look, even the dog watches with us!

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I was very impressed with the historical facts presented in this volume {as always}, I am amazed with what I learn and how the Bible comes together for me when I watch along with them.

We also took advantage of the free printable puzzle and used it as an object lesson about our family.  I cut up the puzzle and we all colored pieces without knowing what everyone else was coloring.  In the end we put it together and got a good laugh at our creation.  We talked about how all the members of our family are different, but we fit together beautifully in God’s plan!What's in the Bible-1252

Grab other Volume 10 coloring pages here…

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They have a couple of discount codes available…

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And I get to giveaway a copy of

Volume 1 and Volume 10

to one of my readers! 

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Giveaway open to US only and ends 4/2/13.

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Kids who Listen? Yes Please!

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I am excited to welcome back my friend Amy {yes I feel we have truly become friends in this wild online world!} from Positive Parenting Solutions!  You may remember I hosted a free webinar awhile back entitled, How to Get Kids to Listen Without Reminding, Nagging, or Yelling, and another one called Is Time Out a Waste of Time?

Amy asked me if I would be interested in hosting another webinar and I said yes, knowing that these free webinars are very helpful to many of you!  This time I chose to repeat the first topic I hosted, Get Kids to Listen without Reminding, Nagging, or Yelling. This is a topic I continually struggle with and I have heard from many of you with similar struggles. I hope you will join me on Wednesday January 30, 2013 at 9pm EST

Here are the official details about our upcoming webinar…

Get Kids to Listen Without

Nagging, Reminding or Yelling

Why is it so difficult sometimes to get kids to listen? You know she heard you, but she ignores you. You ask again and still . . . no response.

If you’re tired of nagging, reminding and yelling to get kids to listen – this session is for you! 1+1+1=1 is excited to partner with Amy McCready, founder of Positive Parenting Solutions & TODAY Show contributor to offer a FREE LIVE training webinar on

Wednesday, January 30th at 9 – 10 PM EST.

Join us to learn easy to implement strategies to correct misbehavior and reclaim the calm voice you had before kids. Discover proven tools for your most frustrating discipline dilemmas including the 5 R’s of Fair & Effective Consequences.

All you need is your computer. (No webcam required.) You’ll see and hear Amy on your screen and you can even ask questions and she’ll make them part of the presentation. Parents RAVE about this session.

RSVP today and then kick back and learn from the comfort of your home.

Webinar seating will be limited so learn more and RSVP now! I’ll look forward to welcoming you.

About Amy McCready

Parenting expert Amy McCready is the Founder of Positive Parenting Solutions and a image_thumb4"recovering yeller." She is a champion of positive parenting techniques for happier families and well-behaved kids. Amy reaches a worldwide audience with her Positive Parenting Solutions Online course and is a frequent guest on the TODAY Show and has also appeared on Rachael Ray, CNN, Fox & Friends, MSNBC, and elsewhere. In her most important role, she is mom to two teenage boys.

I hope to “see” many of you at the webinar, I will be logged in for it also!



We Choose Virtues New Website & Giveaway

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We Choose Virtues has launched a brand new website, and has an awesome 20% discount code {FAMILY 20} for the Family Kit, which includes: familyKit_grande

You can see a post I wrote last year about using We Choose Virtues in our home.

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I am excited to host a giveaway too! 

One of you will win a set of Parenting Cards {34.99 value!} teacher-virtue-cards-family_grande

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Giveaway is open to US residents only and ends 1/24/13

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Just Color ~ Valentine’s Day Love

The idea behind Just Color! is simple ~ theme packs all focused around coloring. There are mostly coloring pages, and a few coloring activities. The coloring pages are all in one download to make it easier to download and print all at once, in case you have coloring monsters like I do!

I just added a new Valentines Day Coloring set!

Just Color Valentines Day Love

This set features a few pages with traceable Bible verses about love, which is what we focus on around Valentines Day!

Love Bible Verse Coloring and Tracing

Remember, if you want to make a mini coloring book, you can always scale down PDF files! If you have any problems downloading or printing these or other PDF files, see troubleshooting tips here.


Looking for more Valentines Day & LOVE fun?

Love Printables and More



Teach Them Diligently

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The following is a guest post written by David Nunnery, for Teach Them Diligently.  Although I will be unable to attend any of the 2013 conventions, I am honored to have them as a blog sponsor and am excited to spread the word about this amazing opportunity.  If you live close to one of the venues {Spartanburg, SC; Nashville, TN; and Omaha, NE}, I pray you will have the opportunity to attend! The focus of missions is obviously near to my heart, what a wonderful way to combine so many aspects of parenting, Christian faith and homeschooling all into one convention!

The Teach Them Diligently Convention was born out of a recognized need for more events celebrating the focus of Christian Homeschool Families—which is to disciple their children to glorify God. The organizers of this Convention are also officers of Worldwide Tentmakers which is a Mission Agency focused on Tentmaking as a missions strategy as you would find in Acts 18. Therefore, Missions, discipleship, and parenting will be a large focus for the Teach Them Diligently Convention. This will be added to the normal Homeschool Convention focus on teaching techniques and use of curriculum.

Second, all of the profits for the Teach Them Diligently Convention will go to missions. It is our hope to help parents infuse their educational programs with a Great Commission focus. Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God (I Cor. 10:31). We desire to focus parents and children on the fact that we should be seeking opportunities to spread the fame of our Lord Jesus Christ whether through school, playing sports, or running the family business.

Certainly, families attend Homeschool Conventions to learn and buy new educational products and to hear speakers and attend workshops. Another driving motivation is camaraderie. I know this is true with my wife and myself. After spending vast amounts of time with people in churches and larger family outings where there are few homeschoolers around, there is this underlying feeling that your focus and parenting do not match those around you. Then at a Convention, a mom or dad or child is suddenly surrounded with several thousand homeschool families. By further specifying that this is a Christian Homeschool Convention in which the vast majority of the families are attending because of their desire to disciple their children, it is our belief that camaraderie will be that much more enhanced.

So in conclusion, why should your family attend the Teach Them Diligently Convention?

•It will be enjoyable!

•Great Speakers and workshops

•Fellowship with other Christian Homeschool Families and Speakers

•Preaching

•Missions

•Knowledge, Wisdom, Understanding

•Shopping and Introduction to new educational products

If you are a Christian Homeschool Family, this is the Convention you want to attend. There will be something for everyone.  Our featured speakers this year are Pam Tebow, mom of Tim Tebow; Ken Ham, of Answers in Genesis; Sally Clarkson, and Heidi St. John. 

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We also have many other terrific speakers you will not want to miss and a large exhibit hall.  All three of our conventions are in May 2013 in Spartanburg, SC; Nashville, TN; and Omaha, NE.  Hope to see you there!  www.teachthemdiligently.net.