Friday, March 21, 2008

Homeschoolers: Wanna win some Rosetta Stone!?!

Rosetta Stone has been the #1 foreign language curriculum among homeschoolers for a while -- next week they are unleashing a brand new curriculum, and you can WIN the *all new* Rosetta Stone Homeschool Version 3… FOR FREE!

This is a $219 program (and believe me it's worth every penny!) and the winner gets to pick from any of these 14 languages: Spanish (Spain or Latin America), English (American or British), Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Irish, Hebrew, or Russian.

This will also include a headset with microphone, and students will participate in lifelike conversations and actually produce language to advance through the program. Rosetta Stone still incorporates listening, reading and writing as well, in addition to speaking. Many homeschoolers requested grammar and vocabulary exercises, and with Rosetta Stone Homeschool Version 3, they're included! For parents, the new Parent Administrative Tools are integrated into the program and allow parents to easily enroll students in any of 12 predetermined lesson plans, monitor student progress, and view and print reports.

To win this most excellent program -- in the language of your choice -- copy these (blue) paragraphs and post it in (or as) your next blog post -- then to enter the contest, go to the original contest page HERE: and leave a comment with the link showing where you blogged about it. And please make sure the link works to get back to the original contest page when you post it. And good luck! The winner will be picked randomly on March 26, and will be notified thru the link they left to their blog pg. And if you have more than one blog, you can post them and enter those separately for more chances to win. Yay for free stuff!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Just a couple of things...

Hey! Quick couple of things...

Have you seen this place?? Paper Back Swap. Its so fun! You can swap books (they don't have to be paperback) with people. I am drooling over here! Wanna drool with me? Click that link above to join. When you list 10 books for trade they will give you 2 free credits to get you started... then when your books get chosen by someone you'll get credits for each of them as well. And I'll even get a free book credit out of the deal! Win-win! :)


I want to hear from all of you homeschoolers out there. We are doing a virtual school this year and I am not happy with some aspects of it. I am researching other methods for next year. I would love to hear your thoughts! I am sort of intrigued by the Charlotte Mason method. Comment here or email me at mommy2tyler @ comcast (dot) net. Thanks!!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Nice little surprise...

The kids and I took a ride down to one of our favorite fishing spots here in The Cities and we saw this when we got there...




Wednesday, March 5, 2008

I'm still kickin'!

Did you think I fell off the face of the Earth? Well I didn't! I'm right here. Sorry I haven't posted in awhile. I guess I just got caught up in life. I'll try not to let it happen again... no promises though!

So here's a list of sorts to get you up to date...

  • ~Emily is walking. Look out!
  • ~Emily now has a vocabulary... it consists of "Hi", "Ow" (Spoken as I comb her hair. Learned from her big brother.), "Mooooooo", and "Bow wow wow" (Translates to "Bow Chica Wow Wow" from The Chipmunks. Pretty durn cute if ya ask me. :) ).
  • ~Tyler has 3 loose teeth!
  • ~Tyler has learned the secret about Santa... which led to the secret about the Easter Bunny... which led to the secret about the Tooth Fairy... which led, well you can see where this is going. My little guy is growing up. *sigh*
  • ~School is going good and is so much fun. I love being there with Tyler as he learns... and learning right along with him most of the time!
  • ~The kids and I are going to see Disney on Ice tomorrow.
  • ~We are in the process of starting a business making custom fishing rods. Wish us luck!
I think that's about it for us. I'll leave you with a photo of the kids and I at Underwater Adventures at the Mall of America yesterday...