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Free Piano Lessons Right in Your Own Home

Free Piano Lessons in Your Home

Okay, admittedly, that sounded like an infomerical, didn't it?  I'm sorry.  Forgive my inner Ron Popeil there for a minute.  Now, even though this is sponsored by FreePianoLessons4Kids.com, it's the truth.  They really are offering free piano lessons from the comfort of your own home. Fine.  I might as well embrace my inner Carnival barker here for a minute. "How does this work, Angie?" … [Read more...]

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Communion Cards Review Plus a Giveaway

First Communion Cards

We feel very strongly about having big, special First Communion parties because we think that it is just one way that we show our kids that we think it's one of the biggest, most special days of their lives.  While we've done a variety of things as far as invitations have gone over the years, it was a decision that came up each time. I recently got to check out the invitation offerings from … [Read more...]

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I Did a Scary Thing with My Breakfast Dishes

Finish Quantum

This week, I did something that made me shiver as I anticipated the horror that would await me as a result of my actions.  I'm the kind of gal that completely rinses off all of my dishes before putting them into the dishwasher.  It was how I learned to use the dishwasher, and that's just what I always do.  But, not one day this week, my friends. You see, I was contacted by Finish to take the … [Read more...]

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My Surprising Talent: Humor

Green Giant Chips

----- I must admit right now, that I never thought of humor as a surprise talent of mine.  With years of making people laugh and having friends say things like, "You have to get Angie to tell you that story" or the like, I just thought that it was general knowledge that one of my favorite things is to be able to make people laugh. Something has become painfully obvious for me, however.  It … [Read more...]

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The Sacrament of Reconciliation for People with Autism (and Other Special Needs)

Adaptive Reconciliation Kit

Last year, I was very pleased to be able to share with you about the wonderful Adaptive First Eucharist Kit from Loyola Press.  Not only do I love the excitement of First Communion, but being the Mom of a child with Asperger's Syndrome, I can understand the worries that come with having your child special needs working on these important sacraments. Going perfectly hand-in-hand with the … [Read more...]

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The Game of Scattergories: Bible Edition {A Review}

Bible Scattergories

Since the regular version of Scattergories has long been a favorite game of mine, I was thrilled to get a chance to try out the Scattergories Bible version recently thanks to Discount Catholic Products.  While I wasn't exactly sure what the kids would think of the game, they were up for giving it a try and I was ready to coach them and snap some pictures. Well, I'll be completely honest, … [Read more...]

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Catholic Videos and Music for Young Children

Learn to Count DVD

I didn’t realize how long it had been since I watched programming for small children until I was able to recently review the video Learn to Count from ABCatholic.  How in the world did all of my children get to all be such big kids? Learn to Count is touted on the front of its case as “First Numbers, Counting, Mathematics, Words, and Catholic Concepts.”  After watching through the video, I will … [Read more...]

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Religious Jewelry that Makes a Statement

religious bracelet from Graceful Leigh

I have to admit that as an Etsy seller, I kind of stink when it comes to packaging.  I've received packages when I've ordered on Etsy that are wrapped like gifts, for goodness sakes.  Some sellers go all out.  And, recently, I got to be treated to another seller with beautiful packaging. When I received my package that I was waiting for from Graceful Leigh, in order to review for the blog, I … [Read more...]

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Nintendo 3DS Game Review: Horses 3D

We were recently lucky enough to get to try two games, Funky Barn 3D and Horses 3D, from Ubisoft for the Nintendo 3DS system. Not only were my kids thrilled to get to try them (and keep them) for free, but both were games that they had previously heard about and wanted to try. (Actually, I believe the response was, "YES!" when I told them that were would be receiving them.) I let all of my … [Read more...]

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Nintendo 3DS Game Review: Funky Barn 3D

funky_barn

We were recently lucky enough to get to try two games, Funky Barn 3D and Horses 3D, from Ubisoft for the Nintendo 3DS system.  Not only were my kids thrilled to get to try them (and keep them) for free, but both were games that they had previously heard about and wanted to try. (Actually, I believe the response was, "YES!" when I told them that were would be receiving them.) I let all of my … [Read more...]