Episencial Bubble Bath Review

Episencial Sweet Dreams Bubble Bath

IMG_1654Product: Episencial Sweet Dreams Bubble Bath

What I paid: Nothing, but it retails for $9

Where I got it: I recieved this for free when agreeing to host a Healthy Child Party at www.healthychild.org You can purchase it on the Episencial.com

What I like: It is made with organic products and the even the bottle is earth friendly. My kids have ubber sensitive skin so I’m really reluctant to try anything out on them. This is free from additives and other icky stuff that could bother their skin though and it really doesn’t have a sent. So I thought it was worth a try. The bubbles lasted a really long time also. Troy and Petra tried it out together and since this was the first bubble bath either of them have ever had, they stayed in for long while. We re-warmed the water twice and there were still bubbles to be played with.

Could it be better: Love it how it is.

Do I recommend: Yep, in fact I ‘m about to buy some more. I realize it’s a bit more pricey than other bubble baths out there, but I really haven’t seen another brand I would consider trying on my kids.

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IXL For Math Review

Screen Shot 2013-01-16 at 3.44.00 PMProduct: IXL.com

What I pay: $9.95 a month

Where to get it: on their website linked here and above

What I like: -I mostly like that Petra actually begs to do math on a regular basis. Really, I have to make her not do math and move on to other subjects. Days (like Sundays) when math isn’t even on the agenda she ask to do math. -Also, if your child misses a problem the program shows them how to do it properly. -I like that the company emails you with updates on your child’s progress. -I like the parent side of the program where you can check on how much time your child has spent doing math and each lesson. This part is actually really cool, the photo attached to this post is actually a screen shot of part of the parent report. It gives you information on how many problems were missed, time a lesson took, percentage of time they have spent on different subject matter (like addition and fractions). This information is presented in both list form and graph forms. I really look forward to printing out the parent section at the end of the year and adding it to Petra’s math binder. -If you are worried about covering everything that would be covered in public school in your area, there is a portion of IXL that lines up what they do with your area’s standards be it state or country.

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Action Bible Devotional Review

This is my very first review, but I’ve decided to do them once a week. So, here goes…

Product: The Action Bible Devotional by Jeremy V. Jones

What I Paid: $11

Where I Got Mine: Sam’s Club

What I like: My hubby and kids are big fans of comics, so getting my kids into this study is no problem. We are only a little into it, but so far the lessons at the end of the story seem to be adaptable to many different age levels. My 13 and 6 year old both are able to get something from the lessons. I’ve only known about the Action Bible itself for a short time, but I haven’t seen a kid (or adult) yet that hasn’t found the illustrations and format of the Bible very cool and engaging.

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