Sunday, November 11, 2012

The Old Schoolhouse Magazine Review

A few weeks ago I submitted my application for Schoolhouse Review Crew. In response to applying, the next step of the process is to provide a sample review of The Old Schoolhouse Magazine's November Issue. I was super excited to receive the email from the Products Review Director, that I wanted to scream in excitement, but couldn't because my children were sleeping when I checked my email.

The Old Schoolhouse Magazine is for all walks of life for homeschooling. There's no more worries about it getting ruined because this is a FREE Interactive digital magazine. So, for many of us that are homeschooling multiple children, that is icing on the cake because we tend to have some sort of liquids being spilled on the table, but now you don't have to worry about that, The Old Schoolhouse Magazine has two option two options, downloaded version for your PC and your portable device(s).

I'm amazed at how many great tips available in this magazine. It's like reading a great novel, can't put it down. The articles are written by other homeschoolers, curriculum reviews, helpful resources, and much more.

My up-most likes about this magazine is that I can curl up on the couch and still have the cozy feeling of reading this magazine through the mobile app on my Droid. The Old Schoolhouse Magazine apps is available for Kindle Fire, Android, and Apple. Today, that's huge because I know for me I'm on the go and don't want to carry an extra item. Especially, when I can't get to a computer, I can read it straight from my Droid.

My first excitement was reading "365 Ways to Simplify Your Life." I'm pretty much organized, but I could use a few new ideas in some areas. Which, one of the points made in this article was becoming frugal. I think many of today's homeschooling families are because most are living on one income. I can agree with the statement made in this article about everyone needing downtime. I think is also forgotten many times for many of us. I too, forget to set my downtime. After reading this article, I took away a lot of great tips to simplify my life in the past week.

One article caught my eye was "Homeschooling a Struggling Learner: Where Do I Find the Time?" As I have a couple of my children are struggling learners. I often here this question by many, and often wonder myself at times. I can relate to Terry story because I use the same method as she does, the "whatever it takes" method. However, with the time management suggestions given in this article, I've seen fewer rough days.

Another article enjoyed, was how to "De-Clutter your Home in Time for the Holidays!" This was great because the holiday's are approaching fast. Not only does this article recommend how to de-clutter your home, but it gets the children excited about giving their stuff away without the complaining that we all so don't like to hear. I have scheduled our de-cluttering this weekend, even though we may not reach as many as the Russell family because we downsized that year. With five children, we have way too much clothes that they've either outgrown or don't wear. So, why not help those in need of the them. Especially, this time of year and puts a smile on another persons face.

So, you can see, I'm very please with The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, and it's very well rounded magazine that attracts all types of homeschooling families because there's something for everyone. As I was scrolling through the magazine on my Android, I found one after another article full of resourceful information from my youngest child to my oldest child, self helps for myself, and my household needs. So, for those of you looking or wondering how your going manage homeschooling and your household, I strongly  suggest downloading The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, and pat yourself on the back. There's something for every subject, including unit studies. In fact, once I downloaded The Old Schoolhouse Magazine App, I was able to reference back to previous issues. I located many more great tips, like creating my own unit studies.

I hope you enjoyed my review of The Old Schoolhouse Magazine. I'm going to put my children to bed and read some more of those articles from the previous issues. The January 2012 issue has another great article, "Taking the Frustration Out of Math."

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this product through the Schoolhouse Review Crew in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. All opinions I have expressed are my own or those of my family. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations.

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