Genealogy Research Giveaway from Genealogy Revelations

Have you ever wondered about your family tree?  Have you thought much about the legacy and history of your ancestors?  Where did they come from?  Where all have they been?  Are you descended from royalty?  Are there castles in your family tree? Kidnappings? Mysteries?

Genealogy Revelations

Genealogy Revelations is a new research business ready to help you find as much as possible about your family history. This week, we are celebrating the launch of Genealogy Revelations with a giveaway.  One blessed winner will receive five hours of genealogy research.

The Fine Print:  This giveaway is for new research only.  If you have already started your family tree research and hit a brick wall somewhere in the past, we cannot complete your research for this giveaway.   Genealogy Research is not guaranteed, so this giveaway is for five hours of research time and there is no guarantee of results.  Any results found will be sent to you in printed form in a nice binder.  You must be 18 years old or older and in the United States to enter.  Furthermore, you must be willingg to provide information on the most recent previous generations in your family history (we cannot start with your living parents or grandparents as no information on living persons can be stored in databases.)

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Genealogy Revelations: Launch Team Reviews

Genealogy RevelationsWhen I asked Bow of Bronze Launch team members “How would you like two hours of free genealogy research?” the response was overwhelming! We were so excited to participate in the Genealogy Revelations launch team to help this new and really cool business off the ground.

The tagline behind Genealogy Revelations is Finding the Heart of Your Past. This is so powerful! Your past is not just a bunch of names and dates and faceless people. Genealogy research is about finding real people, with real stories. And these people in your family tree are a part of who you are.

Read more information about ordering your own Genealogy Research Package.

Read to Your Preschoolers – A Guest Post from Gena Mayo

Many years ago when my first kids reached Preschool age, around age 3, I realized that it wouldn’t be possible for me to do one of those neat “Preschool At Home” curriculums. I had too many little ones, up to 5 preschoolers at a time.

Read to Your Preschoolers

So, I read a lot. I read before naps. I read to them on the couch. I read before bedtime. I read to them on my bed. I read to them on their beds. I could do it while I was exhausted during early pregnancy, and while I was exhausted during the final days of pregnancy, and while nursing a baby!

And, you know what? It was the most important thing they needed!

Here are some of my favorite preschool picture books. By the way, I am now reading these to my 8th preschooler. :)

Goodnight Moon (Margaret Wise Brown)

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear (ill. Michael Hague)

Inside Outside Upside Down (Stan and Jan Berenstain)

I Love You As Much. . . (Laura Krauss Melmed)

The Veggiecational Book (Phil Vischer)

In the Ocean (Maurice Pledger)

Good Night, Sweet Butterflies (Dawn Bentley)

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault)

Blue Hat, Green Hat (Sandra Boynton)

Dr. Seuss’s ABC Book (Dr. Seuss)

My Princess Bible Purse (Fiona Boon)

My ABC of God Loves Me (Fiona Boon)


Goodnight Moon and Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear are great for rhyming and encouraging the kids to fill in the next word. As you’re looking for good books, make sure the rhyming ones are well-written. I have read more than I care to count of books that have terrible poetry and meter. Dr. Seuss and Phil Vischer are masters. :)

Blue Hat, Green Hat and Good Night, Sweet Butterflies are nice books for helping kids learn their colors. You can point to the color and ask them to name it, or say a color and have the child point to it. All my kids could “read” Blue Hat, Green Hat by the time they were 2 years old. It’s easy for them to memorize and read aloud. (I have it in Spanish and read the Spanish version, too.) I love Good Night, Sweet Butterflies. It’s such a sweet book and very fun with the little butterflies that the kids can touch.

For teaching about animals I love In the Ocean and I Love You as Much. Eric Carle and Bill Martin Jr. have wonderful preschool animal books as well. I point to an animal and ask my kids what animal it is, what sound the animal makes, where it lives, etc.

There are hundreds of ABC books, but 2 classics are Dr. Seuss’s ABC Book and Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. Both of these are nice, compared to other ABC books, because they include lower-case letters. After the child knows the name of all the letters, start teaching them the sounds. “Which letter on this page says “buh”?

The Veggicational Book is a neat one because it’s 4 books in one–teaches about numbers, shapes, colors, and the alphabet, and the poetry is fun to read!

And to teach them about God, I love to read books that have actual Scripture in them (Pslams are great) and books that teach great concepts–like about the Fruit of the Spirit with My Princess Bible Purse or the Attributes of God with My ABC of God Loves Me.

So, if you’re like me and overwhelmed with babies and toddlers–or even with needing to spend time teaching older children–remember to just find some time everyday to read to your preschoolers. That, along with everyday life in your house (playing with siblings, helping mom and dad with tasks, listening to good music, coloring, time to play and explore outside, and great toys like dress-up and Duplos) is all you need! Find some more great ideas for preschoolers here. Just keep them away from a lot of screen time. Have fun reading!

Gena Family Collage 1Gena Mayo is a homeschooling mother of 8, ages 12 down to 1. She has been married to the love of her life for 15 years and blogs about homeschooling, homemaking, and family life at I Choose Joy! Follow along at Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter for some great reviews and giveaways, too!

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Weeding Out Wheat by Luke and Trisha Gilkerson: Read the Reviews

The Bow of Bronze launch team is so excited to ring in the New Year with a review of Weeding Out Wheat. What great timing! Weeding Out Wheat by Luke and Trisha Gilkerson discusses lots of great practical reasons why you might want to stop eating wheat — backed up with a strong foundation of their own research. They also discuss the biblical aspects of a wheat-free diet.

Weeding Out Wheat

While launch team members were not required to give up wheat in order to review this book, many of us did so and the results are pretty amazing. We hope you will enjoy reading our stories!

Weeding Out Wheat answers questions like…

  • What are recent medical journals saying about wheat?
  • What is “gluten” and why is it such a problem?
  • What does the Bible say about wheat and healthy eating?
  • Don’t the problems with wheat go away when you grind and traditionally prepare your own wheat?
  • How has wheat changed over the last few decades and why does it matter?
  • What tests can you take to find out if you have a problem with wheat?
  • If you are a wheat-free Christian, how do you take the Lord’s Supper?
  • What is the difference between celiac disease, wheat allergies, gluten intolerance, and gluten sensitivity?

Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network – Read the Reviews

Ultimate Homeschool Radio NetowrkWe are so pleased to introduce to you the Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network owned by Felice Gerwitz.  This fabulous new service provides free and encouraging live radio shows for homeschool moms and dads and even students! Once the live show airs, each is also available via free podcast subscription as well.

During our review period, I was privileged to attend the live Mommy Jammies Night show hosted by Felice Gerwitz and featuring Crystal Paine as the speaker.  I was so encouraged and blessed by that session — I highly recommend you listen to the recording!  Crystal had so much wisdom to share about motherhood and home life.   I was also blessed by the sessions I attended for Vintage Homeschool Moms. One of my favorite things about attending live sessions is the live chat available on the website. I love connecting with the other Moms listening, and someone always keeps a running dialogue about the topic at hand. What I like to do is listen to the live show on my phone using the call-in number and then use the chat feature on the computer. My phone has louder speakers than my computer so I can listen in spite of the chaos!

Each of the Bow of Bronze team members has their own favorite Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network shows to talk about!

Homeschool Giveaway in Celebration of Simply Put: A Study of Economics

We are so excited to bring you this fabulous giveaway in honor of the launch of Simply Put: A Study of Economics.

Included in this giveaway is a complete collection of digital titles by Catherine Jaime plus a 3 month subscription to A+Tutorsoft in the grade level of your choice. The total retail value for this giveaway is $325+!  Here is a full list of the digital ebooks the winner will receive!

Learning As We Go: Teaching Through Travels ($6)
Finding Fun and Facts in D.C. [BUNDLE] ($1.60)
Christ, Our Passover Lamb Set [BUNDLE] ($1.60)
CHRISTmas Fun [BUNDLE] ($5.50)
Giving Thanks [BUNDLE] ($2.75)
Reformation/Martin Luther Set [bundle] ($2.25)
Creation Tools [bundle] ($1.95)
Leonardo da Vinci Topical Study ($10.25)
Games From Around the World ($.99)

Animals, Animals, and more Animals [bundle] ($11.49)

They Proceeded On: The Lewis & Clark Expedition [BUNDLE] ($12.99)

A Celebration of Black History: Teaching through Timelines, Lapbooks, Mini Units ($12.99)

The Americans Revolt ($7.75)

Presidents Topical Study ($16)
Lapbooking Through American Government ($8.50)
Lapbooking Across Our Wonderful World ($9.50)
U.S. Political Set [bundle] ($31.96)
U.S. Constitution Topical Study ($28)
Understanding Economics [bundle] ($11.98)
Homeschooling Helps from Veteran Mom of 12 [bundle] ($18.25)
Lapbooking Through American History ($8)
Horsey and Friends Travel Series [bundle] ($10.50)
Panama – Land Between the Seas [BUNDLE] ($6)
Sharing Shakespeare Super Pack [bundle] ($24.25)
Astronomy Facts & Fun: A Topical Study ($15)
Flags of the World ($5.75)
In Art Series [bundle] ($2.60)
A Brief History of the English Bible ($5)

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Simply Put: (A Homeschool Economics Curriculum) by Catherine Jaime

Homeschool Economics Curriculum Bow of Bronze is pleased to bring you our reviews of Simply Put: A Study of Economics by Catherine Jaime.  Simply Put is a homeschool economics curriculum for one semester and 1/2 credit. This introduction to economics is perfect for a high school credit in the subject.  It can also be used successfully with your middle school students and even adults!

Each chapter presents the concepts of economics in an easy-to-understand format, taking the mystery out of economics.  Simply Put is a homeschool economics curriculum but it works great as a refresher course for Moms as well.  The Simply Put Teacher’s Key is also available and covered in these reviews.  If you would prefer to purchase the book in digital format, Simply Put: A Study of Economics is also available on Currclick.

Why I Give Activity Book by Corine Hyman – Read the Reviews

Why I GiveWe were very blessed as a group to receive a beautiful ebook titled Why I Give Activity Book. With 55 pages of printables, the book is based on the Bible and presents reasons why we as Christians should give of our time and possessions to others, and not just at Christmas. This book has coloring pages, games, activities, drawing pages, and journaling pages for each Bible verse about giving. The book compliments the hardcover picture book Why I Give At Christmastime.

In the picture book, each biblical truth about giving is presented by a different child in a Sunday school classroom.  In the coloring pages, those same children are featured.  My boys found the children in these books to be endearing and sweet.


Stories of the Pilgrims as read by Jim Hodges Audio Books

Stories of the PilgrimsThe Bow of Bronze launch team has been thoroughly enjoying the audio book recording by Jim Hodges Audio Books of Stories of the Pilgrims from Yesterday’s Classics.

One day during the review period, my ten-year-old daughter came up to me and started telling me all about the pilgrim children and how they were in a Dutch country and learned the story of the boy who stuck his finger in the wall of the dyke.  I was listening to her go on and on as only ten-year-old girls can, but I had completely forgotten that I told her to listen to Stories of the Pilgrims.  Where are you learning all of this stuff I asked?  “Mommy, I’m listening to Stories of the Pilgrims on my iPod remember?”  She loves to have that independence of listening on her own, but I miss the days of all of us listening together in the house  as we clean.  Stories of the Pilgrims is a fun family tradition for Thanksgiving at  our house!  Come November 1st, this cd will go in the car for everyone to hear and not just my daughter.

Download and listen to the first chapter free.

Enter to win a complete set of Jim Hodges Audio Books worth $700.

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Ultimate Audio Book Homeschool Giveaway from Jim Hodges Audio Books

Bow of Bronze is excited to offer you this fantastic giveaway from Jim Hodges Audio Books in celebration of our Stories of the Pilgrims launch this month.

The winner of this incredible homeschool giveaway will receive one of each download offered through Jim Hodges Audio Books!  This is an amazing prize value worth over $700 and featuring hundreds of hours of quality listening for your family.  I wish I could enter this one myself!

The Grand-Prize will include all of the following titles (40 recordings and over 400 hours in all).

Homeschool Giveaway

  • Henty Short Stories Collection Volume 1
  • When London Burned by GA Henty
  • The Cat of Bubastes by G.A. Henty
  • The Young Carthaginians by G.A. Henty
  • Beric the Briton by G.A. Henty
  • For the Temple by G.A. Henty
  • The Dragon and the Raven by G.A. Henty
  • Wulf the Saxon by G.A. Henty
  • Winning His Spurs by G.A. Henty
  • In Freedom’s Cause by G.A. Henty
  • A Knight of the White Cross by G.A. Henty
  • By Right of Conquest by G.A. Henty
  • St. Bartholomew’s Eve by G.A. Henty
  • Under Drake’s Flag by G.A. Henty
  • When London Burned by G.A. Henty
  • With Wolfe in Canada by G.A. Henty
  • In the Reign of Terror by G.A. Henty
  • Captain Bayley’s Heir by G.A. Henty
  • In the Heart of the Rockies by G.A. Henty
  • With Lee in Virginia by G.A. Henty
  • Ten Great Adventures by Amy Puetz
  • Ten Girls from History by Amy Puetz
  • Uncover Exciting History by Amy Puetz
  • Our Young Folk’s Josephus by Paidea Classics
  • American History Stories
  • Stories of the Pilgrims
  • Four Great Americans
  • Nursery Book of Bible Stories
  • You Are There United States History Collection
  • You Are There World History Collection
  • Horizon’s West
  • Mr. President
  • Classic Literature
  • Les Misérables
  • Frontier Fighters
  • Pearl Harbor Attacked
  • D-Day June 6, 1944
  • The Coral Island by R.M. Ballantyne
  • Gorilla Hunters by R.M. Ballantyne
  • God’s Might Hand
  • Moody’s Great Sermons

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