Posted in 2020 Home School Review Crew Posts, Home School Review Crew Posts, Homeschooling

My Teaching Library Download Club- A Review

Disclaimer: I received a FREE copy of this product through the HOMESCHOOL 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.

If you are looking for educational resources to add to your homeschool, be sure to check out the Download Club from My Teaching Library. With two children in high school and nearing the end of their homeschooling journey, online homeschooling resources have become valuable to our family. I love having the freedom and flexibility to select resources which work for our family. For this review, we received a one-year subscription that allows us to access all downloads and all the other resources on the site.

My Teaching Library offers the flexibility of either purchasing just the specific resource you need or getting a subscription that allows your family unlimited downloads. With resources from Pre-K to Twelfth grade, this site has a lot of resources to offer. The site offers resources for:

  • Arts
  • Character Education
  • Electives
  • Language Arts
  • Languages
  • Math
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Miscellaneous Areas
    • Skills and Concepts
    • Classroom management
    • Family and Home
    • and more

The site offers educational videos, diplomas, coloring pages, flash cards, and more. Families have the option to pick resources that work for their family. Whether you need materials for notebooking, worksheets, or just want items to keep younger children occupied while you teach your older children, you should be able to find waht you need on this site.

Whether you need resources for your Pre-K student or high school resources or a mix of all the grades, you may find exactly what you are looking for on this site. I loved the ease of navigating and downloading on this site. I just selected the resources I wanted to download them. Then the resources were added to my download center where I could download them all or just particular ones at one time.

Because our children are in high school, I concentrated on two major areas: math and music. We selected a Geometry resource entitled “30 Minutes A Day to Geometry” as our first resource. It comes as a PDF download. So I elected to print out some initial pages, but I also loaded it to a note-taking app to allow for learning on the go. Here are some sample pages from this book.

This Geometry book covers topics such as:

  • The Basci Building Blocks of Geometry
  • Types of Angles
  • Working with Lines
  • Measuring Angles
  • and more

I selected this book for our 17-year-old daughter to use. She is not necessarily a mathematics lover, so I thought perhaps this book would be one she could make work. She found it adequate, which was acceptable to me.

The second resource I selected was The History of Music. I selected this book because our youngest son and third-born child plans on majoring in music in college. So I thought this would be the perfect homeschooling resource for him. This book covers everything from Ancient Music to Medieval Music to the Sixteenth, Seventeenth, Eighteenth, and ends with the Middle Nineteenth Century. I elected for him to just read this book and then verbally tell me different things he discovered. We are using it more than a Unit Study approach instead of a complete textbook. Here are some pages from this resource:

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So if you are looking for educational resources that include notebooking, homeschooling worksheets and more, you need to examine the educational resources to add to your homeschool, because the Download Club from My Teaching Library may be exactly what you need.

Other members of the Home School Review Crew are sharing their thoughts on the Download Club from My Teaching Library this week, so click here or on the graphic below to read their reviews.

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Posted in Book Reviews, Christian Non-Fiction Books

Review and Giveaway for Generation to Generation


Faith remains one of the greatest gift we can pass on to our children and grandchildren. This is known as l’dor v’dor in Judaism meaning, “from generation to generation,” and expresses how faith passes down from one generation to the next through the holy observances and traditions that happen within the life of the family.

Yael Eckstein explores the lessons of faith instilled in her by her parents in Generation to Generation. This faith allowed her to persevere after the sudden death of her father Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein. It also provided the hope and courage she needed in order to follow in his footsteps as the President and CEO of The Fellowship.

Generation to Generation examines the holy observances and traditions while revealing the key values each one reinforces. Now Yael Eckstein and her husband pass on theese values to their four children, which will in turn allow the reader to pass on a strong, living faith to your children and grandchildren.

For many years, I have followed the blog and ministry of The Fellowship. As a born-again Christian, I recognize the importance of the values of the Jewish faith, so I gratefully accepted the opportunity to read this book.

As I began reading, I found myself pulled into the pages. As the mother of four – three sons in their 20s and a daughter who is almost 18, I recognize the importance of passing our faith down through the generations.

I appreciate Yael Eckstein’s ability to share her family’s traditions, observances, and more through the pages of this book. Each chapter includes Jewish observances, how their family incorporate those teachings in their family, how the observances relates to Christians and questions and stories to discuss with your family. It presents a selection of Bible verses which emphasize a key value. The book remains a tribute to Yael Eckstein’s father. The connection between the Jewish faith and Christianity remains indisputable. This book draws connections between the two faiths while illustrating how to build relationships with faith that span generations.

Truly, this book is one worth reading and sharing with those around you. So check it out for yourself. I received a copy of this book from Frontgate Bloggers to review. All opinions in this review are my own.

You can purchase a copy of the book here.

ABOUT The Internation Fellowship of Christians:

The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews was founded in 1983 by Orthodox Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, whose vision for building bridges of understanding and cooperation between Christians and Jews has been translated into the largest Christian-supported humanitarian agency helping Jews in Israel and around the world. You can learn more about the organization and Rabbi Eckstein here.

For more than 2,000 years, the Jewish people have preserved and maintained their faith from generation to generation, despite being exiled from their land and suffering persecutions, pogroms, and even the Holocaust, where six million Jewish women, men, and children were killed at the hands of the Nazis. In her book, Generation to Generation, Fellowship President and CEO Yael Eckstein unlocks the keys to how the Jewish people have successfully passed on the legacy of faith through the family,  and offers insights into how Christians can incorporate these principles within their own families to pass on a strong and living faith.


The author, Yael Eckstein, is President and CEO of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, the largest provider of humanitarian aid in Israel.  You can find more info about her on the book site,

Click here or on the graphic below for a chance to win a copy of Generation to Generation


Posted in #Children, #family, ARMY RESERVES, family

Weekly Wrap-Up for September 11 2020

So for the last few months I have been rather silent around here beyond reviews. For the last year and a half we have been on a rollercoaster ride of trying to find a retirement assignment, finding out the military eliminated our current duty assignment and more. In December, we found out we were moving to a new duty station in Charlotte for our last duty assignment. The move came quickly and without a lot of time to prepare.

In February, we moved, spent roughly a month living in hotels while the military movers packed our home in Texas up and then us traveling to North Carolina and finally trying to find somewhere to live in our “new-to-my husband and children” town. We are in Charlotte, NC somewhere I became familiar with as a girl. From 1978 to 1987 we lived close to Charlotte, and my first actual job was at Carowinds. It thrilled me with the idea my children would get to visit the theme park I worked out. But then COVID-19 occurred, and our ideas for this past spring and summer went out the window.

Yet, today, I think back and remember where I was on this day in 2001 when the World Trade Center buildings, the Pentagon and a place in Pennsylvania changed forever when airplanes crashed into these areas. I think of all those who lost loved ones, of all the children who grew up without a parent or parents, and even those children who lost their lives that day.

I think of the brave men and women who answered the call of their country and willingly stepped up to defend the United States. On this day, may our country remember what happened that day and the emotions and courage that came forth from the ashes.

May we never forget 9-11!