Terms of Use, Copyright & Disclosure

Copyright Notice

Since we blog to share, you are more than welcome to use ideas from this blog for your own personal, family, homeschooling or classroom use.  However, please do not use any actual pictures or content without asking for permission first. You can contact us in a comment or on our Facebook page if you wish to so do.  (If you ask, it is likely we'll say, "Yes!") 

Plus, of course, if you blog about something that you have seen here, please be considerate enough to link your post back here and, if you can, to drop us a line to let us know that you've done so.  We'd really appreciate it!

Terms of Use

As noted above, this site and its content is copyright of Training Happy Hearts and Martianne Stanger.  All rights reserved.  For those that would like a few more specifics about using or sharing what you find here, please understand that while everything on this site is offered to you free of charge, I ask the following courtesies:
Please feel absolutely free to:
  • Save ideas, resources and files I offer on your computer and to print off copies for yourself (or classroom) whenever you would like.
  • Link directly to Training Happy Hearts to share posts and files with others. In other words, if I share a pdf file, please do not link directly to the pdf file, but rather to the blog post about it.
Please do NOT: 
  • Copy any of my work or host any of my files on your own or other sites unless you have asked for and received direct permission from me.
  • Alter any of my files without my direct permission. Instead, feel free to leave a comment with a suggestion for how I could alter it, or simply ask permission to do so on your own.
  • Sell my thoughts or files to make a profit.  In other words, please do not make a small alteration to a post or file and sell it in any form.  Likewise, please do not print anything from Training Happy Hearts off, laminate it and sell it to others.  I share freely here and my intent is for what I share to remain that way -- shared freely from Training Happy Hearts to others.
  • Transmit or store any resources I make on any other website or form of electronic retrieval system without express permission.
If you have any questions about the ideas I share or the resources I create and post, or if you have some that you would like to request, please feel free to private message me on Facebook or to leave a comment on any post. I do my best to respond in a timely manner


To be in compliance with the recent FTC ruling that bloggers need to disclose if they are being paid or compensated for their posts, the following is my full disclosure policy and how I do business:

This policy is valid from 09 November 2011, updated 4/12/2015

Training Happy Hearts is a personal blog written and edited by Martianne, the blog owner, with occasional posts written by others, which are clearly labeled as such. This blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, or other forms of compensation. If you have any questions about this blog, please contact Martianne in a comment or via a Facebook private message.

Reviews. Training Happy Hearts posts both compensated and non-compensated reviews.

Non-compensated Reviews: At times, I personally review a product that our family has used during our school or personal time.

Compensated Reviews: I have received, at no cost to me, personal use of the product, service, or website being reviewed for the purpose of evaluation or review. I do not receive monetary compensation for such reviews. I always give my honest opinions, finding, beliefs, or experiences on these products. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own.

Whether a review is non-compensated or compensated, I always give my honest opinions, findings, beliefs, or experiences on products, services or website. Any product claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question.  What I offer is simply my thoughts - shared with you - like a friend sharing to another friend.

Advertising and Sponsorship. Training Happy Hearts abides by word of mouth marketing standards. I believe in honesty of relationship, opinion and identity. Currently, there are no paid advertisements, but in the future, there may be.  They will be identified as either "sponsor" or "advertiser". I may, at my discretion, post about a paid advertiser's product or service. Any such content will contain only my honest thoughts and/or opinions.

Affiliate Relationships.  Training Happy Hearts currently has multiple affiliate relationships, including the following:
  • If you click an Amazon link on Training Happy Hearts and purchase any product after doing so, we may receive a small amount as a result.  Training Happy Hearts (via Martianne Stanger) is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.
  • If you use the code “HAPPY” when purchasing at Future Horizons, you will receive 15% off your purchase and free shipping and we will receive a small amount of compensation.  
  • You can get get free Shipping with any purchase over $100 at Marbles, while helping us earn a small commission on what you purchase.
  • Simply Natural Health offers us a small commission off sales of their e-book Good and Easy Eats. It's a book we love!
  • We receive a small commission off sales of the book, Your Blogging Business: Tax Talks and Tips from a Bookkeeper turned Blogger, which we found personally helpful.
We appreciate you using our affiliate links as they cost you nothing to use but may offer us compensation.

To get your own policy, go to http://www.disclosurepolicy.org


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