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Month: October 2018

5 Resources to Add to Your Homeschool Art Class

5 Resources to Add to Your Homeschool Art Class

Art is one of those homeschool subjects we have to teach that I find is not that hard to include. My kids love doing art projects, in general, but even if they didn’t, I feel art is one of those things you can let your kids take the lead. I don’t worry about someone else’s ideas on what needs to be taught. I use it as a time for my kids to explore skills they want to learn. As you…

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Baking With Kids: Halloween Cupcake Fun

Baking With Kids: Halloween Cupcake Fun

Anyone who follows me on social media may have noticed that my kids and I do a lot of cooking together. I didn’t realize how much until I started looking through some of my online feeds. Every week there is something we are doing in the kitchen. My kids are older now and like being more independent in their cooking. Once October arrived, all the Halloween treat recipes started flooding the internet. The kids and I were very excited to…

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How To Salvage Your Homeschool Day

How To Salvage Your Homeschool Day

We all have those days. You know the day when the kids are cranky, or you, and everything seems like a battle. You had a rough weekend, and you aren’t as organized as you thought you were so you’re scrambling to get things together. Maybe your day is interrupted, and you can’t get back on track. Some days, it seems impossible to get anything accomplished. You want to push the reset button and give it another try. Unfortunately, life doesn’t…

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The Sunshine Blogger Award

The Sunshine Blogger Award

Blogging can be a real challenge. It is especially hard when you are starting out. You’re not sure if what you are doing is making an impact and if it is worth all the hard work. You keep going on because you love what you do, and you know deep down it does impact someone in this big world. I was having one of those moments of doubt this morning when I saw that a fellow blogger, Okay With The…

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Why Your Kids Need to See You Step Out of Your Comfort Zone

Why Your Kids Need to See You Step Out of Your Comfort Zone

If you follow me, you know we are a Cub Scout family. I am going into my third year of being my son’s den leader. I love the program, and the skills the kids learn. It teaches a lot of good life skills, encourages being involved in your community, and teaches kids good values. It also has a lot of opportunities for being in the great outdoors.  Every October my kids attend Spooktacular. It is an opportunity for families to…

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Homeschool Stereotypes: Are They Accurate?

Homeschool Stereotypes: Are They Accurate?

I went to college to be a teacher and spent nine years in public and private schools teaching. Believe me, I heard a lot about homeschooling and not in a positive light. I was taught by educators that pushed the belief that parents can’t possibly teach their children. After all, they aren’t a certified teacher. Only trained teachers can properly educate a child, and only if they attended a public school. And of course, homeschoolers sit around in their pajamas…

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The Importance of Living History Field Trips in Your Homeschool

The Importance of Living History Field Trips in Your Homeschool

I will admit I love history! I get way too excited about history time with my kids. We always have a bazillion extra reading books we can never get to in a week, but we have them. I love studying how people lived and worked and how things evolved to where we are today.¬† So for me bringing the kids to visit historical sites, museums, and living history centers is a must. Historic sites bring history to life and make…

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Tips to Help Your Active Child Focus on Their Work

Tips to Help Your Active Child Focus on Their Work

Are you like me? Do you have a child that needs to always be moving? His foot is tapping, his pencil is spinning, he’s laying across half the table, and somehow he has his feet balanced on the top of his chair while it is stretched way out behind him. Any of this sound familiar?! Yes. This is my son. Some kids need to be on the move. If they are required to sit, they have something moving. It can…

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Fun Strategy Games to Include in Your Homeschool

Fun Strategy Games to Include in Your Homeschool

Most people are in surprised when they see our large game collection. We have a large variety from cards to board games. It is an ever growing collection. We often play games together after dinner or on the weekends, especially in the winter. Games are a fun family activity, but they are also great for learning. Some games are great for working on addition skills while others are great to work on spelling. We have a bunch of logic games…

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What Our Homeschool Looks Like This Year For 4th and 6th Grade

What Our Homeschool Looks Like This Year For 4th and 6th Grade

I don’t think about the grade my kids are in very often, but when I do I am always amazed. How could my son be the same age as the kids I had my first year of teaching many moons ago?! How did my daughter become a middle schooler? I certainly realize it when I plan out their school work. I have two kids that are different learners. Some of the curricula I have used with my daughter works for…

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