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12 Book Series For Tweens Recommended By Tweens

12 Book Series For Tweens Recommended By Tweens

My kids are avid readers, so I decided to enlist their help. I asked them to share with me some of their favorite books. With my kids, it ended up being their favorite book series. They love to get wrapped up in a series as do I. Here is a list of books my kids love. The books are for tweens, kids 9-12 years old. They vary from adventure, mystery, and fantasy. Take a look and see if your kids…

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Homeschool Doubts? You Are Not Alone

Homeschool Doubts? You Are Not Alone

I had every intention of writing a post on science resources, but my brain was on overdrive with all the doubts us homeschool moms face from time to time. You know the ones: Am I doing enough? Am I making the right choices for my kids? What if I am messing them up big time? Am I smart enough to teach this kid who has surpassed what I could do at that age? What if I am pushing them too…

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Is the Ozobot Right for Your Kids? Find Out!

Is the Ozobot Right for Your Kids? Find Out!

As a kid, I didn’t grow up using technology like the kids do today. I didn’t use a computer until 7th grade and never used them on a regular basis until college. Now fast forward many, many years later and technology is part of everyone’s daily life. Our kids don’t think twice about it. They aren’t as afraid of “breaking” something as I was when I started using computers. It makes sense in today’s world to introduce our kids to…

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Homeschool Resources I Love: Reading and Writing

Homeschool Resources I Love: Reading and Writing

Language Arts encompasses so much. You have reading, writing, grammar, spelling, phonics, vocabulary and more. I think this is the one area where my curriculum has changed the most over the years. I will share the various language arts resources we have used. In this part of my series Homeschool Resources I Love, I will share my favorite reading and writing resources. If you want to read my previous post Homeschool Resources I Love: Math Edition, read it here. Reading…

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10 Fun Indoor Activities For Days Kids Can’t Get Out

10 Fun Indoor Activities For Days Kids Can’t Get Out

It is so hard when kids are cooped up indoors for too long. They often get in trouble because they have too much energy or get too bored because they want to be out and can’t go. So they often find inappropriate options to keep themselves entertained. I know my son does. Ask his sister. He often pesters her, and then fighting erupts. So what can you do when kids can’t get out but need something to do? Here are…

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Homeschool Resources I Love: Math Edition

Homeschool Resources I Love: Math Edition

Math. I know many of you just groaned. I can’t say I blame you because I’m not a math person, either. My kids are pretty good at math and don’t dread it. I am glad for that. I have found some useful resources to use in our homeschool that I wanted to share with you. Maybe you can find something that will help your kids with math. Math Curriculum We have used two primary math programs over the years. Both…

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5 Mistakes I Easily Made In Our Homeschool

5 Mistakes I Easily Made In Our Homeschool

Homeschooling is definitely a journey. A long journey. A bumpy journey. A journey that you should not take if you think it will be an easy journey. It won’t be. I have made some mistakes along the way. Okay, I’ve made a lot of mistakes along the way. Hey, I am learning how to make this all work. Just like they never handed out those “how-to” manuals to us when we left the hospital with our babies; they don’t have…

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How To Teach Kindness With a Good Deeds Journal

How To Teach Kindness With a Good Deeds Journal

Do you have days where you want to pull out your hair because your kids are not acting how you wish they would? Maybe the kids are fighting, being disrespectful, or being downright mean. Whatever the reason, it can make getting through the day hard. Some of these behaviors are part of growing up. Kids are learning how to manage disagreements and relationships with others, or they are growing up and trying to find a balance between independence and handling…

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New Year’s Resolutions With Kids: Why It Is Important

New Year’s Resolutions With Kids: Why It Is Important

The year is coming to a close and a new one will begin soon. Now is the time of year when people start reflecting on their lives and setting new goals for the new year to come. Why not get your kids involved in making New Year’s Resolutions of their own? I think the coming of a new year is a great opportunity to teach kids about reflection and goal setting. This is often what successful people do in life….

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Homeschool Mission Statement: 3 Reasons Why It’s Important

Homeschool Mission Statement: 3 Reasons Why It’s Important

I remember when I first began our homeschool journey reading articles from others that you should have a mission statement and set goals for your homeschool. I didn’t really think much of it and never did it.  I now understand why it is something you should do.  I had a mission statement when I was a teacher. Why I felt I didn’t need one in my homeschool is beyond me. There are many benefits of a homeschool mission statement. Read…

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