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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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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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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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Out in the World: Our Boston Trip With Kids

Out in the World: Our Boston Trip With Kids

Families choose to homeschool for different reasons. We certainly have many reasons why we choose to take this path in life. However, it seems it all comes down to one word FREEDOM. One reason we homeschool is for the freedom to take our kids out in the world to learn. I don’t want them to receive an education solely based on sitting at a desk all day. I want my kids to love learning and to realize the world is one big…

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Preparing for Thanksgiving: 5 Easy Ways Kids Can Help

Preparing for Thanksgiving: 5 Easy Ways Kids Can Help

Thanksgiving is fast approaching which means it is time to start preparing for the big gathering. It is a perfect time to get the kids involved. After all, Thanksgiving is a time for family and showing gratitude for the wonderful things you have in your life. What better way for kids to get in the spirit then having them take part in the preparations.¬† So here are some easy ways to involve your kids in Thanksgiving. #1 Meal Planning I…

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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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Tips For Fostering More Independence During the Middle School Years

Tips For Fostering More Independence During the Middle School Years

Ahhh, the middle school years. A time of roller coaster emotions, body changes, and the realization your baby is no longer a baby. It is an exciting, and tough, time.  My daughter is a sixth grader. Yikes! She loves to cook dinner for the family, work on arts and crafts, and read a bazillion books in a week. She is no longer the little girl playing with Little People, tying Barbie up to the Barbie house for Batman to save,…

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Finding Fellow Homeschoolers Where You Live

Finding Fellow Homeschoolers Where You Live

We began this homeschool journey a few years ago. The first year, because of certain circumstances, we weren’t able to get out and find other homeschoolers. It was fine, but I knew I wanted that to change the next year.  I felt it was important for my kids to make connections with others that could relate to their life. It was also important for ME to find other moms to talk to about homeschooling. Let’s face it, not everyone is supportive…

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