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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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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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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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Apples, Apples, Apples: Fun Tips to Sneak Learning into a Trip to the Orchard

Apples, Apples, Apples: Fun Tips to Sneak Learning into a Trip to the Orchard

September! This one word makes people think of different things. For some, it may be going back to school while others think of cooler days and relief from the hot summer. For me, I think of apple picking. I get images of the red ripe apples hanging from the trees, cider, and delicious baked goods. I can almost smell the applesauce cooking. Yum! We started apple picking with our kids when they were little. It has become a tradition we…

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Our End-of-Summer Trips to the State Parks

Our End-of-Summer Trips to the State Parks

This August we were very fortunate that our Governor decided to declare all residents were allowed free admittance into State Parks from August 11 until Labor Day. We decided to take advantage of such an opportunity. With one income and the expenses of homeschooling, this was just what we needed to end our summer vacation. Moose Point My kids and I love being on the coast. We always end up on some adventure near the water. So when we were…

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From Field to Table: Teaching Kids Where Their Food Comes From

From Field to Table: Teaching Kids Where Their Food Comes From

I take every opportunity I can to have fun with my kids and show them what life is all about. I homeschool so they can be out in the world, a more natural setting for learning. We don’t go out in public and I start lecturing them about what they are seeing and learning. I expose them to things and see what they get out of the experience. Blueberry Picking on Blueberry Hill We are very fortunate that our town…

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Vikings: Taking Learning Into the “Real” World

Vikings: Taking Learning Into the “Real” World

The Vikings are coming! Or at least, a Viking ship is coming. I could not pass up on this learning opportunity for the kids. To be honest, I was also dying to see it for myself. Who doesn’t like Vikings?! I also love history, it was my major in college, and my kids love it, too. So we set off to see the Draken. Draken: A Glimpse Into the Past The ship’s official name is the Draken Harald Harfagre. It…

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