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Great Books That Teach Skills Your Tween Will Love

Great Books That Teach Skills Your Tween Will Love

When my kids hit the tween years, they wanted to be more independent and learn new skills. Both wanted to do more “grown up” things like sewing, woodworking, and cooking. So I started including more of these skills in our homeschool. Now, I am not Suzie Homemaker. All my skills were self-taught or learned in 7th-grade home-ec and shop class. My mom really didn’t take the time to teach me to knit, sew, or cook.  Luckily, I like to research things. Books are…

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Pretty Christmas Tree Art Project for Kids

Pretty Christmas Tree Art Project for Kids

With the holidays fast approaching, we are in full swing when it comes to Christmas art projects. I wanted to make something to decorate our walls but include something we haven’t done before. I decided we’d make some beautiful nighttime Christmas trees and include puffy paint.  Christmas Trees What You Need for the Picture: Black construction paper Oil pastels I chose oil pastels for this art project because you can blend the colors and smooth them out for a soft…

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How to Homeschool When Life Gets Stressful

How to Homeschool When Life Gets Stressful

We all run into times when life gets in the way of homeschooling. For me, the holidays are a tough time. This is the time of year when we have doctors’ appointments, different holiday celebrations, and both kids have their birthday. Add in Christmas and life is stressful. Last year, I was more stressed than I realized until it smacked me in the face. I found myself having severe memory problems. I stood in the check out line in a…

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Fantastic Soft Baked Pretzels to Make With Kids

Fantastic Soft Baked Pretzels to Make With Kids

Do your kids like helping in the kitchen? My kids enjoy cooking and baking with me. Now that they are older they tend to do more of it independently while I supervise them. We still have fun trying out new recipes or techniques together.   The other day I decided we were finally going to make soft pretzels. I have had this recipe saved on Pinterest for years. It was time we finally tried it out.  I found this soft pretzel…

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15 Great Gift Ideas for the Crafty Kid

15 Great Gift Ideas for the Crafty Kid

Do you know a kid that loves to create things? I have two kids that love to do arts and crafts. Give them a bunch of materials, and they create something out of them. They are always searching for different craft ideas on YouTube and Pinterest.  So when holidays and birthdays roll around (which is the same time of year as Christmas for us), I tell people they can buy them craft kits. They love getting different craft kits and…

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Winter STEM Challenge: Snowman Bridge

Winter STEM Challenge: Snowman Bridge

Are your kids like mine and always up for a challenge? I wanted to find another fun STEM challenge for my kids. Now that the snow has arrived, I decided I wanted to do something related to winter. My son is such a winter kid. So, I finally came up with the snowman challenge. The Challenge The challenge was as follows:      Build a bridge that can hold a 1 oz. snowman over the “pond.”  Each kid received the…

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8 Super Snow Activites for Outside and Indoors

8 Super Snow Activites for Outside and Indoors

As the months creep closer to winter, kids start anticipating the first snow of the year. The world is full of all new possibilities for fun when the first snow arrives. There are snowball fights, sledding, and snow forts to be made. There are so many fun snow-themed activities you can do with your kids. Whether you love the snow or would rather stay indoors, there are plenty of activities you can do either outside or inside the house where it…

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Versatile Blogger Award

Versatile Blogger Award

I am honored to have been awarded the Versatile Blogger Award by Becky at Russells Loving Life. She is a fabulous Blogger that has been a great support to me. It is hard to crack into the blogging world, but her support has helped me get ahead in so many ways. I can’t thank her enough. Please take a look at her blog and YouTube channel. Follow the links below to find great recipes and help with family and homeschooling. …

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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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