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Homeschooling ~ What To Do When You Want To Quit

Since joining the wonderful group of homeschool bloggers at iHomeschool Network I have now collaborated in 2 different books about homeschooling. The first one was How I Teach, where I contributed 4 different chapters. The second one has just been released, it is Homeschooling What To Do When You Want to Quit. Just like the first book How I Teach, this book is just full of amazing resources for any struggles you can face at anytime in your homeschool journey. These are things that … [Read more...]

How to Make an Excellent Grass Hat Kids Craft

This simple to make kids craft was a hit this month with our Mother Goose Time Curriculum!! These grass hats were not only simple to make but were so much fun to play with too. Supplies Needed for Grass Hat Kids Craft Green Construction Paper Bug Stickers ~ (ours came in our curriculum, these are some similar ones on Amazon) Scissors Stapler We started out cutting the green paper strips in half to make sure we would have enough to fit on the kids heads. Then they used their … [Read more...]

Amazing and Exciting African Safari Animal Challenge

This month we have been working through "going on a Safari" in our Mother Goose Time curriculum. One of the games we play using our African Safari Animal cards provided in the curriculum was a huge hit with my boys this month. Exciting African Safari Animal Challenge One of the great things about Mother Goose Time curriculum I really love, is that instead of using cartoon images on many of their cards they use real life images. I think this is better for kids, they can then see what the … [Read more...]

Going On A Big and Fascinating African Safari

This month in our Mother Goose Time curriculum our theme has been Going On Safari. The boys have really enjoyed using our African Safari sensory bin this month, it has been such a fun sensory idea for the kids. At the beginning of our unit the boys had a great time making a Safari hat and then going on an African safari looking for animals. Safari HatsThe boys worked hard to make their African Safari hats. Ethan decided he was not cutting his tissue paper and glued the entire thing on his hat. … [Read more...]

Wonderful glittery and soft valentines day playdough

Play dough is always something we have around for the kids to use in our house. It is such a great sensory medium for kids to use, and given tools to play with it they can play for hours. We decided to make some Valentines Day Playdough when it was time to make a new batch of playdough since Valentine's Day is right around the corner. Even as my kids get older they still love sensory ideas. They will play in bin or with play dough for hours. We make our own play dough a few times a year … [Read more...]

Awesome African Sensory Idea for Kids You Need to See

Our topic this month in our Mother Goose Time Curriculum has been African safari. There have been many fun things we have done while going through this unit, but one that was really enjoyed by both of the boys was making our own African sensory idea that became an extension off of the lesson. Quite a few of our activities are made with our MGT materials. That's one of the things I love so much about this curriculum it is very hands on it is for kids, and they provide you will all the … [Read more...]

Absolutely wonderful, unique, and mobile Lego storage idea

I'm sure that I'm not the only one who's kids love Lego bricks and who struggles finding room for Lego storage. With all the gifts that come every year with 6 kids we have accumulated many, many Lego sets over the years. For a couple years some of the kids have asked for ONLY Lego's for Christmas and birthdays. While we are very picky with what toys come into the house, Lego sets are something that get used over and over almost daily they are played with many hours every week. They are … [Read more...]

Great Homeschool Organization and Storage Ideas

It has been a couple years since we have shared what our homeschool room looks like. The reason for this is that, even though we have an area in our basement that we can devote to a school room, we never use it. At this time the kids sit at the kitchen table or on the couch. Serena does school up in her room, away from the noise of us teaching younger ones using hands on methods. Since we decided to no longer do school in our school room, it has since then turned into a homeschool storage … [Read more...]

Homeschooling High Schoolers, It’s Easier Then You Think

One of the questions I often get asked is about homeschooling high schoolers. I remember when we first started homeschooling our kids, we said we would follow God's lead on what to do with our kids when they started high school. I was worried that it would be out of my league to teach them, since I don't have any type of teaching degree. I was also worried that they wouldn't get into college without a diploma from an "accredited high school". Little did I know at that time that this was very … [Read more...]

Crock Pot Chili Recipe

I have been slowly but surely sharing some of our favorite meals we make for our monthly cooking. At this season in our lives, we need to have dinner ready to go because there just isn't time to sit in the kitchen much to make dinner. Today's crock pot chili recipe is a perfect recipe for our family. We have made it for many years andeveryone likes it. Even my picky eaters  :-) ! We make ours when we make our monthly freezer meals put it in the freezer in 2 ziplock gallon freezer bags, pull … [Read more...]