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Balancing a Job and Homeschooling Your Children

Over in the Sonlight Facebook page, I have often seen people asking how people can balance a job and homeschool their children. While I realize that it can be challenging, it isn’t quite as hard of a task to do as you might imagine. I have been running a daycare for many months now, and homeschooling our 5 children. Let me tell you it is exhausting, but it sure can be done. I can imagine it wouldn’t be much different for any job either inside or outside the house either. Sometimes in your life, you need to add in a Continue Reading...

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Why Our Big Family Loves Sonlight

When you have a big family working on the logistics of your homeschool is pretty important. We have used many different homeschool curriculums over the years. Grouping as many of the kids together is something that we found out is really important to our homeschool running smoothly…  Well and also to keep my sanity. Which means many of those curriculums we have tried over the years did not work very well for us. When we started using Sonlight curriculum I was slightly concerned about having enough time to teach all the kids. There is quite a bit of teacher involvement Continue Reading...

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Twinings Herbal Tea The Perfect Tea For Tea Time

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Twinings of London in partnership with the Mom It Forward Influencer Network. However, all opinions are the honest opinions of my children or myself. We only share products that we truly love and use with our followers. Read our full disclosure for more information. As a homeschool mom of 6 children and doing daycare for 7 more, finding time to get quiet time for myself is pretty rare. I do make sure that every single morning I focus on myself. I start my morning with a cup of coffee or tea and just sit Continue Reading...

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Easy DIY Christmas Crafts For Kids

Every year I work with the kids to make some easy DIY Christmas crafts for kids but one of our favorite things to make are Christmas ornaments. We hand them out to family and hand some on our tree every year. When we decorate the tree every year, it is so fun to talk about the memories made making each of them. They also make perfect gifts for family, we have so many DIY ornament crafts hanging on our tree I love it! I have been working on putting together some cute Christmas crafts for kids to share with you. Continue Reading...

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Easy Fall Craft Idea For Kids

Once the weather gets cold around here we tend to stay inside the house more than normal.  That means that I need to find different crafts and activities to keep the kids busy. One thing we love to do on a rainy day is a fun fall craft idea for kids. I just love the craft ideas and supplies that Oriental Trading Company offers. NOTE: We were provided with the products to write this post from Oriental Trading Company. As their blog ambassador, we share ideas we love with our readers to let them see the great products they offer. We Continue Reading...

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Fun, Hands-On, and Memorable Thanksgiving Ideas For Kids

Every year we take off at least a week of school during Thanksgiving. During that time we take off our regular studies, but do fun things in its place. We find great hands-on Thanksgiving ideas for kids. There are many different resources we have used over the years. Some of our resources we use year after year, and others we use once and that is it. After years of using many different resources, I am sharing my favorites with you today. They are the one I think the kids had most fun learning with and also teach the kids about Continue Reading...

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35+ Revolutionary Christmas Printables Kids Will LOVE

If there is anything I have learned over the years it is that most kids tend to not do well with having some type of planned activities. They usually handle a break from school great for the first couple days. After that, it tends to go downhill. The I’m bored syndrome kicks in and they all start picking on each other. Which tends to drive us moms and dad a tad bit crazy. SO having Christmas printables, planned activities for them to do, or even a visual schedule is very helpful. Sometimes coming up with the different ideas can be Continue Reading...

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100 Of The Best Books For Your High School Student

Once our kids get to the High School level I gave them a list of books to choose from to read for the year. Every year our goal is for them to read at least 4 books for the list. We do reading programs in our homeschool, so the kids get plenty of other reading. I just want them to free read books they think that would be good to read. Did you know how difficult it can be to find decent books for kids? It can really be a challenge. I have come up with a list of books Continue Reading...

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Homeschool Management During The Holidays You Need To Know

We have been homeschooling our 6 blessings for the last 13 years now. Deciding our homeschool management during the holidays is something that I decide at the beginning of our school year. I think making sure that the holidays are as less stressful as possible is very important. I want everyone to make fun and happy memories not be stressed out with everything going on. Our homeschool has changed drastically over the years and even from year to year. Some years we have little ones underfoot, other years we have 6-8 hours of therapy a week to balance in, some Continue Reading...

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60+ Easy and Amazingly Delicious Fall Recipe Ideas You Will LOVE

Once fall hits in our house we tend to do lots of extra baking and cooking. The smell of cinnamon, apples, pumpkin and more can often be smelt through our house. Fall recipe ideas are just one of my favorite, because they smell so delicious and they help warm up the house on the cool fall days. As I was going through and choosing my favorite posts from Inspire Me Monday the last couple weeks I realized just how many great fall recipe ideas that been shared. So I thought it would be a great idea to put them all Continue Reading...

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Absolutely Awesome and Fun Science Curriculum For Kids

One of the subjects I have struggled to find the best curriculum in our homeschool is science. Teaching kids science just isn’t my strong suit. So for many years, we tried different curriculums. Hoping to find a great one that would be best for our homeschool to no avail. Until last year, in the middle of the year, the kids were struggling with their science program so much we stopped using it.  There have not been many curriculums we have stopped mid-year because it just wasn’t working out for us, but we did. Then we started Sonlight science in the Continue Reading...

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Amazing Curriculum Choices You’re Sure To Love

One of the things that I think many homeschool moms struggle with when using a complete curriculum, is choices. Where as most of the programs out there you get set books to use all you have to do is choose your level or grade. While this was nice during the very early years of homeschooling, most of us would rather have at least some curriculum choices. In the last 12 years of homeschooling our 6 blessings I have rearealised something very important. It is that the way 1 child learns is NOT the way the next one will learn sometimes Continue Reading...