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Back To School Savings Made Easy

If you’re a money saving person at all chances are you have heard of and probably used Groupon. I have used it many times in the past for saving money on local places, magazine subscriptions, events, products. You name it I have probably used Groupon for it. When I have used it in the past, I have saved myself quite a bit of money using their deals. Did you know they offer 70,000 deals from over 9,000 retailers? Disclaimer: I  was compensated for this review. All opinions are the honest opinions of my children or myself. We were not required Continue Reading…

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Surprisingly Amazing Results From A Digital Homeschool Planner

Disclaimer: I received the product for free and was compensated for my time. All opinions are the honest opinions of my children or myself. We were not required to write a positive review. I have heard way too many times, that I need to learn to use digital products more often. I have been told that it is much easier to use, instead of carrying pen and paper around with you. You don’t have to physically write in digital products, it’s easier to update. The list goes on.  I was excited to give Homeschool Planet from the Homeschool Buyers Co-op Continue Reading…

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Easily Using Sonlight With Multiple Children

This year we have partnered with Sonlight curriculum to share our journey. We’re using their level 3 complete curriculum with both Ethan and Gabe. We are about 2 weeks into our year with the program, and it is going great so far. I have always loved teaching our children using great literature, and that is just what Sonlight believes too! I have used Sonlight in the past with Ethan during Kindergarten. We loved the program,  but at that time I never realized how simple it was to use Sonlight with multiple children. Purchasing individual grade levels for each of our Continue Reading…

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Fun and Cheap Summer Activities To Keep Kids Busy

During the summer our homeschool schedule looks different from the regular school year. We don’t do all of our studies, but we do some of them. We also add in a bunch of fun activities on most days of the week to keep things fun and learn in a more “unconventional” way. Here is a look at some of the fun summer activities we will be doing this summer. What Our Summer Schedule Will Look Like I usually do certain activities on certain days during the summer. For example “What’s Cooking Wednesday” we would make something together. With me watching Continue Reading…

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20+ Free Summer Coloring Pages Kids Will Love

We all know the dreaded words from kids during the summer of “I’m Bored”. The first time or two isn’t that bad, after the 50th time, things can get a little redundant. This is part of the reason we have decided to homeschool our kids year round. During the summer months we don’t do a full day of school but do a shortened day. We also make sure to have plenty of outside time for the kids and other fun activities. Since ultimately summer is right around the corner and many kids already being out of school for the year. Continue Reading…

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American History and President Unit Study Resources

Building models, doing activity pages, making hats from a time era, and making replicas of the places we are learning about, are all fun ways we like to teach our children about different times and periods of history. After 11 years of homeschooling our 6 children, we have learned that using resources like Dover Publications offers, along with great reading books the kids retain the information so much better. Its almost like bringing history to life for the kids and at the same time making learning so much more enjoyable for kids. I received this product for review purposes and was compensated for this Continue Reading…

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Powerful and Practical Reading Intervention for Special Needs

We have now put multiple special needs kiddos through reading with great success. We only had success after failure though. Luckily we have now found a method that is amazing to teach our struggling readers and poor spellers. I received this product for free and was compensated for this review. All opinions are my honest opinions, I was not obligated to write a positive review. Struggling Reader with Dyslexia We had some pretty big struggles with our first kiddo. We really didn’t know how to teach him how to read or spell because he was very dyslexic. All the regular Continue Reading…

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The Ultimate Guide To Field Trips In Michigan

Michigan is an amazingly beautiful state with a huge variety of places to spend the day learning about so many different topics on any field trips in Michigan. There are over 240 different lighthouses along the 3,288 miles of shoreline in the state making Michigan the longest freshwater coastline in the United States. There is so much water to be found in Michigan that over 40% of the state is covered in it. With that much water in 1 state and 1/2 the state being covered in forests, I’m sure you can guess that there is a huge population of Continue Reading…

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FREE Educational Spring Printable Pack For Pre-K-2nd Grade

With spring in full effect around here, I decided it was time to share some fun educational printable I created for you to use with your kids. This FREE educational spring printable pack is meant for kids in Pre-K – 2nd grade. It contains 24 pages of fun learning for kids of different ages. I mean who doesn’t love free printable right? Even better there is no strings attached, not sign up required, just click on the link to download it’s that simple! These printables would be a great way to keep your younger kiddos busy while you work on Continue Reading…

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How To Save TONS Of Money On Printing

Over the last 12 years of homeschooling our 6 children, we have printed so many resources. One way we have save tons of money on printing, is when purchasing our homeschool curriculum for the year, we purchase PDF instead of books when available. I will then print off the books and bind them into our own books. We print off schedules, lapbooks, timeline figures, online printables, Montessori resources, workbooks, and even our own books for the kids to use really the list could go on and on. Once we started doing this for a short time, we realized that we Continue Reading…

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Guesstimation Game ~ Math Game For Kids

Guess-timation Math Game For Kids   Few kids would say no to a pocketful of cash (even if it’s fake!). Gather some friends from the neighborhood and challenge them to a game of Guess-timation. Your children will learn about budgeting while practicing their math skills! You’ll need to do a little prep work first. Before the game begins, take a trip to your local grocery store and buy fifteen common items: a bag of carrots, a carton of juice, a tube of toothpaste, a can of shaving cream, and similar things kids might have in the house on a regular basis. Continue Reading…

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Australia Unit Study Ideas

It’s been a while since I last shared one of our viewer favorite posts, a new continent unit study ideas. There are always so many great ideas around the web about each of the continent studies having them together in 1 place makes planning our units so much easier. Well and of course sifting through all the resources on the web can be quite time consuming, so I have taken all the hard work out of this task for you. I have already shared Arctic and Antarctic unit study and South America unit study, so today, here is our Australia Continue Reading…