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50+ Awesome, Quick, and Easy Kids Craft Ideas for Valentines Day

Valentine’s Day is an industry that brings in over $18 Billion dollars per year. Every year people put much thought into what to get their loved ones, children, family and more. This year just like every other year we spend time making Kids Craft Ideas For Valentines Day to decorate the house with and to give to each other. The kids take great pride in making these and love seeing them go up year after year. I have put together this wonderful list of over 50 different Kids Craft Ideas For Valentines Day from great bloggers from around the web. Continue Reading…

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Super Easy Ornaments Christmas Kids Craft Ideas

Christmas time is a big time for different crafts in our house. We take the whole month of December off in our homeschool from our regular studies and add in different baking, crafting, and hands on learning ideas. These super easy to make ornaments Christmas kids craft ideas was a perfect fit for our first week off. We invited some friends over to make them with us, the craft was easy enough for little ones, and fun enough for the bigger kids to enjoy. Even if the big kids waited to make their until after their friends left so they could Continue Reading…

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Over 50 Festive and Delicious Christmas Recipes

94% of people celebrate at least 1 winter holiday (Christmas, Kwanza, Hanukkah). Christmas is typically the largest economic stimulus for many nations around the world as sales increase dramatically in almost all retail areas. The Christmas holiday just in the United States brings in over $3 trillion. It brings in a lot of extra jobs around the world, and maybe a few extra pounds for the average person  😉 ! Candy canes are a Christmas must which there are 1.76 billion made every year, 19 million chocolate Santa’s are eaten every Christmas and 70% of adults give or receive a Continue Reading…

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50+ Awesome, Quick, and Easy Kids Craft Ideas For Christmas

It is kind of crazy to think that Christmas is right around the corner. Every year it seems to sneak up on me! The Christmas season is so busy for so many people, with gifts to purchase, food to make, family gatherings to attend, lists like this with 50+ Easy kids craft ideas for Christmas to look through, and more.   We have done a few things to make the season as slow as possible in our house. First off, because we homeschool year round we take the whole month of December off in our homeschool. Now when I say Continue Reading…

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Teens Financial Responsibility In A Debt Driven World

We have had experience with hearing from people that it is terrible that we have made our children pay for their own car, drivers training, and monthly car insurance. It is really quite amazing to me that people now a days feel that they should expect someone else to pay for everything for them. It doesn’t teach our children anything to have everything handed to them and not to have to earn things. Due to the way we think debt in our world is absolutely astronomical. Here are a few facts to prove just how bad thing have really become. Continue Reading…

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50+ Terrific Activities To Get Kids Super Excited About STEAM

Did you know that only 36% of kids graduating are ready for college level science? By 2018 the United States will be 3 million high skilled workers short in the science field. Our country is falling further and further behind in educating children in the science. In my opinion this is because we are not sparking the love of learning in our children. We are teaching many of our children to take a test, and not to enjoy and retain what they are learning. No matter if you homeschool your children or if they go to public schools, you can instill a Continue Reading…

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35+ FREE Memorable Books for High Schoolers and 15 More

Once our kids get to the High School level I give 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. Trying to find good books that the kids will actually enjoy and find Christian books can be a challenge. I have come up with a list of books for high schoolers for them to use, and thought it would be useful to share it with others who might be looking for great books for their high schoolers to read as Continue Reading…

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Amazing STEAM Activities That Will Intrigue Your Kids

Trying to fit in fun, memorable, hands on science ideas is something I am always looking to do in our homeschool. If there is 1 thing that I have learned over our 12 years of homeschooling our kids, its that kids learn best by doing hands on projects instead of just reading something out of a boring ol’ science book. Unfortunately science was never my strong suits in school, so coming up with the ideas on my own doesn’t work so well. That’s one of the reasons we are loving  STEAM Kids!! They have put together over 50 different STEAM Continue Reading…

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Our Homeschool Room 2016-2017

This week for the Back To School Blog hop being hosted by iHomeschool Network the topic being shared is School Room Week. So of course that means we are going to give you a look into our homeschool room. If you are looking for how we store all of our homeschool things you can visit our previous posts.   Great Homeschool Organization and Storage Ideas. A look into how we store all of our homeschool curriculum, supplies, some great organization ideas, and more. Our Homeschool Library, well this is just one of them. In the post you will get a Continue Reading…

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Mixtures In Science

This month in our science lab unit we have done many fun activities. We have had fun learning about different states of matter we also had a fun time mixing different things together. Mixtures In Science To start this theme we sang a mixing color song to the tune of “Frere Jacques.” The kids always have a great time singing the daily song and going over our circle time board before starting for the day. Mixing Experiment Before we started this activity the boys had to predict what they thought would happen when they added certain ingredients to their water bottles. Continue Reading…

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States Of Matter Learning Ideas

Out theme last month for our Mother Goose Time was Science Lab. Both of the boys were so excited to be starting this unit all of my kids love all things science. As we have gone through this unit we have had a lot of fun learning all about different science topics. Fun Learning About States Of Matter One day we spent focused on the topic of states of matter. We actually continuously talked about different states of matter for quite a while after learning about it. Liquid / Solid Blob Starting out this activity the boys had to find Continue Reading…

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1st Grade Homeschool Curriculum Choices

The last couple days I have managed to get all of this years homeschool choices posted except for Gabe’s 1st grade homeschool curriculum choices. So here is the final individual post of our curriculum choices of the upcoming year. Last year we graduated our first homeschool kiddo, so this year we are down to 5 kids in our homeschool. Each week we fit in competitive gymnastics for 3 of the kids, therapy for a couple special needs kids, regular doctor appointment, and everything else life throws our way. On top of all of that I am babysitting a 5 month old full time, Continue Reading…