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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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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…

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Huge Savings on Language Arts Homeschool Curriculum

Disclaimer: This post has been sponsored by the Homeschool Buyers Co-Op to share a company with you that we have used and love for many years. All opinions are my honest opinions based on our years of using this service. Every year we look around for deals to save us money on our homeschool curriculum. There are multiple places I check out for anything we will be using. The Homeschool Buyers Co-Op is one of the places I always check for some deals. They offer so many great savings on many of the programs we use regularly in our homeschool. Continue Reading…

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Tips For Keeping Kids Focused During Reading, You Need To Know

One of the biggest challenges we have had with kids is keeping them busy while you’re reading. We all know there is nothing more distracting while reading, but to have a kiddo wiggling all over the place, doing headstands on their chair, or talking. Over the years we have found out that it is the best way to keep kids hands busy while we are reading, so they can pay attention. While that can work most of the time, it doesn’t always work. Will My Wiggly Kids Be Able To Sit Still For Read-Aloud’s? One of my concerns for the school Continue Reading…

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All Natural Sports Drink and GIVEAWAY

If you have been a follower of this blog or know me personally, you then know I am a parent to some VERY active kids. Our kids get a short time for screen time in the afternoon, but that is it. The rest of the day they are off running and playing. They come in at the end of the day exhausted and dirty just like kids should! As of now, our kids drink lots of water and that is it. Really due to the preservatives, dyes, and junk in most sports drinks. We have been frequently looking for a pick 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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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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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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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…