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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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How We Feed Our Family of 8 For Less Then $200 A Week

There has been quite a bit of interest in how we manage to feed our large family of 8 for less then $200 a week eating mostly organic. I mean can you imagine how much our family eats, we have almost 4 teenagers that work out in the gym at least 3 days a week. 2 of them work many hours during the week. So I’m sure you can imagine how much food has to be cooked at every meal for everyone to leave the table full. Today I am going to share my menu’s for the next 5 weeks 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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50+ Awesome, Quick, and Easy Kids Craft Ideas For Fall

I simply cannot believe that summer is just about done. It amazes me how fast summer goes by every year, it seems to go by faster then any other season. Maybe it’s because of the warm weather, late nights, bonfires, beach trips, swimming, sleepovers with cousins and neighbors, festivals, and all the other fun that happens most during this great season. During the summer our house is filled with at least 1 extra kiddo at least every day and often nights, but usually multiple extra kids. Our house tends to be the neighborhood hang out, but I’m just fine with Continue Reading…

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Bring History To Life With Heirloom Audio ~ Giveaway

One of the things we LOVE to use in our homeschool is audio books. It makes the countless number of drives back and forth to therapy, gymnastics, and doctors appointments a little more fun. We usually just use audio books we have got off of Audible. We were recently able to try a whole other kind of audio book that was simply, the best audio books we have ever used, they really bring history to life for kids. These audio books are made from the designers of the well know Adventures In Odyssey series. Heirloom Audio Will Bring History To Life Continue Reading…

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3D Pens For Kids

Disclaimer: I was given this product for free for review purposes, and was compensated for this review. I was not required to write a positive review only to give my honest opinion of the product. Read my Full Disclosure policy for more information. We don’t really use an art curriculum for the kids, however, I love teaching my kids how to do different arts and crafts projects. They often do free form art and make whatever they want to. Sometimes we choose a project from a list of seasonal or holiday round up post but that is usually it. Something my Continue Reading…

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50 Awesome, Quick and Easy Kids Craft Ideas For Summer

With summer upon us and kids out of school, most kids are enjoying the freedom of being able to sleep in, and being able to choose how they spend their days while out of school. We have choose to homeschool our kids year round so they do a lighter load of school in the summer, and we take a couple weeks off but do not take off for the summer like most kids do. This has saved us from hearing “I’m bored” more then you can imagine!! As I know all to well eventually kids will get bored and not Continue Reading…

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50+ Easy and Festive Patriotic Kids Craft Ideas

There are so many wonderful, easy patriotic kids craft ideas around the web I am sharing a bunch of them all in 1 spot for easy finding for myself and for others. There are patriotic kids craft ideas and adults on this list all are from some great bloggers from around the web. These patriotic kids craft ideas are perfect for your 4th of July celebrations, Memorial day, Labor day, and any other time you want to celebrate being an American. 50+ Festive and Easy Patriotic Kids Craft Ideas   DIY Patriotic Mason Jars. Easy DIY Rustic Patriotic Wreath. Easy Continue Reading…

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Easy To Make Sun Catcher Kid Craft Idea

After seeing this sun catcher kid craft idea online a few times I thought it would be a perfect Mother’s Day Idea for some of the wonderful mothers in our family this year. They are pretty easy to make and look amazing when hung in the window. I am however, glad I did a little research into this craft ideas before we did it. After research I found out it is NOT a good idea to do them in the oven like some of the tutorials tell you to. It is better to put them on the grill due to Continue Reading…

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Lifecycle Of A Butterfly Craft For Kids

Our Mother Goose Time Curriculum theme for last month was butterflies and bees. We spent the first 2 weeks of our unit studying and learning all about bee’s. The second 2 weeks were spent learning about butterflies. Once of the topics we learned about was the lifecycle of a butterfly, today I am going to share with you the project we did to learn all about the lifecycle of a butterfly. Materials Needed For Lifecycle Of A Butterfly Craft Paper Plate Small Piece of Crepe Paper Black Fine Tipped Marker Lifecycle Labels Beans Crayons or Markers First we started out Continue Reading…

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40+ Things To Do In Michigan Upper Peninsula

There are so many family friendly and memorable things to do in Michigan Upper Peninsula. While visiting You might see wolves, black bears, or moose. There are over 400 different types of birds, over 150 waterfalls, you can hike mountains, canoe along huge rock cliffs, search for sea glass along lake Superior, learn to make maple syrup, go morel mushroom hunting, eat the famous pasties, and so much more! For anyone who hasn’t visited the UP, this is one place that you MUST visit! The beauty of Michigan Upper Peninsula is simply amazing and breath taking! There are many family owned cottages and Continue Reading…