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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…

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50 Amazing and Engaging Screen Free Activities For Kids

We do let our kids have a small amount of screen time every day, but essentially we keep it to a minimum and have lots of screen free activities for the kids to do. There are some exceptions to the rule if someone has had a surgery and needs bedrest, if mom is sick, etc. Sometimes it can be a challenge keeping kids busy when we they are doing screen free activities instead of just turning on a TV or video game on to keep them busy and hold their interest. Over the years we have become pretty creative at coming Continue Reading…

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75+ Delicious Main Dish Crock Pot Recipes

Dinnertime used to be a struggle in our house. Getting food on the table during the “witching hour”, after homeschooling and everything else that needs to be done around our house was hard. Things were a struggle until we started making monthly crock pot recipes and freezing them. Now I pull out dinner the night before, put it into the crock pot in the morning, and at dinner time we have a delicious meal to eat. Depending on the meal we are having I might have to make some sides to go with it, but that usually only takes a few Continue Reading…

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50 Awesome, Quick, and Easy Kids Craft Ideas for Spring

Spring is one of my favorite times of year, new life is everywhere, flowers are starting to bloom, we can finally go out and explore the local trails, and the kids can finally go outside and play without layers of winter clothes on. Today I am going to share a list of over 50 different quick and easy kids craft ideas for spring from around the web. There are lots of fun craft ideas for kids about flowers, butterflies, rainbows, baby chicks and birds, rain, and much more. 50 Awesome, Quick, and Easy Spring Craft Ideas For Kids Fork Tulips Continue Reading…

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Our Homeschool Library and Where To Find Cheap Books

So I have already given you a tour of where we do our school each day, and a look into what curriculum we use in our homeschool. Today I am going to give you a look into our homeschool library. I have to admit that this is one area I have a little bit of an obsession  😉 ! You see I cannot pass up a good book, especially when it is really cheap. Since there are so many good books out there we own a ton of books in our homeschool library. Our Homeschool Library Our books are split up Continue Reading…