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How To Fight Summer Backslide in Your Kids

How To Fight Summer Backslide in Your Kids

Are you looking for some ways to keep your kids learning this summer? As a homeschooling mom, I love taking a summer break. It is good to switch up our routine a little, and have a good stretch of relaxing summer days. However, I don’t like to see my boys only lay around playing video games all day each day! I also find that a little bit of structure and some responsibility for my kids goes a long way to…

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How to teach your kids Responsibility: Daily Chores

How to teach your kids Responsibility: Daily Chores

I recently started a series about how we can teach our kids responsibility every day! There are tons of opportunities for our kids to learn how to be responsible. In my last post, I told how I use packing for a vacation to teach my kids responsibility. If you missed it go check it out and download the free printable packing list for your kids before your next family vacation.  Check out How to teach your kids Responsibility: Packing for…

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How to complete your Homeschool Testing Free from stress

How to complete your Homeschool Testing Free from stress

For teachers and students in schools across the country, the end of the school year not only means a summer break, but also one other major thing: Standardized End of Grade Testing! As a teacher, I dreaded these times! Everyone loves the end of the school year and is ready for summer break. Unfortunately, no one likes the pressure standardized testing brings to students and teachers! I’ve had a break from all the rigors of testing for a few years…

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How to teach your kids responsibility: Packing for a vacation

How to teach your kids responsibility: Packing for a vacation

As my kids are growing older, one of the most important things I feel they need to learn is Responsibility. I want my boys to be responsible and independent young men one day. I don’t want my kids to depend on me to serve them and do everything for them forever! The only way to accomplish this is to start teaching them how to be responsible for everyday things. Over the next weeks, I am going to share with you…

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5 “Consequences” for kids, that would be “Rewards” for Moms

5 “Consequences” for kids, that would be “Rewards” for Moms

Have you ever punished your kids or even just threatened to punish them for something and afterwards you think, “I wish that would happen to me”? It is so funny what we find enjoyable or want now, as moms,  has changed so drastically since we were kids. After watching my kids “suffer” and be upset with their “consequences” for disobeying, I decided to have some fun and make a list of all the things that we use as consequences for kids, but that…

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5 Amazing Toys that Teach (That your kids will also love!)

5 Amazing Toys that Teach (That your kids will also love!)

As a homeschool parent, I am always on the lookout for toys and games that provide opportunities for my kids to keep learning! I think all teachers and parents want to figure out ways our kids will enjoy learning! Isn’t it exciting when you find toys or games that you kids enjoy, and that give them the opportunity to use skills that they have been learning in school. I find that often my kids learn just as much from time spent “playing” with certain things…

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You are their Mom, Not their Servant

You are their Mom, Not their Servant

Did you just end your day and realize your children determined almost everything you did? Do you feel like you are just spending your days serving your kids? I think all mom’s have been here! I know I have! As Mom’s, we easily get into the routine of doing what our kids want right when they ask. If they can’t find something, who do our kids expect to come right away and help them look?  If they are thirsty or hungry they expect us…

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Tips for the Homeschool, Home Business Family

Tips for the Homeschool, Home Business Family

Do you feel sometimes that there is too much going on at home? Are you feeling overwhelmed by everything you are trying to get done? Do you feel like you will collapse if one more thing gets added to your to do list? I think that it is easy for a lot of mom’s to have these feelings! I know I have been there before! At our house every part of our life happens from our home! Years ago, my husband and…

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14 Books your Early Readers Will Want to Read!

14 Books your Early Readers Will Want to Read!

How can we actually get our kids excited about reading? It is so important to get our kids loving and choosing to read when they are young. My kids were always excited about me reading to them when they were babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. Even now, my 5 and 7 year old boys love our times reading together. However, it can be difficult to find books that my kids choose to read on their own. Let’s face it, a lot of beginning…

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Celebrate Spring! A round-up of Spring Activities

Celebrate Spring! A round-up of Spring Activities

I love Spring!! The weather is wonderful, not too hot or cold, and the kids are able play outside more. I love finding every opportunity possible to “celebrate” with my kids. Today I want to share with you a roundup of a few ways say good-bye to the dreary winter and celebrate this spring! These ideas for spring activities are from a few of my fellow bloggers from the Mom Bloggers Tribe. This a group of amazing, encouraging, and supportive Mom…

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