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Get Ready for Solar Eclipse 2017!

Get Ready for Solar Eclipse 2017!

This Month people across the United States have the amazing opportunity to experience a solar eclipse! August 21st, 2017 will be a day we will all remember! My family is excited to live in a place where we will get to view the solar eclipse in totality. As a homeschool mom I have been reading all about the event, and planning some fun activities for my boys! I can’t wait! Don’t miss out on this opportunity with your family! Here…

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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 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 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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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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Teaching our kids to be Scientists: Forces and Motion Activities

Teaching our kids to be Scientists: Forces and Motion Activities

In our homeschool we love science. Each year I spread out our science topics throughout the year and spend time studying different things like animals and habitats, rocks and minerals, plants, matter, etc. My boys love it. They are alway excited when we have a science activity on our daily schedule. They are learning what it means to be a scientist, how to research, do experiments, and observe our world.  Now, since science projects and experiments have become a regular part of our…

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7 Tips for Finding Affordable Homeschool Materials

7 Tips for Finding Affordable Homeschool Materials

No one has to spend a lot of money on resources to homeschool your children! There are so many ways for you to homeschool without paying a fortune for curriculum. The internet is the first place I look for free or cheap homeschool resources (check out my top 10 websites for free homeschool curriculum). However, I also like for my children to have regular reading books, math workbooks, and books for other subject areas. Also, especially if you are homeschooling young…

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Top 10 Websites for Free Homeschool Resources

Top 10 Websites for Free Homeschool Resources

Did you know that it is possible to homeschool almost completely for free? In the last 3 years of homeschooling I have found ways that I can teach my children without buying expensive curriculum sets. I find books for $2 or less at thrift stores, library sales, and used book stores. I take advantage of the books and resources at our local library. Also, there tons of free homeschool resources available online! I could spend hours everyday going through, pinterest or…

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5 Simple Toddler Activities for Homeschool

5 Simple Toddler Activities for Homeschool

One of the biggest questions of homeschooling when you have multiple children, is “What do I do with my toddler?!” I’ve had many days that I wanted to pull my hair out because my toddler took every opportunity he saw, when I was busy working on school work with my older children, to find trouble. I probably can’t count the hours I’ve spent on Pinterest looking for ideas and activities that my extremely active 2 year old boy will actually want…

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