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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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Let Your Kids Get Dirty with Spring Gardening!

Let Your Kids Get Dirty with Spring Gardening!

Each year, when the weather begins to get warmer, my kids start asking about our garden! Planning, planting, and then taking care of our garden has become a regular part of our life at home. Gardening is a lot of work and requires a big commitment. Many wonder why we take on this task with small children. My husband and I have found that our garden is very beneficial to us and an important part of our life at home. We…

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DIY Base Ten Blocks to teach Place Value

DIY Base Ten Blocks to teach Place Value

After teaching in a public school I got used to having any math manipulative I could think of available to me. We had sets of unifix cubes, counters, fraction bars, pattern blocks, etc. Every new math curriculum that schools adopt comes with a ton of new manipulative resources to help you teach the kids! I knew when I started homeschooling that, unless I wanted to spend a lot of money on math materials, I needed to get creative! Place value…

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5 things that will encourage creativity in your kids

5 things that will encourage creativity in your kids

We all want our kids to be thinkers. We want them to have ideas, make plans, and figure out a way to make their plans come to life. I love to see my kids play creatively. Yes, sometimes their plans make a mess or take up half the living room. However, no matter how much time I have to spend helping them clean up or help them finish up their projects I love their crazy ideas. I love to see them…

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12 Essential Tools for the Homeschooling mom

12 Essential Tools for the Homeschooling mom

As a homeschooling mom there are certain things in my life that I couldn’t live without! (Well, maybe I could if I had to, but I definitely don’t want to) 1. Coffee maker I love my Keurig! If you are a coffee drinker make sure you have a coffee maker that you love. I am the only one in my house that drinks coffee so it is pretty much the one thing in the house that I use for me. Every morning…

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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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Looking Past Limitations for our Kids!

Looking Past Limitations for our Kids!

Almost every personal success story I read starts with something like “When I was a kid my (mom, dad, grandma, grandpa, teacher, or some person) really believed in me and encouraged me. They told me I could accomplish anything!” As parents, we all have high expectations for our children. We want them to be successful and happy! We want them to achieve more than we have or could hope to!  I believe all parents plan to encourage and do everything they can…

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