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2018 Christmas Movie Lineups – Netflix, AMC, Freeform & More!

2018 Christmas Movie Lineups – Netflix, AMC, Freeform & More!

Each and every year I look forward to checking out the Christmas Movie Lineups for the season. This year I think there are more than I have ever seen! So many of the networks are making it easy for us Christmas movie lovers to find and watch great movies by posting their Christmas Movie Lineups(…)

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Homeschool Art Lessons: Portrait Drawings

Homeschool Art Lessons: Portrait Drawings

Art is one of the subjects my youngest loves most. Unfortunately for her I am not an artist. Not only am I not good at it, but I also do not enjoy it. This often means she doesn’t get art instruction as she would like. Lucky for her I am found some great resources for(…)

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Games as Gifts: 25 Games for Kids Under 8 (No Screen Required!)

Games as Gifts: 25 Games for Kids Under 8 (No Screen Required!)

Whether as a birthday present, Easter Basket item or Christmas gift, games make awesome gifts for kids. This lists includes games for kids under 8. From preschool color and letter games, to more involved card and board games that you and your children are sure to have hours of fun playing together! What’s even better(…)

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Simple to Implement US Geogrpahy

Simple to Implement US Geogrpahy

When I was a kid I didn’t see the need for history and geography. It was boring and seemed irrelevant. Flash forward 20 years, add my own children in, and you have a different story! Learning geography (both US Geography and World Geography) alongside history studies has been a highlight for me! As John Smith(…)

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Affordable Online College Courses with Ed4Credit

Affordable Online College Courses with Ed4Credit

We are knee deep in our second round of Homeschooling High School. There is lots of talk and focus on earning college credit in high school as well as the path to college and beyond. There are many ways to accomplish earning college credit: from AP courses to CLEP Exams, attending the local community college,(…)

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Reading Eggs Reading Skills Workbooks {Mathseeds has them too!}

Reading Eggs Reading Skills Workbooks {Mathseeds has them too!}

When my children were younger workbooks were my best friend! Grab a workbook, a pencil, and some crayons and you have educational and fun entertainment for your kids! Using workbooks is a great way for kids to learn both math and reading skills in a way that is fun for them. Fast forward a whole(…)

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Homeschool Health and Nutrition for High School

Homeschool Health and Nutrition for High School

In recent months I have seen many homeschoolers in search of Homeschool Health and Nutrition for high school. This spurred me to do a search for myself. I was surprised to find so little where this topic is concerned! And if you live in NYS like we do, finding a homeschool health curriculum for high(…)

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KidzType Typing Games Make Learning Touch Typing Fun!

KidzType Typing Games Make Learning Touch Typing Fun!

In our fast moving, technology based world we have to be mindful of not only keeping up ourselves, but working to ensure our kids learn the skills necessary to succeed in our technology based world. One of the very first skills we can work on with our children is typing. Typing is the base skill(…)

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7th Grade Homeschool Curriculum

7th Grade Homeschool Curriculum

My baby is knee deep in middle school! I can’t believe as each year goes by I am teaching that grade for the last time! So this is my third go around with 7th Grade Homeschool Curriculum. Many of my picks are tried and true, and we even have some new stuff. 7th Grade Homeschool(…)

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10th Grade Homeschool Curriculum

10th Grade Homeschool Curriculum

This is our second child to be homeschooling through high school – 10th Grade. While so many things have changed (even our 10th Grade Homeschool Curriculum Choices from the first child), one thing remains the same, I am honored to be a part of his high school years. We have always given our children the(…)

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Another Not Back to School Year

Another Not Back to School Year

During the late summer months there is so much talk of the coming school year here in our area. From teachers to supplies and talk of what grade everyone is entering. Little do many of them know that it will be another Not Back to School Year for us. The anticipation and bustle of when(…)

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Home School Math Curriculum: CTCMath vs. Singapore Math

Home School Math Curriculum: CTCMath vs. Singapore Math

Home school math is often one of the reasons people worry about home schooling. They worry, especially at the higher levels, that their abilities to teach will be surpassed by what their children can and need to learn. Finding a home school math curriculum that works for your children can be an instrumental step in(…)

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