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Finishing Strong ~ Homeschooling the Middle & High School Years #124

Finishing Strong ~ Homeschooling the Middle & High School Years #124

Finishing Strong is a place for families who are homeschooling middle & high school kids to meet up in order to share tips, encouragement, advice, and more. We know it can be stressful homeschooling teens, which is why we’ve built this community! Welcome back to Finishing Strong! We are glad you’re joining us! Finishing Strong(…)

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Memorial Day Activities & Resources

Memorial Day Activities & Resources

Memorial Day is celebrated every year on the last Monday in May. It is a day to honor all those lost in war. There are many resources and activities to help your children learn about Memorial Day, and why we celebrate it. The History of Memorial Day The tradition of decorating graves in remembrance of(…)

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Becky Wade’s ‘True to You’ Author Chat Party

Becky Wade’s ‘True to You’ Author Chat Party

  Raise your hand if you’re ready for Becky Wade’s new series! Celebrate the release of book one, True to You, with Becky and other readers on Facebook on May 4th during a fun author chat party at 8:00 PM EDT (that’s 7:00 Central, 6:00 Mountain, & 5:00 Pacific)! Becky will be chatting about the(…)

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Life Skills as High School Electives: Basic Household Repairs for Teens

Life Skills as High School Electives: Basic Household Repairs for Teens

This week our son was helping us spackle and sand our living room walls! This was made even more surprising to me by the fact that he ASKED to help us! Learning those skills, and others like painting a wall, working with a hammer and changing a light bulb are all important basic household repairs(…)

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Homeschooling With Toddlers – Simple Activities to Keep Them Busy

Homeschooling With Toddlers – Simple Activities to Keep Them Busy

Homeschooling with toddlers (who by nature, tend to be super active) is quite a challenging task at times. However, one of the wonderful things about homeschooling with toddlers is that they will be home with the family most of the time. It is the major reason why a majority of parents homeschool with their toddlers(…)

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Finishing Strong ~ Homeschooling the Middle & High School Years #123

Finishing Strong ~ Homeschooling the Middle & High School Years #123

Finishing Strong is a place for families who are homeschooling middle & high school kids to meet up in order to share tips, encouragement, advice, and more. We know it can be stressful homeschooling teens, which is why we’ve built this community! Welcome back to Finishing Strong! We are glad you’re joining us! Finishing Strong(…)

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The Best Video ASL Resources

The Best Video ASL Resources

Teaching a foreign language can be difficult if you don’t speak any. Having great resources, especially video resources where you can hear and see the new language in action can be very helpful. When teaching (or learning) ASL (American Sign Language) books can easily fall flat. It is much easier to learn if you can(…)

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6 Ways to Get Your Kids to Visit (& LOVE) the Library

6 Ways to Get Your Kids to Visit (& LOVE) the Library

You’ll never be too old to learn new and exciting things, and while there is a plethora of ways to do that on the Internet, reading books are still the best among the rest! Apart from being a good source of useful information, reading also provides for a pleasurable pastime. One way to help encourage(…)

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Finishing Strong ~ Homeschooling the Middle & High School Years #122

Finishing Strong ~ Homeschooling the Middle & High School Years #122

Finishing Strong is a place for families who are homeschooling middle & high school kids to meet up in order to share tips, encouragement, advice, and more. We know it can be stressful homeschooling teens, which is why we’ve built this community! Welcome back to Finishing Strong! We are glad you’re joining us! Finishing Strong(…)

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Teaching History Through Movies: Helen Keller

Teaching History Through Movies: Helen Keller

While I have always enjoyed supplementing our history studies with the use of historical fiction. I have recently decided to trying enhancing our studies with movies too. Teaching History Through Movies is another great way to bring a time period, historical moment, place or person to life. While most movies aren’t totally historically accurate, they(…)

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10 Eco Friendly Easter Basket Gift Ideas for Kids

10 Eco Friendly Easter Basket Gift Ideas for Kids

Many gifts and toys for kids are mass-produced in inefficient factories, which can end up releasing plastics and other toxins into the environment during production. However, you can still be friendly to the environment while the kids have fun. These 10 eco-friendly Easter basket gift ideas are perfect for your kids this Easter! Easter Basket(…)

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Kids Create Art! Playful Pet Portraits!

Kids Create Art! Playful Pet Portraits!

I am art challenged. I need step by step instructions (and video is even better) to help my kids complete art projects. One of the resources I have been using are the Mixed Media Art Courses from Flourish. I am happy to say she is putting out a new one this month – Kids Create(…)

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