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Save Cherished Memories with Canvas Prints – Giveaway

Save Cherished Memories with Canvas Prints – Giveaway

Throughout the past couple of years I have created some canvas prints for my children. They are a great way to take your beautiful photos graphs and turn them into room decorations. AND they make wonderful personalized gifts! PLUS they are more affordable than you think! Read on to find out more and enter to(…)

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Middle School History Through Literature with Beautiful Feet Ancient History

Middle School History Through Literature with Beautiful Feet Ancient History

As you know historical fiction is not only one of my favorite genres to read myself, but one of my favorite methods of teaching history in our homeschool. Teaching History Through Literature is a fun and engaging way to help your kids  feel and understand the plights of the people and times throughout history. Instead(…)

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Live Online Classes for Homeschooling High School

Live Online Classes for Homeschooling High School

We all know that as kids get older, their school work gets harder and more involved. For us homeschoolers that can be intimidating for many reasons. Maybe you feel unqualified to teach it, or don’t have as much time to devote to helping your child with the work. For those reasons, and many more, you(…)

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Homeschool Testing – Benefits and Using the Stanford Achievement Test

Homeschool Testing – Benefits and Using the Stanford Achievement Test

Homeschool testing is a normal occurrence in our household. It’s something we have done with each of our kids once they hit around 3rd grade.  Not only is it required in our state, but we believe testing is something of a “hoop” you have to jump through in life. This year we used the Stanford(…)

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Homeschool Typing with Typesy

Homeschool Typing with Typesy

One of the reasons I love homeschooling is that I can take the time to focus on skills I feel my children need. Teaching life skills such as money management, typing, and home maintenance is something I think is missing in most public schools today. One of the skills I teach all my children is(…)

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Homeschool Planning Options

Homeschool Planning Options

I am a planner. Whether you are referring to homeschool planning options, meal planning, home scheduling, I plan and organize it all. I LOVE planners, schedules, checklists, etc. Homeschool Planning There are endless homeschool planning options. It starts with the method in which you homeschool (Classical, Charlotte Mason, Unit Studies, School at Home), and then(…)

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HUGE List of Easter Books for Kids

HUGE List of Easter Books for Kids

You are sure to find something for your children to delight in this Easter with this HUGE list of Easter Books for Kids. Whether you celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, or delight in that funny bunny the Easter Bunny (or maybe both) there are books for all! Through the years we have read so many(…)

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US History Using The Century: America’s Time

US History Using The Century: America’s Time

As homeschoolers we are almost always on the hunt for curriculum in some fashion. Maybe our kids are getting older and need something suited to their age. Maybe what we have been using isn’t working. Whatever your reason for looking, here is US History Using The Century: American’s Time. Haven’t heard of it? Read on(…)

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Top 10 Reasons My Kids Like Being Homeschooled

Top 10 Reasons My Kids Like Being Homeschooled

Homeschooling is a choice, one parents often make for their children. While I know that not all children enjoy being homeschooled, my kids like being homeschooled. While their reasons may be different than mine, they demonstrate some of the wonderful benefits of homeschooling. I decided that instead of making a list of reasons why we(…)

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Top 10 Favorite Homeschooling Sites {Resources, Printables, Support & More}

Top 10 Favorite Homeschooling Sites {Resources, Printables, Support & More}

When I started blogging in 2009 I had know idea what I would soon find on the Internet! I couldn’t believe the wealth of homeschool knowledge, connection, and support I would find! I originally wrote this Top 10 Favorite Homeschooling Sites list in 2012. Wow! How the time flies! So much has grown and changed in(…)

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Top 10 Favorite Read Alouds

Top 10 Favorite Read Alouds

We have so many books that are on our love list here in this house, but not all of them would make for a great read aloud. So I will share some of our favorite read alouds that I think would fit in this read aloud category. Some (most) are for younger kids (picture books),(…)

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Helpful Tips for Working While In College

Helpful Tips for Working While In College

Most kids that head off to college will find themselves working while in college. Not only do they need to cover the cost of tuition and books, but they still want to go out, eat out, buy new clothes, etc. While many will get scholarships and take on student loans, most will still need to(…)

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