American History Timeline Resources: The Gilded Age and 2nd Industrial Revolution

American History Timeline Resources: The Gilded Age and 2nd Industrial Revolution

The Civil War is over and we are forging through Reconstruction and into The Gilded Age and 2nd Industrial Revolution. The movers and shakers that played a big role in the rise of America are busy and active building their empires, and by proxy, America. Our previous installments of American History Timeline Resources include: Before(…)

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Online Classical Education: A Helpful Homeschool Option

Online Classical Education: A Helpful Homeschool Option

Classical education is where I first started falling in love with homeschooling. Classical education is based on a three-part process of training the mind. From the early Grammar years where kids learn the basic building blocks of each subject, through the middle Logic Stage, and then to the final Rhetoric Stage in high school where(…)

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DIY Valentine: Paper Heart Books

DIY Valentine: Paper Heart Books

Every year I try to find a new DIY Valentine for us to create. What I love about these DIY Valentine Paper Heart Books is how flexible they are to adjust the colors and the ability to make them longer or shorter based on what message you want to create. DIY Valentine: Paper Heart Book(…)

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Homeschool High School American Literature

Homeschool High School American Literature

Getting in to the high school years means delving in deeper into subjects you may have already covered.  It means reading relevant works of literature and understanding their place in history. One of the subjects I cover with all of my kids in high school is Homeschool High School American Literature. I received this product(…)

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40+ Colorful Tween Fiction Books

40+ Colorful Tween Fiction Books

When children start to enter their tween years it can be hard to find engaging books for them. They are growing and feeling as though they are too old for the beautiful picture books, and basic chapter books of their younger years. On the other hand you aren’t ready to have them tackling some of(…)

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Deer in the Headlights Family Dinner & Game Night

Deer in the Headlights Family Dinner & Game Night

We are big on playing board and card type games in our house. Throughout the years we have found many off the beaten path but loads of fun games. Today I would like to share with you a filling family dinner recipe and the game, Deer in the Headlights. Deer in the Headlights – Family(…)

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Homeschool Science Lab: DNA Extraction Lab

Homeschool Science Lab: DNA Extraction Lab

YES you can do science labs at home! In this Homeschool Science Lab: DNA Extraction Lab we are going to not only talk about DNA but your student is going to be able to extract DNA from a strawberry and even from themselves! One of the big concerns about homeschooling for people is science, how(…)

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Creative Gifts for the Little Artist

Creative Gifts for the Little Artist

Little hands like to create colorful creations! They also tend to make BIG messes! Even so, as parents we are always seeking to encourage and support our children in their endeavors. For this reason I have created a list of a handful of the BEST Creative Gifts for the Little Artist in your life! I(…)

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Seeds of Hope Book Review

Seeds of Hope Book Review

Seeds of Hope is the first book in the Harvest of Hope Series by Barbara Cameron. While I don’t read a ton of Amish fiction, I find I am most drawn to the ones that bring in English life too. There is something about the contrast between the two that I enjoy. About Seeds of(…)

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Homeschool Middle School World History for Free

Homeschool Middle School World History for Free

This business of homeschooling can get mighty expensive! It can be so hard to find quality resources at no (or low) cost. There are often freebies out there but they are incomplete, or not enough, or just not what you are looking for. I was so excited to come across these FREE Homeschool Middle School(…)

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Mega List of Homeschool Spanish Resources {for all ages}

Mega List of Homeschool Spanish Resources {for all ages}

Teaching a foreign language at home can be difficult, especially if you don’t have anyone in your home that speaks the language you are learning. Spanish seems to be a popular second language choice here in the United States. Finding the right Homeschool Spanish Resources can be a task though. There are so many books,(…)

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Engaging Adventure Stories Featuring Girls

Engaging Adventure Stories Featuring Girls

While I don’t like to put things in boy and girl categories, the reality is that this naturally occurs in our everyday lives. We often view boys as the tough, rugged, adventurous ones (and often read adventure stories featuring boys), and girls are viewed as more dainty –  having tea parties and playing with dolls.(…)

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How to Find Free Homeschool Learning Resources for Middle School

How to Find Free Homeschool Learning Resources for Middle School

As homeschoolers a big concern is often finding the money for curriculum and resources. Finding FREE Homeschool Learning Resources can be imperative to maintaining our homeschool budgets. It can also be super time consuming! What if I told you there was a place where you could search for FREE Homeschool Learning Resources and only come(…)

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Swedish Woven Heart Paper Craft

Swedish Woven Heart Paper Craft

Looking for a fun and easy Christmas Craft? Want to create a cute little basket to hold candy or treats? This Swedish Woven Heart Paper Craft is a Swedish Christmas tradition. They are easy and fun to make! Swedish Woven Heart Paper Craft These cute paper baskets make great holders for treats to give to(…)

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