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Using Singapore Math in Our Homeschool

Using Singapore Math in Our Homeschool

When I first began homeschooling in 2006, I had no idea where to begin. I was pulling a child out of the public school system to begin our homeschool journey. Nervous and a little scared I researched and sought help from the two homeschool moms I knew. One of them highly recommended using Singapore Math.(…)

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The Well Trained Mind Book Review

The Well Trained Mind Book Review

Beginning down the homeschooling road can be a scary journey. Here in New York State it is pretty regulated (although not as bad as it seems once you get used to it). But even putting your state regulations aside (which of course you should not do, but let’s just leave that out for the sake(…)

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All About Banned Books

All About Banned Books

Did you know there was such a thing as Banned Books Week?  Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. It celebrates the freedom to read by encouraging read-outs, displays, and community activities that raise awareness of the ongoing(…)

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Homeschool Mom Confessions: My School at Home Burnout

Homeschool Mom Confessions: My School at Home Burnout

  We do school at home. I think that might be just as much of a confession as the fact that it burns us all out sometimes! If you had a window into our homeschool you would see that we are a more school at home kind of family. We sit at desks (not school(…)

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Vegan Snickerdoodles

Vegan Snickerdoodles

Vegan Snickerdoodles Ingredients: 1 cup non-hydrogenated vegan margarine, softened (Earth Balance margarine) 1 1/4 cups sugar 2 TBSP non-dairy milk 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 cup corn starch 1 tsp. cream of tartar 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1/4 tsp. salt CINNAMON – SUGAR FOR ROLLING 1/3 cup sugar 1(…)

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Book Review: Sonrise Stable Series ~ Book 1 & 2

Book Review: Sonrise Stable Series ~ Book 1 & 2

The Sonrise Stable series is the heartwarming, continuing story of an extended homeschooling family as they live, learn, and love together. Mixing adventure, life lessons, and realistic horse experiences, the series is a must for readers who enjoy family values, Christian faith, and, of course, horses! One of Vicki Watson’s purposes in creating this series(…)

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3 Things I Have Learned While Preparing To Homeschool High School

3 Things I Have Learned While Preparing To Homeschool High School

This year my oldest is in 8th grade and I am spending the year researching and preparing to homeschool high school years. I have endured even more looks and questions from naysayers concerning homeschooling high school than I ever have from just homeschooling in general!  You can find some of my thoughts tagged under High(…)

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Review & Giveaway: Historical Conquest Card Game

Review & Giveaway: Historical Conquest Card Game

Historical Conquest: The Journey Through Time is an epic card game where players can create personalized societies with key players from history and battle them one against another; anyone, anywhere, anytime. Each card is complete with: fantastic illustrations of people, places, events in history; abilities in the game according to the abilities they had in(…)

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Homeschooling High School – Shouldn’t I Be More Nervous?

Homeschooling High School – Shouldn’t I Be More Nervous?

I know you all read that title with the expectation that I would have some sort of epiphany and clear cut answer for you, with lots to back it up….but I don’t! Instead I have a thought process, lots of talking and researching, and some possible resources…… Another reason I feel my anxiety over homeschooling(…)

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Saving $’s and lbs. ~ Biweekly Meal Planning

Saving $’s and lbs. ~ Biweekly Meal Planning

A few years ago we found ourselves in an unhealthy, expensive food pattern. Most days I forgot to even think about dinner. Home with 3 small children for me meant taking one moment at a time and not looking too far ahead. That would leave my husband calling on his way home from work asking(…)

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Review: HomeArtStudio ~ Third Grade

Review: HomeArtStudio ~ Third Grade

Before beginning the 2011/2012 school year I spent a great deal of time researching art for my children. It is not on my list of strong subjects, thus I need something to hold my hand and help me out. I did find some things, and worked on some projects with the kids this year. Then(…)

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Review: iTunes App ~ A Lion and a Whale Can Dance

Review: iTunes App ~ A Lion and a Whale Can Dance

A Lion and a Whale Can Dance is an interactive story of two unusual friends who find one another on a mystical island far, far away. This read aloud or alone book app is rated for ages 4+, and can be used on the iPod touch, iPad and iPhone. My six year old daughter loves(…)

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