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Super Shark Books! Fiction and Non-Fiction for Toddler to Teen

Super Shark Books! Fiction and Non-Fiction for Toddler to Teen

For kids young and old comes this collection of shark books. In lieu of the 30th Anniversary of Shark Week this year I am sharing a collection of both fiction and non-fiction books for kids from prepreaders through high school! A fascination with sharks started early in our house when my son fell in love(…)

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Help Prevent Summer Slide with these Programs – FREE for the Summer

Help Prevent Summer Slide with these Programs – FREE for the Summer

Are you gearing up for summer? Are you looking for things to do that are free for the summer? How about free AND educational? I know that while I don’t want to do “school” all through the summer, I do want to keep my kids from that dreaded “summer slide“. One of the ways I work to(…)

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List of Summer Reading for Moms

List of Summer Reading for Moms

I am an avid reader. Not only do I love to read, but I have worked to instill a love of reading in my children. I have participated in many books clubs over the years, both for myself and with my daughters. Even when I was in high school, summer was the time to read.(…)

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Middle School Summer Activities Inspired by Great YA Books

Middle School Summer Activities Inspired by Great YA Books

We are so close to the end of our homeschool year we can taste it! The sun shines more, the grass is getting greener, the temperature rises each day, and the buds are turning into blossoms! Visions of bike rides, camping, swimming, and s’mores dance in our heads! Even though our formal learning comes to(…)

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Gluten-free Avocado Chicken Salad

Gluten-free Avocado Chicken Salad

Chicken salad is a classic summer dish, but it usually comes with lots of calories and a distinct lack of nutrition. This Avocado Chicken Salad is a modern twist on the classic summer staple and is packed with nutrition and flavor. It’s also easy to make, gluten-free, grain-free, Paleo friendly and versatile. What else could(…)

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8 Frugal Family Summer Activities That Won’t Empty Your Pockets

8 Frugal Family Summer Activities That Won’t Empty Your Pockets

Some parents dread it. Others wish that it would get here quicker. Whatever side you stand on, the inevitable is finally here: the summertime vacation, where the children can leisurely lay around and sleep all day. As a parent, you start to ponder how you can get your kids more active, especially in the summertime,(…)

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Summer Boredom Busters – 15 Rockin Backyard Games

Summer Boredom Busters – 15 Rockin Backyard Games

It’s summer time! Kids everywhere are excited to be out of school and look forward to their freedom. The first part of the season is exciting. They may get to go to summer camp and maybe you are planning a family vacation. But when those activities are finished, they are faced with a lot of(…)

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Dollar Store Obstacle Course Ideas {Inexpensive Outdoor Fun}

Dollar Store Obstacle Course Ideas {Inexpensive Outdoor Fun}

Jumping, crawling, tossing, and more! This is what an all out fun and games obstacle course should include. For my 11 year old daughter’s birthday party this year (she has a June birthday) we put together a Dollar Store Obstacle Course with a host of fun obstacle course ideas. My daughter loves horses and while(…)

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Summer Water Safety for Children

Summer Water Safety for Children

Summer is finally here, and it’s time to think about summer safety for the kids. One of the most important issues to be concerned with during the hot summer months is water safety. Whether you’re spending time in or near pools, a pond, lake, ocean, or boat, it is a good idea to review important(…)

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Family Vacation Funding – 10 Fun & Educational Ideas!

Family Vacation Funding – 10 Fun & Educational Ideas!

We’re in the heart of summer, and that means it’s time to pack that suitcase, hop in the car with your family, and head off on the road to a wonderful vacation. Unfortunately, budget concerns can make the age-old tradition of summer vacation seem impossible. One solution is to do some vacation funding ahead of(…)

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How to Schedule a Homeschool Year with Summers Off!

How to Schedule a Homeschool Year with Summers Off!

We used to homeschool year round, and not year round with ample breaks, but what felt more like all the time! As the kids have gotten older I have learned to schedule a homeschool year that gives us ample breaks, and the summer off! I have been homeschooling for over 10 years now. I have(…)

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High School Series Books Summer Reading List ~ FREE PRINTABLE

High School Series Books Summer Reading List ~ FREE PRINTABLE

I remember being in high school and being frustrated by the fact that I didn’t have time to read the books I wanted to. Summer came and I was thrilled to be set free to read what I wanted! Summer reading can help keep teens minds engaged and in motion during these months of downtime(…)

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