25 St. Patrick’s Day Books for Kids

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Just 1 month until St. Patrick’s Day! Whether you’re a teacher, a homeschooling parent, or a parent who loves to read your kids great books, this list of 25 St. Patrick’s Day books for kids will get your kids geared up for this luck o’ the Irish holiday. Do you know why we celebrate St…. [read more]

50+ FREE Dr. Seuss Printables and Activities!

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Teachers, parents, and kiddos, scroll down for some fantastic, fun, and free Dr. Seuss printables! In just a few weeks we will welcome the month of March! –How did that happen? I swear it was just Christmas.– With the arrival of March comes a birthday celebration like none other! On March 2nd we celebrate the birthday… [read more]

Academics’ Choice Winners! Doodle Quest and The SMART Playbook

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As we’ve homeschooled this year I’ve been eager to add games to our daily curricula.  While I love games that teach straightforward academic concepts, I always get especially excited when I find a game that teaches more abstract concepts like creativity, perspective taking, and so on. As an Academics’ Choice Advocate and reviewer I was… [read more]

Check Out My Feature on the Proverbial Homemaker!

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Want to get a closer look at “Real Homeschoolers”? Tauna at Proverbial Homemaker is writing a blog series featuring homeschooling moms.  Prompted by questions from readers curious about homeschooling or about what their fellow homeschoolers are doing, Tauna is sharing her interviews with 20 homeschooling moms! I am so excited to participate! I don’t think our… [read more]

Little Scholar Tablet by School Zone + Giveaway!

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I’m always on the lookout for fun learning games for my boys!  My phone is filled with educational apps. I’ve subscribed to multiple online educational sites for my boys.  With homeschooling I want to make sure my boys have ample opportunities to learn, and to have fun while doing it. When I was sent the… [read more]

A Look at Our 2nd Grade Timberdoodle Curriculum Review

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As a member of Timberdoodle’s Blogger Review Team I received Reward Points in exchange for a frank and unbiased review. The #1 question I had when researching homeschool was how to find a “good Homeschool Curriculum” <—you don’t know how many times I Googled that very phrase.  As a parent who is completely new to… [read more]

How to Create a Homework Station or Homeschool Area in Small Spaces

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Last Spring I got fed up. Getting my tired 6 year old to do his homework after a long, stressful day at school was one thing, finding a place for him to do his homework was another thing. I couldn’t have him do it at the kitchen table because homework time usually ran into dinner time when I… [read more]

Display Your Kids Art with this DIY Kids Art Wall

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My kids are at that age when they are bringing home oodles of hand drawn masterpieces from school and creating oodles more works of art here at home.  And, if you have children then you know, hell hath no furry like your child catching you throwing anything away…ever. So I devised a cute Kids Art Wall!  Thus… [read more]

Explore the World with the 2015 National Geographic Kids Almanac

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My kids love to explore.  They love to learn about different kinds of animals, different places in the world, and the people who live in those places.  While I’d love to take my kids around the world for first hand experiences, that simply isn’t practical for most families, including ours, to do. That is exactly… [read more]

How to build a DIY Kids Climbing Wall – Easy to Follow Instructions!

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Want to have something physically challenging for your kids to do on days when going outside isn’t practical? Want to foster motor skills, coordination, balance, bouldering and climbing skills? Check out this easy to follow indoor DIY kids climbing wall tutorial! Our middle son enjoying his DIY Kids Climbing Wall! Today’s awesome Indoor Climbing Wall… [read more]

I Never Thought I Could Homeschool, But…

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I can’t believe I’m actually saying this, but I have officially decided to homeschool.  I never thought I’d be a homeschooling mom.  In fact, I am pretty sure that I’ve said more than once, “I could NEVER do that” in regards to homeschooling.  And yet, here I am. The biggest question in your mind must… [read more]

My three year old can read! How to teach children as young as 2 years old to read

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Early childhood education has always been extremely important to me.  During and after college I taught 4 year olds at an academic preschool.  I was also a teacher and therapist for children with autism.  I knew even before I had children that I didn’t want to leave the teaching of my children entirely up to… [read more]