Make Sure Your Child Gets a BrightStart! at Reading!

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Disclosure: I received reading readiness products from Nemours as a thank you for this post. Do you feel confident in selecting age appropriate books for your children? Do you ever struggle with coming up with activities that are fun to keep your little ones learning? Did you know that literacy is the single strongest predictor of adult… [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]

Rock N Learn Learn a Language – Review and Giveaway

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Summer is in full swing! I hope you and your family are enjoying the couple months off from school.  A few weeks ago I talked about ways to avoid the summer slide.   It is important that kids keep their brains active and learning throughout the summer months when school is out.  It isn’t always easy,… [read more]

I’m a National Geographic Kids Insider!

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After all the pictures I’ve been posting from our recent adventures in Zion National Park, I thought it would be fitting to announce that I’ve been chosen to be one of the newest National Geographic Kids Insiders! In case you missed my pictures on Instagram or Facebook here’s a cute selfie of Little Brother and… [read more]

Tips to Keep Kids Learning Through Summer + Giveaway!

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Disclosure: I received a copy of the DVD below for review purposes. All opinions are honest and are my own. The summer slide.  Not to be confused with the playground slide. All young people experience learning losses when they do not engage in educational activities during the summer. Research spanning 100 years shows that students… [read more]

Build Creativity with Bloco™ – Creative Building Toys for Kids

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Creativity. When I think of the educational values I want to instill in my boys lots of important things come to mind: knowledge, hard work, persistence, and one more VERY important attribute–Creativity. Finding creative building toys that really engage your children is an exciting thing.  It is even more exciting when that toy also teaches… [read more]

Fabulous Fun Easter Egg Decorating Ideas for Kids!

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Here comes Peter Cottontail, Hopping down the Bunny Trail, Hippity Hoppity, Easter’s on its way! -Gene Autry It’s true – and he’ll be sneaking eggs in every nook and cranny of your home soon enough.  Speaking of eggs, aside from finding them, dying eggs is one of childhood’s favorite memories. This year, venture outside the… [read more]