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Free First Aid Printable Worksheet Bundle

As homeschool moms, we can sometimes get caught up in teaching the core subjects of reading, writing, math, history, science. While I absolutely believe in focusing on these core subjects when your children are young or in certain seasons, it is important to touch on some other ideas in our homeschool. Often times, things like first aid will come up in a natural conversation when it becomes necessary.   But having a few resources on hand when these natural conversations…

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How To Simplify Homeschool Planning When Your Current Plan Isn’t Working

Homeschool planning can be exciting and fun, especially when you first start your homeschool journey. It’s been said, after all, “People don’t plan to fail, they fail to plan.” While planning in a way that suits your learning and teaching style and your family’s personalities can be helpful, it should not enslave you. I’ve experienced times in our homeschool that were really overwhelming and left me feeling defeated, primarily because I had allowed the “open-and-go” plans to become the boss of…

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6 Ways To Simplify Your Homeschool During a Stressful Season

Any homeschool mom can tell you that even in a good season, homeschooling presents its share of challenges. Homeschooling involves a learning curve for most moms—from the trial and error of finding a functional daily rhythm, to figuring out curriculum, to managing home and extracurriculars, to learning your child’s learning style. And heaven help you if your kid’s learning style differs from yours!   When we find ourselves in the middle of rough times, whether it be weeks on end…

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Huge FREE Bundle of Christmas Printables For Your Family

The Christmas season is in full swing and I could not be happier. I am one of those people who start to decorate on the first day of November, and I don’t feel bad about it at all. The world right now is still in disarray from 2020, and our 2021 has been a hundred times worse with our daughter being diagnosed with leukemia and our 8th baby having seizures. So, yes…I am all about bringing some Christmas cheer into this…

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20 Watermelon Activities & Crafts For Kids

Check out this cool list of watermelon activities for kids! Kids of all ages will love trying out these watermelon ideas and activities and having fun this summer making crafts, experimenting, and learning!   This list includes 20 awesome watermelon activities with lots of fun ideas and watermelon themed activities to do with your kids this summer. There are watermelon activities you can do indoors or outdoors, watermelon crafts of all sorts, watermelon science activities, and watermelon learning activities. Your kids…

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No Cook Pumpkin Spice Playdough

Oh, friends – there is just something about fall, isn’t there? Every year, I tell myself not to rush summer and to appreciate all the blessings that summer brings. And I truly do…but I would by lying to myself if I said that I don’t enjoy fall most of all! I love everything about it. And this fall, we are welcoming baby number 8 into our family, so it will be even more special for us!   My kids love…

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Fall Themed Books For The Whole Family – Picture Books & Read Alouds

Fall is right around the corner and it is my favorite! I love everything about fall… the leaves, the smells, the colors, the baking, the sweaters! As much as I don’t want to rush summer, I love when little pops of autumn start showing. To me, fall also means a fresh start. I know that is actually the opposite of what fall stands for, but with the beginning of a new homeschool year, fall feels like a new start to…

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Our Homeschool Room Tour || 2020 || Minimal, Large Family

  Hi friends! It is that time of year when all the homeschool moms are in planning and organizing mode. And we love it, don’t we?? I just finished organizing our homeschool room for the upcoming school year and thought I would give you all a peek inside. I haven’t shared a homeschool room tour in a few years, and things have changed since then! I have added children, changed curriculum, changed houses, and have definitely learned to live with…

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Patriotic Sensory Bottle Craft For Kids

School may be out for some of us, but the fun and learning never stops! My kids love any sort of crafts that are related to the seasons or the upcoming holidays. This Patriotic Sensory Bottle craft is one that satisfies their need to be crafty and also has a peaceful effect on them when they play with it. Double win!   You only need a few simple supplies to make this Patriotic Sensory Bottle. They should be easy enough…

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Homeschool Conferences in New England

Homeschool Convention season is upon us! This tends to be one of the more exciting seasons for us homeschoolers – and with good reason! The abundance of curriculum, expert speakers, the refreshment and fellowship with like minded people… it’s all so invigorating! Homeschool convenion are a great place to find encouragement, motivation and strength for the days and years ahead.   One of the things we look forward to the most is usually all the homeschool curriculum! We can peruse…

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