10 Tips for a Better #Homeschool Classroom

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Something I have learned in the three  years that we have been homeschooling is that, while you CAN teach just about anywhere – you shouldn’t.  Yes, homeschool comes with many freedoms and we can take more liberty than public, or private, schools when it comes to where and how we teach.  I am a firm [Keep Reading]

Homeschool in America – How Do Homeschoolers Measure Up? Infographic

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Homeschooling in America – How We Measure Up Check out the infographic below for statistics on homeschooling in America.  You can’t believe everything you hear about homeschool.  It does offer a lot of freedom but also requires a good deal of discipline.  We work hard to make sure that our kids DO measure up to [Keep Reading]

Bathroom Business with Tweens and Teens #LetsTalkBums

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Cottonelle and CVS Clean Care Toilet Paper and Flushable Wipes

This post is sponsored by Cottonelle, but my love for their fresh care flushable cleansing cloths is all my own! [Tweet "Clean bums and coupons – @CVS_Extra and @Cottonelle has it all and you can, too! http://r.linqia.cc/e8e15ef #LetsTalkBums #sp"] When my kids were little, diaper changes were just a part of the routine.  After a [Keep Reading]

DIY Congestion Relief with Essential Oils

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Fast Congestion Relief with Essential Oils It’s that time of year when kids are going back to school and that means germs are invading their systems and your home.  Colds are inevitable.  Flu season is right around the corner.  Both of these mean stuffy noses, coughing, sneezing, fevers and other yucky symptoms that make life [Keep Reading]

LEGO KidsFest Ticket Winner Announcement

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LEGO Kids Fest in Raleigh NC Feb 28

If you haven’t seen my other post about LEGO® KidsFest, you should check it out.  There are many details there plus we linked you to a ticket giveaway.  The winner announcement is below.  Our winner will receive TWO tickets to LEGO® KidsFest in Raleigh, NC.  I will be mailing those out in the next week [Keep Reading]

LEGO KidsFest 2014 – Raleigh, NC – Win Tickets HERE

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LEGO Kids Fest in Raleigh NC Feb 28

LEGO KidsFest Here We Come! We are so excited to  have been invited to attend LEGO KidsFest in Raleigh, NC!!  I will be taking pics and sharing all that I can while we are there.  Once we are back I will share ALL of the great details in another blog post.  Want to know more about LEGO [Keep Reading]

Homeschool Review – Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network

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Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network

For a few months, I have been tuning in to the Ultimate Homeschool Radio Network for different weekly and monthly shows. I don’t always catch the live events so I like that I can go back and catch up on what I missed. There are topics related to what every homeschool family, parent, student and [Keep Reading]

YesVideo Makes Holiday Memories Last Forever #IRememberWhen

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Save Your Holiday Memories with YesVideo Full Disclosure: I was compensated for my time on sharing the YesVideo holiday deadlines.  All opinions and family memories are 100% my own. Is there a holiday memory that you wish you’d held onto just a bit longer?  A video lost or damaged?  Computer crashes, lost phones, or just [Keep Reading]

Homeschool Printables – Disney’s FROZEN FREE Activity Sheets

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FREE Printables from Disney’s FROZEN Check out all the great printables from Disney’s FROZEN.  

I’m a Terrible Mom and My Kids Love Me Anyway

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Parenting is HARD My kids are 11 and 13.  We had a patch of very smooth sailing for a while and I, stupidly, became accustomed to it.  God always seems to give us a reprieve after a tough stretch.  It’s just what a good Daddy does!  We deal with stuff, make mistakes, learn lessons, grow [Keep Reading]