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Labor Day Watermelon Party

Labor day is a great time to try some of these recipes I found on Pinterest!On the 4th of July, I made the Flag Cake!  To continue with the Americana theme I also made white chocolate filled raspberries and red, white and blue strawberries.  Of course I had to make brownies too, who doesn't love a good brownie? It was so fun!   For labor day, I'm thinking about a watermelon theme.This cake looks a little too vibrant, but how...

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Fun Christmas Ideas for Kids and Families!

As a homeschool family, you have the freedom to use the month of December for special activities related to the holiday season. I have put together a list of my favorite fun Christmas ideas for kids and entire families! I hope you enjoy them! Christmas ideas for kids of all ages: Instructions for 3D Paper SnowflakesI think a collection of these snowflakes would make for a wonderful and graphic kid-friendly display. Homemade Cinnamon OrnamentsWouldn’t these make...

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Internet Addiction and how it Relates to Homeschooling

It used to be that parents were concerned about our children receiving  accidental exposure to pornography, or wasting time with video games. As Internet Addiction becomes a popular topic on the news, I keep thinking about how it relates to homeschoolers. Read these recent articles warning against internet addiction:Technology Companies Want Your Kids Addicted    Internet companies are learning what the tobacco industry has long known -- addiction is good for business. Much of what we do online releases...

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Homeschooling with LEGO blocks

When my boys were younger we spent our fair share of time with LEGO sets. I cannot believe all of the amazing resources for homeschooling with LEGO blocks that are available now! I would have loved to use these with my boys. I hope you can find something fun and different to do with your younger kids and bigger kids alike! Homeschooling with LEGO resources: LEGO: Free Lego Themed Story Writing Printables How fun are these printable...

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Great Ideas for Summer Fun

Great Ideas for Summer Fun Need ideas for filling the time with your kids this summer?  Summer fun comes down to 4 easy categories I've listed below; sure to entertain young and old alike! Start with a Celebration Orange You Glad it's Summer? {GIFT IDEA!} Summer in a Bucket {GIFT IDEA} DIY Buffet using a Blow-Up Raft as a Cooler Make your own Mini Pie Bar Plan for Fun Games Back Yard Spelling Game 15 Outdoor...

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Total Home Makeover: Transform Yourself, Your Family, and Your Home

I saw this book and it looked so great!  Check out what my daughter-in-law says about this book. She loved it!As a newlywed with no kids, let’s just say I was skeptical that this book would be helpful to my life. Let me just start off by saying . . . I was wrong.When I sat down at Starbucks (a nice peaceful alternative to my living room), I began reading the intro. She had me at...

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Kevin and Liz: The Wedding

I wanted to take a short break from my normal homeschooling instruction and share a few brief videos with you that we made to commemorate my oldest son's wedding, two months after he graduated college. It got me thinking that this is the real reason we homeschooled. It wasn't just preparation for college ... it was preparation for life. As a parent, it doesn't get much better than watching your son walk down the aisle with...

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What Did I Buy and Where is it?

What Did I Buy and Where is it?

Probably once or twice a week I get a phone call or email saying "What did I buy, what am I paying for, and what can I keep forever?" I get this quest...

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Martin Luther King

Today is a great day to study Martin Luther King!This one is great too because it has the text with it. http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/mlkihaveadream.htm    “Honey, There’s a Crazed Mob of Scholarship Wielding Colleges Pounding on Our Front Door!!” Get the Comprehensive Record Solution!  

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You are Not Alone! Homeschool Growth Infographic

Homeschooling is a normal, natural method of education, not some strange or foreign concept. Educating children at home is now a common choice for parents to make. Homeschooling has grown so much since the 70's, and now approximately 3 percent of the school-age population was homeschooled in  2011–12. And since it's growing like crazy, there must be so many more now. So you see? You are NOT alone!This infographic covers a history of home-schooling beginning in...

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7th Annual Homeschool Blog Awards

I am honored and thrilled to announce that I have been nominated for the 7th annual homeschool Blog Awards. I am sure you understand how this would be an important thing to me.  I really enjoy sharing my experience of successfully homeschooling my two boys through high school.  I love being able to help other moms and dads who are going through the same things I did.  Many parents have questions, fears and concerns about the...

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How Important is a Homeschool Diploma?

I often get asked about how to get a homeschool diploma. That is an easy question to answer. What is more difficult is the education behind that piece of paper. That is what colleges are most interested in. As you wrap up your homeschooling years let me help you finish strong.

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Homeschooling Teens: The Challenge of Resistant Teenagers

There are challenges with homeschooling teens. A resistant 16-year-old can certainly have an attitude, at times, that makes you want to throw in the towel!  It's hard to be a Christian parent homeschooling a resistant teen who doesn't want to homeschool anymore.  It may seem like an uphill battle, but there are ways to find the right path for your family. The biggest factor in success of homeschooling is when the child WANTS to homeschool, you...

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Many Ways to Say “I Love You”

My kids think I'm crazy, but I've always celebrated family Valentine's Day with pink, red, and heart-shaped food. I'm not usually a very crafty person...

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Homemade Felt Ornaments for Christmas

My assistant Robin is such a genius! Look at these ADORABLE homemade felt ornaments she created for her Christmas tree! Wouldn't they be awesome as a gift from a child, or to decorate your home with a classic Christmas feel?  Just download this pattern, cut out the colored felt, and stitch. Easy-peasy, cute-and-fun gifts!   "We have lots of little ones joining our family! Having some older siblings with adult children, I now have several great nieces and...

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