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Jul 30

Keeping Cool During the Dog Days of Summer

We don’t have a pool so we have had to get creative to beat the heat in our neck of the woods. We can sustain temperatures well over 90 degrees for days at a time with high humidity making it hard for the kids to enjoy the outdoors. Here are some fun activities we do in …

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Jun 17

Our Reading List for Boys with Five Ways to Encourage them to Read

Have you ever wondered what to do to get your boys interested in reading? I have one avid reader and one who prefers not to read whenever possible. By having these two extremes, I have learned a thing or two that may help you out. Here are my top 5 tips for getting boys to …

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May 20

Winding Down and Gearing Up

This time of year we start winding down the old school year and gearing up for the next year. I look at all the things we did and take some time to see if we reached our goals and accomplished the things we set out to learn. I try to see what worked for us …

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May 06

5 Ways to Save Money at a Homeschool Convention


Have you ever attended a homeschool convention but found yourself arriving at the venue strapped for cash after you paid your registration fees, hotel fees, gas money, etc? Today I am going to share with you five ways to save money at a homeschool convention.   Check for other hotels in the area that are …

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Feb 26

The Joy of Breadmaking


There is nothing better than the smell of fresh-baked bread wafting through the house. I would also argue that there is nothing that tastes better on a cold winter’s day than a slice of fresh bread straight from the oven slathered with butter. Today I want to share with you my family’s favorite bread recipe. …

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Feb 11

Phonics Can Be Fun!


Does the thought of teaching phonics bore you? I am here to tell you that phonics can be fun! I have been contemplating the question, “What is my favorite subject to teach?” I came to the surprising realization that it is phonics. Phonics and learning to read opens a whole new world to children. When …

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