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Mittens and More a Unit Study for The Mitten

Mittens and More a Unit Study for The Mitten

One of my favorite children’s stories is The Mitten. If you are not familiar with this book. The story has been around for a long time. It originally was a Ukrainian folk tale and has been retold many times. It has most recently been made famous by […]

How to Use Family Audiobooks for Character Training in Young Teens

How to Use Family Audiobooks for Character Training in Young Teens

As diligent parents we want to lead our teenagers in developing good character traits as they continue to develop into adulthood. But discipline can lead to confrontation which may make for less discipline and more confrontation when emotions are running high. It’s a difficult problem […]

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Gifts for Math Minded Kids

Gifts for Math Minded Kids

When you have a math minded child it’s incredible how fast they absorb numerical information. Their minds are moving so rapidly that they may struggle to relax. I often think that my son would lay in bed calculating physics or composing music all night if we didn’t intervene. He just wants and needs more, and if you have a math minded child yours does as well. 

But, how do you continuously provide them with more math challenges without overwhelming them? That’s the question isn’t it? How much is too much?

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Here’s the thing. Children who are gifted have a hunger for more information like you or I have a hunger for food. Just as keeping food from the child’s hunger would be wrong, keeping learning food from their mind also is a disservice to the child.

They’ll know when they’ve been given something too complicated. And, you’ll most likely see that expressed in one of two ways. The first is through major self-frustration, the other is through a shutting down that may exhibit itself as boredom.

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100 Free LEGO Learning Printables

100 Free LEGO Learning Printables

Resources for Teaching with LEGO® Bricks These days the web is filled with Free LEGO Learning Printables, even here on this blog, you can download for free, counting and multiplication worksheets using LEGO bricks. Disclosure: Please note that this post has affiliate advertisement links. Most […]

It’s Time to Prepare your Home for Winter Months with Healthy Cleaning

It’s Time to Prepare your Home for Winter Months with Healthy Cleaning

With the cold weather coming, now is the best time to kick the bacteria to the curb. Take some time to really dig in and clean as you prepare to nest your home for winter and start with some healthy cleaning using natural products. Pull […]

10 Resources for Teaching Botany in Homeschool

10 Resources for Teaching Botany in Homeschool

Botany, the study of plants. One of the sciences that often gets overlooked. Sometimes this is due to botany being studied inside a greater biology study while other times it’s due to interests. There are some who simply feel that they have no ability to grow plants successfully, therefore they choose to not endeavor into Botany science. 

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But, plants live all around us. From the grassy areas around our homes, to the trees, ferns, and flowers that line the path at the local park we visit. All one needs to do to study plants is open their eyes and their minds to the mass of natural plants that live, grow, and thrive everywhere we look. 

But, perhaps you struggle to know how to take your vision from seeing plants to digging in and studying them. That’s easily understood. Which is why I’ve gathered 10 resources that can guide you in a botany study. It’ll take you from notebooking, to planting, a study of plant parts and understanding the different types of plants found in the plant kingdom.

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15 Autumn Date Ideas to keep the Spark in Your Marriage

15 Autumn Date Ideas to keep the Spark in Your Marriage

Autumn is such a gorgeous season if you happen to live in an area where the leaves turn vibrant colors. The cool crisp air coupled with warm mugs of hot tea, coffee, or cocoa make for a thrilling time to date your man. Why not […]

Coffee, Morning Fuel for Moms Plus, Score a FREE Bag of Organic Coffee

Coffee, Morning Fuel for Moms Plus, Score a FREE Bag of Organic Coffee

Coffee. The fuel for most homeschooling moms. We wake up and move through the morning getting kids breakfast, setting up lessons for the day, and if we are lucky we have time to grab a mug of coffee that we sip on through the morning […]


Books to Ease Homeschooling Doubts

10 Must Have Homeschooling Books for Mom and Dad

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Homeschooling, as a homeschool mom who started out scared to death that I’d mess up my boy and has grown into a mom who after 8 years is ever-growing in the work, knowledge and joy of homeschooling I know that all along the way there are both challenges and rewards. Whatever part of the path you find yourself on, you can rest assured that someone, somewhere has walked ahead of you and left a bit of knowledge behind to help you get ahead. 

Homeschooling today is a lot different from when I started out. It seems that there are more and more curriculum choices and resources being developed every day. Still, it’s a scary prospect to take on the full responsibility of educating a child. No matter how many times I remind myself that we’ve chosen the right option for our child I still have doubts. No matter, how many times I remember how far we’ve come and what is working, I still worry it won’t be enough.

But, I also know and am fully confident that I’m not alone in this process. Nor, am I alone in my doubts. These books are books that I’ve found to be useful and refreshing to me. They provide me with the reassurance I need to continue on in the work which I have started (Philippians 1:6).

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Mittens and More a Unit Study for The Mitten

Mittens and More a Unit Study for The Mitten

One of my favorite children’s stories is The Mitten. If you are not familiar with this book. The story has been around for a long time. It originally was a Ukrainian folk tale and has been retold many times. It has most recently been made famous by […]

How to Use Family Audiobooks for Character Training in Young Teens

How to Use Family Audiobooks for Character Training in Young Teens

As diligent parents we want to lead our teenagers in developing good character traits as they continue to develop into adulthood. But discipline can lead to confrontation which may make for less discipline and more confrontation when emotions are running high. It’s a difficult problem […]

Gifts for Math Minded Kids

Gifts for Math Minded Kids

When you have a math minded child it’s incredible how fast they absorb numerical information. Their minds are moving so rapidly that they may struggle to relax. I often think that my son would lay in bed calculating physics or composing music all night if […]

100 Free LEGO Learning Printables

100 Free LEGO Learning Printables

Resources for Teaching with LEGO® Bricks These days the web is filled with Free LEGO Learning Printables, even here on this blog, you can download for free, counting and multiplication worksheets using LEGO bricks. Disclosure: Please note that this post has affiliate advertisement links. Most […]

10 Resources for Teaching Botany in Homeschool

10 Resources for Teaching Botany in Homeschool

Botany, the study of plants. One of the sciences that often gets overlooked. Sometimes this is due to botany being studied inside a greater biology study while other times it’s due to interests. There are some who simply feel that they have no ability to […]