How to use a disappearing spoon to ignite their love of science {Review}

A little dash of history … a sprinkling of periodic table … and a great story … all mixed together — THAT’s what makes this particular book that I’m sharing with you today such a great way to mix things up for science in your homeschool. CLICK HERE to check it out for your homeschool: […]

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How a Simple Sharpie Can Make Your Kids WANT to Learn

There are moments where I have despaired of EVER getting my kids to want to do something. Practice handwriting … nope! Do math problems … nope! Practice spelling … nope! And then there are times when a kid will sit down and just do their assignment. No whining. No crying. No begging. I wish I […]

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The secret ingredient to creating great writers … {Review}

Grammar … punctuation … spelling … organization … structure … All of these are so important when it comes to helping my kids communicate effectively with their writing. They have to be able to put their ideas down on paper in a way that makes sense. But there’s something else … and it can be […]

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My simple trick when homeschool feels overwhelming …

It was my deep, dark secret. On the surface, I looked like I had everything together … homeschooling my kids, fixing home-cooked meals, doing cool family things … But underneath, I felt like I was drowning. Almost daily, I would feel the weight of everything that I was trying to do (especially when it was […]

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My favorite game to make learning division soooo much easier {Review}

I’ll admit it … I’ve never been a fan of long division. And except for my one “mathy” kid, none of my kids have been either. It’s hard. It makes your brain work. And it has soooooo many steps! Fortunately, you can make division a little bit easier for your kids (and yourself) by playing […]

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The #1 Hack to Keep Your Homeschool on Track (Every Day!)

Do your kids get distracted while you’re doing school? Are you calling them back? Asking them to finish? Asking them to start?!? Sometimes it feels like I’m herding cats to get everybody into one place to try and do one thing all together. BUT … I also know that I tend to get distracted too! […]

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My no-fail science plan when I’m too tired to do science … {Magic School Bus Videos Review}

For six and half years, I never got a full night’s sleep. My oldest had sleep issues and would wake up … every … single … night. I was soooooo tired. But we were still homeschooling. And even AFTER she slept through the night, the other three children took their turns waking me up. Aching […]

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The #1 thing to do if you ever worry you’re failing your kids

I’ve thought it … many times … “I’m failing my kids!” This very thought showed up just last week after a particularly difficult day where nothing seemed to go right. And thoughts like this USED to really get to me … they would eat me up inside. But no longer! I know what to do […]

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Are your kids tired of boring writing assignments? This box holds the answer! {Review}

I’m sooooo excited to share with you this week! If you’ve followed me for awhile, you know that I LOVE storytelling and creative writing toys and games. Today … I’m going to share one of my FAVORITES! I love this game because it’s open-ended … and I think of all the resources I love, it […]

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How you may be secretly sabotaging your homeschool (and what to do about it)

The other day I was scrolling through my feed on Facebook, and it happened … the dreaded yucky feelings … Someone had posted some cool thing their kid was doing, and I found myself starting to think “Aaaaaahhhhh … I’m failing!” But then I caught myself. And I instantly knew how to turn myself around […]

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