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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 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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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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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 to ensure your kids will succeed at higher level math {Review}

Algebra … Trigonometry … Calculus … How do you feel about teaching these subjects? I did okay in math in high school — but I wasn’t a whiz. So I know that I’m not the best resource when it comes time for my kids to learn their higher level math. But that’s okay! Because my […]

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Toss the dreaded spelling list and play this game instead! {Review}

Spelling … how’s it going in your house? I look at spelling a lot like learning basic math facts. Absolutely important as a building block to higher level schooling — but not always as exciting to learn. Over the years, I’ve tried so many different approaches — memorizing basic lists, using copywork, playing tons of […]

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Sticky Grammar without the Fuss {Review}

Some parts of learning are intrinsically fun — science experiments, family board games, cool fieldtrips. And some parts … well maybe not so much. I’m not sure ANYONE loves to do long division. Grammar tends to fall into that camp for a lot of kids. Absolutely necessary to write well and communicate effectively. But something […]

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Make Math Come Alive with Life of Fred {Review}

Do you ever feel like it’s easy to get kids to love reading? But it’s like pulling teeth to get your kids to do math? I hear you! Of my four kids, one came out of the womb loving math. I swear he could count before he could speak. But the other three … well […]

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