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Make the Periodic Table Come Alive {Review}

Do you remember memorizing the periodic table in high school? I do. What I can’t remember is WHY I had to memorize it. What was the point? Why was it beneficial? I’m not a big fan of memorizing just for the sake of memorizing. But sometimes we fall into that trap when we start putting […]

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Build A-MAZE-ing Problem Solving Skills with Perplexus {Review}

No … not the gritty cleaner left in the sink after you scrub it. I’m talking about GRIT … the ability to keep going when things get tough and see a goal all the way to the end? It’s an absolutely essential skill to have as a successful adult. And it’s also one that we […]

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A Go-To Resource for Planning Your Homeschool Year {Review}

Have you mapped out your upcoming school year? Did you cover all the bases? I always start by making a big list of EVERYTHING we could possibly do … and then pairing it waaaaaay back. In fact, just the other day a brand-new homeschool mom asked me what was my top piece of advice going […]

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Have a Dyslexic Kid (or Think You Might)? – Read this FIRST! {Review}

I first suspected my daughter had dyslexia when I tried EVERYTHING to teach her to read, and we weren’t getting anywhere! She was frustrated … I was frustrated … Then a mom recommended I read The Dyslexic Advantage, by Brock and Fernette Eide. This book RADICALLY shifted my understanding of dyslexia. No longer did I […]

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Free Time in Your Homeschool & Early Costco Readers {Review}

Are you free? As in … are you free to occasionally do something just for you? Free time can sometimes feel like a mirage for busy homeschool moms. There’s just soooo much that you have to do (even in the summer!). But making sure you get free time as a mom is super duper important! […]

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Add Beastly Math to Your Homeschool {Review}

In my house, I’ve always used “monsters” to make learning and working fun. For some reason, friendly monsters always inspired my kids. We’ve played … Alphabet Monster — a chase and tickle game when a monster showed up in a deck of phonics cards. Vacuum Monster — where I vacuumed the floor making monster noises […]

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Explore The New Way Things Work (Mammoths Included) {Review}

With all the new ways to learn things … from apps to videos to virtual reality … does an “old” way still have a place? I think it does. Yes, there are apps to learn how to read and how to spell and how to do math facts. And we use all of those in […]

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Your Kids Will WANT to Practice Math Facts {Review}

Do you ever get bored? Whether it’s the same meals over and over … or the same clothing in your closet … or the same homeschool workbook. If you’re like me, your brain at some point starts to say … “Seriously … can we do something different!?!” That’s why I’m constantly on the lookout for […]

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Your kids will BEG to do history! {Review}

School is out for the summer … or you’re awfully close. (If you’re like me, you haven’t done a ton for most of May. I just shift into a different head space when the weather gets nice!) But that doesn’t mean I’m not thinking about learning and how my kids can STILL be learning amazing […]

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Your Kids Will Be Problem-Solving Ninjas {Review}

Do your kids solve problems well? Or do they tend to get stuck and fall apart? Problem-solving is an essential skill to be successful in school and in life — and it’s one you ABSOLUTELY can help teach. In our family, I use hard work and games to reinforce problem solving. My kids like the […]

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