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Fabulous Graphic Novel Historical Fiction Series for Kids – {Nathan Hale Hazardous Tales Review}

We LOVE historical fiction in our house! It’s such a fabulous way to make history come alive and for kids to really remember key historical events. We ALSO love graphic novels … SCROLL TO WATCHOkay – full disclosure – I’ve been a skeptic of graphic novels for years. After all, can it REALLY be great content if […]

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How to Avoid “Homeschool Envy”

Guilt. Comparison. Envy. How often do these show up for you as a homeschool mom? You’ll be taking a break … scrolling through Facebook or Pinterest when suddenly it happens …SCROLL TO WATCHYou see some other homeschool mom doing something amazing. Maybe she’s just posted a picture of how her family of 8 all gathered around the table […]

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Sharpen Kids’ Creative Writing Skills with THIS Wordless Game {Dixit Game Review}

Creative writing is super important in our homeschool. I think it helps my kids express themselves, figure out who they are, and how they want to relate to the world.SCROLL TO WATCHIt also provides an easier way to practice grammar and punctuation and all the other writing conventions that will help them communicate well as they […]

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How to Plan Your Homeschool Day (5 Essential Elements)

Are you temporarily homeschooling during the national shutdown?  You may also want to check out Temporary Homeschooling: How to School at Home During an Emergency.SCROLL TO WATCHSummer is winding down and the school year is about to start. Which means you are probably working on your plan for your homeschool year … as well as thinking about […]

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Enhance Spatial Learning with This Board Game (Great for Kinesthetic Learners!) {Review Blokus}

For over 16 years, we have used games in our homeschool to make learning fun and exciting. We’ve played storytelling games and grammar games to help with reading and writing. We’ve played tons of math games to help with adding and multiplying and critical thinking.SCROLL TO WATCHWhen we started, we didn’t call it gameschooling — we just […]

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5 Steps to Take If Your Spouse Isn’t on Board with Homeschooling

Are you ready to homeschool (or have even been homeschooling for awhile) but your husband still doesn’t support the idea? Maybe you’ve tried talking about it, and he’s just not ready to go there. Or maybe he’s on the fence, not sure whether he likes the idea or not. Scroll to WatchThe reality is being a […]

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Does your science have naked eggs and exploding toothpaste? {Review – Spangler Science Books}

 Over the years, we’ve done quite a few science experiments in our homeschool. Some have gone really well. Others … not so much. Scroll to Watch(And there’s nothing like a science experiment that flops to shift the energy in your homeschool for the day!) That’s why I LOVE the books I’m reviewing today. The experiments work every time. The kids […]

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5 Surprising Things I’ve Learned from 15 years of Homeschooling

My oldest is off to college in just a few weeks. (Yikes/Sob!) It seems like only yesterday I was just at the beginning … trying to decide if homeschool was right for my family … learning how to homeschool.Scroll to WatchNow I’m looking back and realizing I’ve learned A LOT over the last 15 years.  And what […]

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Math + Murder = Magical Mathematical Learning {Review – Murderous Maths}

Does your kid hate math?  Or are you looking for a way to make math a little more fun in your homeschool. I know I’m ALWAYS on the lookout for ways to keep the subjects we teach interesting, engaging, and fun.Scroll to WatchWhich is why I hit the jackpot when I found the Murderous Maths series.  After reading […]

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3 Top Planning Tips for the Upcoming Homeschool Year

3 Top Planning Tips for the Upcoming Homeschool Year

Ah … the joys of homeschool planning. The year spreads before you — a blank slate — ready to be filled. What will you do? What will you learn? Where will you go?Scroll to WatchMaybe you’re excited. Maybe you’re overwhelmed. Either way, planning a yearly, weekly, and daily schedule is something that homeschool families will do at least […]

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