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Colleen Kessler
Works at RaisingLifelongLearners.com
Attended Cleveland State University
Lives in Ohio
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Try this Quick and Easy Cracker Coated Cheese Ball for your next holiday party! It's simple and delicious!

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We had so much fun making macarons for the first time -- and they made PERFECT little minions for our family #MinionsMovieNight ! Check out this easy recipe and try it yourself. #ad  
I wanted to give the idea for a minions macarons recipe a whirl for our epic family #MinionsMovieNight -- and they were so fun! Are you game to try?
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We had so much fun with this #StickaPic  paper from +Staples and +HP -- what would YOU do with it? [AD]
Have you tried the new HP Social Media Snapshots app & Stick-a-Pic photo paper? It's lots of fun, perfect for events, and lets adults & kids get creative!
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What are your game day traditions? We love the snack food and family fun associated with football season.

Check out some of our ideas, and then let me know what you do to make tailgating at home fun for everyone in the family. #GameDayPizza   #Cbias  [ad]
I love football season -- for the food! Here's a fun and simple idea for the whole family while tailgating at home -- game day snacking at its best.
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We're working on some fun stuff in our homeschool right now... Do you have budding cryptologists in your midst? This unit study idea is a great way to integrate math, science, and critical thinking skills in a super-fun way! #ihsnet   #homeschool  +Candlewick Press 
Get your kids ready for careers that can help combat hackers and identity thieves, and have some fun in the process with these cryptology unit study ideas.
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LAPBOOKING WITH GIFTED CHILDREN

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Lapbooking has helped us so much when our underachieving gifted kiddos have needed work on executive functioning issues. They're presented in bite-sized pieces, taking away the overwhelming feeling kids face when staring down a huge research project. You can see some examples in our post.

Do you use lapbooks with your gifted kids?

#SchoolYearReady   #ad  +Walmart 
Lapbooking is the perfect solution for teaching kids of multiple ages, especially when some of them are asynchronous gifted learners - read to find out why.
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Do you have special traditions to kick off the school year (whether you homeschool or go to traditional schools)? We're changing ours up this year thanks to a free book program from Walmart and the Team USA sponsors... Read about it at the link below:

http://www.rhttp://www.raisinglifelonglearners.com/start-school-like-a-champion/

#‎StartSchoolLikeAChampion‬ ‪#‎CollectiveBias‬ ad
My kids love going for donuts to celebrate “not-back-to-school” This year, we’re adding acts of kindness to our tradition to start school like a champion.
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Try making a Christmas Tree Pudding Snack Station for your little ones and their friends this holiday season! +Walmart  #SnackPackMixIns   #ad  
Looking for a fun snack option for the kids this holiday? Try setting up a fun and festive Christmas tree pudding snack station with plenty of mix-ins...
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Super fun and easy for the kids -- put this one away in your files to pull out in time to make easy Christmas cookies with your little ones! #NuttyfortheHolidays   #ad  
Have you experimented with Nutter Butter cookies? Their shape makes them perfect for pulling together easy Christmas cookies like these Santas and reindeer.
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We've been trying ‪Bright Mind‬ dog food from +Purina  and +PetSmart  over the last 30 days to see if there's been some improvement in cognition, attention, and memory for our 14 year old border collie. Check out our results... [ad]

http://www.raisinglifelonglearners.com/sweet-old-dog/

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Accept the challenge of trying Purina ProPlan Bright Mind dog food for 30 days to improve cognition, attention, & memory in your old dog. We did...
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We had a blast sharing some fun with our playful border collie, Trixie. While she looks spry, she's 14, forgetting the things she once knew, and easily wanders off if we're not there to remind her to come back inside. 

It was exciting to have the opportunity to try #BrightMind  dog food from +Purina for 30 days to see if we could improve her cognitive functions. Read to find out more and see how much a part of our family Trixie is. [ad]
Do you have an old dog? One like our sweet border collie who is slowwith her old tricks? What if you could change her cognition? Would you try? We did...
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Need an affordable leak-free option to keep your active toddler in diapers? #Kidgets  from Family Dollar are a great option. [ad]
Are you looking for an affordable, leak-free, toddler diaper? Read here to find out why Kidgets from Family Dollar are a must-try.
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  • Kent State University
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Homeschooling mom of three. Author of books for teachers & kids. Out enjoying each new discovery with my kids.. and inspiring others to do the same.
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Win-Win Snacking for Toddlers
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I’m telling you – snacking for toddlers is a big thing. And mine seems to want snacks all day long. Snacks like Gerber Graduates are a win-w

Tips for Snacking on the Go #WhenImHungry #ad
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When you have four kids, you're always on the move. That means constantly snacking on the go. Here are some tips to help you be prepared...

Teaching Language Arts with Netflix
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Teaching language arts is easy with movie and book pairings from Netflix. Click to find dozens of picture and chapter book pairings with lin

Junior Explorers Animal Science Subscription for Kids
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If you want to add a fun & educational activity to your little one’s days, visit Junior Explorers, the subscription with both handson & onli

Surviving Sick Days with Kids
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Surviving sick days at home with kids can be a challenge. Here are some easy ideas to make those days enjoyable for everyone at home.

Preschool at Home with Netflix
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Preschool at home is rewarding -- and so fun. Netflix is a fabulous resource for young learners, and with this printable and extra links, yo

Super Bowl Writing Activities
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Try these Super Bowl writing activities to motivate even your most reluctant boy writers to create some fantastic stories this football seas

A Great Gift for Gamers - Gameband Minecraft
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The Gameband Minecraft is a watch, Minecraft World holder, cloud storage, backup of all your kids’ hard work, & has cool animation software

Encouraging a Love of STEAM in Preschoolers
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STEAM {Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math} skills are crucial. How do you inspire a love of STEAM in Preschoolers? Here are som

Paint Your Own Wrapping Paper
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Getting the kids involved in the holiday preparation is a great way to turn their thoughts from receiving to giving...and can help you raise

The Imperfect Homeschool
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Moms, everyone has an imperfect homeschool. Everyone’s home is imperfect. We all struggle. We all fail. And we all have successes that make

Finding Community: Building a Parenting Support System
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Community is important for every parent who needs to bounce ideas off of others that have been where they are. Online & in-person both have

Teaching Kids to Advocate for Others
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It's a simple, but important, task to teach kindness in our kids. We can start with these easy ways to teach them to advocate for others.

Preschool Science Duck Feather Experiement
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Bright preschoolers naturally wonder about their world. Engage this curiosity with this activity and explore feather structure and the effec

Afternoon Refueling for the Tired Homeschool Mom
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Do you reach that point in the day... That moment when you're the tired homeschool mom that just can't make it any longer? Try these tips to

The Calm Before the Chaos: My Morning Coffee
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Coffee is a big part of my life. Really big. Especially my morning coffee. If you follow me on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter, you’ve seen

Planning an Old-Fashioned Summer
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I’ve mentioned before that we’re working on simplifying things here in the Kessler household. This summer, we’re looking forward to pulling

Calling All Parents of Gifted Children
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So, if you’re here reading this post, you may know that I: have a master’s degree in gifted education and taught as a gifted intervention sp

Do Gifted Children Need Less Sleep?
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Gifted Children seem to need less sleep than their peers. Here are some ideas for establishing good sleep habits.

Exploration Station :: how we're surviving the homeschool 'winter blues'
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It's January! - and for our homeschooling, this usually means a bit of a slump after the holidays. Bad weather doesn't allow for much outsid