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Dianna Kennedy
Works at The Kennedy Adventures
Attended Midway College
Lives in Louisville, Kentucky
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Homeschooling mother of many small children, living my Catholic faith and trying to stay fit
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    http://www.thekennedyadventures.com
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Louisville, Kentucky
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Catholic mom to 5, busy homeschooling, living her faith and trying to stay fit without coming unglued.
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Catholic Homeschooling mother of five. I write at The Kennedy Adventures - about my misadventures in homeschooling, managing a large family, living my faith and trying to stay fit. You'll also find me writing at The Homeschool Classroom, New Evangelizers and Catholic Mothers Online, as well as on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.
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Mother to identical twin boys -- very few things scare me now.
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  • Midway College
    1993
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Standardized Testing for Homeschoolers

Does your state require that you test your homeschool student? Even if they don't, would you utilize standardized testing in your homeschool as an evaluation or guide?

Come on over and join the conversation!

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Does your state require standardized testing? Even if they don't, you'll want to check out these hidden benefits of standardized testing for homeschoolers.
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Tips for Managing Holiday Stress

As the mom of many, holidays are fun, but super stressful.

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I have a few rules that I've followed for years to keep myself sane. This season, I also discovered +Walmart's grocery pickup. It's a game changer that we'll be using all year round.

Check out our tips, and be sure to share some of your own.

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Pulling your hair out, trying to get everything done? Slow down and explore these simple tips for managing holiday stress. #GroceryHero #ad
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Do you need some ideas for celebrating Our Lady of Guadalupe?

We're sharing our favorite books, crafts, recipes and traditions for one of our very favorite feast days!

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#CatholicCrafts #CatholicKids #CatholicLiving
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Ahem.

I haven't started my Christmas shopping yet. EEEK!

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I'm grabbing some coffee and going through this gift guide for little girls today.

What do your daughters have on their Christmas lists?

#Christmas #GiftGuides #girls
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#Catholic moms, are you ready?

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St Nicholas' feast day is coming soon!

Clear off your table and have some FUN with these super simple St Nicholas Crafts

#Advent #CatholicCrafts
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STOCKING STUFFERS FOR DAD

Need some gift ideas to fill Dad's stocking? These budget friendly presents are perfect for Dads of all shapes and sizes!


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What's on your list?

#giftideas #stockingstuffers #SCGiftGuide
Looking for some fantastic stocking stuffers ideas for Dad this Christmas? Stop here and get your shopping wrapped up in a flash. #SDCGiftGuide
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Printable Rosary Cards for Catholic Kids

October is the month of the Rosary --- it's the perfect time to create a culture of family prayer in your home.


Grab these printable Rosary cards for your children - just print them out, laminate them, and you're ready to go!

http://thekennedyadventures.com/printable-rosary-cards-catholic-kids/

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We’ve been working on praying a family Rosary around here, and I’m pleased to announce that it’s going surprisingly well. With the family Rosary prayer time, we follow some pretty simple rules. I’m ok with little ones who wiggle and move around, or play with LEGOs and play dough to keep their hands busy. As …
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This time of year, I'm obsessed with self improvement.

Start out slow, #homeschool mommas.

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Ten Ways for Homeschoolers to Start the New Year Off On the Right Foot

A New Year is a blank slate for new goals and aspirations. For homeschoolers, the New Year brings possibilities to start the New Year off on the right foot ►http://buff.ly/2hAiBkB
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Tired of struggling to fit field trips into your busy homeschool schedules? Virtual Field Trips bring the experts to YOU, in your home!

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My kids have enjoyed connecting with experts all over the world, exploring a myriad of subjects from insects to WWII. They love it, and I'm scoring cool mom points. (all while in my PJs)

#ihsnet #homeschooling #virtualfieldtrips
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This time of year, we're putting some of our 'normal' school work aside and taking a different approach. My children LOVE these Catholic Advent Crafts - they're a perfect way to spend time together as a family this season!

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#Advent #Catholic #CatholicCrafts
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* DIY COLLEGE SURVIVAL KIT*

My oldest daughter is a junior in college.

Let that sink in for just a second.

Whoa.

She's heading into midterms, along with studying for the LSAT while working part-time, too.

To help out, I made a College Survival Kit with items from +Walmart to keep essentials close at hand.

http://thekennedyadventures.com/college-survival-kit/

What would you consider your must haves?

#Healthy4School #ad #college
Have children who are off at college? Help them stay healthy this season with a DIY College Survival Kit. #Healthy4School
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We're not to #homeschooling high school yet, but I'm filing this away for later!
 
For Parents in the Trenches of Homeschooling High School
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