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As we head into a new #homeschooling year, I'm putting 'get back to running' on my to do list. (well, as soon as the weather cools a bit!)

There are a few things that are ESSENTIALS for runners, especially if you're a mom. Hop on over and see our list!


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We're struggling with reading here, so these tips are going in my tool box!
 
What is Phonological Awareness?

http://growingbookbybook.com/what-is-phonological-awareness/

What is phonological awareness and how can having it help kids learn to read?  Get all the answers plus activities to help develop phonological awareness with kids.

#phonologicalawareness   #phonemicawareness   #earlyliteracy   
Learn about one of the most powerful tools for helping your child learn to read!
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+Tyler Hogan , president of Bright Ideas Press will discuss viable alternatives to the traditional college route for homeschool graduates.

Is college necessary?
What kinds of careers don’t need college?
Military & some civil service
Trades & skilled labor
Will my kids be able to support themselves without college?
What educational opportunities are available outside of conventional colleges?
Apprenticeship & Internships
What about kids who might need college later?

Join us live Thursday, March 10, 1:30 p.m. ET or watch the replay via YouTube.
This Hangout On Air is hosted by Bright Ideas Press. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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I think this is AWESOME! Alphabet practice PLUS fine motor practice!
 
Alphabet Activities for Preschoolers

http://growingbookbybook.com/alphabet-activities-for-preschoolers-brush-away/

Brush away those ABC germs with this playful alphabet activity for preschoolers. There is even a catchy little song to sing (lyrics included) It's a great activity for Dental Health Month!

#alphabetactivities   #dentalhealthmonth   #preschool  
Dental Health month plus alphabet activities for preschoolers equals a whole lot of fun and playful learning.
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Tip for #homeschooling  moms ---- Magic Eraser takes the top slick coating off your white board ...... I had to 'fix' mine with WD 40!
 
9 Cleaning Tips from the Pros

When I read the first 3 words of tip #5, I thought OHHH that is how they do it. LOL!

#cleaning   #homemaintenance   #housewife  
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What a fun treat for spring birthdays!!
 
Make these Chocolate Dipped Oreo Pops in less than 10 minutes for a fun, spring treat!

http://agrandelife.net/spring-oreo-pops/

#spring #oreos #dessert

FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestStumbleUponPrintE-mailLove This Make these Chocolate Dipped Oreo Pops in less than 10 minutes for a fun, Spring treat! Somehow I managed to get myself involved in my son’s PTA. Some how, I have quickly learned, that I don’t know how to say no. But it’s ok! Being involved in the school means I know what …
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Yum! I've seen those with rice krispies too. And you can dye the rice krispies different colors. :)
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BACKYARD DINOSAUR DIG

Now that the weather is getting warmer, it's time to GET OUTSIDE! Set up this outdoor dinosaur dig for your littles, while you work to clean out your flower beds. 

When you're all done outside, enjoy the free printables indoors. 

http://thekennedyadventures.com/backyard-dinosaur-dig/


What are you doing on this beautiful spring day? 

#sensorybin   #printables   #preschool  
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Birthday Party Ideas for Boys

Over the next few months, we have 4 birthday boys to celebrate!

I'll be pulling from some of these ideas, for sure!

http://thekennedyadventures.com/10-best-birthday-party-ideas-for-little-boys/

#kids   #birthday   #partyplanning  
Are you planning a birthday party for little boys? Anything LOUD, with the option to climb or get dirty is sure to please your fellows. Be sure to check out this list — including pirates, dinosaurs, mad scientists, superheroes and more! 1. Pirate Party Argh, matey! We LOVE pirates around these parts! Get started with …
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Planning a trip to #DisneyWorld  for #SpringBreak? Don't miss these secrets. 
 
Revealed: The Secret Entrances to Disney World Parks That Will Give You A Head Start On the Crowds

#disney #kbnmoms #disneyworld

Don’t waste precious time standing in long lines at the park entrance, these secret entrances to Disney World will get you in ahead of the pack!

Don't waste precious time standing in long lines at the park entrance, these secret entrances to Disney World will get you in ahead of the pack!
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EASY MEALS FOR NEW MOMS

Know a family expecting a new baby? 

http://thekennedyadventures.com/ten-easy-meals-to-take-to-new-moms/

The best gift you can bring is a meal for the entire family. Check ahead for food allergies, then bring one of your favorite dishes. This takes the stress off a new mom and makes sure no one goes hungry!

#meals   #newmoms   #RAOK  
Need easy meals to take to a new mom? You'll love this list of great ideas -- make these for other families, potluck dinners or for your own table! Don't miss #9!
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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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