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Dianna Kennedy
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As the mom of six, it's important for me to establish independence in our kids from an early age --- I can't do it all!

We start out small, with age appropriate tasks. Right now, we're teaching Maeve to help with packing lunches.

We're sharing our best tips and tricks for teaching preschoolers life skills -- I'd love to hear your tips, too.

#parenting #PackSnacksTheyLove #moms #ad
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As the mom of many, I’m all about fostering independence in my children. We’re in prime sleepover season here, so I’m teaching them how to pack their own overnight bags.

(you know, so they don’t end up with six pairs of socks, but no +GoodNites Brand  underwear or toothbrush!)

Teach your children how to prep for an overnight visit with this easy tutorial and printable checklist. We laminate ours and keep it in the suitcase for easy access!

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We're struggling with reading here, so these tips are going in my tool box!
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.
Alternatives to College for Homeschoolers
Thu, March 10, 1:30 PM
Hangouts On Air - Broadcast for free

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I think this is AWESOME! Alphabet practice PLUS fine motor practice!
Alphabet Activities for Preschoolers

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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Welcoming a new baby into the fold can be a challenge, especially in the arena of sleep.


Hop over and see how we manage getting babies to sleep, even in our busy household.

#SuperAbsorbent   #moms  AD
Need some tried and true help for getting baby to sleep? Don't miss these ideas from a mom of six! #SuperAbsorbent
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#moms, do you need a super simple, FUN afternoon snack for your littles?

Don't miss this DELICIOUS Creamy Chocolate Dip -perfect for fruit, marshmallows, graham crackers and more.

Because --- CHOCOLATE
#StirInspiration  #recipes AD
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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!

#fitness #SeizeYourPoiseMoment  (ad)
Getting ready to start running again after a baby? Make sure you've got all of these essential running gear for moms FIRST! #SeizeYourPoiseMoment
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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!

#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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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.

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!

#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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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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