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While grocery shopping at Kroger the other day, Emma asked for some playdoh. It’s been quite a while since she’s played with playdoh, but she came home and played all afternoon.  I was inspired to make these fun spring-themed playdoh mats. Your little…
These springtime playdough mats are a great way to get your little ones to practice their counting skills while having fun.
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10 Chapter Books for Horse Lovers

Emma is obsessed with animals. She draws them. She watches videos about them. She reads about them. So, when we head to the library, I can be sure she’ll come out with a stack of animal-themed books in her bag. As I peruse reading lists for…
My daughter is obsessed with animals. I have compiled a list of 10 great chapter books for horse lovers. She can't wait to dig in to this list.
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When my kids become interested in a topic, they love to read and learn everything there is to know about it. This doesn’t, however, contain itself to just the traditional academic subjects. They also love to learn about their hobbies and passions, as…
Encyclopedias aren't just academic anymore. There are encyclopedias for kids based on all of their interests from dinosaurs to Legos to ballet and more!
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I love finding new great kids books to share with my readers! Whatever Wanda is the third book in the Shine Bright Kids series. This book is a great starting point for talking about attitudes – good and bad. The author encourages parents to teach their…
I love books that teach character without being 'in your face.' Whatever Wanda is a wonderful picture book that teaches the importance of a good attitude.
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I remember when Isaac was about four years old, and his best friend was obsessed with dinosaurs. Adam could name more dinosaurs than I had ever heard of. As a result, Isaac picked up an affinity for dinos. I thought of little Isaac and Adam as I made this…
Your little dinosaur fans will roar over this FREE Dinosaur Printable and activity round-up!
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Week in Review: Playing Catch Up

After spending the weekend in Atlanta, I spent the week playing catch up. Emma attended a dance workshop, and she had a blast! She got to take dance classes from Mollee Gray, Giggles in Teen Beach Movie on the Disney Channel! She also took dance classes…
After spending the weekend in Atlanta, I spent the week playing catch up. Emma attended a dance workshop, and she had a blast! She got to take dance classes from Mollee Gray, Giggles in Teen Beach Movie on the Disney Channel! She also took dance classes and an acting workshop from Lane Napper who played [...]
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One of my jobs as a mom is to train my children to be independent beings. To be able to take care of themselves. As a homeschool mom that job is two-fold. I also want to train my children to be independent learners. I want them to take control of their…
One of my goals as a homeschool mom is create independent learners. I want my kids to be able to take ownership of their schoolwork and their learning.
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Homeschooling is a constant balancing act. Even after being on this homeschool journey for 13 years, I find myself teetering on that imaginary tightrope. I find myself struggling to reach a balance. How in the world am I supposed to homeschool, clean the…
How do you do it all? How do you manage all that needs to be done in your homeschool? Around the house? How do you handle the homeschool balancing act?
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The Promise of Palm Grove {Review}

I love reading Amish fiction. Shelley Shepard Gray is one of my favorite writers of Amish fiction so I was super excited to receive a copy of The Promise of Palm Grove to review recently. The Promise of Palm Grove About the Book Amish bride-to-be Leona is…
I love reading Amish fiction. Shelley Shepard Gray is one of my favorite writers of Amish fiction so I was super excited to receive a copy of The Promise of Palm Grove to review recently. The Promise of Palm Grove About the Book Amish bride-to-be Leona is thrilled to be in Florida, on a mini-vacation in the [...]
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Mother Teresa

This is the last printable in my Women’s History Month series. Be sure to grab the other pack in this series if you haven’t already. Throughout the month of March, I’ve created printables about Amelia Earhart, Malala Yousafzai, and Marie Curie. This week,…
Celebrate Women's History Month with this FREE Mother Teresa Printable and unit study resource list. Mother Teresa dedicated her life to helping the needy.
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Yay! Spring is here! Now, if only the temperatures would reflect that. Today, the sun is shining, and it’s a tad bit warmer. So, I’m wearing flip flips with my jeans and jacket. Tomorrow, however, the temps drop again. I’m ready for a steady warm-up. Are…
Yay! Spring is here! Now, if only the temperatures would reflect that. Today, the sun is shining, and it’s a tad bit warmer. So, I’m wearing flip flips with my jeans and jacket. Tomorrow, however, the temps drop again. I’m ready for a steady warm-up. Are you?  Emma is enjoying every second of slightly warmer [...]
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March is National Reading Month. Emma and I are bookworms! Quite often, the two of us have multiple books going at the same time. We like paper books, online books, and ebooks. It doesn’t really matter to us.  Emma prefers to use her Kindle during lunch…
Celebrate National Reading Month with an awesome Kindle FireHD Kid's Edition Giveaway!! Stock up on more than 5000 books and games for your little one.
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Despicable Me Minion Chalk Art Tutorial
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Today we are going to paint a beloved and famous character from "Despicable Me"....the minion! He is posed for us in a sideways view on our

How to Train Your Dragon Art Tutorial
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Today we are going to paint an awesome dragon. A How to Train Your Dragon art tutorial with Toothless! Toothless is a Night Fury dragon, and

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{Crew Review} Brinkman Adventures
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Alone Yet Not Alone Review and Giveaway
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Reading from the start! - This Sweet Life
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LEGO Love Week 17: LEGO Inspired Reading Chart
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I have mentioned before that Elliott is a math-science oriented kid. Perhaps that's why he loves LEGO so much. However, when it comes to rea

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Teaching homeschool moms to replace busywork with meaningful learning through notebooking.

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{Crew Review} Victus Study Skills System
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Preparing for a New Homeschool Year: Start Shopping
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Insects {A to Z Unit Studies}
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Preparing for a New Homeschool Year: Reflect
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{Crew Review} Captivated by MediaTalk 101 - This Sweet Life
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