Mosdos Press Literature for 3rd Grade

Literature always plays an important part in our homeschool. This year we were given the opportunity to try Mosdos Press Literature Opal as part of Timberdoodle 3rd-grade curriculum. Opal integrates language skills with literature and is great building on your child’s recently acquired comprehension and reading fluency. As They Grow Up was sent this curriculum …

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elderberry syrup

How to Make Elderberry Syrup

School is back in session and cold and flu season is fast approaching. In our house, that means it’s time to start taking a daily dose of elderberry syrup to help boost our immune system.  You may also like: » How to make an Elderberry Tincture » Fire Cider Recipe Elderberry Syrup This time of …

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Fire Cider Recipe

Fire Cider, a traditional folk remedy, is wonderful for helping boost your immune system. It’s often praised for its ability to support the immune system and shorten the duration of cold and flu symptoms should they occur. You may also like: Elderberry Tincture Foraging for and Using Goldenrod Fire Cider Fire Cider is a vinegar …

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Non-Candy Halloween Treat Ideas

Non-Candy Halloween Treat Ideas Kids Will Love

Strolling down the aisles of the store, it’s a given that Halloween is around the corner. Traditionally, candy has always been the go-to when it comes to handing out Halloween goodies. I get that most kids love trick-or-treating for the candy, but for my kids it always seems to be a waste. For whatever reason, …

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Entenmann’s® Little Bites® Pumpkin Muffins

Fall has officially arrived and brought with it one of our favorite fall treats. Entenmann’s® Little Bites® Pumpkin Muffins. The coupons for product redemption, information, and gift card have been provided by Entenmann’s® Little Bites® so that I could try the product and share my thoughts and information about Entenmann’s® Little Bites®. The opinions expressed …

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elderberry tincture

How to Make An Elderberry Tincture

Elderberries are a wonderful home remedy when it comes to colds and flu. Every year we make elderberry syrup for our kids (recipe here). It’s a sweet and tasty syrup that they look forward to taking daily throughout the winter months. Tasty as it is, my husband and I prefer to use elderberry tincture instead. …

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how to help prevent constipation in children

How To Help Prevent Constipation In Children

Knowing how to help prevent constipation in children is just as important as knowing how to treat it.   This post has been sponsored by Pedia-Lax®. All thoughts and reviews are my own. How To Help Prevent Constipation In Children In a recent study, sixty-five percent of parents (of children aged 2 – 11) admit to …

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Santa Bruce

Santa Bruce By Ryan T. Higgins

Disney Book Group is partnering with me for a giveaway on the below Santa Bruce book & prize pack. All opinions are my own. Have you heard the news? Ryan T. Higgins has delivered us yet another fantastic Bruce book. This time one to get us ready for the upcoming holiday season. Santa Bruce was …

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adding coding to homeschool curriculum

Adding Coding to Homeschool Curriculum

Two years ago, my boys started expressing an interest in coding. We tinkered in it off and on but never thought about adding coding to homeschool curriculum permanently. That is until this year. With them still having a passion to learn, it was time for me to start researching to find programs that would feed their …

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tinted lip balm

How To Make Tinted Lip Balm Naturally

The longer I worked with natural ingredients, the more adventurous I started to become. While I’m one that doesn’t wear a lot of makeup or even lipstick, I really wanted to figure out a way to make a tinted lip balm naturally. Nothing major, just something to add a slight pop of color. After many …

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Peanut Butter’s First Day of School

We have always been huge fans of Terry Border books. The new level 2 reader book, Peanut Butter’s First Day of School is such a fun book! This book includes all the characters that we’ve all grown to love, and with summer coming to an end, this is a book that so many kids will …

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6th Grade Curriculum Choices For 2018-2019

It’s hard to believe that time has come to share with all of you our 6th Grade Curriculum Choices for 2018-2019.  This is our sixth year homeschooling and time has flown by.  Over the course of these 6 years, we’ve had curriculum that we’ve loved and some that just wasn’t a great fit for us.  …

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Health Benefits of Goldenrod

Foraging and Using Goldenrod

Summer is starting to come to an end when roadsides and fields are covered with the beautiful yellow glow of the Goldenrod flower. The insects seem to love these flowers, but did you know they also offer health benefits for us. This is also the time when most people start noticing their allergies acting up …

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How to make an herbal infused oil

How To Make An Herbal Oil Infusion

Today I want to talk about herbal oil infusion. A lot of the recipes I create do involve an infusion using herbs. The reason is that you can get some of the same great benefits from plants and flowers that you’ve grown in your garden as you can from essential oils. You may also like: …

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How To Make Sea Salt Spray

I’m sure by now that most have heard about sea salt spray for your hair. My husband is the one that mentioned it to me many months ago. He has longer hair and was looking for a way to get the hold he wanted without having to add a ton of product. So after many, …

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