Red, White & Blue Can Knock Down

With the July 4th celebrations around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about games for the kiddos.  One of my boy’s favorite games is this easy DIY July 4th Can Knock Down.  Not only is it fun to play, but it’s a great way to up-cycle and get the kiddos involved. You may also like: …

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DIY Bottle Ring Toss Game

Who doesn’t enjoy a little friendly competition with the family? With this DIY  Bottle Ring Toss Game, the family is sure to have a fun time! We are looking forward to pulling it out for our July 4th celebrations. You may also like: DIY American Flag Pallet 4th of July Layered Drink for Kids DIY …

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Summer Reading: Niblet & Ralph

My little guy loves all things cats, so when the book Niblet & Ralph arrived, he couldn’t wait to read it. You may also like: Peanut Butter’s First Day of School How to Code a Sandcastle Niblet & Ralph Niblet and Ralph may look a lot alike, but they are very different. Niblet loves noshing …

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DIY American Flag Pallet

I have wanted to attempt an American Flag pallet project for some time now. My dad did some really cute Christmas trees for my mom to display at her house, but ran out of time before he could do some for me. While I am not skilled in that area, my husband is. It was …

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Ways To Help Prevent Ticks and Lyme Disease Using Essential Oils

Summer has arrived and it seems to have brought along an abundance of mosquitoes and ticks with it. There are tons of information out there on tick removal and how to prevent ticks and Lyme Disease using essential oils. While I do use essential oils to make my own bug spray, and for treating tick …

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How To Code A Sandcastle

This summer, Pengiun Young Readers will release the first picture book collaboration with Girls Who Code, called How To Code A Sandcastle by Josh Funk and illustrated by Sara Palacios. Penned by a professional software engineer and illustrated by an award-winning illustrator, the picture book is a perfect building block for readers learning about computer …

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Hewitt Homeschooling Lightning Lit

Hewitt Homeschooling Lightning Lit Set – Grade 2

We’ve reached that time of year again where it seems like I’m adding 100 gray hairs a day.  It’s the time to start picking our curriculum. With so many choices available to homeschoolers, it can quickly turn into a stressful situation. One of the subjects that I had been going back and forth on was …

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2018-2019 Student Planner

2018-2019 Free Student Planner

That time of year is fast approaching. As we wrap up our current school year, we’ll soon start planning the next. Whether you take a summer break or school year round, one thing is for sure. Planning ahead helps a school day run smooth. That’s why I have redesigned our student planner for the upcoming …

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DIY Upcycle Dinosaur Planter

Since planting season has arrived, we thought it would be fun to make a DIY Upcycle dinosaur planter after reading The Itchy Book. There was a lot of discussion on what to use, and how to design it. Since our family loves upcycling when it comes to crafts, we decided on this planter. Here’s how …

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The Itchy Book by LeUyen Pham

My boys have always been huge fans of the Mo Willems book series Elephant & Piggie. In fact, these are the books that I used to encourage my youngest to find his love of reading. This series of books are hilarious to read, and the larger font was fantastic! I admit that we were heartbroken …

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Animals with Cameras

Nature: Animals With Cameras

As part of our Science this year, my kids are learning about different types of animals. Up to this point, we have learned about meerkats, chimps, cheetahs and more. To add even more to our lessons, we love adding the Nature DVD series. On April 24, PBS will be releasing Nature: Animals With Cameras on …

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native american unit study

Our Homeschool Week: Native American Unit Study

Over the past few weeks as part of our Notgrass History, we’ve been learning about the Natives of the Southeast and Northeast Woodlands. This has been such an interesting topic that we chose to dive into even more. As part of our Native American Unit Study we went on a field trip, made crafts and …

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Native American Talking Stick

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been learning about Native American Heritage and Culture in our Notgrass History. After working through the lessons and completing the recommended projects in the book, we decided to add one more. A Native American Talking Stick. You may also like: » Native American Unit Study » All About Beavers Unit …

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Celebrate Entenmann’s 120th Birthday For A Chance To Win!

Who doesn’t love celebrating birthdays, am I right? Our kids are always looking for reasons to celebrate anything and everything. There is one thing that can make a celebration even better and that is to have the opportunity to win sweet prizes. What makes a celebrating even better? How about an awesome sweepstakes! Right now, …

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Groundhog Day Activities

Groundhog Day Activities and Crafts

With all the excitement of Groundhog Day being just around the corner, we added a few Groundhog Day activities to our day. I wonder if Punxsutawney Phill will see his shadow this year? I for one am hoping that he doesn’t. We’ve had a cold winter in the South this year, and I’m ready for …

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