DIY: Halloween Craft Jars

This post contains affiliate links. Read our disclosure policy for more information Halloween is just around the corner and this week, we thought we would share how we made our adorable little Halloween Jar Crafts. This is a pretty simple craft for the kids.  My four-year old chose the pumpkin, while my eight-year old opted …

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Popsicle Stick Haunted House

This post contains affiliate links. Read our disclosure policy for more information This weekend with all the heavy rains, I decided to tackle a craft that I have never done before. We have popsicle sticks coming out of our ears, so we decided to build a Haunted House. I mean, Halloween is around the corner …

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Beavers Unit Study

Learn & Explore: All About Beavers Unit Study

As part of our homeschool this week, we took on learning more about beavers and creating a dam with an All About Beavers Unit Study. I honestly never knew that beavers were such interesting and important little creatures until we dug deeper. While most see their dam building as a hindrance, that couldn’t be further …

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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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Explore and Learn About Lakes and Ponds

This post contains affiliate links. Read our disclosure policy for more information While spring is the ideal time to really dig deep and learn about lakes and ponds, it can still be done as fall approaches. We have a pond in our front yard that brings an abundance of wildlife as well as beautiful dragonflies, …

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Observing Worms

Observing Earthworms in our Homeschool

This post contains affiliate links. Read our disclosure policy for more information This week in our homeschool my second-grader studied worms. One of his recommended activities was observing earthworms and creating an observatory.  After a little research on the best methods, it was time to begin. Observing Earthworms This activity used items that we already …

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Reasons I Love Homeschooling

When reaching this part of the year, homeschool moms can at times start questioning why they chose to homeschool in the first place. As a homeschool mom I know there are a lot of reasons why i love homeschooling, but there are times when I have to remind myself. Here are a few things that …

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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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My 2019 Word For The Year

Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been reflecting on the past year. The goals that I had accomplished, the ones that I never reached and then there were those that I simply started and then neglected. During that time I came up with my 2019 Word For The Year. CULTIVATE. Word For The Year If …

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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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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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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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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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