Free Responsibility Charts and To-Do List Pages for Independent Kids

I’m pleased to say that my teenager is FINALLY getting to a relatively independent stage in his learning. Helping my fourth-grade daughter gain this sense of independence has

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Line upon Line, Precept upon Precept: Why I Can Homeschool

Every parent who decides to homeschool comes to that conclusion for a number of different reasons. I have in the past mentioned that I never thought I’d be a

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Teaching Young Children about September 11

It is an unfortunate truth that we have to teach our kids about the horrors of the world, such as what happened in New York City on September

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Keeping Cool with Water Games During the Hottest Month

It’s August so it is hot around here! I know some people are headed back to school. Maybe because outside it is simply too hot. Whether you are

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Keeping My Redheads Safe in the Sun

Everyone in my family (husband, myself, and all three kids) has red hair, with skin sensitive to the sun. This is a difficulty, given the fact that my

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14 Spring Reorganization Ideas for Your Home

I used to stay organized, but I find it much harder since the kids have come along! I still feel like keeping things in order, but it feels like

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Emotionally Intelligent Parenting and Teaching

I get it: parenting can be overwhelming. When you get a chance to read, you want to make sure it’s worth it. The Mama’s Best Parenting Books blog hop

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7 Ways a Parent Can Encourage an Interest in Science

I am guilty of not always enjoying science in my homeschool. But I readily acknowledge that children’s attitudes to subjects are formed through their parents’ attitudes to it.

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DIY Princess in Black Costume

My first-grade-aged daughter has a one track mind these days. There is only one superhero she is good enough to emulate: the Princess in Black! This monster-fighting princess

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Introducing Veterans Day to Young Children

I realize that my children are young, but I decided we needed to learn about his grandparents and great-grandparents who served in the armed forces today. Understanding the

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Helping Elementary Kids Learn from Daily Life

You may not realize it but your kids are learning from your daily life. We have not been doing a lot of formal learning during our busy and

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Summer Fun: Independence Day Fruit Salad

We will be celebrating with a friends and family lunch and I have decided to be patriotic in honor of the upcoming holiday! What could be better than a

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