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How I take my kiddos around the world without leaving home!

Our family absolutely LOVES the idea of traveling around the world. In fact, we have several locations pinned on our family dream board. Although we can't just hop up and go wherever we want right now, that's okay! You see, the season we are in is one of planting, and boy is there a lot… Continue reading How I take my kiddos around the world without leaving home!

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*NEW* Write & Wipe Activity Books

You may be familiar with the term "wipe clean activity book", and I am so thrilled about releasing our very own line of them! Our simple, but fun educational write and wipe activity books will be the perfect addition to any homeschool curriculum as a supplement resource. What are they? Wipe clean activity books are… Continue reading *NEW* Write & Wipe Activity Books

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Eclipse 2017 Freebie (plus some other goodies)

The preparations started long ago for several states and many, many cities across our nation. Our town is one of those who have been preparing to host over 100,000+ guests to view the heavenly phenomenon, also known as the total solar eclipse. While community officials and workers are busy making our town pretty, I've been… Continue reading Eclipse 2017 Freebie (plus some other goodies)

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Wrapping up the IR3 Method

Whether you are a method user or not, the ultimate goal for all of us home educators is to help our children reach the goal of retaining the information that has been taught to them. That is the entire drive behind this method.... taking the necessary steps to help my children have a fluid learning… Continue reading Wrapping up the IR3 Method

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Breaking Down IR3: Recognize & Review

I never think twice about hanging posters on the wall, preparing flashcards, and ordering copywork books... but now that I think about it, taking these actions (and others) fall into the categories of recognize and review in the IR3 method. Think about it. We hang posters because we want our children to have visuals of… Continue reading Breaking Down IR3: Recognize & Review

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A Method That Can Work With Any Teaching and Learning Style

For many homeschoolers, August means the start of a new school year. This also means scrambling to put the finishing touches on curriculum, lesson plans, supplements, the "school area", and so on. Up until a year ago, I tried to make sure all my ducks were in a row, not realizing that I was leaving… Continue reading A Method That Can Work With Any Teaching and Learning Style

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5 Things Homeschooling Moms Wish Others Would Stop Saying to Them

  It seems like yesterday when I started preparing for my first year of homeschooling... making sure I had the space decorated right, the curriculum and lesson plans in place, the supplies neatly organized, and the right mindset. In reality, we are actually starting our fourth year of homeschool in just two short weeks! Wow! Since… Continue reading 5 Things Homeschooling Moms Wish Others Would Stop Saying to Them