1. Celebrating a Merry Christmas When Money is Tight

    We never really have a whole lot of money to spend on Christmas gifts, but this year feels especially light. December and January are always slow months at my husband's…

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  2. A Tale of Two Critters (And how Mom learned that encouraging a love of learning sometimes involves saying yes)

    In our homeschooling, I really want our kids to have a love of learning.  But sometimes, the mess gets in the way! It all started on a Sunday afternoon two…

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  3. Thanksgiving Craft for Kids: Paper Bag Turkey Puppets

    This post contains Amazon Affiliate links. Here is another fall idea from Gresham (age 7)!  If you've been following our blog, you might remember that he came up with the…

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  4. 10+ Activities for Busy Toddlers

    This school year, it has been a challenge to keep Jonathan busy!  He is currently 21 months old, and does NOT want to play with toys while we do school.…

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  5. Learn Preschool Math with a Homemade Board Game

    As I mentioned on Facebook, I'm attempting to do a little more planning ahead for our homeschooling, despite the fact that I'm still struggling with morning sickness.  For the past…

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  6. Alphabet Beads Busy Bag

     Owen (age 4.5) has reached the point where he is really into learning letter sounds, and last week, I introduced him to three letter words for the first time (all…

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  7. Preschool Activities for Learning the Letter M

    Morning sickness has really put the brakes on our letter of the week plan for Owen's preschool time!  We're still plugging along, but it's more like a letter every 2…

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  8. How to Turn a T-Shirt into a Ninja Mask {With no cutting or sewing!}

    Aidan has been pestering me  diligently asking me how to make a ninja mask.  Today he had the idea to cut the bill off a baseball hat and then add…

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  9. Five Activities for Learning the Letter S

    We just started our fourth "letter of the week" for Owen, and I am so happy with how it is going!  He is really retaining the letter names and sounds,…

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  10. Magic Number Machine: A Math Game for Addition and Subtraction Practice

    It's almost August, and time to start our homeschool year!  We usually start the last week of July, but with our vacation last week and then needing this week to…

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