Download –N- Go: Expedition Australia


I was recently offered the opportunity to review the “Expedition Australia” Download N Go unit study by Amanda Bennett for The Old Schoolhouse. I’ve been interested in the Download N Go units for awhile, so this was a wonderful treat for us! The Download N Go studies are intended to be a 5 day unit study. Each day you explore…

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Join the 2010 Ultimate Blog Party!


The 2010 Ultimate Blog Party is about to start and this is my first time participating! I’m looking forward to meeting new blogging friends and surfing all the fabulous blogs that are out there for moms! Here’s what 5 Minutes says about the party: “The Ultimate Blog Party has become an exciting tradition in the “Momosphere”. It is a bloggy…

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Outdoor Observations…


My 2nd grader came to me today and said that she wanted to study plants and she needed a Nature Walk grid. She had a bucket in one hand and a magnifying glass in the other. Now, I definitely didn’t plan this, but hey, who am I to tell a kid they can’t go learn right? So…I gave her the…

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Mom, I Need Help!


I thought I’d share a great idea a fellow homeschool mom in my local group gave me! It’s my helper for when the kids need my help, but need to wait for me for whatever reason (I’m helping a sibling, on the phone, talking to Daddy, etc). Because I know you’ll ask: The little people clips are from Lakeshore Learning,…

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Add It Math Game


Hi everyone! Are you looking for a fun way to teach addition to your children that doesn’t involve flashcards in the typical way? Well, look no further! I created this fun game called “Add It!” and I wanted to share it with you all today! (Note: I edited the game board so it now goes left to right. This picture…

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The Mommy Answering Machine


Don’t you wish you had one of these? “Mommy?” pause, “Mommy?” pause, “Mommy?” pause… “Hello, all Mommies are currently assisting other callers. Your call is very important to us. Please stay on the line and your call will be answered by the next available Mommy. Thank you.” (enter muzak)

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Prek Letter A


Welcome to the Letter A where we’ll be having fun with Ants! Letter A Memory Verse: All have sinned and come short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23 Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. Matthew 7:7 Read Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and put…

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JumpStart Contest Winner!


I want to thank everyone for following my blog and for entering to win the  JumpStart giveaway for my 1500 Subscriber Celebration! I loved reading everyone’s comments! I won’t keep you in suspense any longer! The winner was generated by Random.org: Christy, I left a comment on your blog, but can’t find an email for you! Please contact me by…

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Stained Glass Cross & Egg Easter Craft


This craft is super easy and produces beautiful results! It was also the Teeny Tiny Tot’s first craft! (Usually we do crafts while she’s sleeping, you can image why…) I have to say she was thrilled to be involved! And she did an excellent job. Supplies: Contact Paper Tissue Paper Scissors Sharpie Tape  (to hold contact paper down while you…

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Have a Wonderful Easter!


He is Risen! The angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said.” Matthew 28:5-6

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Write for Charity


I was recently contacted by Beth from “Write for Charity” about an opportunity to publish an article while at the same time raising money for Children’s Charities. They are seeking short story and poetry submissions to help raise money for children’s charities. Out of the submissions, 101 pieces will be chosen to appear in their anthology. Writers are invited to…

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Tissue Paper Easter Egg Craft


I found this box of tissue paper squares from Lakeshore Learning. Since we do so many crafts with Tissue Paper, I decided it was worth it. This Easter Egg Craft was super easy! I just drew a large egg shape onto construction paper, then had them crumple and glue on decorations. My 2nd grader used a pencil tip, crumpled the…

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