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    2014 August Monthly Meal Plan

    Say What!? Did you say “August”? O.M.G! Seriously? I had so many grand plans for summer. Being a dutiful homeschooler, I even got a bunch of curriculum to help keep my kids busy and educated. Which would’ve been nice if we’d been home to actually use it. Which we weren’t. So we didn’t. And … [Read More...]

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    Our Curriculum Choices: 2014-2015

    Hi everyone, it’s that time of year again! And I’ve been getting tons of emails asking what we’ll be using for our 2014-2015 school year! So without further ado, here are our curriculum choices for the 2014-2015 school year.   Teeny Tot: … [Read More...]

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    The Three Musketeers Unit Study

    Hi everyone! I have a great classic literature unit study for you today. It’s The Three Musketeers! This is an exciting tale that you won’t want to miss!   Story Summary: The Three Musketeers is full of action, intrigue, and suspense! Follow the story of D’Artagnan, a young … [Read More...]

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    One Pan Pasta Dinner

    Hi all! If you know anything about me by now, you know that I’m not a professional chef. I’m a busy mama of four and I don’t have time to dilly dally around in the kitchen everyday! That means when I hear something like “easy recipes”, “5 ingredient meal”, or ‘one pan’… well let’s just say you had … [Read More...]

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    Affiliate Love…

    Hi everyone! I wanted to take some time today to share some of my favorite companies with you. These products are some that we personally endorse and use in our homeschooling.   I think you should know, that I’m fairly picky on what we use. And even more so with what I will recommend to … [Read More...]

JUN
04
2014

Scientists & Literature Units SALE!

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Hey everyone! Today’s another day of my fabulous sale, and today I’m featuring my World’s Greatest Artists & Composers unit studies! Just incase you’ve been bad and not checked my blog all week, I’m offering my curriculum at 30% OFF this week ONLY! Whoo hoo! For ONE WEEK ONLY I’m giving my readers 30% OFF my products!!** (**Please note: Sale does not apply to my combo packs or to the iBlog and iBlog Pro books.)         PSST…GIVEAWAY! As an added bonus, I’ll be running a giveaway each day, so make sure to read all the way to the bottom of the post to enter!     FEATURED PRODUCTS: As I mentioned, each day I’ll be featuring some of my most popular homeschool curriculum so you can see what’s available! I created my curriculum as a way of making homeschooling more exciting, hands-on, and multi-sensory. Since I’m a homeschooling mama, I also tried to make it affordable so others may be blessed as … [Read more...]

JUN
03
2014

Greatest Artists & Composers SALE!

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Hey everyone! Today’s another day of my fabulous sale, and today I’m featuring my World’s Greatest Artists & Composers unit studies! Just incase you’ve been bad and not checked my blog all week, I’m offering my curriculum at 30% OFF this week ONLY! Whoo hoo! For ONE WEEK ONLY I’m giving my readers 30% OFF my products!!** (**Please note: Sale does not apply to my combo packs or to the iBlog and iBlog Pro books.) PSST…GIVEAWAY! As an added bonus, I’ll be running a giveaway each day, so make sure to read all the way to the bottom of the post to enter!   FEATURED PRODUCTS: As I mentioned, each day I’ll be featuring some of my most popular homeschool curriculum so you can see what’s available! I created my curriculum as a way of making homeschooling more exciting, hands-on, and multi-sensory. Since I’m a homeschooling mama, I also tried to make it affordable so others may be blessed as well!   World’s Greatest Artists Vol 1 & Vol 2 Come along on … [Read more...]

JUN
02
2014

Book and Geography Curriculum Sale!

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Hello! I hope you’re taking advantage of my annual homeschool curriculum sale! Just incase you missed yesterday’s post, for one week only I’m offering my curriculum at 30% OFF! Whoo hoo! For ONE WEEK ONLY I’m giving my readers 30% OFF my products!!** (**Please note: Sale does not apply to my combo packs or to the iBlog and iBlog Pro books.) PSST…GIVEAWAY! As an added bonus, I’ll be running a giveaway each day, so make sure to read all the way to the bottom of the post to enter! FEATURED PRODUCTS: As I mentioned, each day I’ll be featuring some of my most popular homeschool curriculum so you can see what’s available! I created my curriculum as a way of making homeschooling more exciting, hands-on, and multi-sensory. Since I’m a homeschooling mama, I also tried to make it affordable so others may be blessed as well!   Homeschooling 101 NOW AVAILABLE IN PAPERBACK!! PDF DOWNLOAD – $9.99 (Available for 30% off) PAPERBACK –$12.95 (Not available for the 30% … [Read more...]

JUN
01
2014

Bi-Annual 30% OFF Homeschool Curriculum Sale!

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Good morning readers! Looking for a good deal on some awesome homeschool curriculum? Look no further! I’ve had so many requests to do another sale that I couldn’t say no. And June just seemed like a great time to do it, so lets get on with some serious savings! For ONE WEEK ONLY I’m giving my readers 30% OFF my products!!** (**Please note: Sale does not apply to my combo packs or to the iBlog and iBlog Pro books.)     WHY A SALE? I don’t know about you, but right about now is when I start looking for new curriculum and getting prepared for our upcoming year. And as a thank you to my most awesome and faithful readers I really want to try and bless your family and help you get your hands on some great curriculum! For all of my new readers, I’ll be featuring my products so you can see everything and get a better idea of what all I have in the store!   PSST…GIVEAWAY! As an added bonus, I’ll be running a giveaway each day, so make sure … [Read more...]

MAY
28
2014

June 2014 Monthly Meal Plan!

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Good morning! We only have a few more weeks until summer break, and man am I ready for some relaxed warm summer days! And so I can relax and enjoy the remainder of our year, I have my June 2014 Monthly Meal Plan ready to go! I hope these help you get your meals planned, and relieve a little bit of stress from your day!   Download the 2014 May Monthly Meal Plan: 2014 June Monthly Meal Plan PDF 2014 June Monthly Meal Plan Word Doc (Editable) If you haven’t already used this before, you can click on any of the underlined menu items to get to a recipe.   Since you always ask, here are some of our smoothie recipes: Click on the image below to see our latest, and delicious if I say so myself, green smoothie recipe! … [Read more...]

MAY
27
2014

K4 Kindergarten Activities

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Good morning everyone! I thought I’d share some more of what the Teeny Tot (yes, we’re looking for a new name for her) has been doing this week! She’s finally in my K4 Kindergarten Curriculum now and doing well. Here’s a little glimpse into what she’s working on these days. Missing Numbers: This kindergarten math worksheet is a great way to help with number recognition, counting skills, and number order. The worksheet comes with missing numbers  and number tiles. She’s cut the number tiles and glued them to the appropriate apple to complete the numerical sequence.   Uppercase Beginning Sounds: Here she’s working with beginning sounds. So we sound out the letter to the left of each column. Then we say the name of each of the items in that row. She then circles the one that begins with the same sound as the letter shown. This might take your student a little bit of time to get, but just stick with it and help them sound out each one putting emphasis on the beginning … [Read more...]

MAY
26
2014

Homeschooling 101: Babies & Toddlers

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I’m back today with another Homeschooling 101 post for you! Today we’re talking about homeschooling with babies and toddlers in tow. I know this can be a challenging time, and I encourage you to set a schedule that works for your family during this time. Don’t worry about what other families might be doing!   Homeschooling with babies and toddlers in tow is a common occurrence for homeschoolers. And while it can be slightly daunting trying to teach math while nursing a baby, and trying to occupy a busy toddler, I can assure you it can be done. As mentioned previously, flexibility is a key point in homeschooling. Depending on the year, school might need to be arranged to fit the needs of the younger ones in your home. Here are some tips and tricks to homeschooling with younger children in your midst. Include your toddler I know it might sound crazy, but my number one tip to homeschooling with toddlers is to include them in your lessons whenever possible. Even … [Read more...]

MAY
25
2014

Happy Memorial Day 2014!

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Good morning faithful readers! I’d like to take time today to thank all of the men and women who have given their lives while serving in the United States Armed forces. I’d also like to encourage you to pray for their families and our nation.   A Little History For those of you who don’t know, Memorial Day (originally named Decoration Day) originated after the American Civil war to commemorate both Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the Civil War. Though there were other instances of decorating soldiers’ graves, the first publicized observance of this holiday was held on May 1, 1865 in Charleston, South Carolina. The event was covered by the New York Tribune and many other national papers. In 1967 Memorial Day became the official holiday name. By the 20th century Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who have died while serving in our military. Today we still decorate soldiers’ graves with flowers as a token of our remembrance of them and their … [Read more...]

MAY
21
2014

Vanilla Bean Frappuccino Recipe

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Do your kids beg for a Starbucks Vanilla Bean Frappuccino every time you go like mine do? Ugh. And those things are like $4/each! Being a homeschooler I quickly figured out that $4.00 x 4 kids = way more than I want to spend on drinks! Since I’m a softy and have a hard time saying no, we decided to come up with our own recipe so we could make them at home and save about a zillion dollars.   Ingredients: 1 cup of ice 1 1/2 cups of milk (You can use non-fat, 2%, or whole) 1 T. Sugar Free Vanilla Syrup (You can add another tablespoon if you like, but we thought it was a little too much.) 1 t. vanilla extract Optional: Whipped Cream topping   Directions: Blend and top with whipped Cream!   BAM! Just like that I saved myself about $16 by making them myself! Yipee! If it’s still not sweet enough you can add in a tablespoon of sugar, but we didn’t think it needed it. You can also add in a scoop of vanilla ice cream, but again, the flavoring … [Read more...]

MAY
20
2014

Preschool and Kindergarten Activities!

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Good morning readers! I thought I’d do another update for our prek/kindergarten activities today! We’re still plugging along with our combined preschool and kindergarten activities for my 5 year old and she’s doing great. She’s reviewing the Letter F and has a few added kindergarten level activities to help challenge her and get her ready for full kindergarten in August. Scissor Skills: She loves to cut and it’s great exercise for those fine-motor skills too! Here she’s carefully cutting along the dotted lines on my Letter F for Fish Scissor Skills worksheet. b   She has also moved on to more formal kindergarten handwriting worksheets as well. These include some warm-up shapes, then the actual upper and lowercase letters as well.     I always like to throw in some logical thinking and spatial relationship type of activities. And the Imaginets from MindWare is a great way to do that. It is a set of colorful magnetic wooden shapes that kids can use to create … [Read more...]