10 Essential Apps for Your Summer Road Trips

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apps for road trips

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Walmart Family Mobile. All opinions are mine alone. #Tips4Trips #CollectiveBias Soon, we’ll be kicking off another homeschool year. Before we hit the books again, I want to go on a family road trip. We haven’t decided on our destination yet, but I’m already starting to […]

Tips and Tricks for Managing Bedwetting without Stress

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managing bedwetting without stress #ConfidentKids #ad #CollectiveBias

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ConfidentKids #CollectiveBias As the mother of a big family, I’ve had to manuever lots of parenting challenges: everything from dealing with sibling rivalry to managing picky eaters. Right now, we’re navigating bedwetting (nocturnal enuresis) in our home. It’s […]

Tips and Tricks for Keeping Your House Clean with Small Children — Even While Homeschooling

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tips and tricks for cleaning house with children

Ready for a mom confession? I’m not the best housekeeper. With lots of little children underfoot, there are many days when my house looks like a disaster. After a few years of struggling to keep my head above water with cleaning, I’ve finally gotten to a point that my house isn’t perfect, but it’s reasonably […]

Our Relaxed Classical Homeschool Curriculum {2015-2016}

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This marks our fifth year of homeschooling, using Memoria Press for our curriculum. We use this classical approach to homeschooling, shifting things around just a bit to meet our needs. This year, I’m going to have 4 official students. Maeve will be doing preschool, Adam and Thomas will be in first grade, and Rachel will […]

Essential Supplies to Stock Your Classical Preschool

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painting supplies for your classical preschool

Before you get started with using a classical approach to homeschooling your preschooler, you’re going to need some supplies. Start going through your cabinets, bookcases and drawers, take stock of what you have and make a list of items you still need to purchase. If you budget is tight, buy a few items at a […]

5 Days of Water Play for Kids: Frozen Sidewalk Chalk

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making your own frozen sidewalk chalk

Ready for some artistic water play for kids today? We’re wrapping up our last idea for water play for children – don’t miss the previous posts for more fun. My kids love to play with sidewalk chalk, so when I saw this version from Reading Confetti, I knew they’d love to try frozen sidewalk chalk. […]

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5 Days of Water Play for Kids: Frozen Dinosaur Eggs

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water play with dinosaurs

We’re back with more fun ideas for water play with children! Don’t forget to check out the other posts in the series. My kids LOVE dinosaurs, so when I saw this idea from Teaching Mama, I knew it had to be part of our water play summer fun. Let’s create our very own frozen dinosaur […]

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How We Use Fact Cards in our Homeschool

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using fact cards in your homeschool - great way to learn, review facts and explore your children's passions

As a family who follows a classical model for our homeschool, my children are very familiar with flashcards. We use them for studying Latin and math facts, or reviewing the figures in our Greek Myths study. Before you say, “UGH! FLASH CARDS!”, have an open mind and take a look at how we use our […]