Family Friendly Loaded Mashed Potato Casserole

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This is a guest post from my friend Janine at True Aim Education. What’s better than mashed potatoes?     Make ahead mashed potatoes loaded with all your favorite toppings is MUCH better! It’s like heaven in a pan. Perfect for BBQs, potlucks, breakfast, lunch, and dinner – here’s my recipe for loaded mashed potato […]

Teaching Our Kids Kindness

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5 practical tips for teaching kids to be kind

Being a homeschooling mother means being responsible for the bulk of my children’s formal education. Reading with my wiggly boys and teaching my sanguine child math are all my responsibility. But what about their social development? How do we teach our children to be kind to others? 1. Catch Them Being Good I read somewhere […]

Meet our Relaxed Classical Students!

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This fall, we’re going to have four students in our homeschool. Come meet everyone! Rachel Rachel is 8 years old, and will be working though a combination of the cottage school at Highlands Latin School and the Memoria Press curriculum for third grade. Favorite subject: “Horseback riding” Least favorite: “Reading!” (what?) Things she’s looking forward […]

GoodNites* TRU-FIT* Real Underwear – the NEWEST Bedtime Protection Solution

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With six children in the house, I have to choose my battles. There are some situations I get mental about (trying to get out the door on time), while I’m super laid back about other issues. Bedwetting is one of those ‘try not to stress about it’ areas for me. It happens in an estimated […]

Our Relaxed Classical Homeschool Curriculum 2014/15

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This marks the fourth year of homeschooling for us, but I’m still tweaking things and searching out the best fit for our family. Here’s the lineup for our relaxed classical homeschool this year: Rachel – 3rd Grade Adam – K Thomas – K Maeve – Tot School I’ll touch on the individual grades and break […]