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St. Patrick’s Day STEM Activity: Simple and Fun!

I really love a good STEM project. I love how they get kids engaged, thinking, and learning! It is a huge plus when they have an art project to show off when it’s all over! Our homeschool had a lot of fun with our Valentine’s Day STEM Project, so I decided to design this simple STEM…

What Should Homeschoolers Do About Federal Holidays?

If you are a new homeschool family, you may feel a little confused about what to do on days like Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, MLK Jr. Day, President’s Day, and Memorial Day. Are you supposed to follow the same holiday schedule as the public schools? Are you a jerk for making your kids do school when…

25 Books to Read Aloud to Your Kids Then Watch the Movie!

Are your kids super squirmy during read aloud time? Is it a struggle to get through the chapter? Have you been too nervous to even try a read aloud book for your homeschool? I completely understand. It can be a real challenge to get kids of different ages, interests, and genders to sit and listen for 10+ minutes to a…

Our New Homeschool Room: Take a Tour!

I wrote a post months ago lamenting that I had finally found a perfect set up for our homeschool room…and then we were suddenly moving. The move turned out to be SUCH a blessing, but there was a lot that needed to be done to get the homeschool room up and running again. And of course I was…

7 Easy Ways to Make Sure Your Kids Hate Reading

I don’t know about you, but when I look back on my early parenting moments, I cringe. I made a lot of mistakes. Towards the top of the list would be failing my kids when it came to instilling a love of reading and books. I didn’t realize I was doing it – it was something…