Tag Archives: homeschool

Bridging the (Age) Gap

With blended families, it isn’t all that uncommon for there to be a large age gap. My sister and I are nine years apart, and Little Miss and Care Bear are almost eleven years apart. In a homeschool, it can … Continue reading

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Being Organized – The Home Binder

A common question homeschooling families get is how to stay organized. I did mention some systems to stay organized in a previous post, but I thought I’d share my own home binder. In sha Allah it helps give ideas for … Continue reading

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Field Trip Friday: Aquarium Edition!

We are all starting to feel a bit locked in our home around here lately! While we can’t enjoy the great outdoors lately (umm… -5F high predicted on Monday!), it’s pretty awesome to feel like you’re somewhere tropical for an … Continue reading

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Kids Helping Kids – Yay or Nay?

The issue of older siblings helping with younger siblings appears (to me at least) to be a pretty polarized issue. Should the older kids step in when mom needs a break or can’t seem to whip out her third arm? … Continue reading

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Field Trip Friday: Factory Tour Edition!

Ever wonder how things are made, or wish your kids wondered more about how things magically got to your home? Sometimes it seems the comforts of modern life stifle our kids’ curiosity on how things work, or we start taking … Continue reading

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Compost Bins – What Works for You?

I was going to make a post today about different types of compost bins, but hey, other people have done that already. What I can offer you is why you may choose one over the other! First, let’s start with … Continue reading

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Balance: A New Year’s Focus

What do we have in common? Most people do not have the same family situation as us with such a large split in ages between two kids. I think one thing many moms struggle with is balance. How do we … Continue reading

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Basic Learning Concepts – Fun Play!

I may have a boat load of kids, just so I can keep doing preschool activities! Slow and Steady, Get Me Ready has time and time again proven to be such a valuable resource in bringing education to simple tasks. … Continue reading

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Standardized Testing and Toddlers

Quiet, uninterrupted time + toddler = <does not compute> In our state, standardized testing is required even though you are not required to turn in the scores. There are a number of options for completing this from finding a location … Continue reading

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Routines are the Best

Call me crazy, but I’m a bit glad the holiday season in the US is finally over. Even though we don’t really celebrate the holidays, there are extra days off for Hubby, days off for our homeschool co-op, stores are … Continue reading

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