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Homeschool Curriculum 2012/2013: What We’re Doing

As I mentioned in this post on the kid’s summer routine, I’ve spent the last couple of weeks researching and buying curriculum for the 2012/2013 school year. I knew that when the school year began, I would have a tiny … Continue reading

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The Trouble With Mama Berenstain

I have a love/hate relationship with the popular Berenstain Bears series of books. You know the ones. Mama Bear, Papa Bear, Brother and Sister Bear, and the latest addition, Honey Bear. These books find their way into my home somehow. … Continue reading

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A Summer Routine for the Kids

I’ve read several great articles lately about summer activities and routines moms have planned for their kids. This topic has been on my mind too, but I’ve put off writing about it. Mostly because I don’t want to do much … Continue reading

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Entrepreneurial Kids

I love it when my kids show a tendency towards entrepreneurship. One of the things I hope to accomplish by homeschooling is helping them to think outside the box when it comes to making money (which seems essential this day … Continue reading

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{pretty, happy, funny, real}

I’m joining Like Mother Like Daughter’s {pretty, happy, funny, real} meme today. I thought of titling this week’s post “Buzz/Kill”. After reading you’ll see why it fits. {pretty} My neighborhood is absolutely beautiful this time of year. The trees and … Continue reading

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How To Get Your Kids To Love Reading

Reading is the key to learning. When a child enjoys reading, the whole world is open to him. He can educate himself and learn anything. I’ve been fortunate that my children love reading. I suppose the apple doesn’t fall far … Continue reading

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Kids, Chores and Allowances

After reading and responding to a comment Candi left on yesterday’s post (about accomplishing those weekly and monthly cleaning chores), I realized it’s been ages since I wrote about kids, chores and allowances. I’m pretty opinionated on this topic, and … Continue reading

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Teaching Your Kids To Clean Up In The Bathroom

Teaching Your Kids To Clean Up In The Bathroom As a mother and as a person, I cannot stress enough the importance of maintaining a clean and welcoming bathroom. Thanks to indoor plumbing and all the trappings of modernity, the … Continue reading

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Growny

A couple of weeks ago Sadie, 6, announced that she would make breakfast every day. I guess she figured since I’m not doing it, someone had to. And it might as well be her. I like that attitude. This morning … Continue reading

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Get Your Kids Interested in Going Green

Get Your Kids Interested In Going Green Nearly everyone these days is interested in reducing their carbon footprint. As Americans we tend to overindulge and use and waste more than is ever necessary. While the concept of “going green” has … Continue reading

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