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10 Things to Know about Homeschooling: Q&A with Annby  

Here are answers to 10 things you will want to know about homeschooling, including how much it costs, whether it’s safer, what to expect, and more.

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8 Ways to Keep Kids Learning Over the Summerby  

How do you keep kids learning over the summer? Here are 8 ways to foster lifelong learning (and have fun doing it!).

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A Creative, Fun and Educational Gift (That Won’t Fill Your House With More Stuff Your Kids Don’t Need)by  

I'm not into giving my kids a lot of stuff. Maybe you're not either. As the holidays draw near, I tend to get a little anxious about how much new stuff will make its way into our home. Even more... Read More

Kid DIY Craft Ideas for the Homeby  

By Rachel, Contributing Writer  When you have young children, it's fun to have them help with decorating the house. And, no, I don't mean coloring the walls with crayons--but getting them involved with crafts. My kids, 5 and 6, love... Read More

14 Types of Play to Stimulate a Child’s Creativity (Instead of Dumbing it Down)by  

By Beth Ricci, Contributing Writer Kids are a lot smarter than toy manufacturers give them credit for these days. Unfortunately, the gimmicky blinking and flashing cheap battery-operated plastic toys that provide cheap entertainment are becoming more and more the norm,... Read More

Family Craft: Hand-painted Mugsby  

By Stacy, Contributing Writer When the cold days of winter seem to drag on, a family craft can be a welcome distraction. Yes, crafts can be messy, and even a little chaotic, but the act of working together to create... Read More

12 Things My Children Learned While Worldschooling This Yearby  

I’m probably my toughest critic. As we planned for and embarked on this one-year journey around the globe with our young family (kids ages 8, 5 ½, 3 ½ and 11 months at the time of departure), I had high... Read More

Twelve Christmas Stories to Read to Childrenby  

Looking for Christmas stories to read to children? Natalie has 12 to share with you today!  By Natalie, Contributing Writer My favorite thing to do with my kids is read to them. Chapter books are great for reading out loud... Read More

One Small Change: Frugal and Simple Behavior Incentivesby  

Want to ditch the chore charts? Check out Michele's frugal and simple behavior incentives! By contributing writer, Michele of Frugal Granola In the midst of an overwhelming parenting season, I made one small but drastic change: I eliminated our chaos... Read More

Let’s Keep It Real This Yearby  

Guest Post by Jessica of Life as Mom Admit it: You had good intentions back in January or at the start of summer. You were going to take the world, your homeschool, your housework by storm. You were going to... Read More

Tools for Peaceful Parenting Without Fearby  

By Michele, Contributing Writer From Day 1, fear can be a huge temptation in parenting, although the specific fears may change from season to season. I continually try to remind myself that my children belong to God, and they are... Read More

5 Tips for Planning Healthy Lunches Kids Love!by  

By Kelly, Contributing Writer Back-to-school season is almost here! And whether you homeschool, or your children attend school outside of the home, having a plan for what to serve (or pack) for lunch makes getting ready for the busy school... Read More

Fun, Frugal Outdoor Summer Activitiesby  

By Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer One of the aspects we enjoy most about the summer is the warm weather.  As soon as the sun starts peaking out and tendrils of warmth drift through the air, we are ready to go... Read More

DIY Children’s Chore Chartby  

By Stacy Myers, Contributing Writer I’m not sure about you, but I am very visually minded. You can TELL me how to do something and chances are I’ll flub it up every time. But, SHOW me how to do it,... Read More

31+ Fun & Frugal Thanksgiving Activities & Freebies for Kidsby  

By Crystal Paine, Contributing Writer Looking for some inexpensive and simple Thanksgiving-related activities for your tots, preschoolers, or grade schoolers? I've culled the internet and put together a list of over 31 of my favorite Thanksgiving-themed activity ideas, plus a... Read More

Homeschooling: You Can Do It Tooby  

This giveaway has ended. Winners to be announced shortly.* This summer I was a part of an ebook project that I wish I could have read when I first began homeschooling. "You can do it too: 25 homeschool families share... Read More

Beat the “I’m Bored” Blues: A Summer Book List for Young Readersby  

What mom hasn't heard, "I'm bored... what is there to do?" on long, hot summer days? Sending my kids to crash on a couch, in the shade of a tree, or out to the backyard fort with a good book... Read More

A Homeschooling Conversation with Susan Wise Bauer: Frustrated Kids, Making Changes, and When It’s Time for a Breakby  

  The other week, I shared the first of this two-part interview with Susan Wise Bauer. She is the author of Story of the World, co-author of The Well Trained Mind, and she runs Peace Hill Press, which puts out... Read More

A Homeschooling Conversation with Susan Wise Bauer: Advice for Newbies, Curriculum and Terrible, No-Good Daysby  

Ever wished you could have your homeschooling questions answered by someone far more experienced than yourself? Me too. This past weekend, I had the opportunity to do just that. Together with four sweet blogging friends (Tsh, Jessica, Mandi and Heidi,... Read More

Why Our Family Leans Towards Classical Educationby  

If you currently homeschool, or have spent any amount of time looking into it, you'll know that there is a veritable smorgasbord of theories and methods out there. For our family, although we still throw in a few eclectic options and have... Read More

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