Field trip at The Evergreens in Clarks Grove, MN

When I lived at Camp Redcloud in Lake City, CO we had an outdoor education program in our offseasons. Public, private and homeschool school groups would come out for a field trip filled with fun and hands-on educational experience. For three days each group of kids would horseback ride, mountain …

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Color your own Glow in the Dark Halloween Tote

It is a tradition in our family to head over to my sisters on Halloween. We visit our relatives in the nursing homes and each of the kids dressed in their costumes, love showing them off for their great grandma. Once we’ve made the traditional rounds we head back to …

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Mentor your kids through a rough homeschool day, week or months.

I don’t know what happens to our kid’s brains between Friday and Sunday. Whatever happens it is as if they have forgotten everything we have been learning. Emotions run high, their attitudes are disrespectful and it is all I can do to not break into yelling or tears. There have …

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Story learning with Kidloland

*We were given a subscription to Kidloland to help us faciliate this review. All thoughts and opinions are honest and based on our experience. Naomi is the spitting image of myself. She loves to talk, has as sweet, stubborn spirit and has the ability to command an army. God created …

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Five years later, does TJED work?

We always knew we wanted to create a different learning environment for our kids than we had growing up. We wanted their education to be different from a public, private or christian school. In one way or the other, Mark and I combined had experienced all three. We wanted a hands-on, …

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How do you give homeschool one on one time to multiple kids?

We utilize unit studies as much as possible in our homeschooling. Everything from science and history to art and family work time. Working together inspires the littles to learn and it inspires the oldest to lead. It also teaches to respect all levels of learning. As much as we try …

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How do you choose multiple curriculums?

Seven years ago when we began homeschooling I was overwhelmed with what curriculum to choose. I was even more baffled by the moms who were piecing their curriculum together. I could not figure out how they knew which pieces of what curriculum programs to use. It all seemed like I …

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We use unit studies to homeschool our kiddos to save our sanity

*I was given unit studies to help facilitate my review. All thoughts are honest and based upon our families experience. One of the first things I do to plan for the next year is figure out what areas we can do together as a family. Last year when the twins …

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Our First Day Back to School

We had our first official back to school day today. Well, honestly, we school throughout the year. We don’t technically take a “break” during the summer, but I do become more laid back and we only continue to work on math and language arts. Homeschooling year round works well for …

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Family Fun at Wind Down Wednesday

*I was given a $10 gift card to help facilitate my review. All thoughts and opinions are mine and 100% mine. We look forward to Wind Down Wednesday every year and this year was no exception. However, this Wind Down Wednesday was even more special to me. The Wind Down …

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