Minnesota Homeschool Field Trips

Field trips are a huge part of every homeschool families year. There is nothing better than hands-on experiences in which the kids can see the practical application for their sit down work at home. For example the Minnesota Zoo hosts a math day at the zoo every November. During this …

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Reminder of one of the reasons we homeschool

Fall began early this year but I have begun to notice my kids allergy’s are being triggered later and later. It is the last week in September and Maddie’s allergies are making her feel miserable. It is another reminder of why we have decided to homeschool our kids. Since Maddie …

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The Lessons are Not the Lessons.

Each morning my kids have chores they are responsible to make sure are completed properly. Their first task is to get breakfast in their tummies to give them fuel for the morning. Once breakfast is complete they have the responsibility to get their daily and weekly chores done as well …

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It’s more than about Christmas…

Mark and I watch as our kid’s get wrapped into the excitement of Christmas baking, presents, and the thrill of the holiday season. We watch and we groan as we watch and listen to them and none of what we see and hear seems to be about Jesus. We wonder …

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Beating the winter blahs at the kitchen table

Note: I found this old post hidden among some of my other writings and it never got published. I thought it was a great post to add since this has been one of the longest winters I can remember. Every mommy needs more tools in her tool belt. Cornstarch is …

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Surviving a Toddler and Twins

Love is attempting to fly a kite with virtually no wind. Love is attempting to jump rope with a jump rope that is too short. We are attempting to potty train Maddie after three months of craziness! We are now trying to buckle Maddie down and get her independent enough to …

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My Toddler Loves to Make Pancakes

Mark asked Maddie what she wanted for breakfast and of course she said pancakes! Her normal breakfast usually consists of pancakes, oatmeal, malt-o-meal, waffles, or french toast. All are Maddie’s favorite things to eat in general. However this morning Mark volunteered Mommy to make pancakes. So I did what every …

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