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Ruby’s Studio Friendship Show Review

As a homeschooler, have you included character training in your curriculum?  As a second year homeschooling family, I have discovered that character training is very important.  I have tried different methods and I am always researching new ideas.  I was just recently introduced to a brand new episode of the Ruby Studio Series: The Friendship Show.  It…

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Kids Can Cook: Sand Art Brownies

These Sand Art Brownies make the perfect gift for co-op teachers and tutors.  Actually, they are so good, you may just want to make a batch for yourself!  My daughter, home from college, tasted my test batch and said they were the best brownies she’s ever tried. Kids will have fun measuring & pouring the…

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National Park Mystery Series Review

Do you have a child 9+ that loves reading age appropriate fictional mysteries?  Just recently, a fellow homeschooling friend handed me two books to review: National Park Mystery Series: Stolen Treasures at Pictured Rocks by Mary Morgan, illustrated by Dawn McVay Baumer National Park Mystery Series: The Face at Mount Rushmore by Mary Morgan, illustrated by Dawn McVay Baumer Because…

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Kids Can Cook: Hot Chocolate

This recipe is perfect for a cold winter day. Forget the packages of dry hot chocolate mix; this is so easy and fun to make! (Scroll down below the recipe for a FREE printable recipe card.) Kids in the Kitchen: Hot Chocolate Recipe Ingredients: 1 cup of milk 1 oz of chocolate (we used chocolate…

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Save, Spend, and Give Online with Virtual Piggy

Are you currently teaching your homeschooler the value of a dollar by learning how to save, spend, and even give online?  I would like to introduce to you Virtual Piggy.  Virtual Piggy, is the “safest” alternative for children to do just this. How does Virtual Piggy work? Parents sign up with their preferred method of…

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel

As a homeschool mom, I’ve always said that my main goal was to raise children that loved to read.   When my girls were struggling readers, it was difficult to get them to love reading.  However, once they found something they were interested in reading, they were able to overcome their struggles and become much more…

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Teen Book Review: Glow

Glow (Sky Chasers) Author: Amy Kathleen Ryan Age Group: 11+ Genre: Science Fiction Romance Rating: 7 (out of 10) Recommend?: Yes Description: The Empyrean is the only home fifteen year old Waverly has ever known.  As a member of the first generation to be successfully conceived in deep space.  She and her boyfriend, Kieran, will…

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Kids in The Kitchen: Strawberry Banana Shake

If you have a budding chef that loves to create things in the kitchen, you’ll love this simple and healthy recipe kids can make with just a little bit of help from you! This recipe calls for only 4 ingredients (plus ice) and a blender.  Double or triple it to make a large batch to…

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Back to School Homeschool Style

Good morning fellow homeschooling families!  Are you enjoying all of those “Back to School” commercials?  The wonderful thing about homeschooling is that we don’t have to worry about those school lists.  So nice and a definite money saver.  It’s nice to be able to go pick up what you need just for your homeschool.  I do…

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DIY Personal Rubber Stamps for LetterBoxing

Summer Scouts, Week Three: LetterBoxing and rubber stamping go hand in hand, and I had never done a DIY of either until now.  Letterboxing was a concept that I had heard small whisperings of for a while but for some reason had never explored further.  I think perhaps I was intimidated by geocaching, and so assumed…

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