HoliMaths X: Multiplication Card Game

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It is commonly expected that students will work hard and memorize the math facts by a certain age. If those pesky facts aren't mastered at the "right" time, the child is obviously not working hard enough, right? Wrong. Every child learns differently. While one student may easily memorize math … [Continue reading...]

Heirloom Audio: Historical Audio Dramas

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Historical audio drama

One of my goals as a homeschool mom is to bring history to life for my children. After all, reading dry textbooks and completing boring assignments is not usually an effective way to develop a love of history. Yes, we do use a history textbook or curriculum as a spine, but I love to add in plenty … [Continue reading...]

CTC Math: Online Math Curriculum (Grades 1-12)

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CTC Math

Math was a painful subject in our family for a year or two. Tears and frustration became all too common--something I had wanted never to happen in our homeschool. Because my children already dreaded math, things only escalated when I had to reteach a concept or require any corrections. Bad … [Continue reading...]

Kindergarten Stepping Stones: Homeschool Kindergarten Curriculum

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Kindergarten Stepping Stones

One of things I most enjoy about homeschooling is teaching the little ones. They love to "do school" like their older siblings, and their little faces just glow with happiness! As much as I would love to create my own kindergarten lessons and activities, I'm smart desperate enough to admit that I … [Continue reading...]

IDO3D: 3D Pens for Kids

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IDO3D - 3D Pens for Kids

Art is one subject that often gets overlooked in our homeschool. We faithfully cover all the "essential" subjects--math, language arts, history, science, Bible, and such--but it's always a challenge to fit in the "extras." Recently, though, we have been trying out a new art technique: 3D drawing. … [Continue reading...]

Save Money on Diapers at Sam’s Club

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I've heard the words "terrible twos" used countless times. And I couldn't disagree with the term more. Sure, I understand that two-year-olds can be determined, unreasonable, whiny, and emotional. They get tired and cranky. They demand attention at the most inopportune times. But two-year-olds … [Continue reading...]