Get to the Point

Get to the Point

Being both a homeschool mom as well as an amateur artist, I’m always sharpening pencils! I’ve been using a small hand held sharpener but it takes a while to sharpen a single pencil and I’ve long lost the “lid” so the shavings go everywhere. Then I was sent a battery powered electric pencil sharpener that works like a champ and let’s me get to the point with my work! More

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Phonics for Kindergarten Workbook {Review}

Phonics for Kindergarten Workbook

Now that we’ve officially started Kindergarten, I’ve been looking at materials to help us with our daily homeschool lessons. I found a Phonics for Kindergarten Workbook on Amazon and thought I’d share how it went for us.

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Apple Themed Crafts

Apple Themed Crafts

It’s that time of year! No, not for pumpkin spice (yuck!) but apples! We are starting to learn about them in our homeschool lessons and our co-op group is taking the kids on an apple picking trip soon too. So here are some of the apple themed crafts that we’re going to work on soon. I love that some of them are edible, some are for gifts and others are just plain cute!
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Lava Lamp How-To

Lava Lamp How-To

If you were a child of the 60s or 90s, you probably remember those awesome glass jars filled with floating blobs of waxy color, seeming to bounce and float through liquid. Yes, I’m talking about the Lava Lamp! This week, I was looking for a neat idea to beat the heat and came up with a Lava Lamp How-To!

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Christ-Centered Christmas Freebies for Families – The Better Mom

Christ-Centered Christmas Freebies for Families – The Better Mom.

Military Bases Open Their Doors to Home-Schoolers!

News from The Associated Press.

I was thrilled to read this story from the AP.

I love the flexibility it provides families dealing with deployed soldiers and transfers. Plus it gives the parents the freedom to teach at home for whatever their motivation is (religion, special needs, etc).

I hope this is a growing trend!

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