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How to Create the Perfect School Schedule

How to Create the Perfect School Schedule

      Ok, first of all, there really is no such thing as perfect.  It might take a couple of tries to get what feels like the perfect school schedule, but don’t beat yourself up if you don’t get…

8 Reasons Homeschooling Makes Me a Better Mom

8 Reasons Homeschooling Makes Me a Better Mom

Growing up I always knew I wanted to be a stay at home mom.  However, going from a profession I loved to a stay at home mom wasn’t as dreamy as I imagined it would be.  It was hard to…

6 Jobs Your Child Can Do To Earn Money

6 Jobs Your Child Can Do To Earn Money

One of my goals as a parent is to teach my kids many life skills, one of them being how to make and manage an income.  This is an area I feel is lacking in our schools and requires parents to…

8 Gratitude Books for Kids

8 Gratitude Books for Kids

It’s been a little over a month since I’ve written a post centered around book selections.  Last month we focused on grit.  This month we’re focusing on Gratitude.  As adults we know the importance of gratitude.  We know if we focus…

An End To The Summer Slide

An End To The Summer Slide

Have you heard about the summer slide?  Many children, especially struggling readers, forget what they’ve learned over the summer.  There are many different strategies to prevent this from happening, and some can not only prevent learning loss, but also bring…

A Bible Curriculum to Love

A Bible Curriculum to Love

The past couple of years we’ve been using Grapevine Bible Studies as our bible curriculum.  I’m excited to see Grapevine Bible Studies is included in the Character Bundle this year! What would normally cost me $12.50 for 5 quick stand…

A Book To Love: Better Together

A Book To Love: Better Together

Last month I shared a Christian parenting book I found inspiring.  This month I have another Christian inspired book just for moms.  This book had me soaking up every piece of advice and scripture to help with my relationships with…

6 Ways To Promote Life-long Readers

6 Ways To Promote Life-long Readers

As a classroom teacher reading was one of my favorite subjects to teach. I was never much impressed with the curriculum I had as a classroom teacher, so I was always trying to find ways to liven up and add…

30 + Favorite Books For Kids 9-12

30 + Favorite Books For Kids 9-12

I had the good fortune of living in the times before VCRs, (what are those?) computers, and video games tempting to take over my time and interest.  Those were good times, right?  What did we do with our time without all…

Virtue Garden: Lessons in Character

Virtue Garden: Lessons in Character

  Even with the best academic instruction, a person with poor character will have a hard time succeeding in life.  The following character unit was inspired by a lesson I read in the book, Bonding With Children Through Boundaries. (this…