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Hygge-Inspired Summer Activities for Your Family

I don’t know about anyone else here in the Midwest, but this summer’s hot, sticky, cut-with-a-knife humidity has basically rendered me useless everywhere except my basement! It's. So. Hot. But with two wiggly, energetic kids (and a couple of wiggly, energetic indoor pets) we all end up needing some quiet, fun activities to accomplish in… Continue reading Hygge-Inspired Summer Activities for Your Family

Education · Family · Homeschooling

15 Ways to Turn Around a Chaotic Homeschooling Day

The amazingly creative learning activity you planned was a total bust and ended in toddler tears. You lost your keys somewhere between changing the baby's diaper and packing the snacks for after soccer practice. The kids' bad attitudes are quickly growing contagious, and you have absolutely zero plan for dinner. I've been here. So many… Continue reading 15 Ways to Turn Around a Chaotic Homeschooling Day

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{Almost} Spring Update 2018

Well, it's been two months since my last post, and I can't believe how time has flown. It's about time for an update! If you missed my last post, I've been diving into a few new writing projects. I didn't divulge many details, but with one project completed and two others in progress, I'm feeling… Continue reading {Almost} Spring Update 2018

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12 New Ways to Celebrate Fall While Homeschooling

Looking for some fun, fall activities for your homeschool that go beyond the pumpkin patch? We were too! I've compiled a list of some unique activities we've been incorporating into our autumn school days, and a few we have yet to try. I can't wait to check them all off our fall bucket list! Make… Continue reading 12 New Ways to Celebrate Fall While Homeschooling

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Alphabet Soup – A “Martha Speaks” Learning Activity

This little learner activity is perfect for emergent readers! This summer I grabbed the children's classic, Martha Speaks (by Susan Meddaugh) off the library shelves and got a little bit inspired to do something more than just read. My daughter laughed and laughed at the idea of a dog spouting off full sentences, and begged… Continue reading Alphabet Soup – A “Martha Speaks” Learning Activity