How to Teach Kids to Memorize Their Address and Phone Number

Here’s an easy way for kids to memorize their phone number and address (actually this technique works with anything you need them to memorize, from preschoolers up to teenagers). And they can do it while they are on the go.  We are creating a muscle memory by using hands-on learning and I have a free download for you that makes this activity super easy. {This post contains affiliate links.} When your child goes through a...

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Julie’s Top 10 Fashion Tips for Homeschool Moms

I’m a homeschool mom. I work from home.  It’s no different from most people that get paid to work for an actual company from home, except I have short adorable co-workers who hang out with me all day, demand lunch and whine about how math is stupid.   Here’s my ten tried and true tips for the fashionable homeschool mom. I’ve tested out each and every one of these over the past six years, to save...

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Cool Science Experiments ~ Back Yard Animal Tracking Station

Find out what kind of animals come through your yard at night. You might be surprised at who your nocturnal and early morning visitors are. We love cool science experiments! This one can be done any time of the year.  We decided to add this to our list of fun Summer Science Experiments. This can certainly be done in the winter as snow is a wonderful way to capture animal prints.  Supplies A sheet of...

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Easy Science Experiments for Summer

Who’s ready for some easy science experiments for summer? Summer is a great time to gather a few supplies and set up some cool science experiments for kids.  We love seasonal science and summer gives us so many options: outside, inside, in water, in the garden and so much more.  {this post contains affiliate links} Experiments About Insects and Critters Raise caterpillars who turn into butterflies. How...

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10 Reasons To Homeschool Year Round

We never planned to school all year long. It just sort of happened. As a new homeschooling momma in our very first year, I dove in with a huge dose of enthusiasm and little awareness of the reality of my situation:  A first grader, a preschooler, a toddler, a house to keep and too many plans for what I hoped we would learn that year. I soon realized we were not going to be able to get it all done, nor should we, because...

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