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Summer Reading List for Teens

These are on our reading list this summer. Granted, I may be wishful thinking. Teens + Summer + reading don't always work. One can hope. Please feel free to leave your favorites in the comments and I will update this list. 1984 and Animal Farm Animal Farm A biting satire of the Russian Revolution, Animal Farm imagines a wholly democratic society built on the credo that All Animals Are Created Equal. 1984 London, 1984: Big…
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Apps for Homeschooling Civics and Presidents

Our Favorite Apps for Presidents and Civics I wrote about our favorite apps for Geography last week. Today I want to share our favorite apps for homeschooling Civics and Presidents. These apps make learning fun and when my kids are having fun they retain more. US Presidents (Match'Em Up History and Geography) Presidents vs Aliens At first I was not ok with the title of this app. Then Boy Child, now 14, started playing it…
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Must Have Apps for Road-trips

Road trip apps. When I saw the license plate game app I laughed. Thought no way. Then I remembered Road trip 2003 (pre blogging days) and remembered the cool magnet game that I bought special. I also remembered how we lost all of the cute little license plates and had to throw away the game. So, yes, there is an app for checking off our license plate spotting State Hunt. This is merely a list…
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The Tuttle Twins - a child's foundation of freedom

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The Spelling Apologist

The Spelling Apologist: Why Good Spelling Is Essential and How to Select the Right Curriculum By Ellen Barski “When our spelling is perfect, it’s invisible. But when it’s flawed, it prompts strong negative associations.” —Marilyn vos Savant Okay, I’ll admit it right off the bat. I’m a good speller. I’ve always been a good speller. I wince when I see misspelled words inflicted on the public at large: marquees, programs, websites, even magazines. I’ve witnessed…
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Homeschool, History, and Happiness.

By Katie Follett “What is it like to be homeschooled for high school?” This question seems to be one of the most frequent ones that teens, and adults alike, ask me when they discover that I am homeschooled. From what other homeschoolers say, this isn’t the most unique question either; in fact, it seems to be very common. Many times I have found myself wondering how different my schooling would be if I were not…
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Top 10 Family Board Games for a Power Outage

These are our families favorite board games. Great way to pass the time if there is a winter storm or a power outage. Hopefully you are reading this BEFORE you actually need the games and are prepared when it does happen. This list is in no particular order. We have played and do own them all. Pandemic Players have to eradicate the pandemic before it spreads. I'd like to think of this as practice haha…
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Standard Deviants Curriculum {Review}

**CLICK ON THE PICTURE FOR THE FREE TRIAL** Are you looking for an online curriculum for your Middle or High school aged child? Do you want online without the red tape and public school commitment? Are you wanting something that keeps track of assignments for you? Standard Deviants may be just what you are looking for! I will say, up front, SDAccelerate is a secular, common core curriculum. I know many of my readers are…
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Christian Living

The Sexting Generation

Before I begin, this is NOT currently a problem in our home, but it is a problem in their generation. We are on our second round of teenagers. I am finding this second round a bit more daunting than the first. Let me tell you why. Cell phones! Our older two had them. Old flip style phones with texting. I don't think their first phones even had cameras. To get cell service at home you…
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Yes, We are Still Homeschooling

I haven't shared about homeschooling in a long time. There isn't much to share when they are in high school. Not like, what I like to call, "The Lapbook Years." When they were cute to take pictures of, doing their school, on the living room floor. I started blogging 8 years ago. The same year we started homeschooling. Where has the time gone! I will try to share more about our homeschool day, what our…
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