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Homeschooling with Netflix {American History}

Homeschooling with Netflix I am doing a series on Homeschooling with Netflix. I will cover American History, Ancient History, Literature turned Movie, Math and Money, Health Class, Nat Geo, Science, Christian Viewing, and Documentaries. These are movies on American History that I have used when Homeschooling with Netflix that we have watched and enjoyed. I included the Netflix commentary, as well as our own, because some of these were watched ages ago. Colonial & Revolution…
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Homeschooling

The Tuttle Twins Learn about the Law {Review}

I received this book free for my unbiased review. My opinions are my own. This book is about the Tuttle Twins, Ethan and Emily. Geared towards the ages 6-10 crowd, I would say it was still a good read for the tweens. I believe it would hold their attention just fine. After a school assignment on interviewing a person whom they feel is wise, the twins go about chatting with their neighbor, Fred. While they…
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Christian Living

Seasons, They are a Changin’

The season is changing from summer to fall and the seasons of life for us are also changing. I recently wrote about the realtor asking me to share 10 things about our house that would help the new owners. Our house wasn't listed for 36 hours and it had 5 showings and two offers. The two offers were within dollars of each other. One offer stood out. They had written a letter. A letter saying…
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Homeschooling

Homeschooling High School: Curriculum that Worked for Us

Our Favorite Homeschool Curriculum for High School Homeschool curriculum choices can be ! Like, over the top, make you crazy trying to choose which is best for your children, crazy. If you are like me, each child has a different learning style, but you can' justify 2 or 3 or even 4 different sets of books to cater to each child. I don't call myself an expert, but I have gone around the block a…
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Homeschooling

Some of Our Favorite Educational Apps

Screen shot from my iPad. I have a folder for each subject. I got the iPad for school   Since my their (my kids) tastes change so often I am posting an update of our their favorite apps. Most of these apps are free. I sometimes will pay . more than, say, $ it is something I think they will love and Geography Apps Geo Walk HD - 3D World Fact Book - Vito Technology…
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Homeschooling

Dear Mom of the ADHD Child, You WILL Be Okay

Dear mom of the ADHD child, You will be okay! You will have days when you want to pull your hair out. You will have days when you see hope. You will be judged if you choose to medicate. You will be judged if you don't. You will be accused of being a bad parent. You will be accused of not discipling enough. Or too much. People will take pity on you. They will look…
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Homeschooling

7 Must Have Books for the Homeschool Mama

We are about to embark on our 9th year of homeschooling. I want to encourage you, whether just deciding to homeschool or you are also a seasoned mama. Here are the books I find myself turning to most often. Some more than others, but they are all on my bookshelf. Homeschool Mom's Bible ~ God First and foremost please make sure homeschooling is God's calling on your family. Seek His guidance in all of it.…
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Homeschooling

Nat Geo Almanac Review

With over million copies in print, the National Geographic Kids Almanac has long been considered the gold standard when it comes to nonfiction for both girls and boys aged 8-12. The updated 2016 version also includes free digital extras that allow kids to access National Geographic videos, photos and games which make it the only kids' almanac with mobile media features. We love Nat Geo on TV. I even have a Homeschooling with Netflix post.…
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Homeschooling

How To Homeschool Multiple Grades…And try to keep some Sanity

Today, my friends, I bring you a guest post from Hopkins Homeschool. I met Amanda a few years ago on our family Facebook group. We come from the same family tree although quite distant. Second cousins once removed I think. Amanda didn't homeschool back then. Or blog. Or do oils. Now she does all of that! I am super excited to have her guest post today and hope I can talk her into more! If…
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Homeschooling

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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