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Geo Puzzle Giveaway

Geo Puzzles Pack Giveaway

Geo Puzzles are a fun way to study geography. This prize includes 6 Geo puzzles, as pictured. Winner will receive the prize directly from Amazon. Pick your favorite platform to enter, or visit them all. Thank you for following and sharing.

ZigZag Puzzler - An update on the classic pyramid puzzle.

ZigZag Puzzler Review

The ZigZag Puzzler is a multi-level 3-D cube style puzzle. It is portable, with a sturdy plastic box, even the challenge booklets fit neatly inside. My kids have had fun playing with the puzzle and solving many of the challenges over the past month. Disclosure: I received this product for free in exchange for writing…
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HOMER Reading app Best Educational Phonics App

Best Educational Phonics App

I have a couple kids who have needed vision therapy. Vision therapy can treat several problems with the function of the eye, such as focusing, tracking, and even peripheral vision. It is exercise for the eyes. I knew my now 11-year-old had a problem with his eyes by the time he was six. One day…
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Homeschool Essentials

Homeschool Essentials

Not all homeschool essentials can be bought. Some of the most important ingredients in a homeschool have to do with mindsets, attitudes, and lifestyles. There are many wonderful things you can include in your homeschool, but time and money are both limited resources. Knowing what you must have can help you use those limited resources…
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Artie 3000 Robot Giveaway

Artie 3000 Robot Giveaway

Enter to win this adorable drawing robot.

Your Brain on the Holidays, a down-to-earth guide to living in the stars

Your Brain on the Holidays

A down-to-earth survival guide for living in the stars. Make the holidays a positive time for you and your kids by understanding your brains reactions.

Homeschooling a Large Family – How Do I Do it All?

(Spoiler Alert: I don’t) This is a big-picture, mindset type post. If you need specific teaching tips for homeschooling a large family read my article Teaching Multiple Ages and Grades in The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, it’s free to read online. This is one of the first questions I get when meeting new people. Even before…
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The Four Most Important Things to Include in Your Homeschool Plans for Next Year

It might sound simplistic, but these are the things your kid’s brain needs to grow.

Don’t Collect Curriculums, Collect Treasures

We Need to Fill our Homes with Treasures. Some curricula is a treasure, but many are just copycats of the bland materials used in the public school system. The system we have left behind for one reason or another…perhaps the lack of treasures was a bigger reason than we realized at first? Treasures Take Time…
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Brain Wars: Unschooling vs. Brain Science

As I read about cognitive and neuroscience and all the amazing ways our brain learns I often see why I was attracted to certain educational philosophies and also why I didn’t jump all in. In other words, most of the educational philosophies popular in the homeschooling world have clear strengths and weaknesses when viewed through…
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