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October 22, 2014

Books that Get Boys Excited About Reading

Books to get boys reading

Reading is something I'm passionate about and before I even became a mother I knew that was something I wanted to share with my kids. My oldest three children are boys though and that comes with a few challenges. Nationally, boys consistently test lower than girls on reading assessments. The … [Read more...]

Giveaway: Teach your Children to Read with Alpha-Phonics

Alpha-Phonics

 Disclosure: I was provided with product to facilitate my review, however all opinions are my own. One of the things I'm most proud of is the fact that I've been the one to teach my boys to read (and it's a milestone I look forward to with my daughter down the road). When I was a new … [Read more...]

Is Homeschooling a Preschooler for You?

homeschooling a preschooler

We are going into our 4th year of homeschooling this year (after a little back and forth dance with public school) and I've been thinking about how we got started. I was not brave enough to skip that first day of kindergarten but our homeschooling journey actually began by doing preschool at … [Read more...]

Gardening with Kids: 5 Easy Tips to Get you Started

Gardening with Kids

Gardening can be a great activity to teach kids about the world around them. It's been a few years since we've had a full-fledged garden, and despite the fact that I am way too pregnant to do much of the work myself, I was determined that this year we were going to do some planting. My boys are … [Read more...]

Why I Homeschool

homeschooling

Schooling decisions have been complicated in our family. We've tried both public school and homeschooling and right now, homeschooling is what works for us. I'm frequently asked why we decided to homeschool. I realize that for many people, homeschooling is just not something that has crossed … [Read more...]