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time-out

This past weekend I booked an airplane ticket to a larger town in our area.  When you live in a town completely supplied by air, and without the normal fun amenities of a large city, it can cause some feelings of claustrophobia or boredom!  I usually do fairly well here.  My husband tends to get …

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gift guide

Have you considered doing some of your holiday shopping (or just any kind of shopping!) with small businesses online??  I’m always surprised by the little gems that small bloggers and businesses have available!  But without the budget for marketing plans, they are often overlooked!  One such blogger has put together a Gift Guide of small …

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We were so frustrated with our son!  At 13 years old, he should be able to follow more than one direction at a time.  When we are giving directions, he should not have to stare at us like we were speaking an unknown language.  We were starting to get concerned for his future when we …

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world resources

I LOVE having resources from Around the World at my fingertips, but most of the time I have to spend so much time searching!  I know your time is precious, so I’ve done the work for you! You will find all kinds of resources for learning about our world in separate categories.  Finding resources have …

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“What is Fall?” my daughter asked.  My jaw dropped with surprise.  I grew up in an area that had 4 distinct seasons, and one bonus rainy season!  It never dawned on me that my children wouldn’t know the joys of changing weather, colorful leaves, and hot cocoa or cider. Growing up in a tropical country, …

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{This post may contain my referral links} Do you make copywork a part of your homeschool?  I have to admit, for a long time I treated copywork as handwriting practice, or even the hated busy work!  There is so much more to copywork, and now that I know more about it, I use it for my kids.  I …

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convention

{This post may contain my referral links. You can see my full Disclosure and Cookie Policies or my updated Privacy Policy for more details.} My TTD Convention Experience This summer was my first Teach Them Diligently Convention.  I was completely blown away!  There were so many different topics to choose from, and it made it super hard …

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spell

I was in complete shock!  We had just gotten my 7th grader’s standardized tests back.  Now, I always take these tests with a grain of salt, but being in the 8th percentile in spelling is LOW no matter how you look at it!  After questioning my son to find out if he actually tried to …

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Mixed Dominance

All of us grow up hearing that everyone has a dominant hand.  You can be either right handed or left handed.  Every now and then, we would run across someone that was ambidextrous and thought that was so cool!  I didn’t hear the term Mixed Dominance or Cross Dominant until this year and learning about it changed my …

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substitution

Does this sound familiar?  You are so excited about a new curriculum you found.  You introduce the curriculum to your children.  They are not excited about it, but that’s ok.  It’s new!  Give it time.  Several weeks pass and the curriculum is becoming a CHORE and everyone dreads it when you pull out the book.  …

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