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evening routine

I don’t know about you, but I spend more time re-implementing an evening routine than following one!  I would say that we are  GREAT at killing our evening routines.  Because we are so good at this, I have learned quite a few lessons on how to make this work.  Here are some of my sure-fire …

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teaching handwriting

Who in their right mind would try to teach cursive AND manuscript to a child at the same time?  Sounds crazy, right?  I would have agreed with you years ago, but I’ve learned a few things that have completely changed my mind. How open-minded are you when it comes to trying something new with your …

How to Teach Cursive & Manuscript at the Same Time! Read More »

I was in shock.  I was just told that the school system in our state took out handwriting as a subject.  What were they thinking?! I had just finished my training as an educational therapist through the National Institute of Learning Disabilities.  They taught me in my training  the importance of cursive handwriting as well …

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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 …

The Last Stop for Around the World Resources! Read More »

“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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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 use it in my daily (or semi-daily) …

Copywork NOT Busy Work Read More »

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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