Seven St. Patrick’s Day Books to Read with Your Child

The Leprechaun Who Lost His Rainbow by Sean Callahan

Reading with my preschooler is a daily occurrence. I treasure my time with her, snuggling on the couch and exploring new worlds. Our reading time is also a time to learn about different subjects. I always try to find library books that talk about the seasons or an upcoming holiday. With that in mind, I… Read More

Read Across America on March 3

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Dr. Seuss. I don’t know if there’s a kid in America who hasn’t been touched by his books. I learned to read with Cat in the Hat. When my oldest was a preschooler, I read Fox in Socks so many times I could recite the whole thing from memory. And How the Grinch Stole Christmas… Read More

The Ultimate Middle Grades Homeschooling Giveaway (Retail – $490+)

Ultimate Middle Grades Homeschooling Giveaway

To celebrate the launch of My Beloved and My Friend: How to Be Married to Your Best Friend without Changing Spouses, Hal and Melanie Young of Raising Real Men have organized a series of mega-giveaways! I have the privilege of being one of the hosts for the Ultimate Middle Grades Homeschooling Giveaway! If you have… Read More

Learning Geography with the Olympics {Free Printables}

Learning Geography with the Olympics

Who’s ready for the 2014 Winter Olympics? We love it all! From the opening ceremonies to the competitions to the heartwarming athlete stories all the way to the closing ceremonies, we will be watching. And as a homeschooling mom, I love the Olympics for another reason: it’s a fun way to teach geography. This year… Read More

Educational Christmas Gifting: Smithsonian Science Kits

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Am I the only mom who dreads the onslaught of new toys that appear at Christmas time? Don’t get me wrong. I totally appreciate the gifts my children receive, and I love giving them gifts. But too many toys creates clutter. I much prefer gifts that can be used up. Or at least educational gifts…. Read More

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