Raising These Littles

Discover 4 New Ways to Build READING CONFIDENCE

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Having kids is such a fascinating thing. As a parent, it is sometimes difficult to know how to inspire and motivate them for certain things. Sometimes what seems like the silliest thing, makes the most significant difference. Sometimes the path they choose to learn a topic comes in a way you just didn’t expect. When I …

Homeschool Geography for Elementary Kids

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One of the things I find a lot of joy in is seeing M learn U.S. Geography. We are not following a boxed curriculum but instead have pieced together a few key things that are working for us. I find that this approach is one that she is really enjoying and because of that, she …

How to Maximize a ONE Night Stay at Kalahari Waterpark in Ohio

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M turned ten years old last month and even through all the craziness of December, we wanted to do something extra special. So, we surprised her with an overnight getaway to Kalahari Resort in Sandusky, Ohio. We had never been there before, and I quickly learned that this was a place you could spend many nights …

5 Big Benefits of adding KNITTING & CROCHET to your Homeschool

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Winter is here, and if you are like me, we all just want to cozy up inside and stay warm. These negative wind chills here in Michigan are hard to get used to this week, and I have no desire to leave the house for anything! When I saw the forecast, I admittedly had visions …

Jam Drawing Bootcamp for Kids Review

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Have you heard of  Jam? We recently discovered their online Drawing Bootcamp for kids ages 9-14. M loves to draw and I had been looking for a fun online course for her that she could work on independently. I initially was drawn to Jam because M loves art, so I expected it to be a great intro …

A Day at Colonial Michilimackinac – Mackinaw City with Kids

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Recently our family took a few days and traveled to Northern Michigan. Since we are homeschooling our 4th grader, I was so excited to visit Colonial Michilimackinac in Mackinaw City. So, we made a day trip out of it. We were lucky to have beautiful fall weather and got a chance to experience the fort just …

Teaching a Growth Mindset- Big Life Journal Review

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A while ago I came across the idea of teaching a growth mindset to kids. I was incredibly intrigued by the idea of helping M learn how to think with a growth mindset. So, I spent some time learning everything I could about growth mindset. As an adult, it was really fascinating to learn about the approach of …

2017 Best Gift Ideas for the Homeschool MOM

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Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! Can you believe that Black Friday and Cyber Monday are just DAYS away?! I have been asked a few times recently what would be good gift ideas for homeschool moms. So, I came up with my own personal favorites that I use plus a few things on my own wish list. I …

Sur La Table Cooking Classes for Kids Review

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This past summer M attended a baking camp at Sur La Table for 8-12-year-olds. This was M’s first time attending a cooking class here and it really did not disappoint. I am excited to share with you my thoughts on the camp she attended. Sur La Table offers not only camps for kids during summer and …

Homeschooling and Motherhood Isn’t Always Pinterest Worthy

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I have to be honest; I started this blog with all sorts of ideas and goals. It was intended to be not only a personal outlet, but a way to share ideas and thoughts with others on a similar journey as me through the beautiful craziness of homeschooling, motherhood, and having twins. I started with …