Raising These Littles

5 Best Ways to Enjoy the Michigan State Capitol for your Homeschool Field Trip

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One of our favorite ways to spend time together is when I get an opportunity to take M on a field trip- just the two of us. It doesn’t happen often that I can get away without the twins but it has become important to me lately to try and plan one on one time …


TOP 4 Homeschool Books to Renew Your Purpose

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Summer is halfway over and if you are like me, you are eager to renew your homeschool purpose moving into the new school year. When spring hit, I found myself in the same place. I am so glad I found some homeschool books to help. I hope you get a chance to read through this …


Why I needed Hygge in our Homeschool

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I hit that homeschool slump, or the winter blues, or whatever we call it. The holidays were over, winter set in, and we didn’t get out as much. The twins started a lovely sleep regression while getting more teeth. Hubs started traveling more for work and I started running on empty most days. I was …


Discover 4 New Ways to Build READING CONFIDENCE

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Are you looking to find ways to build reading confidence in your kids this year? Helping kids find a love of reading is often a big goal of homeschool moms. Whether you are just trying to supplement at home or are homeschooling, there are things that you can do to help! When I first started …


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 for homeschool geography that is working for us. I find that this approach is one that she is enjoying and because of …


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 …