Raising These Littles

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 …


Our 4th Grade Homeschool Curriculum Choices for 2017-2018

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We are so excited to be entering into our 2nd year of homeschooling. M is now officially in 4th grade and we have so many fun things planned for this upcoming year, I just can’t wait to share with you what we will be doing. I hope you will follow along with our journey on Facebook …


How to Have the Best Summer Picnic Birthday Party

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Our twins turned ONE last week! So many feelings about that. Goodness, it is just unreal. For their first birthday, I really wanted to keep things simple and celebrate with just our family but it needed to be special and memorable too. We opted for a birthday party at the park and if you have …


How to Help a New TWIN MOM in the First Year

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My boy/girl twins are turning ONE this week! It hardly seems even possible. At this moment, the year feels like it has flown by. But, I know there were so many times that I felt like time was standing completely still, and the chaos around me was going to completely swallow me. Being a mom …


6 Reasons we LOVED The Inn at Bay Harbor for our Family Vacation

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This summer we decided to take our kids on a family vacation to Northern Michigan. We were looking for a spot on Lake Michigan where we could swim, see beautiful sunsets, and take in beautiful summer days unplugged. I have lived in Michigan my whole life and grew up in a beach town but had …


How All About Reading Saved Our Homeschool

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Since we are all in homeschool planning mode right now, and you are all searching for the right reading program for you, I thought it would be helpful to share our experience. If you are new to homeschooling or just trying to find a better approach to teaching reading, you are in the right place. …


Homeschool Field Trip – Junior Baker

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Recently we went on a fantastic field trip for our little baker, and I wanted to share how fun it was. One of the reasons we have fallen in love with homeschooling is the flexibility that we have had to experience a bunch of fun field trips with other homeschool friends. We have learned so …


What I Learned my 1st Year of being a TWIN Mom

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This month our twins will be one year old! Oh my goodness.. how has this year been the fastest and slowest year ever?!.. The last 11 months have given so much meaning to the phrase, “The days are long, but the years are short.” Becoming a mom of twins was a surprise for us and …