Cut Out Those Bad Snacks and Drinks for Little Ones

Cut Out Those Bad Snacks and Drinks for Little Ones

 GUEST POST    With all the responsibilities you have as a parent, where do you rank making sure your children’s teeth are clean and healthy? For too many parents, that issue unfortunately takes a back page to many other responsibilities that come their way, including working, making sure their kids have a suitable roof over […]

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Field Trip to the National Zoo – Part 3

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Back to Part 2 of National Zoo Field Trip One of the highlights of this Field Trip were the very playful sea lions that where really interested in the kids. They swim so gracefully and really captured the kids attention and interest. These playful animals are California Sea Lions and live in North America. You can […]

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Guest Post – Is It Time for a Trip to the Backcountry?

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  Even if you have a lifestyle that involves too much work, too much school or both, you need a break from time to time. Sometimes it’s best to leave the kids at home for the weekend and head out into the wilderness! One of the best ways to get away from the everyday life […]

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Field Trip to the National Zoo – Part 2

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See Part 1 of National Zoo Field Trip I would never have guessed that seeing the fish being fed would be so very interesting or that the kids would be so fascinated by it all either. While all of us where busy asking questions about the fish and turtle, my husband found another zoo resident, […]

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Field Trip to the National Zoo

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    Our first field trip of the 2013 – 2014 school year was a beautiful one and we will be going back soon. If you have never been to the national zoo in Washington DC it is worth going to. Admission is free and this is a great value for homeschoolers and large families. […]

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How to Choose the Perfect Bicycle

BMX, Mountain, Giant – Which Bicycle to Choose? Article brought to you by London based bicycle shop Zeevon If you love biking and have decided that you want to invest in a bicycle, the challenge comes now in picking out the right type of bike.  Unfortunately, when it comes to bicycles, it’s not a “one […]

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School is Coming! Are your Kids Excited?

School is around the corner for many and that means a lot of excited kids. Are yours excited? We homeschool and I have to say that we are certainly excited to start a new school year. My 5 year old daughter is thrilled to be “official” this year and my 7 year old son feels […]

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Giveaway for our Readers that we love! #win $100

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Welcome to the Comment Starter Giveaway!   Organized by: Budget Earth & Mom to Bed by 8 This giveaway is special!!! There are no pages to “like” or “follow”. As bloggers we like to have conversations with our readers….this is just a way to get the conversation started. We know that our readers love giveaways […]

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Getting Your Homeschooled Teen Ready for College

Getting Your Homeschooled Teen Ready for College

Getting Your Homeschooled Teen Ready for College As a parent of a homeschooled student you likely have been preparing your child/teen for the day they become an adult and begin their first semester of college. Undoubtedly you want your child to be a success and continue to thrive, just as he did while homeschooled, so […]

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NEWS: Bank repossessed wrong home

The news today was grim but not for the normal reasons, this one caught off guard but I am sure not as off guard as it did for the home owner. Ohio homeowner Katie Barnett came home from a two week vacation to find that she couldn’t get in her house. She tried her key, […]

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Giveaway – Weight Loss Prize Pack – Ends Aug 15th

Frugal Washington Mommy, Getting Healthy With Ace and Crystal and Your Blog Here is pleased to announce this amazing giveaway to help you get healthy! If you are interested in making a change, taking charge of your life and getting to know a more beautiful, healthy you then this is the giveaway for you! All […]

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Guest Post: Strike a New Chord With Your Kids

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 As most parents can tell you, sometimes trying to find things for their kids to do can be challenging. In a day and age when the Internet can all but take over a child’s life, there are many parents who wish that their kids were more in tune with better days. Days where they studied […]

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Rainy Day Science – Water + Pencils + Giggles

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When it is stormy and dramatic outside and the kids seem to be wired for sound I try and remember it is a great time for science and art and to put that energy to good use. It is our habit when a storm hits to go a quick clean up. No ones dirty dishes […]

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Back to school Supplies – How Being Cheap Could Cost You!

  Even though my family homeschools we still love back to school time and the sales we can often find on school supplies. While many of the supplies we buy are specialty and things we can’t get at box stores this isn’t true for all of it. Like everyone else we need pencils and pens […]

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Book Review By My Daughter — Miss Fortune

  My dear lovely daughter wrote a review I thought I would share with you all. Poison Apple #3: Miss Fortune – By Brandi Dougherty Review By: Crystal (HopePixie) I read this book a while ago and I loved it so much that I thought I would tell you about it. It is about a girl […]

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At what point in your career should you start planning for your retirement?

Guest Post   It’s no secret that, on the whole, our workforce is getting older. Whether this is due to improvements in healthcare, financial constraints or simply job satisfaction, people are now working well into their 60s and in some cases, even beyond.   Yet work can’t go on indefinitely, and at some point you’re […]

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Royal Baby Born – Why do we care?

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  All over the news today and social media we heard about a new little prince being born. Kate Middleton and her husband Prince William got to hold their new born baby son that weighs in at over 8lbs. The announcement was placed outside of Buckingham Palace on the golden easel as other births have been […]

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Home schooling is exploding in population and popularity and here is why!

Created by: CollegeAtHome.com This is NOT to say that homeschooling is the best option for every child or family. This is NOT to say that homeschoolers are better parents. This is NOT to say that there are not great schools out there. However homeschoolers tend to get the short end of the stick when it […]

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Help your dog keep cool by making Doggy Ice Cream Treats

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       Dogs need to stay cool too! Many areas are hitting record high heat for extended periods and we all need ways to keep cool. It isn’t just us though as humans but our pets too that need help dealing with the hot summer days. This goes beyond knowing to not leave your […]

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School is coming — Are you peanut aware?

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My friend Janice who is a health coach shared something that reminded me that it is a great time to share peanut awareness reminders. Janice asks — Did you know that peanuts are not actually related to other nuts? They are in the legume family. That’s right, a bean! They grow underground too. If you have […]

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