miacademy.com Homeschool Review – Online Learning Games

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 *** Thank you to Miacademy for sponsoring my kids with their program so that we can share our honest opinions of it! *** With 4 homeschooling children in different grades one of the things I love is to use technology to let some kids fly on their own for some subjects so I can help […]

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A homeschool moment that made Mommy snap!

How this homeschooling Mommy snapped after 12 years of experience homeschooling.

 The overwhelming homeschool moments you don’t see coming! When you have been homeschooling children for 12 years one would think you have everything down to an en exact science and that things wouldn’t get overwhelming. Perhaps that is the case for some people, that really isn’t the case for me! I am about to share […]

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Top Tips for the Accidental Homeschooler

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There are many parents that become a homeschooler by accident, i.e. they had no intentions of homeschooling their children. This can happen for a number of different reasons. Perhaps your child was being bullied? Maybe an illness meant they could no longer go to school? Or, poor grades may have encouraged you to take action. […]

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New School Year – New Paint Brushes! – Homeschooling

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 Our new school year is almost here and so that means all the joys of getting new supplies! We just got these elegantly long paint brushes that are for professionals and beginners. With 5 kids and a family who loves to be creative, these are perfect for us! These are made by the Komina company! They sent […]

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Free Printable – Easy Reader – Sharks

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It is that fantastic exciting time of the year, Shark Week! My family loves Shark Week so here is a freebie for our beloved readers who love Sharks too. This is a 7 page printable, with 12 reading pages inside. It is fact filled and interesting for both young minds and adult ones too!  Free […]

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The STEM Toys Kids and Parents are Loving! – Osmo – Best Buy

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As parents we know that STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) are really important! While school systems are pushing education that focuses on testing reading and math, sometimes other important aspects of learning are not featured enough. When given hands on learning in STEM, kids learn fast and tend to love it! Best Buy we […]

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A Supply List for Taking Kids on Gem and Mineral Digs

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This past weekend my family was lucky enough to get to go dig at a site here in Georgia for Gems and Minerals. We didn’t though know just what supplies we would need for this dig but thankfully the experts helped us and we wanted to be sure to pass this knowledge on to all […]

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5 Reasons To Take Kids To Gem and Mineral Shows! – Augusta GA

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If you are a parent than chances are your child at one point or another has brought home a rock they insisted they couldn’t live without. I know having a handful of children that most kids go through this. Children have a natural fasination with nature and beauty and who can blame them? Of course […]

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My Feminist Heart Broke When I Learned This…. STEM Facts

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Many people think that females and males are equal in the eyes of society, in the work force, in the home. I know I used to think this. I grew up being told I could be anything I wanted right up until high school where I faced direct racism. Still, I some how convinced myself […]

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Review: wilostar3d.com Online School

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It has been amazing as a homeschool family to find a good online school. An Accredited High School that understands young minds and modern lives is very important to us. Our oldest daughter, now a Junior in High School has been going to wilostar3d.com since 8th grade. From the very start she loved it. Online […]

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My newest panic attack over homeschooling high school!

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My dear beautiful amazing teenager is now in 11th grade. It is her first day back to school in an online private school that she loves. She has always been homeschooled and always had a great deal of say about her education. I feel like I have failed her though because today her principle told […]

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The Kids made a handprint table just their size!

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      Kids out number adults here and the house reflects that! We have 5 children and when we are very lucky we have our 2 surrogate children here too making 7 children. Those are the best days of course. As we are very outnumbered by children I don’t think it is any wonder […]

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#Review – Fantastic Art Curriculum

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This post was created in partnership with Mom Buzz Media.  All opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. Art Squish Free Creative Blog Thank you for taking a moment to check out this post about this Art Giveaway. www.artsquish.com The first part of Art Squish is it’s free creative blog for […]

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Kids: It is ok to play with Frogs!

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  Myth: Touching a frog will give you warts. Herpetology experts would love people to know that you can’t get warts from touching the skin of a frog! This myth is being used more and more to keep kids from being kids and doing what they do, which is touch everything! I think it is […]

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She was teaching herself to read at 3, what next?

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  She is brilliant and scary! Our little one has been teaching herself to read since she was 3. While we homeschool our older children we learned long ago not to push when they are young as it backfires so we were going with a hands off approach. Despite us though our little one used […]

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Review – Georgia Aquarium – A Fantastic Adventure

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   The good and bad about our trip to Georgia Aquarium! Out trip this past Valentines Day to Georgia Aquarium was a fantastic adventure. We are a military family stationed at Fort Gordon, right in Augusta Georgia about 3 hours from the Georgia Aquarium. We have a not so little homeschooling family of 6 (and […]

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Free Range Kids – Homeschoolers up all night!

Homeschooling Night Owls It is 1am and my darling oldest daughter who is 15 and homeschooled is up talking to the boy friend on her cell phone. She is happy and loud and so I only felt a little guilty asking her to make grilled cheese for me. I am on bed rest and have […]

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Helping Children See the Importance of Shopping Local

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 Be the Change You Want To See In the World! One of the things my family is doing on our greener living path is to work on sustainability, hobby farming with chickens and gardens. We are trying to learn all we can and develop experience for the years to come when my husband retires from […]

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Reason #130 Why We Homeschool – Seeing the real world, not the mini world school lie!

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“School was the unhappiest time of my life and the worst trick it ever played on me was to pretend that it was the world in miniature. For it hindered me from discovering how lovely and delightful and kind the world can be, and how much of it is intelligible.” ― E.M. Forster      Did […]

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Reason #192 Why We Choose to Homeschool – Corporate America Parenting

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In this HuffPost piece “Are we Raising A Generation of Helpless Kids” Generation Y and iY are portrayed as helpless and entitled kids raised by helicopter parents who all started down this path thanks to poison tylenol in the early 80’s. Or so says Tim Elmore. The whole thing to me seemed rather base and something written […]

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