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Happier At Home: 3 Ways To Keep Your Homeschooled Teen Happy

There is a growing number of homeschooled students in the United States. According to statistics, there were an estimated 1.8 million homeschooled children in 2012, which is an increase from 850,000 in 1999. Some of these homeschoolers are in the 13 to 17 age range, which can present a few changes both for the parent and the teenager. If your child is about to hit his teenage years, he might find that his curriculum is more challenging than it … Continue reading →

Raise your hand if you have a toddler or preschooler who refuses to brush their teeth? Let alone twice a day. Forget that possibility! I am actually struggling with this right now with my soon to be 3 year old. She clamps her mouth tightly shut most nights!  I am afraid that her baby teeth will soon rot away if I don't somehow get her to open her mouth for at least a second to get the toothbrush in to get a few quick swipes with the toothpaste.  What's a mom to do?

Tips and Tricks to Get Your Kids to Brush Their Teeth

Raise your hand if you have a toddler or preschooler who refuses to brush their teeth? Let alone twice a day. Forget that possibility! I am actually struggling with this right now with my soon to be 3 year old. She clamps her mouth tightly shut most nights! I am afraid that her baby teeth will soon rot away if I don’t somehow get her to open her mouth for at least a second to get the … Continue reading →

I have been fired! That is the only way I can describe what happened last January. You see, I have been homeschooling 8 1/2 years. My oldest was in first grade when we started homeschooling. Along came daughter #2 and she of course was homeschooled from the beginning. Daughter #3 is only 5 right now, but when she was four years old she informed me that she couldn’t wait to meet her Kindergarten teacher. I gently explained to her that I was her Kindergarten teacher, but she would never agree with me. Little did I know my 4 year old has a prophetic gift I believe.

My Kids Fired Me as Their Homeschool Teacher

I have been fired! That is the only way I can describe what happened last January. You see, I have been homeschooling 8 1/2 years. My oldest was in first grade when we started homeschooling. Along came daughter #2 and she of course was homeschooled from the beginning. Daughter #3 is only 5 right now, but when she was four years old she informed me that she couldn’t wait to meet her Kindergarten teacher. I gently explained … Continue reading →

Encouragement for the Sport of Motherhood

Encouragement for the Sport of Motherhood

As a mom one of our biggest roles in our child’s life is that of a cheerleader.  But moms need encouragement too!  Do you ever listen to the advice you use to encourage your children in their sports or other endeavors? My family just finished up our swim season, and is gearing up for surf season.  I personally am not athletic, but somehow my kids are.  As we allowed our kids to try different sports we became a … Continue reading →

20 Busy Bag Ideas

20 Busy Bag Ideas to Keep Toddlers and Preschoolers Busy

Hey, have you ever heard of Busy Bags? Busy Bags Are Great for PreSchool Homeschool Co-ops The first time I heard about Busy Bags I was at a meeting with our brand new home school co-op, and I was the lucky one they put in charge for heading up the pre-school program, which were the 3 and 4 year olds. At that time here in south Texas we were experiencing a ton of rain. You know how … Continue reading →