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So long summer vacation and hello new school year! The summer seems like it just flew by so quickly this year! For some homeschooling families, having a dedicated school room is not a necessity and may not be used even if they had a school room. For my family, we need the dedicated school space. Plus, we are not fly by the seat of our pants roaming homeschoolers by...

Every year as I do my yearly lesson planning in the summer. I always find new ways that our school room area needs to be changed to accommodate the new learning materials that we will be using as my kids get older. This coming school year I plan to do a weekly short study that focuses on the First World War. My son is very interested in this topic, so I was lucky...

Oh wonderous world of homeschooling. Who doesn’t love to walk into any classroom and just have inspirational quotes and colorful images light up the room to encourage and inspire learning for the day ahead? I know that I sure do, especially on the long school days! As many of you know, last year was the first year that my family actually spent a chunk of money...

Being a homeschooling mom that lives rural, sometimes it is better to allow the fingers to do the shopping. On those easy shopping trips over a cup of my favorite coffee I sometimes let my Amazon Prime membership earn its weight in gold. Then, a few days later we get a bunch of boxes on our door step. With the right project in mind, I started saving some boxes...

Welcome to the 3rd day in my How to Deal With Change In Your Homeschool Environment Series. If you are a planner by nature, such as myself, I would have everything labeled and everything would have a place to be neatly tucked away into. Then my lesson plans would be completed and ready to go for the year before our school year even began, that just isn’t realistic...

Do your workbox tags help keep you organized? Whether you use workbox tags or not, then you might just be looking for a fun way to keep them organized. If so, why not take a quick trip enjoy the fun and high fashion for your workboxes!  These workbox tags have a fun theme that any Paris or fashion loving fan is sure to want to use. These workbox tags are numbered...

Are you an organized user of workboxes? Whether you are or not, then you might just be looking for a fun way to keep them organized. If so, why not try a fun mutant ninja turtle theme to brighten up those workboxes!  These workbox tags have a fun theme that any mutant ninja turtle loving fan is sure to want to use. These workbox tags are numbered 1 to 12. I...

Have you ever been working with your children or students and they have had to put down the workbooks or notebooks? Then, they all go to get their materials and grab each other’s instead? We do a lot of outside learning on our rural property and there are more times than I can count that I would have to break up the arguments over this is mine, no its mine, and...

Are you learning about the 50 US States in your home or classroom?  If you are, have you dropped by  the US State Study of the Week Series yet? Either way, would you like to add a really fun craft to our US States studies? Then why not make this really fun craft to help your child or student learn about the 50 US States?  This DIY 50 US States Wreath...

Where do you fall in the range of organizational skills with it comes to your weekly lessons? Would you call yourself organized? Cluttered? Or what’s a lesson plan? There are so many different ways that you can organize your lessons for your homeschooling or classroom needs, but I would like to share with you all one of my favorite organizational elements: my DIY...

It’s not everyday that I’m invited to share one of my wreaths with another blog. So when Jill asked me to create a Back to School wreath for her family, I was thrilled. I’m an empty nester so back to school hasn’t been on my radar for a while now. After working and raising a family, we moved to a small town and I was able to retire. So life...

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