Kids Activities and Homeschooling

I homeschooled our brood for over 15 years. Even though they are currently in school I love to write about various kids activities, learning projects, cooking with kids and more.

Curly haired boy with g-tube eating.

Good Hearts Good Hands: Your Kids Can Change the World

Thank you Allstate for sponsoring this post. I chose to write this post because doing good in local communities is at Allstate’s core. One of the unexpected blessings that happened when we put our kids in our local elementary school is that we finally met our neighbors. One of Apollo’s best friends, Indi, was born …

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Ideas for The Office themed party.

The Office Themed Party: Tucker’s 13th Birthday

How to Host a Fun Office-Themed Party Post contains affiliate links. Yes, I know, The Office isn’t exactly appropriate for thirteen-year-olds. Or eight-year-olds. And some episodes aren’t even appropriate for 42-year-olds. Despite that, the kids and I spent the summer evenings from 7 to 8 pm watching The Office. Chuck was working a bazillion hours …

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Tips on how to raise a reader from a mom with 14 kids.

How to Raise a Lifelong Reader: Tips for a Mom with 14 Book-Loving Kids

How to Raise a Lifelong Reader: Tips for a Mom with 14 Book-Loving Kids {Post contains affiliate links} My kids are all avid readers. Whether they began reading at age 4 (Judah and Hezekiah) or age 8 (Enoch) they are all now strong readers who love to lose themselves in a good book. After 22 …

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Homeschool, public School or no school?

Homeschool, Public School, or No School? Making Educational Choices

Making Educational Choices: Homeschool, Public School, or No School?  I have a confession to make. I am feeling very conflicted about what to do with Apollo educationally next year. This year has been a hard one for our family and many of the issues we are dealing with are ongoing. I find myself faced with the …

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