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How to Get Your Family to Drink More Water

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It’s hot outside, and it is so easy to get busy playing that children (and we moms!) forget to stay hydrated. Yes, playing with water is great, but drinking water is extremely important. In fact, it’s important to drink plenty of water when we’re outside getting hot and sweaty, but it’s really important to drink […]

Slow Cooker Cola BBQ Pulled Pork

Slow Cooker Cola BBQ Pulled Pork from Hip Homeschool Moms

With only about 2 minutes of active prep time – your slow cooker will do all the rest of the work to make this yummy Cola BBQ Pulled Pork while you go about your busy day.

DIY Craft Desk Hack

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So you want a craft desk but can’t afford to buy one? Here’s a suggestion that might work for you. This idea only cost me about $60 to put together. It requires no cutting and only minimal construction! It was the type of thing I could do by myself easily. While I can paint and be […]

TRISMS History’s Masterminds Review and Giveaway

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I am excited to tell you about TRISMS History’s Masterminds. It is different! It offers so much more than any other history curriculum for middle school and high school that I have found! It is not just a history study… it is designed to build upon a foundation of research, discovery, and language. The primary […]

Hip Homeschool Hop 8/25/15

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Welcome to the Hip Homeschool Hop!   Kristy, one of the Hip Homeschool Moms team members, blogs at Kristy’s Cottage.  Kristy chose 100 Best Books for Boys as her favorite article from last week’s HOP. Kristy said: “I loved the 100 Best Books for Boys, by Faithful and True blog. As a mom with 3 little […]

The Many Benefits of Unit Studies and How to Use Them in Your Homeschool

The Many Benefits of Unit Studies

*affiliate links present Unit Studies Unit studies are a popular tool for homeschooling families, and for good reason. There are many benefits of using unit studies in education, and they provide a flexible and fun alternative to using textbooks. There are unit studies available on a never-ending number of topics such as animals,  plants, historical […]

Why Making Time for Fun Is So Important for Your Family

Why Making Time for Fun is so Important for  Your Family

When is the last time you really enjoyed being with your kids? No pressure.  No complicated planning.  Just good old family togetherness.  Just being.  If it’s been quite a while… or if you can’t even remember the last time that happened… well, then maybe we have something in common: Life is too stinking busy sometimes!  At […]

3 Ways Salsa Can Be Your New Best Friend AND a Recipe!

3 Ways Salsa Will Be Your New Best Friend and Recipe

I have to admit it. I am completely addicted to salsa. I cannot get enough of it. I love to put it on my eggs in the morning. Eat it as a snack in the afternoon with some pita chips. It goes so great on our favorite Mexican dish, or even as a healthy alternative […]

Things to Consider When Choosing a Homeschool Curriculum

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This time of year, many homeschoolers are busy preparing for a new school year, which includes deciding on which curriculum to use. Some homeschoolers stick to what works each year (which I highly recommend; if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it), but sometimes things just aren’t working, whether it’s your entire curriculum or just a […]

Hip Homeschool Hop 8/18/15

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Welcome to the Hip Homeschool Hop! I’m Wendy, one of the three co-owners of the Hip Homeschool Moms site, and I blog at Homeschooling Blessings. As a mom of older students (one graduate, a senior, and an 8th grader), I was happy to read the article 5 Popular Business Books That Will Challenge Your Teen from […]

Friendship Wisdom from a Pig

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Social media is an awesome tool for long distance friendships and staying in touch. But, as with most good things, it has its dark side. When it comes to friendships, social media can often stir up a whole lot of dissatisfaction. It’s that jealous pang you feel when you realize, based on the Facebook photos, […]

New Testament Greek

Have you ever wished you could read the New Testament in the original Greek?

You can!

In this New Testament Greek online class, you will learn the common (or koine) Greek used in the days of Jesus and the Apostles. Slightly different from the classical or ancient Greek of Plato, Aristotle, and the Greek playwrights, New Testament Greek is an easier way to learn Greek and students end up with the same benefits, if not more (since they will be able to read the New Testament in the original).

The most important writings in the world were first written in Greek (i.e., the New Testament). Greek is the foundation for countless English words used everyday (such as photograph, telescope, microchip, etc.). And this particular Greek class is a whole new opportunity to laugh and learn with Dwane Thomas

 

Celebrate Friends This Friendship Week

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It’s National Friendship Week this week! What better way to celebrate friends than to invest in your friendships? Borrowing from Gary Chapman’s Five Love Languages, here are five ways to show your friends how much they mean to you. Acts of Service: Got a friend drowning in newborn laundry? Rope in some other friends and, […]

Learn Everything About Airplanes {Free Printable List}

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August 19th is Aviation Day. We are so excited to bring you a cool post on our visit to USS Midway in San Diego as well as some ideas and books to read. You can use this information for Aviation Day or anytime! Learn everything about airplanes! It’ll be grand! Learn Everything About Airplanes Have […]

Chicken Fried Rice

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Chicken Fried Rice is not only a fun meal, but it is done in a flash!

Celebrate National Smile Day

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  Homeschooling can steal your smile some times.  It’s hard to be super chipper sun up to sun down with all we moms have to do.  So, let’s celebrate that TODAY is National Smile Day!  What a perfect way to start your school year!  Here are a few ideas (perfect for the procrastinating mom) that […]

Hip Homeschool Hop 8/11/15

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Welcome to the Hip Homeschool Hop!     Team member Brenda, who blogs at Schooling a Monkey, chose When Homeschooling Is Hard, by Kris Bales, as one of her favorites this week. We all need encouragement to hang in there sometimes!   Another favorite chosen by Brenda is Formal Homeschooling: How Early Is Too Early?  If you’re […]

Last Chance to Enter Sunday Giveaways!

HHM BTS Giveaway 2015 Last Chance to Enter Sunday Giveaways

  If you didn’t enter the giveaways from Sunday, August 9, you have until midnight central time tonight! Our Sunday sponsors were: Apologia-Exploring Creation with Zoology 1 Grammarly Grapevine Studies Life of Fred Beginning Reader Series My Home School Grades Seekers of the Lost Boy Song School Spanish Usborne Books Consultant-We Love These Books Click […]