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Slow Cooker Philly Cheese Sandwiches

You’ll love these “Philly Cheese” sandwiches. Not only are they tender and delicious, but they cook in your slow cooker while you get your work done!

So You Want to Have Daily Devotions with Your Kids {But Feel Like Such a Failure}

So you want to have daily devotions with your kids… but most days find you…  scrambling in the morning (and I don’t mean over a skillet of farm fresh eggs) trying to remember where you placed your Bible (you own five Bibles, but, you know the story…) feeling too guilty to read Scripture verses to your […]

Reading Eggs Free Trial!

★ FREE 4 week trial of Reading Eggs ★ Get your child using Reading Eggs today and enjoy the multi award-winning online reading program for 3-13 year olds. Sign up today! Just click here! Don’t forget to TELL YOUR FRIENDS so their children can also try Reading Eggs for free!  

Hip Homeschool Hop 9/22/15

Welcome to the Hip Homeschool Hop! An InLinkz Link-up

Tangram Lesson Plan

Tangrams are an ancient Chinese puzzle that begin with a square.  They contain seven geometric pieces, or tans. You can use these seven pieces to create a number of pictures, but when played you must follow these rules: All 7 pieces must be used. All pieces must lie flat. All pieces must touch. No pieces may overlap. Pieces […]

Tune Your Ears to Hear My Voice

My son, be attentive to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings. – Proverbs 4:20 It was eerily quiet. In a room full of children, you could almost hear a pin drop. The only sounds were the faint strains of a Veggie Tales video being streamed over a laptop with nearly non-functional speakers. The […]

10 Simple Steps to Eating Clean

In a previous article, I gave some information about eating clean. I explained a little about what clean eating is and why you might want to give it a try. But once you’ve decided to try out the clean eating lifestyle, how do you make the change? It can be difficult to change from the […]

What Is a Montessori Peace Table? Why Every Homeschool Should Have One

Have you heard of such a thing as a Montessori peace table? What in the world is that? How does it work and why is it important? But the one question you may be asking the most is, “Why do you say that every homeschool should have a peace table?” Let me explain. Not only […]

Five Anne of Green Gables-Inspired Ways to Nurture Your Child’s Writing Dreams

Oh, Anne! 107 years after Lucy Maud Montgomery’s novel was published, Anne Shirley–orphan, castaway, joyful heart–continues to invigorate and inspire us. One way the novel continues to inspire me is the luscious, exuberant way in which it was written by L.M.M., or “Maud” as she was called. Her fat, buttery words and her usage of […]

Hip Homeschool Hop 9/15/15

Welcome to the Hip Homeschool Hop! We love sharing some of our favorite posts from the previous week’s Hop! We had some really great ones last week! We can’t feature all of the folks who linked up with us, but we are happy to have each of you, and we hope you’ll keep coming back […]

In Celebration of Constitution Day

So did you know September 17th is Constitution Day? If you didn’t, don’t feel too bad:  Most Americans have no idea this is the birthday of the U.S. Constitution.  Even more troubling: A frightening number of Americans can’t outline any of the seven articles of the Constitution, name a single freedom guaranteed us in the Bill […]

Celebrate Collect Rocks Day!

Celebrate September 16: Collect Rocks Day! My kids just adore rocks and gemstones. We’re always collecting and admiring rocks wherever we go. Sometimes, we acquire rocks as souvenirs when we travel (Make sure that’s legal where you visit!). My girls are enjoying reading through these Geology Calendar Connections every morning this month. We have a different theme […]

Pizza Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

There’s something to be said about a grilled cheese sandwich. But how about a pizza grilled cheese sandwich?

All About Banned Books and Free Activity Sheet

Did you know there was such a thing as Banned Books Week?  Banned Books Week was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores, and libraries. It celebrates the freedom to read by encouraging read-outs, displays, and community activities that raise awareness of the ongoing […]

Hip Homeschool Hop 9/8/15

Welcome to the Hip Homeschool Hop!   Heather, an HHM team member who blogs at A Nurse’s Wildflowers, chose None of Our Children Attended Harvard as her favorite post from last week. Here’s what Heather had to say about the post: “I loved this post! I too have seen so many homeschooling families measuring their homeschooling successes […]

The Glasses We Wear: Understanding the Responses You Get About Your Decision to Homeschool

“Ooo, here is an article about homeschooling!” Sandra reaches for her glasses. They are a lovely floral vintage pair. She puts them on the end of her nose. She reads the first few lines of the article. Her face lights up, and she smiles and exclaims, “That’s exactly what I was thinking!” You see, what […]

6 Foods That Increase Your Child’s Learning Ability

Summer is drawing to a close, and many of us are getting ready for a new school year.  I’m always so excited to pick out new books, try out a new curriculum or two, and get started on a new year.   It’s obviously important to be prepared for the new school year, but what […]

Hip Homeschool Hop 9/1/15

Welcome to the Hip Homeschool Hop!   Tanya, a Hip Homeschool Moms team member, enjoyed the Homeschool Unit Study about Robots from last week’s HOP. She said, “My 5-year-old son would LOVE to try some of these. It would be the perfect Dad-Son activity!” Tanya blogs at The Natural Homeschool. Jill, who blogs at Jill’s […]