• Get the most out of your library with these tricks and save yourself thousands each year
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    10+ of the Best Educational Gift Ideas for Elementary

    Welcome back to the second installment of my educational gift guide series! Today I wanted to share some of my favorite gift ideas for kids in elementary. Once again the things on this list are things we either own and love or are really high on my to-buy-very-soon list. I could have shared way more things on this list but I wanted to keep it small to make sure I was sharing the best of the best. Here’s the list of the different categories in this educational gift guide series: + The Best Educational Gift Ideas for Toddlers (coming soon! I’m honestly not sure why I didn’t make this list…

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    10+ of the Best Educational Gift Ideas for Preschoolers

    With Christmas around the corner I’ve obviously been thinking a lot about gift ideas for the kids and one of my favorite kinds of gifts to give kids are ones that are fun but also educational. Of course Christmas isn’t the only time we are buying gifts for our kids (or other kids) and I wanted to have a place to share some of my favorite preschool items. The things on this list are things we either own and love or are really high on my to-buy-very-soon list. I could have shared way more things on this list but I wanted to keep it small to make sure I was…

  • The Best Advent Activities and Resources for Families and Parents
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    Advent Resources for Families

    One of my goals for December is to put most of our emphasis on Advent and the Reason for the Christmas season. I asked on Instagram last week if my followers had any good Advent resources to share and I’ve been doing some research myself and I wanted to share some of the resources I came across. Many of these I have not used myself yet but they have been recommended by trusted sources or come from reputable sites so I feel confident in sharing them.     FOR THE FAMILY     JESUS STORYBOOK BIBLE READING PLAN This is so easy and one of the things I plan on…

  • free encouraging homeschool magazine
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    A Free Encouraging Homeschool Magazine

    I truly enjoy blogging and sharing our homeschool story here in this space. I try to share the things that work as well as the things that don’t work. But I was recently thinking about how nice it would be for there to be an encouraging digital homeschool magazine that would be a great resource for those interested in homeschooling in the future, those new to the homeschooling thing as well as those who have been at it for a long time. So, as with most things, I decided to make one! Well, kind of. I would like to make one with your help! I am looking for homeschoolers to…

  • A peek inside the Elementary Homeschool Bundle - what we are using and how we are incorporating it
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    A Peek Inside the Elementary Bundle and What We’re Using This Year

    The second annual Elementary Bundle is available this week over at Intentional Bundles and I wanted to take a few minutes and share a peek inside some of the products and what and how we will be using them in our homeschool this year. UPDATE: The Elementary Bundle is now over BUT from time to time the bundles are brought back for a short flash sale, so make sure to be signed up for my newsletter to hear if that happens for this one! The thing I like about the bundle is that even if we won’t be using a product this year I can download it and use it…

  • Free Creative Writing Story Prompts - fun prompts for creative writing for elementary and middle grades
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    Free Creative Writing Story Prompts

    One thing I want to incorporate into our upcoming homeschool year that we have never done before is to add in some creative writing. My daughter does some writing on her own here and there, a couple of years ago she was dictating her stories to me while I typed them out on the computer and now she’s switched over to writing her own stories out. Recently she was working on creating a list of characters for a story, it included a family tree and short descriptions of each of the characters, too cute. And while I love that she chooses to write her own stories I wanted to be…