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These group games for families are perfect for any special gathering! Games have always been the go-to activity when family or friends get together because they are so much fun and keep everyone actively involved in the party. We don’t have a giant extended family, but every holiday or birthday celebration will find the 10…
Please enjoy this guest post from Courtney Day about the encouragement you can find by writing a homeschool resume. It’s such a great idea to help you realize your worth and see your successes as a homeschool teacher! “Congratulations, you’ve got the job! You’re hired!” “Huh? I didn’t… I’m sorry, what job?” I was trying…
Time and again, research and anecdotal evidence have proven that creativity is as vital a trait as resilience or wit. Often creativity can be considered a skill, but it’s such a broad concept that it is difficult to explain just how to practice such a skill. This list of art and handicraft gifts will help!…
Nature study has long been a cornerstone of our homeschool. It’s an interactive and exciting mainstay that has come to be as much a part of our lives as our learning. We don’t just notice nature when it’s for science credit, we enjoy and appreciate it in our daily lives! Because nature study is so…
Horses are a lifelong love for my daughter. She has always gasped at the sight of horses grazing in a pasture, cleared the local library’s shelves of all the horse-related books, and covered her walls with posters of wild stallions and prancing ponies. Gift giving occasions have never been great mysteries for anyone who knows…
Do you have a budding chef or a flourishing foodie at home, always at your elbow in the kitchen and wanting to mix, roll, bake, or glaze? Check out these gifts for kids who love to cook and find something for every skill level. You’ll enjoy what they whip up for you almost as much…