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List of “Minute to Win it” games for Kids

Through this whole stay at home because of a virus thing has led my phone to run off of the hook. Many of my friends have kids in public school and they desired a bit of advice on schooling from home. For us, we only do about 2 hours worth of “homework” and then we have free-time – Free time…

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FREE COLORING PAGES

After sitting at home in a self-quarantine, I have been looking online for something that I could do with the kids. (We are already home, but this mama is trying to slow down and enjoy.) I have found a few webpages that I have enjoyed. I have added color pages that found – Links to the original sites are below…

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Age Appropriate Chore Chart – FREE PDF Download

Living with a larger family full of kids and critters and homeschooling the whole crew, a house can get in disarray and fast. Here is an age-appropriate chore chart to help get you back on task. We recently re-implemented this with even our older kids as a reminder of what we can all work on together. (We did not add any pet…

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Freeze-Dried Candy

Skittles, Werthers Caramel Chews, Marshmallows. What a fun experiment! We have been busy with the beginning of our holiday fun. November 1st is tomorrow! So, here we go. I have been watching the Facebook message boards for freeze-drying for a long time. We have mostly been saving foods like fruits and vegetables and many different types of meat. Our initial…

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2018 Christmas – Advent, Day 6, Nativity Color Sheet

Luke 1:37 -For nothing is impossible with God. [download id=”5949″] Every day, I try to take time out for me. …. Reading a book or magazine, writing a note to a friend or even coloring. (Yes, mamas can still color and this one does. Here is a FREE download of a Nativity color page for you today. Enjoy the Day! 

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2018 Christmas – Advent, Day 4, Discovering Education – Creating a Nativity craft

Luke 1:31 -You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus. Time for a little creativity. We are using Dollar $$ store tongue depressors and twine, paint and pipe cleaners out of our craft stash.   Every item that we used (minus the hot glue gun) can be picked up…

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Turkey Leftovers – Thanksgiving Eggrolls

I love that I can gather ingredients and make something completely new with items that I have already cooked.  And I love having leftovers after the holidays.  We love our air-fryer and like to make items in it for a quick lunch. PB&J gets old when you homeschool. But PB&J egg rolls are fun and different. The best part is…

Posted in Chores Family Just Being Family Kids laundry Organizing

Age Appropriate Chore Chart – FREE PDF Download

Living with a larger family full of kids and critters and homeschooling the whole crew, a house can get in disarray and fast. Here is an age-appropriate chore chart to help get you back on task. We recently re-implemented this with even our older kids as a reminder of what we can all work on together. (We did not add any pet…

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Happy 11th Birthday, Trystan

Happy 11th Birthday Trystan! Mom loves you!!

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Discovering Education – Field Trip – Bearizona, Williams, Arizona

****Note: It is a RIVER OTTER, not a SEA OTTER in the video**** What a fantastic time we as a family had up in Williams, AZ visiting Bearizona for their fall homeschool day.  Bearizona is an amazing zoo type park in Northern Arizona. It is on 160 acres and comes in 2 parts. The first is a 3-mile drive through where…

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DIY Jellyfish Halloween costume

What you will need: White or clear solid colored umbrella Battery powered tea lights White tulle, streamers, and curling ribbon Clear shipping tape Glowstick XL googly eyes Start with taping the googly eyes on the umbrella. Then, tape the battery pack to the umbrella and wrap the string of lights around.  Then hang and wrap the ribbons, tulle and streamers…

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Happy Birthday Rowan

Happy Happy Happy 11th birthday to my Rosey Gorgeous!! You have grown up way too fast into such an AMAZING little lady! We love you, Rowan!