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these birthday ideas for kids are cheap, easy and meaningful

5 Cheap, Easy, and Meaningful Birthday Ideas for Kids

With two birthdays this week at our house, I’ve been thinking about some of our favorite birthday ideas for kids almost non-stop! Coming up with birthday ideas for kids can be tough – especially when you may not be able to invite a lot of people to help you celebrate.  You can already tell by …

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3 Things You Need to Do to Prevent Summer Learning Loss

Mama, have you heard about summer learning loss and what it means for your kids? Summer learning loss, commonly called the summer slide, is the tendency for the majority of kids to forget some of what they learned during the school year during the summer months. Recent studies show that kids in 3rd-5th grade lose: …

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a summer bingo board is a great family activity

How to Create an Awesome Family Summer Bingo Board

Creating a family summer bingo board can be a fantastic way to get everyone at your house excited for summer! So, what exactly is a summer bingo board? It’s a fun way to display and keep track of summer activities that you want to do as a family. And when you complete a row or …

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There are lots of indoor activities you can do to stop boredom at home!

Indoor Activities to Stop Boredom for Kids of All Ages

The minute a quarantine order was mentioned for our little town, I started searching for indoor activities to stop boredom for my five kids. With no gymnastics, parkour, homeschool choir, piano, STEM academy, or church activities, I wondered what I would I do to help them fill their time. I’m not a mom who enjoys …

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These are the 10 things I wish I'd known before I started homeschooling

What I Wish I Knew Before I Started Homeschooling

With the current global coronavirus pandemic cancelling schools all over the globe, I’ve been reflecting on the the things I wish I’d known before I started homeschooling seven years ago. Whether your school district is providing online curriculum or not, creating a homeschool system that works for your family can be daunting.  While I’m less than …

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Intentional Christmas gift giving has made the holidays much more meaningful for me.

How We Practice Intentional Christmas Gift Giving

It is so fun to watch our kids unwrap their gifts on Christmas morning, isn’t it?! Over the past few years I’ve learned that our joy can be even greater when we practice intentional Christmas gift giving.  My Realization About ten years ago, when my kids were little, I remember standing in front of our …

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