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Our Favorite Children’s Books About Summer – Free Reading Challenge Printable

children's books for summer

We just love summer in this house. Its an opportunity for us to take a break from school, be outside, and enjoy being together as a family. Every year I make a summer bucket list and as part of that, I put together all my favorite children’s books about summer to get my girls excited.  I love these books. They talk about my favorite parts of summer. Ice cream, the beach, and eating watermelon. As an incentive to read more…

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Our Homeschool Math Curriculum For 2020 – 2021 – The Good and The Beautiful

Homeschool Math Curriculum - The good and the beautiful

Our homeschool year started this week, so I thought it was the perfect time to share what we will be using this year for our curriculum choices. This post is specifically going to be about our homeschool math curriculum picks but if you want to see all of my choices to be sure to check out THIS POST.    There are a lot of factors that I think about when looking at a curriculum. What teaching philosophy we follow, what…

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Orlando Vacation Home – How We Vacationed During A Pandemic

Orlando Vacation Home

We just got back from our Orlando vacation home and let me tell you right off the bat. We had THE BEST week there.  After months of quarantine, distance learning, and the stress that comes along with it, my family desperately needed a vacation. The problem was I wanted to make sure we made a smart and safe choice for our family. Covid-19 was still on the rise and I didn’t want to put my family at risk.  We decided…

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Healthy Homemade Bomb Pops

I love bomb pops, especially on the 4th of July when we are celebrating with family. Although I see nothing wrong with indulging once in a while I wanted to see if I could make a healthier version. I have to admit that I am usually not the best at creating my own recipes but I have made popsicles before so my chances of success were higher than normal. I am happy to announce that this recipe is so delicious…

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23 Fourth of July Books For Kids

Fourth of July books for kids

Independence Day is around the corner and if you have been around for a while you know that every holiday is an opportunity to change up my bookshelf. I love to use picture books to teach my kids. Anything from understanding diversity to learning about outer space has lived on our shelf. This time I put together a list of my favorite Fourth of July books for kids. It was important to me that this list have simple stories for…

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Summer Gift Basket For Kids

I can’t believe its almost summer. The year is flying by! I love celebrating the end of school and the beginning of summer with a little gift basket for my three girls. I think of things we can use all summer long that will spark joy and keep them entertained. In this post, I am sharing some of my favorite items to put inside your summer gift basket for kids. Use the images above to shop the cutest summer gift…

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20 Books That Teach Kids About Diversity And Inclusion

20 books that teach kids about diversity and inclusion

Having a diverse kid’s bookshelf is so important to me. What is a bookshelf that shows diversity and inclusion? It’s one that has a diverse group of characters. It’s one that talks about social issues like racism and acceptance. It teaches kids about love and inclusion. I want my young girls to read books that teach them these very important topics and normalize this idea that not every main character of the books they read will look like them and…

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Family Summer Bucket List

family summer bucket list

Summer is such a special time of the year. It’s tan lines and sidewalk chalk. It’s BBQs and watermelon. The kids are out of school and it’s the perfect time to start checking things off your summer bucket list.   The girls and I brainstormed for hours over what some of our favorite summer actives are. This summer might look a bit different but we came up with a pretty amazing summer bucket list of things we wanted to accomplish…

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Hidden Mickey Math Game

Hidden Mickey Math Game

With Disney being closed I am looking for all kinds of ways to bring the Disney magic home. We threw my daughter a Disney themed birthday, we pretended to ride on Disney rides and made our favorite Disney snacks. Lately, I have been thinking of ways I can incorporate Disney into their school work. That is when I came up with the Hidden Mickey Math game. One of our favorite things to do at the parks is looking for hidden…

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DIY Laundry Detergent

DIY Laundry Detergent

The plus side of being at home is getting to work on projects that I have been procrastinating for a while. This week I tried my hand at a DIY laundry detergent.      I have always wanted to make my own laundry detergent. It doesn’t have all the perfumes and dyes and it saves a ton of money. This recipe I use and it is so easy!    DIY Laundry Detergent   1. Grate one bar of Castile soap.…

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