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What in the World is a Lapbook?

What in the World is a Lapbook?

Lapbooks, project packs, and file folder books – they are all referring to the same basic idea of creating a miniature book to reinforce a learning adventure. Becoming popular in the homeschooling world over the past 10 years or so, these options are also being used in classrooms and even daycare centers. The above fun […]

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9 Favorite Lapbook Projects for Fun and Easy Learning

9 Favorite Lapbook Projects for Fun and Easy Learning

I was getting the 7 year itch in homeschooling. I’d tried almost everything – except lapbooking. The kids and I were both stuck in a rut and we needed to do something fast before homeschooling turned into something that looked too much like, well, boring school. And then I found the lapbook that made all […]

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10 Fun Freebies for Families

10 Fun Freebies for Families

The grocery bills keep rising, the costs of music lessons seem to snip holes in the pocketbook, and orthodontist bills just prepare you for college bills. Raising kids is an expensive adventure. That is why I absolutely love finding free bargains that give a little boost to our days. Some of these are things that […]

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Printables to Encourage Reluctant Readers

Printables to Encourage Reluctant Readers

Setting Reading Goals and Reaching for the Stars Are you a bookworm but you are raising a book-balker? A child who balks at most of the books you suggest from the shelves and who would rather shovel the snow and clean the toilets before willingly grabbing a book to devour? Many educators and parents are […]

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Scream Free Parenting

Scream Free Parenting

Is It Really Possible – and Effective? Parenting – it’s not about the kids. This is the ironic message that is delivered in Scream Free Parenting, by Hal Edward Runkel. According to Runkel we are too focused on our kids, too ready to help them, control them, mold them, and be with them. We scream […]

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Coping with Tragedy

Coping with Tragedy

Resources for Children and Parents in the Wake of the Connecticut School Shooting Like so many parents across the country, and the world, I wept today for the children and teachers lost in the unfathomable shooting tragedy in that Connecticut elementary school. My heart aches for the parents, the siblings, family members, and the entire […]

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The Child with Intense Emotions

The Child with Intense Emotions

When it is More than Just a Phase There is no parenting journey that compares with loving and leading a child with intense emotions. No one hands you a helmet with ear plugs, offers you a defense shield, or tucks words of wisdom in your back pocket. You are left standing there – unprepared and […]

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Fasten Your Seatbelts! You’re Parenting a Tween

Fasten Your Seatbelts! You’re Parenting a Tween

3 Bumps in the Road Tweens Face – and How We Can Help Them Charlene Giannetti and Margaret Sagarese, authors of The Roller-Coaster Years, pinpoint three of the issues of which I hear so many parents struggling with their tweens and young teenagers. Distraction Disorganization Disinterest This three ring circus, as described by Giannetti and […]

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Discipline without Tears and Tantrums: Is It Possible?

Discipline without Tears and Tantrums: Is It Possible?

Somewhere along the line I found myself moving in parenting from searching for discipline methods that really work to trying to teach self-discipline. As the kids get older and I as their mom get a tad bit wiser, those naughty little moments and tantrums with full-frontal flailing on the floor moments have subsided. They are […]

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Printable Christmas Books

Printable Christmas Books

Your Kids Can Make as Gifts Wrapping paper, ribbons, tinsel, carols, candy canes. I can almost smell Christmas. That means at our house we are in the full swing of the preparation for this holiday, and I am doing what I can to help foster the spirit of giving with the kids. We love spending […]

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