Category Archives: DIY

Custom-Made Triple Bunk Beds

In our old house we had a nice bunk bed for Mira and Stella, and Lyra had a single bed on the opposite wall.  In the new house we had dreams of a triple bunk bed that they could all … Continue reading

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REVIEW and GIVEAWAY – Make Your Own Chocolate Kit

While we’re in the process of renovating and moving to our new country home, our homeschooling routine is but a shell of its former self.  I did warn you that I’d be taking this time to try and get through … Continue reading

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Stemming From a Desire to Incorporate S.T.E.M

Have you noticed this big push on S.T.E.M recently?  Basically it’s a call for Americans to increase the passion and excitement in our children for pursuing studies in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).  Teach a child to enjoy these … Continue reading

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Homeschool Tip: Spiral-Bind Your Workbooks

For those of you that have been homeschooling for any length of time this post will probably be a no-brainer.  However, for those of us newbs who are just embarking on our home education journey, you may find this helpful. Did … Continue reading

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REVIEW and GIVEAWAY – Moonfinder by Jay Ryan (with fun add-on Oreo Cookie Moon Phase Project!)

You’ve probably deduced by now that we’re pretty big on science and astronomy here.  My husband and I love taking big concepts and making them attainable for our girls.  {Check out our nuclear fusion bubble party here.} That’s why I … Continue reading

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– UPDATE – At-A-Glance Day Charts

Just a quick note to say how much I am loving our At-A-Glance Day Charts.  It’s such an easy way to keep track of our days.  (You can see my detailed post on them here from the beginning of our school year.) I … Continue reading

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Personalized Sticker Books – add some Oomph to your rewards

Over a year ago I posted about our hand-bound sticker books that I use to reward my girls for good work.  I don’t want to get in the habit of giving rewards; I’d love for my girls to do their … Continue reading

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At-A-Glance Day Charts – a work box spin off

I’m loving our At-A-Glance Day Charts.  I’d seen these around on some homeschooling blogs and thought they seemed more doable for my family than traditional workboxes.  I do like the workbox idea and may implement it down the road, but for now … Continue reading

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Sol Seeker

Hi everyone. Howard again. Last week I mentioned the Venus transit coming up on June 5th, 2012. The last one in our lifetimes. Anyway (before I start waxing poetic on the Solar System again) I mentioned two methods to observe; … Continue reading

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A Play-Based Time Capsule

I recently came across one of my old college notebooks and found a quote I wrote years ago.  It said, “Sometimes I get so ahead of myself that I fall behind.”  I remember writing it  after I had spent a couple … Continue reading

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