Around the blog this past year, I've been quiet for the most part with the exception of sharing a little life update back in August. Considering we've been home the majority of the time and life has completely slowed down (comparatively speaking), it ...
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It’s Been Awhile, Hasn’t It?

Around the blog this past year, I’ve been quiet for the most part with the exception of sharing a little life update back in August. Considering we’ve been home the majority of the time and life has completely slowed down (comparatively speaking), it would seem that the opposite would be true. That said, life with four teens at home is nothing short of full. :)

Keeping up with school has been, at times, challenging – mainly keeping motivation going for both the kids and myself. College options are going back and forth with McKenna and Laurianna, and life is moving along in general.

Rather than sharing an exhaustive list of all that is happening in our lives, how about a quick sum-up?

  • Laurianna returned home in October 2020 (FINALLY) from Mercy Ships where she had been serving since May 2019.
  • Swim competitions began opening up, slowly but surely. At the end of March we even traveled to Florida for two big swim meets for the boys (so thankful they will both be in...

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Exploration Education Advanced Physical Science Review

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Taking a look back through our high school curriculum choices, there are very few programs that we have used consistently with all four of our children. There is one that definitely makes the cut though – every single time: Advanced Physical Science from Exploration Education.

We first heard of the program from a local friend and decided to use it in a small co-op setting for Laurianna’s physical science high school credit, way back in 2014. Since that time the company has made a few minor adjustments to the program, but the result is still an amazing, hands-on program that our children have loved and learned from! Next year our youngest will be starting his freshman year and we already have our box of material ready to go and plan to use it...

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HUGE Black Friday Homeschool Deals (and Cyber Monday too!)

There are TONS of great deals for both your homeschool and just plain ol’ fun this weekend. Shopping online and staying away from the crowds is one of my favorite things to do (I honestly hate shopping in general, so these online deals make me happy!).

And if the weather is cold in your parts, like it’s getting here, shopping from the comfort of your home is definitely a way to win all around!

Here are a few discounts and codes to save up to 60% from companies our family has purchased from, used, and loved. If you know of any, feel free to leave a comment and let us know!

For FREE!!

  • FREE Chistmas pack from All About Learning Press. This pack isn’t available to the general public – you all get a sneak chance at downloading it for free!!

For Your Classroom

  • Crafty Classroom is offering 25% off your entire shopping cart – it’s their biggest sale of the year!! (CODE: BLACK25) and will add their MEGA Maze Activity Bundle with any order...

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21 Winter Science Experiments for Kids

If you’re looking for some fun experiments to do at home, you won’t want to miss this FREE collection of hands-on learning ideas for both indoor and outdoor science time!

Here are a few of the activities included in the download:

  • Ice-cube-sized Igloos—what’s the special “glue” that holds them together?
  • Rock Candy Sticks—what role do “seed” molecules play?
  • Bath Salts—why do they improve the effectiveness of soap?
  • Crystal Snowflakes—how do they really form?
  • Snow Globes—why do the “flakes” sink in water?
  • Sugar Scrub—how does the sweet stuff clean your skin?

Take a few minutes to download your 21 Winter Science Experiments guide now by clicking the image below!

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2021-2022 Yearly Planner – Organize Your Days

It’s here and ready!! The 2021-2022 version of my Yearly Planner is done and uploaded and ready to help you start planning!! (Don’t miss the sample download below to get a peek inside!)

For the last five years I have been using this Yearly Planner – a planner I put together for our family (and love). It’s a place where I can keep all of our day-to-day happenings in one place and attempt to keep life in a little bit more order. Because it was such a help to me, it was one I have shared with you all as well!

Life gets busy and truthfully my brain just can’t remember it all. I’m a paper and pen kind of girl, and seeing my week laid out in front of me is so helpful in keeping things straight. Appointments in one place. Goals and reminders of ‘to-do’ stuff. I can pull it out, open it up to the week on hand, and get a great picture of what is happening.

The yearly planner is newly updated and ready for both the 2021 and 2022 years and now has some...

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