5 Books I’m So Glad I Read in 2013…

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I’ve had some downtime over these long days, which has given me a little time to do some reading. In the busyness of the end of the year, my beloved Kindle had been neglected on my nightstand. Although these have been some of the most difficult of days, I’m thankful to find a little quiet …

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Library Book Haul: Favorite Check-Outs from November

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  Well, it’s officially December, which means it’s time to review our favorite library kids’ book check-outs from last month!  We love this monthly feature and hope you enjoy it and get some great book selection suggestions as well.  I really like the opportunity to exchange must-reads with one another – so if you have …

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Library Book Haul: Favorite Check-Outs from October

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I’m a little late in sharing our Library Book Haul, our favorite library check-outs of October with all the Halloween festivities.  However, it’s not a reflection of our enthusiasm for this month’s reads. Out of Our 43 Books That We Read from the Library This Past Month, Here Are Our Top 10 Favorites:     …

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Library Book Haul: Favorite Check-Outs from September

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As promised from August, I’m continuing our series on our favorite library check-outs from each month.  September’s list was hard to narrow down to a handful, but here’s 10 of our favorites:   1. Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse by Leo Lionni This is a classic story of friendship and being content with who you …

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How We Homeschool – 1st Grade

Homeschool 2.0 started today. Yes, we are the crazy quad parents that decided to go the homeschool route for another year. And it’s not for the sake of making our lives even more chaotic, or because we think any other schooling option is wrong – it’s simply what seems to work best for our family …

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60 Summer Picture Books for Kids

Hooray for Summer Reading! There are some awesome summer reading programs happening at your local libraries, and even online.  Now all you need is some good book suggestions and we’ve got you covered with some great summer-themed reads! Ocean/Beach Picture Books: Big Al Beach Fish is Fish The Snail and The Whale All About Sharks …

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Sparkly Green Earrings by Melanie Shankle {Big Mama}

So I started reading Sparkly Green Earrings from Melanie Shankle (Big Mama, one of the first blogs I ever read), and it’s been keeping me up past bedtime and chuckling through my day ever since…I thought I was going to wake up Brad from shaking the bed with laughter.  And I couldn’t help but want …

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Simplistic Kindergarten Homeschooling

This is by no means a how-to or instructive post, just a glimpse of what homeschool with our little “class” of kindergarteners looks like. Obviously, we’re just newbies  and have much to learn, but we’re happy to share what how we’re wading our way through our rookie homeschool  year. Whelp…we’re well over half-way into our …

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