Answers Bible Curriculum for Homeschool {Giveaway}

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Over the summer, we lighten up on formal homeschool lessons and focus more on reading, child led learning, crafts and science. This summer, we also had the opportunity to delve into the Bible with a daily morning Bible study as a family, with the Answers Bible Curriculum from Answers in Genesis. Answers Bible Curriculum is a chronological, 3-year Sunday school / homeschool Bible curriculum that covers the entire … [Read more...]

Disney Magic Cruise – Days at Sea #DCLTexas

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It's hard to believe it has been a few weeks since we sailed away for 7 days on the Disney Magic cruise out of Galveston, Texas. The best part of our 7 night Caribbean cruise on the Disney Magic was our 3 full days at sea! Some might think that 3 full days on a cruise ship would tend to get boring, but there was so much to do that our days filled up quickly. Despite our full schedule, we also had the luxury of RELAXING. … [Read more...]

Operation Christmas Child – It’s Not Too Late! #OCCGiving

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It's National Collection Week for Operation Christmas Child! As parents, we want to teach our children kindness, compassion, and generosity all year long. But especially during the holidays we want to do something special and give to those that might feel left out around this time of year. Last week  I shared a post about our OCC experience and how the boys have enjoyed putting together boxes for other little boys the … [Read more...]

Homeschooling Through the Holidays – Lapbooking

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What is a Lapbook?  A lap book or lapbook is a type of single-subject book created by a student  to organize and display what they are learning. Think scrapbooking for a particular topic with lots of hands-on learning fun! As a mom of boys, I have found lapbooking to be the perfect learning tool, especially for little ones A lap book generally consists of a file folder that you open and fold so that it looks like … [Read more...]

Homeschooling Through the Holidays – Baking

Cooking with Kids! Lessons to learn in the kitchen!

Over the next two weeks I will be sharing some of the ways that we homeschool through the holidays. If you missed previous posts, you can view them all here.Today’s topic in the 10 day series is Baking / Cooking with children!   With all of the baking and cooking happening in the kitchen during the holidays, we might as well put some little helpers to work and teach them a thing or two while we're at it! The … [Read more...]

10 Free LEGO Apps – Movie Maker, Lego City, Ninjago, AWOB

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My boys love playing with LEGO apps, especially the (new to us) LEGO® Super Hero Movie Maker for iOS, this amazing stop motion movie creator lets children use their creativity as they create their own movies! This is by far our favorite app at the moment. LEGO® Super Hero Movie Maker lets you set the speed of the movie, add music and save the movies right to your camera roll or YouTube. Help your child bring their … [Read more...]

Grandparents Day Outing with Net10 Wireless

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Last Sunday we had the pleasure of taking Troys parents out for a wonderful Grandparents Day dinner. We try to make it a priority to spend time with parents and grandparents, where else can our children glean wisdom, learn about family traditions and hear family stories like only grandparents can tell. Especially coming from an ethnic {Latino / Creole} family, it is so important that our children know of their heritage … [Read more...]

Homeschool Boys & Super Heroes

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The beginning of a new homeschool year always brings mixed emotions. I'm excited for all that the boys will learn and the many adventures to be had. We are looking forward to our monthly homeschool group field trips with are friends and nature studies that come with the fall season. But it also reminds me that my babies are growing up.  How do I have a 6th grader and how is my "baby" in Kindergarten??? Just the … [Read more...]

Keeping a Clean and Tidy Bathroom for Boys & Guests

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Keeping bathrooms clean with four little boys in the house can be quite challenging. Between dirt, wet towels and missed aims.... bathrooms can become dirty very quick if not kept daily. We do our best to make bathroom upkeep, cleaning and sanitation as simple and consistent as possible. During the summer months, we not only have our four boys to deal with in the bathroom but their friends that come over to play as well. … [Read more...]

10 Character Building Read Alouds for Children

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Our family tries to get at least 20 minutes of read-aloud time in each night before bedtime, we often take turns reading aloud. We're currently reading through the Chronicles of Narnia. Reading aloud as a family is not only fun but also has many benefits... Benefits of using read alouds: One of the most important things adults can do in preparing children for success in reading is to read aloud with … [Read more...]