• Working Homeschool Moms – Let’s Talk About Co-ops
  • A Little Bird Told Me Link Party #6
  • Some Doors are Harder to Open with Aspergers – How Private Schools See Them
  • A Little Bird Told Me Link Party #5
  • A Little Bird Told Me – Link Party #4

A Little Bird Told Me Link Party #8

Link Party

Wonderful! That is what I thought when looking at all of the amazing posts linked last week on the “A Little Bird Told Me” link party. I had the hardest time choosing, again. I saw some great paleo friendly recipes that I will be trying. I also some some safety posts like learning CPR for…

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Link Party

A Little Bird Told Me Link Party #7

Bbecause I am on the hunt for good quality DIY home remodel and decorating ideas for my home, I decided to feature the pretty things I saw this week on the “A Little Bird Told Me” Link Party! They just happen to be some of my favorite colors too! This week’s features… Chalkboard Organizing Center…

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working homeschool moms

Working Homeschool Moms – Let’s Talk About Co-ops

Among homeschoolers, conversations of co-ops and other groups are popular. This can be a touchy subject–with some finding themselves needing to make a difficult decision about joining or leaving a group. Many love their co-ops, but some are avidly against the entire idea. When addressing the unique challenges that face working homeschool moms (or dads), co-ops…

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Link party

A Little Bird Told Me Link Party #6

I sure hope you’ve had the opportunity to check out all of the amazing posts that are shared weekly with the “A Little Bird Told Me” link party. I’ve so enjoyed reading everyone’s tips and tricks to life. I had a super hard time picking what I’d feature. I found my mouth watering at all…

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A Little Bird Told Me Link Party #5

Today marks my 5th week participating in the A Little Bird Told Me Link Party. The ladies behind this party are awesome and I feel so blessed to be a part of it. This week my family went on a little Vacation. So I felt a little more touchy feely and thought it suitable to…

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A Little Bird Told Me – Link Party #4

I had such a hard time only picking four articles to feature this week! The recipes look so good. There was at least one chicken dinner that I soooo wanted to make! And the strawberry coconut pudding…wow, that looks good! Once again, this week I am continuing the natural living theme. Wool balls are a…

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Motivate Your Child

Motivate Your Child Book Review

Nagging. It’s exhausting business, wouldn’t you say? It’s a problem in my house for sure. Unfortunately, the need for parental nagging has become an unrelenting habit filling way too much space in my home. A continuous lack of motivation from my children has caused a bit of an uproar which has even stalled our homeschool. We are all in…

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Link Party

A Little Bird Told Me Link Party #3

It was so hard to choose the featured posts this week from the “A Little Bird Told Me” Link Party.  So many good craft ideas and Valentines fun! This week I went with some good, healthy recipes to get us all through our day. Protein is such a vital nutrient and I wholeheartedly believe that…

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quitting homeschool

Quitting Homeschool Because of a Fear of Failure?

Lately, day dreams of sending my kids off to school have filled my mind. Let me reassure you, I don't have any plans of actually quitting homeschool. But still, these thoughts have been present. Seriously, life would be so much easier. I've even threatened to take one of my kids to the school so she ...

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Link Party

A Little Bird Told Me – Link Party #2

The "A Little Bird Told Me" Link Party had an awesome turnout this week! There are definitely some amazing bloggers out there! The variety of articles is a breath of fresh air! Because I have a growing desire to begin moving my focus on to more health related topics, I am thrilled to be able to ...

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A Little Bird Told Me Linky Party

A Little Bird Told Me – Linky Party #1

I am super stoked to let everyone know that I will be joining an amazing group of women, co-hosting the Linky Party called "A Little Bird Told Me" Wednesday Link Party! I love this link up because it is not just one thing.  It is a collection of everything you would find in the family home - ...

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“Motivate Your Child” Book Launch High Value Giveaway

I am happy to share with you all something pretty special as part of the "Motivate Your Child" book launch. I am on the launch team and am currently reading the book. I will have a review for you all towards the end of this month. Motivate You Child is turning out to be a wonderful eye opener ...

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Motivate Your Child #heartparenting

Motivate Your Child Book Promotion And Pre Order

I am excited to share with you about a new book I’m reading this month -- Motivate Your Child: A Christian Parent's Guide to Raising Kids Who Do What They Need to Do Without Being Told. Doesn’t that sound amazing? Isn't that what you want for your kids? *Post contains affiliate links God's ...

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Thin Blue Line Wife, LEOW, Police Wife

I Am A Wife Standing With The Thin Blue Line

I've got to get something off my chest. I've stewed long enough and after what I've read this week, I can't be silent any longer. I've got to say something even if what I have to say may upset some people. Some in our country have spread enough hate and exaggeration about those in my family and ...

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goals in homeschool

Encouraging Students to Have Goals in Homeschool and in Life

Over the last several months (maybe years), the topic of goals in homeschool has been quite the focus between my 12-year-old daughter and myself. Motivation is something lacking. We've misplaced ambition somewhere too. Honestly, I'm not sure why this is such an issue. When I was a child I loved ...

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Christmas Ornaments!

Moments and Musings – Christmas Fun, Newfie Pup, and More!

Life as been full the last couple weeks! Very full! We've managed to keep Christmas somewhat simple this year as I wrote about in my most recent Hip Homeschool Moms article. But we've still made sure to include some fun too! For our "messy project" we made dough ornaments. This is a yearly family ...

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working homeschool moms at christmas time

Working Homeschool Moms at Christmas Time

I've said it before and I’ll say it again…I LOVE everything about this time of year. Just listening to the music makes me feel a unique sense of joy that only December brings. I have to admit though, as a working homeschool mom, the thought of all of the festivities this month makes me cringe just a ...

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Learning to Read - Blending Sounds

Learning to Read – The Blending Sounds Struggle

Teaching my son to read has been a thorn in my side since I began homeschooling a couple years ago. Even though my now 1st grader had attended a formal private preschool and pre-k program, when I started his homeschool education, he didn't know any of his letters at all. He couldn't write anything, ...

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Christmas Tree Nurse Cop Ornaments

Moments & Musings – November 2014

As November comes to a close, my family is preparing for the Christmas season. Today we got our Christmas tree! It was probably the quickest tree purchase I've ever made. Normally we wander around on mountain side, or go to a slew of stores, before finding that perfect tree. But today, I just wanted ...

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Nurse Burnout

Nurse Burnout – Consider a Change in Specialty

It's been quite a while since I've written about being a nurse. It's long overdue. When I first started this blog, I wrote several posts about nurse burnout. I talked about the causes, what it truly looks like, then began digging a little deeper on the issues. Why did I do this? Because I definitely ...

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ixl review

Ixl-Review – TOS Crew

This year's very last TOS Review Crew project is on a special online learning system called IXL (www.IXL.com). This supplemental learning resource has become one of my children's favorites of the year! My review is specifically for the IXL Math and IXL Language Arts programs! I had unlimited access ...

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Working Homeschool Moms - teaming up with others

Working Homeschool Moms – Teaming Up With Others – HHM Post

While there are a good number of working homeschool moms (and dads) who do everything alone {{hugs}}, there are also a good portion of us who can only function because of the assistance we get from others. Mixing work with homeschool can get a bit hairy and chaotic. But, with help, things can be ...

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Quitting Classical Conversations Why I did it

Quitting Classical Conversations – Why I Did It

I have been part of a local Classical Conversations community for the last couple years. In that time I've tutored the 10-12 year old kids and wrote several posts about my simple tutor plans. I had high hopes of continuing with the CC plan all the way through high school with all three kids. But ...

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New Liberty Videos A Nation Adrift Review

New Liberty Videos – A Nation Adrift Review

MMy latest review as part of the TOS Crew is for New Liberty Videos. This company has several Christian documentaries with many focusing on American history. The one I will be sharing with you is called A Nation Adrift. Other DVD reviews included in the Group TOS Crew link up include these: Anthem ...

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Middlebury Interactive Languages Spanish Course Review

Middlebury Interactive Languages Review

Foreign languages can be a lot of fun to learn, especially as kids get older and have a real opportunity to use their new skills. As a homeschooling family, it can be challenging at times to find right kinds language course to fit all of the different learning styles in my home. My daughter, Tee, ...

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Standard Deviants Accelerate Review TOS Crew

Standard Deviants Accelerate Homeschool Courses Review TOS Crew

As my oldest daughter, Tee, enters into the new world of middle school learning, online education is becoming increasingly tempting. Honestly, teaching multiple age groups is challenging. Giving Tee some independence through web-based learning sounds like a great idea! Because of this, I was pleased ...

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