SHINE Blog Hop #44

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Welcome friends!! The SHINE Blog Hop is a weekly link up of family friendly posts that have been posted on different websites around the internet. You can add your links (if you’re a blogger). If you’re a non-blogger, then please feel free to visit the featured posts and/or visit any of the links that are of interest to you. Comments on this or any posts are always welcome! We would love to Continue Reading

65 Science Materials You Can Find Around the House

Homeschooling can be pricey. Here is a handy list of 65 free/inexpensive science materials you can find around the house. This list is perfect for the frugal and budget-conscious homeschooler.

It's been a while since I wrote a homeschooling post about the materials we use. Last year I published a list of 60 math materials you can find around the house. Today I want to share a list of free/inexpensive science materials (most of which can be found around the house). I store all of my science materials in a file box. I like keeping everything together, that way spontaneous science Continue Reading

Raising Children to Be Passionate and Involved Citizens

As parents, we naturally want our children to grow into responsible adults. Here are some tips on raising children to be passionate and involved citizens. This post includes some great suggestions to get children involved in their community.

Children are a part of our society from the moment they are born. With their first breath we welcome them into the world and their first cries let us know that they are here as the newest members of society. Children are citizens. Think about that for a moment. Imagine what that means for them and what it means for you as a parent. I recently wrote about what today's children really Continue Reading

SHINE Blog Hop #43

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Welcome friends!! The SHINE Blog Hop is a weekly link up of family friendly posts that have been posted on different websites around the internet. You can add your links (if you’re a blogger). If you’re a non-blogger, then please feel free to visit the featured posts and/or visit any of the links that are of interest to you. Comments on this or any posts that are visited are always Continue Reading

How to Break Bad Habits… For Good!

Throughout life we encounter moments of self-reflection and inspiration to make a change. Do you want to quit smoking? Do you want to go sugar-free? Perhaps you want to stop yelling at your kids? Here are some great tips on how to break bad habits... for good!

Throughout life we encounter moments of self-reflection and inspiration to make a change. Whether it's breaking a bad habit of smoking, drinking soda, overeating, procrastinating, losing your temper, or hurrying your kids... there's always something which needs to be remedied. I recently decided to quit eating refined sugars. This was not a decision that was made lightly. A number of signs and Continue Reading