Jul 302015
The Three Little Pigs: Fractured Fairy Tales

Do you love fractured fairy tales as much as we do?  Monkey is at the perfect age to “get” the jokes in these modified fairy tales, so lately we’ve been enjoying as many variations as we can get our hands on of one of his favorites: The Three Little Pigs.  How well do you know […]

Jul 282015
Lebanon Unit Study

This month (while taking plenty of time off for summer break) we have been focusing on Lebanon, as part of our world cultures homeschool curriculum. It is a beautiful country with a rich history and culture that are definitely worth exploring! Below is an outline of our unit study: Lebanon Unit Study This post contains […]

Jul 222015
Top Homeschool Resources for Teaching Spanish

Bilingualism has always been important to us: one or the both of us has been speaking Spanish to the boys since they were born.  But Monkey in particular has been resistant to speaking Spanish himself, often identifying as an English speaker “who speaks a little Spanish.”  Though we have come up with creative ways to […]

Jul 192015
Creative Kids Culture Blog Hop #29: Beach Ball Geography

Welcome to the Creative Kids Culture Blog Hop! The Creative Kids Culture Blog Hop is a place where bloggers can share multicultural activities, crafts, recipes, and musings for our creative kids. We can’t wait to see what you share this time! Created by Frances of Discovering the World through My Son’s Eyes, the blog hop […]

Jul 172015
Back to School Stress Saving Tips

Thank you to Great Clips for sponsoring this post and helping me find #moreminutes to enjoy with my kids! If you’re like most people, back to school shopping is not something you like forward to. Running errands with your kids to stores with big crowds – what’s not to dread? But here are stress saving […]

Jul 072015
10 Summer Safety Tips

Summertime means getting outdoors and having fun with your kids, but playing outside in high temperatures and bright sun can also lead to safety concerns.  As a busy mom of two active boys, I am always thinking about how to prevent injuries.  My younger son in particular has a tendency to want to leap from […]

Jul 022015
Thinking Outside the Book: Creative Meta Picture Books

We love books!  And some of our favorite picture books are “meta” books; that is, those that play with the idea of what books are and help kids think outside the book.  In some cases, readers watch as the book is being created, and in other books, something happens to the book itself as you […]

Jun 252015
India: Endangered Animals Games

As part of our unit on India, we studied about the country’s endangered animals, continuing our theme from Bolivia and Senegal.  This was a natural decision, as the boys love learning about the natural world. I was provided a complimentary copy of Endangered Animals of India from the author; however, all opinions are my own. […]

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