We’re Homeschooling! & A Free Learning Activity

School is coming to an end, and that entails a really big change for us. In 12 days we will officially become a homeschooling family. I will not go into detail right now about the issues we have faced this year, but we have been extremely unhappy with our daughter's educational experience. My husband was very resistant to homeschooling when I first brought it up before our daughter started school. That's a far cry from my husband who begged me to pull her out of the system weeks ago, but my daughter wanted to finish the year with her friends. I have spent the last few weeks preparing for … [Read more...]

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Promote Logic and Problem Solving with Back Spin from ThinkFun

ThinkFun provided me with product to test in the hopes I would share with my readers. All opinions are my own. Ellie has been asking for some "just the two of us time" lately. She understands when we're at home most days we can't leave her little sister out of our activities. So, I have been trying my best to find some activities we can do together in the few moments we do have "alone". Ellie's favorite thing to do with me right now? Board games! We had a pretty busy weekend, and Aubrey must have decided she needed a little bit of extra catch up sleep today because she took a nap for the … [Read more...]

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Kid’s Academy Introduces Free Kid’s Singapore Math App

This post is written on behalf of Kid's Academy. Do you have a 3-7 year old who is learning math? Does your child need help understanding math or improving their math skills? We love the iPhone and Android apps from Kid's Academy, and I'm so happy to announce the addition (yes, pun intended!) of the Singapore Math App to the Kid's Academy family. Kids Academy Releases #1 Math Games: Singapore Math App for Android and Updates iOS Version of Math Games App for Kids in Preschool & Kindergarten! Kids Academy is a well-known mobile app developer working in the sphere of children’s early … [Read more...]

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A Fun BINGO Twist for Your Next Family Party

Family parties and family reunions are a great way to bring generations of young and old together, especially when family members have moved away and can’t get together very often. These types of gatherings often feature a large number of relatives and their children, and while it can be fun for adults children are often bored or uneasy meeting many relatives they may not know. We usually have a few smaller family gatherings throughout the year and one large reunion so those who live farther away have a chance to attend. I often notice children, especially my own, act really shy around … [Read more...]

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Cut Out Overwhelming Toy Clutter With Pley

What is the one thing that clutters your home the most? For us, it's the massive amount of toys my kids have amassed, especially after the holidays. This wasn't such a big issue when we only had 1 child and a play room. These days we have double the toys, plus the play room had to be converted to a bedroom leaving us with less space for toy clutter.And what's the worst part? My girls don't play with half of the toys they own on a regular basis. By the time we sort through everything they are either no longer interested in the toy we set out to find among the masses, or half the parts have been … [Read more...]

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