How to Make Your Own Stop Action Film with LEGO!

Stop Action FilmAre your kids really into the LEGO stop action films?  How would they like to make one of their own?  Stop action films have always fascinated me.  I think it goes back to making flip books when I was younger.  Well, this past semester we actually made a little stop action film in my LEGO Brainiacs class at co-op. Continue reading

How to Teach Economics to Elementary and Middle Grades

EconomicsPlay Dough Economics a cool little class that I happened upon last year that was written back in 1988!  Economics being what they are, all the principles still apply today.  I don’t even remember how I came to know about it, but I think another homeschool mom may have pointed me in it’s direction.  I have the PDF for you FREE below.

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Can I Help You With a Homeschool Class?

Inventions ClassI am so super excited (and a little nervous) to offer you guys my “Inventions – It Was Intended for What?!?” class. This is a tried and true, one semester class that I put together for our co-op last semester.

This class incorporates science, history, cooking, crafts, patent knowledge and more!

You can use this as a summer program, part of a kids club at church, in your own homeschool, or in your co-op.  Everything is laid out for you.  Lessons, links, list of supplies needed. Continue reading

Does the Idea of Setting up a Pool Overwhelm You?

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Above Ground PoolDoes the idea of setting up a pool overwhelm you? What do you think about pools for your backyard?  Are you scared at the idea of setting one up?  I have been.  I really haven’t felt like getting one, but it’s been a request of the kids and hubby for a few years.  Continue reading

Quick and Easy DIY Lap Desk

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DIY Lap DeskI was procrastinating hard today.  I was supposed to be writing posts, and getting ahead.

But, my brain didn’t want to.  You can all relate, right?

So, what do I do when I procrastinate?  Usually get myself into a project.  Sewing, building etc.  It’s been a while since I got my building fix on, and that’s all I could think about.  So today, I made some lap desks for the kidos. Continue reading

The Last Day of School?? What do you do When Your Plans go Out the Window?

Last Day of SchoolYep, I had it all planned out.  This year, I was going to get “last day of school” pictures. Maybe we’d go to the zoo, or a museum and enjoy ourselves.

The last day of school was going to be 5-31.  We didn’t have any plans for Memorial Day, so we’d have a nice short 3 day week to cap us off.

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Getting the Kids Away from Cereal – Mind Fuel for the Win

Mind Fuel

Do you struggle with your kids wanting to eat all morning long?  Does breakfast stretch out for hours?

The opposite of Mind Fuel.

Cereal.  How I loathe thee.  It’s not the cheapest breakfast item.  The kids never want the most healthy options.  And, when they eat it, they’re hungry again in an hour!!

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Putting the Homeschool Schedule in the Kids’ Hands.

Homeschool ScheduleI’m an accountant by trade, a methodical person by nature, and I love spreadsheets.  The first couple years of our homeschooling journey, I would schedule out our assigned courses by day and week using spreadsheets.  I still do, but in the beginning I was very stingy with my spreadsheets!

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Have you ever wanted to Duck Tape your child to a chair?

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Duck Tape Child ChairHave you ever wanted to duck tape your child to a chair? 

I’ll wait a minute for you to stop laughing…..


Well, I have a legit reason for you to duct tape your child to a chair!!  For reals-ies!!

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