Great Dyslexia Resources for Homeschoolers

Great Dyslexia Resources for Homeschoolers

I don’t ever remember a time I couldn’t read. And, truthfully, neither do my parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents, or anyone who knew me as a girl. Of course, it’s not like I came out of the womb with a book in hand, but books were never very far...
Toys for Young Builders

Toys for Young Builders

Building allows kids to learn about S.T.E.M. concepts while having fun. With different materials to build with, and S.T.E.M. puzzles to explore, kids can dig into different ideas about how all things work. Answer kids’ curious questions through play! We love...
Smartick Math | Homeschool Math for All Ages

Smartick Math | Homeschool Math for All Ages

Mom! Can I PLEASE do my math?  What is this magic? My kids are begging to do math now? For real? Yep. For real.   My youngest three kids absolutely adore Smartick math. I’ve shared about it again and again on Instagram and in person at homeschool conventions...
Disney on Ice | A Great Holiday Gift for Kids

Disney on Ice | A Great Holiday Gift for Kids

Sparkling eyes, and rapt attention… I remember the last time we went to see Disney on Ice we fell in love with princesses and iconic characters all over again. Well, actually the kids did. I fell in love with the look in the girls’ eyes as they stared at...
Quick Grab and Go Snacking for a Busy Mom

Quick Grab and Go Snacking for a Busy Mom

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, INC. and The Coca-Cola Company all opinions are mine alone. #SimplyAtGiantEagle #CollectiveBias   “Mom! Come on! We need to leave so I’m early for the audition and have time to warm up.” We just got...
Glitter Vortex Science

Glitter Vortex Science

If your kids love science, glitter, and space, they will love this fun glitter vortex science experiment! In this experiment, kids will learn how vortexes work and how they can make their own inside a glass beaker. Using just a few supplies, kids will make their own...
Great Games for Teens and Their Families

Great Games for Teens and Their Families

I remember sitting across from my teen son at Bob Evans Restaurant on a chilly fall evening. He was grinning… something I hadn’t seen in weeks. We were playing cards, chatting, and enjoying each other’s company — no agenda — and we had...
Great Gifts for Children with Anxiety

Great Gifts for Children with Anxiety

All children combat anxiety from time to time. Watching a scary movie, overhearing a frightening news segment, or hearing a ghost story from a friend. The shadows in our basement used to freak me out when I was a kid and I could feel the fear rise up in my throat when...
Minecraft Challenge Calendar | Free December Download

Minecraft Challenge Calendar | Free December Download

Does it snow where you live? It’s time here to snnuggle up with movies, documentaries, virtual field trips, and computer programs in between our treks out in nature (and to do last minute holiday shopping). Check out the final Minectaft Challenge Calendar of the...
Sensory Blindfold Science Activity

Sensory Blindfold Science Activity

You don’t have to be an older kid to enjoy science. Preschoolers can get involved with science activities, too! In this simple sensory blindfold science experiment, preschoolers learn all about the sense of touch and learn how they can identify textures just on...
Deep Dish Bacon and Cheese Breakfast Pizza | Recipes for Kids

Deep Dish Bacon and Cheese Breakfast Pizza | Recipes for Kids

Ready for a simple breakfast your kids will love? Who wouldn’t want pizza for breakfast? My kids are so sick of the same old breakfasts… are yours? Or are you better than I am and change things up from a rotation of eggs and toast, smoothies and muffins,...
Gifts for Hobbit Lovers of All Ages

Gifts for Hobbit Lovers of All Ages

In honor of all of the Tolkien fans out there, I have gathered some fun gifts for Hobbit lovers. There are some really interesting ideas on this list. I was able to find some great books written by Tolkien as well as some other gifts that are handmade. One of my...
Great Books to Read With Your Kids in November

Great Books to Read With Your Kids in November

November is an exciting time of year. We have bountiful harvests, Thanksgiving, and many more fun days to celebrate. To take advantage of the excitement, I created a list of great books to read with your kids in November. Did you know that there’s a day just to...
Ice Cream in a Bag: Exothermic Reactions

Ice Cream in a Bag: Exothermic Reactions

  An exothermic reaction is a chemical reaction that releases light or heat. In this case, heat is released from molecules moving around, but it has the surprising effect of freezing cream into ice cream! Kids will love this tasty demonstration of science and will ask...
Giftedness Disguised

Giftedness Disguised

School was going to be amazing for my son. I just knew it. He was a thinker. A tinkerer. A doer. He loved learning and had an insatiable thirst to know everything about everything. Always asking questions. Always starting a project. Always wowing those he met with his...
Christmas Slime Science Activity

Christmas Slime Science Activity

For many, Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year. This time of year, it’s all about red, green, silver, and everything glitter. Combine all of these elements of Christmas together in one when you make this super-simple and fun Christmas slime! Science...
Cheesy Spinach Bites | Recipes for Kids

Cheesy Spinach Bites | Recipes for Kids

These little spincah bites are perfect as an appetizer or healthy lunch for entertaining or a quick lunch with the kids. Do your kids gobble up their vegetables with no prompting? Or are they like most kiddos and need a little persuading when it comes to the green...
Gingerbread Play Dough

Gingerbread Play Dough

If you love gingerbread, you’ll adore this gingerbread play dough. This play dough recipe smells just like gingerbread cookies, and is a wonderful sensory experience for kids. Involve your kids in the dough making process, and making this dough can transform...
Minecraft Challenge Calendar | Free November Download

Minecraft Challenge Calendar | Free November Download

Are you ready for the holidays? I’m not going to lie… from mid-November onto the end of the year we take a lot of school time off and enjoy a laundry list of birthdays, holidays, and festivities. Instead, we do a little math, perform random acts of...
Skittles Rainbow Science Experiment

Skittles Rainbow Science Experiment

When it comes to candy, my kids are huge fans. They went to a 4th of July parade and came back with more candy than they even get at Halloween, which means I had to come up with a way to use it up fast or they would eat it all in about three days. We’ve wanted...
Books to Help Kids Learn About Anger

Books to Help Kids Learn About Anger

Although anger is a natural emotion, it can be difficult to handle. If you find that your kids are having a hard time managing this strong emotion, start with these books to help kids learn about anger.   Anger is a very normal emotion to feel. Unfortunately, it can...
Blindfold Candy Taste Test Experiment

Blindfold Candy Taste Test Experiment

When it comes to candy, you usually don’t have to ask kids to come and eat it twice, but did you ever stop to think about why we think certain candies taste like natural foods, despite having completely artificial flavoring? In this fun and tasty science...
Fantastic Books for Plant Lovers

Fantastic Books for Plant Lovers

Foster the love kids have for plants by reading these fantastic books for plant lovers. You will learn about sunflowers, corn, and even meat eating plants!   By the time you devour these beloved books everyone will be ready to start growing all kinds of different...