24 Great Back-to-School Books for Preschool thru Middle School

24 Great Back-to-School Books for Preschool thru Middle School

Great back to school books for kids in preschool, elementary or middle school! I know many kids have mixed feelings about starting a new school year and some are a little anxious about heading back to school and moving up a grade. As a par...
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How to Get Organized & Enjoy More Time with Your Family

How to Get Organized & Enjoy More Time with Your Family

A few months ago, I shared my secret to the Best Place to Begin Organizing Your Entire Home.I wrote the post because I wanted to inspire other busy moms like me to find their starting point when it comes to putting some organzational system...
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10 Math Books & Tools: Learning Measurement

10 Math Books & Tools: Learning Measurement

Explore measurement with these fun math books & tools for kids! One of the most popular book requests I receive comes in the form of "Do you know of any good books that can help my child enjoy math?" This request is not at all foreign t...
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Kids Books about Life in the Forest

Kids Books about Life in the Forest

Gorgeous children's books about the forest and woodland animals! Fall is the perfect time to read these books about life in the forest & get out to explore!  You don't need a large area at all -- even a small wooded area will do --...
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Books that Inspire Kids to Learn

Books that Inspire Kids to Learn

Many thanks to Hallmark for sponsoring this post and helping to create communities where all children have the chance to grow up as healthy, productive & caring persons.  All book choices and thoughts are mine alone. Today's b...
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Geography for Kids: 8 Awesome Atlases

It's so important for kids to understand (and appreciate!) geography these days!  The world has become a much smaller place now that social media has taken a front seat in our lives.  It seems to be a daily discussion at our hous...
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Christmas Play Ideas using Items from Nature

Christmas is a wonderful time to invite nature into the house! We love creating & crafting with natural items during the holidays -- they're not only free but plentiful.  Not to mention, some of them have such a wonderful scent! ...
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Teaching Kids about Veterans Day & Remembrance Day

Talking to kids about unhappy moments can be tough -- BUT it's a necessary thing in life.  Educating them about Veterans Day, Remembrance Day and war is one of those occasions -- it's not a pleasant topic to discuss but one that needs...
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Non-scary Pirate Books & Movies for Kids

Did you know September 19th is International Talk like a Pirate Day?  Aarrghhh! The perfect day to have some fun searching for hidden 'treasure', playing dress-up, reading a few good books and even enjoying a family movie together. ...
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11 Inspiring Books for Kids who Want to Start a Club

Did you have a chance to download the free printables in our 3 Reasons Your Kids Should Start a (Secret) Club post? Starting a club or fort is a rite of passage for kids -- a statement that says "I'm ready to bond with my peers" if you wil...
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Kids Books about Fractions & Hands-on Math Activities

We have a running joke in our house about the 'bigger half'. My daughter started it when she was younger -- we would ask if she wanted to split a sandwich or cookie with someone and her reply was always "Yes, but I want the bigger half!" We...
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Great Wilderness Adventure Books for Ages 9 - 12

With the first official day of summer coming this week, I sat down to review our summer reading list.Since I know first hand that it can be somewhat challenging to get those older kids reading during the summer months (or reading something ...
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Science & Water Activities for a Day at the Pond

One thing I really enjoy during the summer are days out with the kids!  We like to explore almost anywhere but since we have a summer budget, finding free places to visit is always a plus since we like to get out a lot during summerti...
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How to Start a Mother Daughter Book Club

Tips & book recommendations for starting a Mother/Daughter book club!As much as I love read aloud sessions with my kids , I also know that I can’t read to them forever – although I’ll certain keep trying ;)As kids get older, the ...
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Exploring the Library: Finding Cool Stuff in the Non-fiction Section {free printable}

The library is a magical place for kids! So many wonderful books holding everything you've ever wanted to know -- and some things you never knew you wanted to know until you get lost in a book. But sometimes the library can be a little ov...
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