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Sheep Ornaments: Easy Christmas Sheep Craft

Sometimes the ugliest ornaments are the most loved...or at least in my eyes.  :)  We were decorating my parent's Christmas tree last Friday (a yearly tradition) and I, once again, hung what has been dubbed by my family "the ugliest ornament on the tree."But I love my little tattered sheep ornament (made probably when I was in 1st or 2nd grade myself)...and after investigating how it was made, decided it was worth making sheep ornaments with ...

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Bouncy Egg Experiment

Bouncy Egg Experiment Have you ever seen a raw egg bounce?  How about seeing the yolk of an egg while looking at it from the outside?No, you don't need x-ray vision or superpowers...  You just need to try out this fascinating Naked Egg science experiment!  The idea for this experiment came from Steve Spangler Science (two awesome resources).A word of warning:  Patience is the name of the game with the Bouncy Egg experiment.  Your child ...

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5 Ways to Teach Your Kids to be Kind Online

This post is sponsored by Google's " Be Internet Awesome" campaign.  All opinions are 100% mine. Online bullying is running rampant in our culture, ruining countless lives in the process.  One cannot escape the daily articles on social media and television of numerous lives lost because of the hopelessness felt from bullying, most often bullying that happens online. Because October is National Bullying Prevention ...

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Making It Rain: Rain Cloud In A Jar

Making It Rain Due to Big Brother's fascination (and fear) of various types of weather, I thought now would be a great time to start a new Weather Thematic Unit.  We're not forecasted to receive any rain for the next couple weeks around here (which we desperately need), so perhaps our little experiment will rub off on the weather!This water cycle project idea (and many others that we'll be trying) came from Weather Wiz Kids.  Take a look at ...

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What is a Homeschool Co-Op?

  What is a Homeschool Co-op? Guest Post by Wani of Wani's WorldWhereas most homeschool moms (especially ones new to homeschooling) may not have had previous experience with homeschool co-ops, I have a the unique perspective of being a homeschool grad myself.  So you may be wondering: What is a homeschool co-op? or What can I expect from a homeschool co-op?As with any organized group, structure and rules vary from group to group. ...

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Easy Apple Crisp (7-minute prep time)

There's nothing that says "fall" like warm apple crisp...except for potato soup, maybe.  I LOVE apple crisp and always look forward to making it in the fall.  The apples are yummy, but I especially love the "crisp" part of this dessert...the topping!  So I tweaked a recipe I found in a local high school cookbook to add a little bit more topping (if you're not a topping lover like me...just make the oats, flour, brown sugar, and butter each 1 ...

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