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Make Laundry Day Fun for the Whole Family + Free Printable! *Guest Post by Emily Gibson*

Make Laundry Day Fun for the Whole Family + Free Printable! *Guest Post by Emily Gibson*
Make Laundry Day Fun for the Whole Family + Free Printable! *Guest Post by Emily Gibson*

When you were growing up, what was your favorite chore? Washing the dishes? Mowing the lawn? Laundry? Hearing the words “favorite” and “chore” in the same sentence sounds almost impossible to achieve, however if you start involving the family in the chores, the chores can become less chorelike and more fun for the family.

Kids of any age can get involved during laundry time, there’s a task for everyone. There’s so much temptation to take on the burden yourself because you believe it will be faster or easier, but you deserve to regain some time and put those extra (little) hands to use. 

There are so many learning opportunities that can be provided through this as well. For our smaller children we can have them start organizing and sorting clothes by color or pattern. As the children get older we can involve them in other areas of the laundry process. When our children are elementary age they can be involved in the folding and organizing of the completed laundry. Our teens can even start doing laundry loads of their own, the key is to start them off early in the process and integrate it into their daily or weekly routine. 

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10 Steps to Determine the Reading Level of Your Child *Guest Post*

10 Steps to Determine the Reading Level of Your Child *Guest Post*
10 Steps to Determine the Reading Level of Your Child *Guest Post*

The average American reads 12 books a year. That’s one book per month. However, not everyone is able to determine the appropriate reading level of their child, so a lot may not be reading what they should at their level.

It is also very vital that you understand the essence of determining your child’s reading level before introducing them to any complex reading materials. Yes, it feels good to see your child’s nose in a book, but it will always be best to let them enjoy what they can while learning.

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The Benefits of Chess for Kids’ Development *Guest Post*

The Benefits of Chess for Kids’ Development *Guest Post*
The Benefits of Chess for Kids’ Development *Guest Post*

So I’ve been seeing posts of a friend of mine of his 6 year old son kicking but at chess tournaments and I was totally surprised… 6 year olds can play chess? I started showing my 6 year old twins a move or two and quickly realised that they could do much more than we think. George Harrolds of Kaoori Chess sets is going to tell us more about the benefits of chess for kids’ development.


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Guest Post: Everything About Play School and Preschool

Guest Post: Everything About Play School and Preschool
Guest Post: Everything About Play School and Preschool

While homeschooling is such a big part of this blog because I find myself in the fortunate position of doing so, it’s not for everyone. Every household is different and so are their needs. Prismart Global gave us some insight on Play schools and Preschool Education.

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Two Great Sweet Treats for the Long Weekend

Two Great Sweet Treats for the Long Weekend
Two Great Sweet Treats for the Long Weekend


It’s a great time to bring family together over a long-weekend, Rhodes Quality has teamed up with celebrity baker Sebastian Newman to add some sweetness to your special family time.

Two deliciously simple recipes for you to try: Granadilla & condensed milk baked cheesecake and an Easter rocky road.

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The Friday Box

The Friday Box
The Friday Box

Guest Post by Ivie from Homeschool on the Range

Yvie practices the art of simple living with her chickens, goats, dogs, rabbits, and house full of boys in rural America.  She loves acoustic guitar, historical novels, and anything with dark chocolate!  You can find her at Homeschool On the Range, or on Facebook and Instagram.

It’s human nature to remember the bad more vividly than the good – it’s how we evolved to make sure we stayed safe – by remembering those negative experiences vividly so that we could avoid them in the future.

However, with the advent of massive connectivity, negativity now surrounds us from every direction….and it’s pervasive.  Turn on the television, tune into social media, or pick up a paper and you’ll typically be bombarded with negativity.  

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