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Help Your Child Learn to Code with Minecraft

Minecraft. They love it. You still aren’t sure they should spending so much time in that other world. With a little creativity and thought, you can easily turn their passion for Minecraft into a productive learning opportunity (that they won’t whine about). From a very young age, my daughter has loved technology. She’s almost 12 now, and when I have […]

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Raising Mockingjays

“You’re the Mockingjay!” “Shut up. I am not.”  But I was  smiling a little. This conversation between Dave and I happened a while back, when we were discussing a complicated situation in my strange little world of homeschooling. I know I’m being vague here, but work with me. And yes, my world is quite strange at […]

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Thanks for the Simple Things

As a kid, I insisted my dad read me the same book again and again. “It Could Be Worse,” was about an old man who would consistently look for a silver lining when horrible things happened. He tells his grandchildren (who think he’s terribly dull) a story about a giant bird lifting him out of […]


8 Resources for Learning the Times Tables

Are you a homeschooling mom with a frustrated child who is attempting to memorize the multiplication tables? I’ve been there too.  Read on. Sometimes, the times tables don’t seem to “stick” in your child’s mind. Knowing how your child learns most effectively can help you find the right resources! If your child is a visual learner,  you may […]

Homeschooling High School

Dual Credit at Home

How to Earn Dual Credit for High School and College

Disclosure: I received course materials for free in exchange for a  candid and honest review of this high school home school curriculum. All opinions are my own. Homeschooling through the high school years can feel like a daunting task. For the past year, I’ve been exploring the different ways for my daughter (14) to complete […]

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High School Homeschool Lessons with Uzinggo

There is one aspect of homeschooling high school that has worried me for quite some time. How do I teach higher level math and science? I am all for learning along side my girls, but algebra? Chemistry? Can you hear my whining voice? Do I have to relearn geometry? The answer is no! Homeschooling parents […]

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10 Days of Learning with Minecraft

Every time you turn around, your child is absorbed. On the iPod, on the computer or on their gaming console, they’re deeply involved with Minecraft. They talk about it daily. “Look Mom, that building looks just like the one I built in Minecraft,” remarked my daughter as we were doing errands around town. She dreams […]

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A Homeschool Mom’s Guide to Minecraft Learning

Your child is absorbed, consumed, obsessed with Minecraft. You’re worried. Are they spending too much time on this game? Are they getting anything useful or educational out of it, or are they just having a good time? Whether your kids know it or not, they are learning from Minecraft. You can help expand their learning […]


Minecraft History Project – Ideas and Lesson Plan

History can be fascinating. It can also be painfully dull when reduced to names, dates and events. Using a Minecraft based  project to explore a historical period in depth can bring back the excitement and bring on the learning. Getting started with a Minecraft History Project Pick a topic. What is your child interested in […]

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