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2020 Graduate + a chat with NASA Astronaut Jonny Kim

2020 has been a unique year in so many ways, culminating for us at the halfway point with my oldest son graduating from elementary school during a drive by parade for his stepping up ceremony. He received his middle school gym top and a cursive writing license along the way (graduating to “pen” for the […]

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Tips For Reading Aloud With Children

We love reading as a family, and reading together as a family. My sons literally pick up books and start reading throughout the day, which is a sort of miracle considering two years ago they loathed the “work” of (forced/required/assigned) reading. My older son will read a great book for school and then borrow the […]

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Copywork and Dictation – As Effective As Ever For Learning

I shared last month that we were helping the boys with writing (what we consider one of the three most important subjects for them to master), and one of the methods we were using was Writing With Ease by Susan Wise Bauer (Well-Trained Mind Press). It’s a method that utilizes copywork, dictation, and narration to […]

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Escape Into The Trees

We recently traversed through the trees in a new adventure for us at Mountain Creek’s TreEscape Aerial Adventure Park, and it was so fun! If you are on the east coast and looking for a fabulous way to get outdoors with the family and have some (sometimes scary) fun, check it out here. TreEscape Aerial […]

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Back To School Haircuts + A Great Clips Gift Card Giveaway!

This post is sponsored by Great Clips, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. Back-to-school haircuts are one of those annual events that we all look forward to because kids come out of salons looking fabulous and stylish and trendy. Typically, we get our sons’ buzz cuts every three months (once a […]

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