$10 Dollar calm down box from dollar tree

Do you have a calm down box?

Our ABA practitioner suggested we make a calm down box a while ago.  I always meant to, but never got around to it because… life.  We started having issues at church, and a calm down box became an obvious answer.  Until now, I’ve had a make-shift Ziploc bag of whatever.  With my “Things to know about” sheet.

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12 fun, easy Science activities you need to check out

Are you looking for some new science experiments or activities? I've got some for you on the blog today as well as a new Printable, "What Do Trees Eat?" #homeschoolscience #homeschoolmoms #printables

Science Activities to enhance your learning

It’s no secret that science is our favorite subject around here…  That goes for the boys and I both.  I’ve often shared that Mystery Science* is our favorite curriculum, but sometimes we need some additional activities.  This summer’s survey indicated you’d like to see more science activities on the blog, so I’ll be sharing some interesting ones I’ve found as well as a limited time freebie for subscribers.

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Why celebrating Santa Claus may be a huge mistake

Celebrating Christmas with Santa Claus? You may be making a mistake without realizing it. Here are the 3 main reasons why we don't, and what we do instead. #christmas #santaclaus #momlife #christianmom

Do you do the Santa Claus thing?

I’m about to get a ton of unsubscribes and hate mail for this one, I’m almost sure of it… but I am so strongly against Santa Claus.  My mom sheds a tear or two at this and thinks it’s excessive.  I know you too are probably thinking, “WTHeck?Who hates Santa Claus?!”  Stick with me on this because I’ve got 3 good reasons why we don’t celebrate our Christmas with Santa Claus.  I’m going to make my case here, share our alternatives, and how we prevent any problems that arise as a result.

(Please also know that while I think this is best everyone, I am specifically talking to my family in Christ)

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My 12 favorite Thanksgiving books for kids on Epic!

 If you're looking for an easy button this Thanksgiving, I've got 12 great books for your kids, plus a free online unit study! Put your feet up and relax. #homeschoolmoms #freecurriculum #unitstudies

Thanksgiving books for kids on Epic!

I tend to take a short homeschooling break during Thanksgiving, but I like to keep my kids in the learning habit.  These books are perfect for that!  Maybe you just want to have some good resources for learning leading up to the holiday?  Again, there are some amazing options on Epic!  These are only a few of my favorites, and there are loads more to choose from.  You’ve also got to check out this free online Thanksgiving unit study!

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How to transition back to homeschool after a break

Transition back to homeschool without losing it

Our first few days of homeschooling were a nightmare. Torn and crumpled papers thrown every which way. The tears were innumerable… and those were just mine. We started homeschooling after a long summer break with no idea of how to transition back to homeschool.  We had never heard anything about de-schooling or anything similar. This isn’t a post about de-schooling, but a few practical alternatives and tips for transitioning back in from a break.

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