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Peppermint Chocolate Bark Recipe

This peppermint chocolate bark recipe is a family favorite and a holiday-time must-have! I love how invigorating and fresh it smells. It doesn’t hurt that it also reminds me of candy canes. Now, there are a lot of recipes out there for “bark” type candy. There’s chocolate bark, brownie bark, white chocolate bark, and more, but my …

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Holiday Gift Guide for Homeschoolers – Gifts Under $25

Make the most of your budget during the holidays with this holiday gift guide for homeschoolers with gifts under $25! Don’t worry! This holiday gift guide for homeschoolers includes a little bit of learning, a little bit fun, and a whole lot of holiday savings. All of the items featured below were listed at under …

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How to Set Up a Chore System for Kids

Doing chores helps build a sense of responsibility and pride that can’t really be taught without firsthand experience. It can help give children structure and be a good stepping stone into the “real world”. And most importantly, having your children do some work around the house can help reduce your workload which is most likely overloaded way …

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Completed Chore Chart Equals Wi-fi Password Printable

A couple of years ago I ran across this article in The Atlantic about an image that had been posted on Google+ about withholding the wi-fi password until the day’s chores were done. I thought it was brilliant, but my kids did not have access to their own electronics at the time. Fast forward two years and …

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We’re Going on a Picnic: 5 Tips for the Perfect Picnic with Kids

But thinking about and actually planning a picnic with your kids may be two entirely different things. Here are some tips to make your next picnic with your kids as wonderful of an experience as you hope it will be: HOW TO PICNIC WITH KIDS 1. PROTECT THEIR SKIN. The scorching sun, angry insects and poisonous plants …

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3 Must-Haves for Road Trips with Kids

This post may contain affiliate links. Visit our Disclosures page to learn more. If you were to ask the other members of my family what their “must haves” are for road trips, you would hear a few different answers. My 10 year-old daughter would require lots and lots of drawing materials. My 6 year-old son would undoubtedly …

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5 Things Every Homeschool Mom Must Have

Think homeschooling might be for you? Here are five things every homeschool mom must have in order to survive homeschool life. Weak of heart?  Not for you.  Like peace and quiet?  Move on.  Want to get your to-do list done even once a month?  Good luck. But what does it take to be successful at …

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How To Discipline Your Child

Discipline is not a dirty word. In fact, effective discipline techniques involve both communication and commitment. Through the use of rewards and consequences, you can show your child how to be respectful and follow rules. It helps your child become more self-aware, more aware of how his actions impact others, and how important it is …

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Printable Chore Charts for Older Children

Our printable chore charts for preschoolers are great for the younger crowd, but for your older children you need something that encourages a bit more responsibility. Check out the two chore charts below to help you do just that. The first chart is filled in with activities and chores that are appropriate for those in …

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