20 Fiction Books for 6th Graders

20 Fiction Books for 6th Graders

I'm in full planning mode for the upcoming school year!  We don't actually stop homeschooling, as we homeschool year round, but we do have a point where I like to kind of start over or start fresh and when the kids advance to the next 'grade' level.  That point is usually the beginning of September, just after my oldest child's … [Read more...]

We Choose Virtues Giveaway

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Each Monday, Homeschool Survival, myself, and several other homeschool blogs will be bringing you a brand new giveaway!  Check out this week’s giveaway below.   This Weeks Featured Giveaway Sponsored by - We Choose Virtues We Choose Virtues Let's be honest, instilling virtues in kids is hard work! But can it be fun too? We … [Read more...]

Choosing Homeschool Curriculum for the Large Family

Choosing Homeschool Curriculum for the Large Family

When we officially started out on our homeschool journey, we had 3 children.  At that time I was just trying to wrap my head around all of the curriculum options out there and hoping I was making the perfect choice when choosing our first curriculum. Fast forward 4 children, and now my thought process is a little different.  Of course … [Read more...]

25 Days to a Happier Home {Save 50% & a giveaway}

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  Do you desire to have a happy home?  I bet you do!  What mom & wife doesn't want that for her family? When you are in the thick of mothering and homemaking, happiness can sometimes seem like an unreachable daydream.  The repetition of your day-to-day routine, feeling overwhelmed because you are stretched too thin, … [Read more...]

R is for Relaxed – The ABCs of Homeschooling {guest post – Wendy}

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When we first began homeschooling, we used a textbook approach for one child and the Charlotte Mason method for the other. I did not even know enough about homeschooling, and the plethora of curriculum choices available to me, to even understand the difference between the two when I bought them. I had simply chosen what I found online and seemed … [Read more...]

Back to Homeschool Giveaway – $1000+ in prizes!

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Are you ready to get back to homeschooling?  We never stopped, as we homeschool year round.  We're extremely excited about blessing 13 families (YES 13!) with a chance to win over $1,000 in prizes - the perfect start to a new school year! Check out these prizes and enter for your chance to win at the end of this … [Read more...]

See the Light Art Curriculum Giveaway

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Each Monday, Homeschool Survival, myself, and several other homeschool blogs will be bringing you a brand new giveaway!  Check out this week’s giveaway below.   This Weeks Featured Giveaway Sponsored by - See the Light Art Curriculum Winner will receive popular homeschool art curriculum including Shipwrecked Deluxe Gift Set , … [Read more...]

10 Things to Do with Kids When It’s Too Hot to Go Outside

10 Things to do with kids when it's too hot to go outside

Summer is here, and most of you are probably enjoying fun in the sun – swimming, hiking, trips to the zoo, playing in the park, or just enjoying the great outdoors while sitting on your back porch. I’m sure you couldn’t wait for summer to arrive so you could let the kids run free outside, expend some of their energy, and soak up some Vitamin … [Read more...]

Family Movie Night with Big G Cereal

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  This post is sponsored by General Mills, but my love for their cereal and family fun is all my own! Our family loves cereal!  And our family loves movies!  Put the two together and it makes for the perfect family movie night! And right now Big G Cereal (General Mills) is making it super easy to have a family movie night … [Read more...]

How to Save Money on Homeschool Curriculum

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This post includes affiliate links. Thanks for your support of this site!  Please see my disclosure for more information. Last month I launched a new website called Fruitful Families.  It's a site devoted to encouraging moms of growing families and offering practical advice in wisdom in the many areas of mothering - homemaking, … [Read more...]