This book was written by an admin on an amazing homeschool group I am part of. I cut my teeth here and learned most of what I know from admins and members (past and present). There are so many resources out there, this book will help you remember what it is really about. Take a deep breath, relax and ENJOY your children!
My review as posted on Amazon and Goodreads:
I will so be reading again! I love the down to earth tone of the book. I typically avoid Christian slanted (not “anti” just some of them get soooooo repetitive, old, and BORING) books but yours is not like that at all. It shows you and your beliefs without any of the usual “you must do blah blah blah”. Your family shines through, you even made me cry ::sniff:: I would have no problem recommending this to people of any religion or belief. Just felt like having a conversation with a supportive, more experienced homeschool mom who just wants the best for my family as she has done for hers.
Here are two great ideas I found for sticking things to your wall without damaging your paint.
1. DIY Glue Dots
I love glue dots, however they are crazy expensive. Turns out you can make your own! Aleene’s Tack-it Over and Over glue and wax paper. Just squeeze out the glue in desired size on a piece of wax paper and press another over the top of it. Let it set for at least two hours, preferably over night. Video showing how to make glue dots can be found by clicking here.
Alternatives to wax paper are saving old rolls from your current pack of glue dots, the strips you pull off of priority mail boxes, self-seal envelopes, back side of contact paper and I’m sure the list does not end there, just all I can think of so far!
2. Blue Painter’s Tape and Double-sided Tape or Hot Glue.
No more avoiding hanging posters because you are afraid of damaging your wall First apply blue painter’s tape on your wall and then put double-sided tape over the top of that, and hang your poster! When you are done with the poster or want a change you don’t have to worry about the tape removing paint from your wall or leaving holes with tacks! Even better, use your home-made glue dots on the painter’s tape!
Miss Thing LOVES LOVES LOVES science. For a surprise decided to get her an experiment kit and top it off with a lab coat and goggles. She was thrilled! I should have taken video, her expressions were priceless as she watched the FIZZ created by adding water to citric acid and baking soda. She would not allow anyone to even whisper until the last FIZZ fizzled out.
The kit came with everything she needs for several experiments, many more than once and we can easily refill most items from our kitchen cupboard to do again. The coat and goggles were the perfect size!
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We have been using NotebookingPages since Miss Thing showed an interest in learning to write. I know use it for her daily copywork. So many pages to choose from, more added all the time, free, paid lifetime membership and an amazing web app! We have even used for lapbooking. Please use my affiliate link: http://notebookingpages.com/?ap_id=AnaMaree
For the last few days I have been working on my first large printable pack. Red Riding Hood theme. So far it is over 50 pages and I am still going LOL. It will be available in the usual black and white, and also in color! I can’t wait to finish it and share, this one is exciting!!!! No links to follow on this one, just a sneak peek!