Monthly Archives: October 2009

Fun, Kid-Friendly Recipes for Halloween or Fall (Review)

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I don’t know about your kids, but my tweens love to gross me out with spooky or disgusting stuff. And of course that makes for an interesting Halloween delimma, that’s when all the spooky, scary paraphenalia is out on the …

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Homemade Halloween Costumes – A Learning Experience

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The last week of October has been a sewing week for my oldest daughter and I, for the last few years.  As I mentioned earlier, when my daughter was little she’d make her own Halloween costumes from her dress-up clothes. But as …

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7 Steps to Successful Science Projects for the Science Fair

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Lately, I’ve been contemplating having my kids participate in our local homeschool science fair. While we do a lot of science at our house and science is one of our favorite things to do together, we’ve never done a science …

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Q&A: Where to Get Ideas for a Science Project

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Q: Where do you get  ideas for science projects? A: Most of our science project ideas come from the kids. They want to try something, or they are showing an interest in something. For example, two years ago, my oldest son …

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Free Homeschool Curriculum: Three Free Curriculums with Lesson Plans/Schedules

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Step 3 in my 6 Steps to Ensure Your Homeschool Can Survive A Financial Crisis is to look at Free, Nearly Free, or low-cost curriculum choices to see if you can use an alterative if your homeschool budget is significantly …

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