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Ancient African Kingdoms All Children Should Learn

I want to introduce three ancient African kingdoms to you today. These empires are great introductions to black history for children of all ages. They are very mysterious and not much is known about them, but that's part of the allure. Keep reading to find out more.
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10 Books That Bring Black History to Life

Ever wonder how to teach black history to your children or students? Forget the marginalized version presented in textbooks. We can all agree that those versions rob children of a rich, edifying, and accurate education. Instead, opt for books that also tell history from the black perspective—books that bring black history to life.
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The Perfect Way to Introduce Black History to Children

Many educators wonder how to go about introducing Black History to small children. Find out my gentle approach.
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Black Women in History | No Prep Resources for Your Homeschool or Classroom

I know how intimidating and sensitive teaching black history can be, so I wanted to share these wonderful resources.
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10 Must-Have Books for Tween Boys that Make Perfect Gifts

The tween years are especially tricky when it comes to shopping for boys. It's that awkward age when toys become less age-appropriate, and the wish list becomes more expensive. If you're a parent or a relative of a child in this age group, you're probably wondering what to gift the tween in your life this year.
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20 Educational Gifts Under $20 That Will Make Kids Forget They’re Learning

There are several toys on the market that develop and strengthen necessary skills children need to excel academically. To save you time, I chose my top 20 picks on educational toys to gift your child this year.
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A Gift Guide for TWEEN Boys (or Girls)

As a boy mom, I know how challenging gift shopping can be as they progress toward the teen years. Thankfully, I've done all the dirty work so that you won't have to.
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Christmas-Themed Worksheets Kids Will Actually Love

Be the best teacher ever and make these adorable Christmas-themed worksheets part of your classroom today!
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Easy Thanksgiving Crafts That Reinforce Gratitude

Thanksgiving is right around the corner! For us parents and teachers, that means it's time to look for Thanksgiving craft ideas for our children and classroom. Don't worry, I've got you covered!
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A Guide to Homeschooling After the Honeymoon Stage

Oh, that magical time when you’ve just started your homeschool journey. Everything’s a joy, your children have positive attitudes, and your days are filled with adventures and hands-on learning. This blissful time is what many refer to as the honeymoon phase.
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Top 7 Reasons Parents Struggle to Homeschool

Homeschool challenges often lead to feelings of frustration and incompetence for many parents. If you're struggling to homeschool, you're not alone. There are many reasons why homeschool challenges emerge, but after six years of interacting with hundreds of homeschool parents, the following reasons are common denominators.
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Time-Saving Fitness Tips for Busy Homeschool Moms

For most moms, time restrictions can push staying fit at the lower end of the priority list. But working out doesn't have to take forever. Today, I'm sharing four of my favorite time-saving exercises for those busy homeschool days.
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What We Eat in a Day | Homeschool Edition

I asked all of you on social media if you'd be interested in what we eat in a day, and you voted "yes," so here we go! When it comes to eating during busy homeschool days, I make things easier by following three simple rules.
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How to Make a Solar Oven for Perfect S’mores

For those of you who've seen this experiment on my Instagram page and wanted to know how it's done, here you go!
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First Day of Homeschool Do’s and Don’ts

After experiencing six first days of homeschool, you'd think I'd remember to abide by all the classic dos and don'ts. But the truth is, even in my sixth year as a home educator, I have to remind myself to come back to this list and take it all in.
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2020 Homeschool Kids’ Day-In-The-Life | Grades 2-5

What does a day-in-the-life look like for homeschoolers? The answer to that question depends on the family.
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Homeschool Must-Haves Missing From Your List

You've got the pencils, the markers, and the notebooks, but do you have these items on your back-to-homeschool list?
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My Curriculum Picks for Grades 2-7 | Whole Child Learning

We are ready to resume our homeschool routine. This time, with a new set of curricula we’ve never tried before. I figured I’d take you all along for the journey as we make the most of our “new normal” during our sixth homeschool year.
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How to Get Your Kids to Do Their Schoolwork (Without the Power Struggle)

I decided to write this post after mentoring a new homeschooler who shared concerns about her son's work ethic. After a long, audible sigh, Karen asked; "How do you get your kids to actually do their schoolwork?" Today, I share some advice.
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8 Things to Do When You’re Having a Tough Week

Okay, so I know the title of this post refers to a rough week. But can I be real? I've been having more like a rough month. Can't seem to throw myself out of bed. Kids don't want to do their schoolwork. The laundry room has a pile of clothes that seem to reach the ceiling. Read about how I handle my tough weeks and how you can, too.
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