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A Moment of Homeschool Panic

May 27th, 2014 by Dionna - 3 Comments

I had a moment of panic earlier this year when I realized that we are officially homeschooling. But I have a feeling that kind of nagging worry is something shared by parents no matter where or how their children are learning.

Love is a Rescue Dog

May 25th, 2014 by Dionna - 3 Comments

We really had intentions of recording this, but we’ve been busy, and now we have colds, and yadda yadda yadda. So just imagine us singing it to the tune of “Love is an Open Door,” because I know most of you have that song stuck in your heads.

June 2014 Carnival of Natural Parenting Call for Submissions – Kids and Animals

May 24th, 2014 by Dionna - Leave a comment

How important are animals to your kids? Do they have pets? Volunteer at a rescue? Share your stories with us in the June Carnival of Natural Parenting. Submissions due June 3, publish June 10.

A Chewing Gum Mad Lib

May 14th, 2014 by Dionna - Leave a comment

I recently did a homeschool cooperative class all about chewing gum. Using a fantastic book and documentary on DVD published by Glee Gum, we learned all about how gum was originally made (from a tree!), the history of gum, and how some traditional gum is still made today.

The Best Parenting Resources for Parents of Toddlers

May 13th, 2014 by Dionna - 14 Comments

Toddlers can be so challenging. Not only are they learning how to exert their independence, but they simply do not have the developmental ability to be calm and logical when they are frustrated. It’s the nature of the beast. I mean . . . the toddler. Here are five of my very favorite books and articles about parenting a toddler.

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