Raddish is an easy and fun way to teach your children basic cooking skills and augment your homeschool curricula with math and reading activities. So I am dreadfully behind on my reviews, but I am gradually catching up. Raddish sent me a complimentary box to review several weeks ago. Let me first say I love…

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For the first time in months it’s light when I wake in the morning and as we draw close to twelve full hours of daylight I have had some time to reflect on our first Alaskan winter. When we first decided to spend the winter here one of the first things people would say to…

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One of the best parts of living in Alaska is that it’s North America’s version of an African Safari. There’s so much life living in these woods. We’ve seen bald eagles galore, flocks of Bohemian waxwings, snowshoe hare and lots of moose. There are tiny voles and massive grizzly bears. Every day is adventure so…

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Even in the midst of a pandemic Alaskans have somehow managed to still celebrate Fur Rondy. This annual festival was originally set to coincide with the arrival of trappers returning from the bush with their furs. Fur Rendezvous or Fur Rondy, as locals call it, captures the spirit of Alaska through a variety of unique…

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So I’ve taken a few months off from blogging. We have had a lot to think and pray about. Our lease is up in April. When we moved to Alaska las August, we originally planned to head slowly back to Maryland over the summer. We would build a cottage on the eastern shore and Lu…

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As I mentioned when we first decided to go to Alaska, ice fishing is definitely on the must do list for us. It’s all part of our Outdoor Education Unit for our homeschool. Here we are in December and with the sun gone and the winter chill coming, it’s time to bundle up and hit…

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This Holiday Gift Guide for homeschoolers is filled with educational gift ideas for all ages!

I’m going to come right out and say it: I hate Amazon. I won’t go into detail as to why, but let’s just say there are thousands of other places to buy your Christmas and birthday gifts. And while you can get almost anything on Amazon these days ordering direct from small (and large) businesses…

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Would you like to give something unique and special all while supporting small businesses? This Alaskan Gift Giving Guide is filled with one of a kind ideas for everyone on your list. Give something from the Great North this holiday season and support small Alaskan businesses

Please note: I have not been paid by any of these companies to include their information here. Furthermore, I do not receive any payment for purchases through the links in this Alaska gift giving guide. Why not support the small businesses of Alaska with your holiday purchases this year? Alaska boasts a wide array of…

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How do I get a diploma for my homeschool high schooler? How do homeschoolers get high school diplomas?

Do Homeschoolers need high school diplomas? As I am now homeschooling a high school senior for the third time I thought I would answer a question many homeschoolers of high schoolers ask: How do I get a high school diploma for my homeschooler and do they even need one? The short answer is no. Homeschoolers,…

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Does Rosetta Stone really work for homeschoolers?

PencilTreks would like to thank Sarah Carroll, owner of Main Line French Tutor, for contributing the following guest post, “Does Rosetta Stone Really Work?” Please visit Main Line French Tutor to learn more. As a French teacher for over 15 years, I’ve been asked countless times what I think of Rosetta Stone language learning software. …

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