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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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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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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Denali Park Hotel is a family and pet friendly hotel. It's a great hotel near Denali National Park.

Many people are absolutely shocked at the cost of hotels near Denali National Parks. To be honest hotels near any national park are expensive, but Denali seems to be even more so. Nevertheless, Denali Park Hotel offers clean, comfortable and charming accommodations at a family friendly price. Where is Denali Park Hotel? Located along the…

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Creating a mess free homeschool art area

As a follow up to my last post I thought I would talk a little bit on the dreaded topic of homeschool art messiness. Art is so important to a homeschool education because it fosters creativity and gives kids a great non-verbal way to express themselves. At the same time it is no secret that…

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What is the best homeschool art curriculum?

I originally posted my general method of teaching art in the homeschool as a guest blogger for the Inspired Mrs. L.. Here, I will update this elements of art based approach and add in some more details. This will give homeschoolers a bit more guidance in how to include homeschool art. Let’s start with some…

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The story of Benny Benson and the Alaska State Flag are a great way to see Seward with Kids

We had a great day yesterday in the beautiful port of Seward. We met with local vendors and got an up close look at all there is to see and do there. Whenever I do a research trip somewhere I always try to find a variety of options for all different travel styles, interests and…

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