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I am Not as Strong as I appear. I enjoy weakness from time to time. We are a homeschooling, special needs family of 6. My 4th son has a Congenital Heart defect, and my oldest has ADHD. I am a survivor of Adultery and mental abuse. I learned that you never really know someone until you are strong enough to stand up and walk away. I love and protect my children, with everything I have. My life might seem unbelievable, but I couldn't make this shit up if I tried! Stick around & let's get to know each other.

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Cool Country Report: Fill-in Poster FREE from Scholastic.com

Country Report Homeschool Georgaphy

Head on over to Scholastic.com to get a free one page printout for a Country Report. This looks like it will be good for middle elementary kids ages 8-10. It includes simple topics for maps, popular foods, local animals, facts, and more. Introduce a different culture and help strengthen your child’s writing skills, all...
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Homeschool Lapbooks for Science and US History

Weather Lapbook Homeschool Science Lesson

This Weather Express Lapbook is on sale at CurrClick for only $1.00! It is normally $8.00, this is such a great deal for an addition to a weather science lesson. This lapbook is good for all ages, this is awesome for our family, I can print this off for all 5 of my kids....
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I Wish I Knew That: U.S. Presidents, Cool Stuff You Need To Know FREE on Kindle

US Presidents Cool Stuffy You Need to Know

I found this fun Kindle book getting ready for some new homeschool lessons for Presidents Day. Our Presidents Day lesson usually focuses on our early Presidents, but when the kids start asking me for information about other Presidents we get distracted and end up pulling out our Presidents cards, searching on the interwebs, and...
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One Times Table Multiplication Cards FREE on Kindle

Kindle Mulitplication Times One Free

This is such a simple and fun homeschool lesson for the little ones. While the big kids are doing lessons, I can quickly go through and give the littles a quick math lesson on my computer too. Since I can see this on my phone as well, this is a fun time waster while...
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Lego Math Practice: A Homeschool Lesson with Free Printable

Lego Math Practice Free Printable

We all know how obsessed my kids are with Legos, all five of them! My oldest, Wing Nut has hated Math for years. It is a never ending struggle in our homeschool day. I catch him playing with Legos when he is supposed to be doing Math. Then I saw a fun Lego Math...
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52 Weeks of Handwriting: Blue

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We started our 52 Weeks Of Handwriting today. We had a full day of lessons already planned, with a few left over from Tuesday that should have been done yesterday after Classical Conversations co-op. I always have plans of keeping up the momentum after CC and use our short afternoon to catch up, or...
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52 Weeks of Handwriting

52 Weeks of Handwriting

We have been making our handwriting worksheets with StartWrite for the past couple of years. Mostly I make up worksheets with the spelling words that are in the current spelling lesson for the kids. With the younger kids, I make up worksheets to reinforce learning money, telling time, colors, important phone numbers, or our...
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A Homeschool Lesson to Blow Your Mind: Interactive Scale of the Universe

Interactive Scale of the Universe

My oldest, Wing Nut is 11, and is constantly trying to wrap his head around things like traveling close enough to the speed of light to travel in time, how big the universe actually is, wondering why it would take so long to terraform Mars, or how come we don’t feel the earth moving...
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Dinosaurs For Kids at KidsDinos

Dinosaurs For Kids at KidsDinos.com

We love the Dinosaurs For Kids website. It has information about hundreds of different Dinosaurs in their Dino-Database, has a simple explanation of Palaeontology, and a fun way to memorize dinos with online flashcards, along with several other fun games for getting to know dinos.   KidsDinos.com – Dinosaurs For Kids. Learn about dinosaurs...
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PreSchool Scissors Practice – Fun Friday Photos

PreSchool Scissors Practice

I wish I could remember where I got the worksheets for the scissor practice! I would like to see if there are more patterns to cut. I might just have to take a few minutes and make more myself.     Honey Nut and Wee Nut have made dozens of little scraps this afternoon...
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Free Online Educational Games for Early Learning

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Our family is definitely an electronic one! We have been using the LeapFrop learning systems for years. We have been through the Leapster TV, ClickStart, every handheld system, including the newest LeapPad GS, and have several Tag readers. Like many kids, our kids learn to use the computer as they are learning to walk...
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Free Wall-e Coloring and Activity Pages

Wall-e

My kids love Wall-e: Waste Allocation Load Lifter Earth-Class. Wall-e is considered a classic at The Nut House, for years that was all my oldest son talked about…all day long, every day, for months and months. He never seemed to tire of Wall-e. Wing Nut has passed on that wonderful obsession to his younger...
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101 Reasons Why I Homeschool {8} My Five Nuts – Four Boys and One Little Girl

101 Reasons Why I Homeschool {8} My Five Nuts – Four Boys and One Little Girl

From the moment I knew I was pregnant, I knew I was going to Homeschool my children. By the time my oldest children were school age, I wasn’t ready and sent them to Montessori School first, and then to public school. Making the choice to send my kids to public school was one that...
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Dissecting Crayfish at Classical Conversations Homeschool Group

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    I was room mom for Wee Nut’s ABC class the day our Classical Conversations group dissected Crawdads. The group of 4-5 year old boys were all super excited and not one bit squeamish. My Little Owee was not really sure what to do, but when we found the Heart, his excitement level...
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Kids Earn a Free Book with the Barnes & Noble Summer Reading Program

Barnes and Noble Free Book Summer Reading Program

We have been doing the Summer Reading Program at Barnes & Noble for years. This is Little Nut Nut’s first year and Wing Nut’s last year to participate, the program is open for kids in grades 1st-6th. My kids love to read and they have book lights or sit near their closet lights for...
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Batman Coloring Pages and Birthday Party Ideas

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Batman, that mysterious Dark Knight that roams Gotham City. Created by DC Comics, Batman has been a hero for the young and old alike for over 60 years. Unlike Superman, also created by DC Comics, who can be found fighting villains mostly during the day, Batman finds most of his enemies lurking in the...
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Coloring is Not Just For Fun

Well…it sure is lots of fun, but coloring is so much more than just a fun way to pass the time. From the very beginning of a child’s coloring experience coloring is full of education. As they learn to hold a crayon and go from scribbling to controlled movements, they learn how to draw...
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Free Printable Easter Coloring Pages

easter bunny coloring page

Easter is as sure a sign that warm weather is here as Halloween is a sign that the warm weather is gone. It is a wonderful holiday, surrounded by blooming flowers, budding trees, kids playing in the back yard and relaxing walks after dinner. By the time Easter rolls around, the days are noticeably...
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The Big Kids Help Out with a New Flag for Memorial Day

Putting up the American Flag with the kids Memorial Day 3

After a quick Memorial Day homeschool lesson yesterday, we put up a new American Flag. Wing Nut and E Nut helped out and did a great job    
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StartWrite 6 Handwriting Software for Creating Worksheets

Startwrite Handwriting Software

It is true what they say about boys and terrible handwriting, my boys penmanship is atrocious! I have learned to decipher my 7 year old E Nut’s writing, and that was no small task, but it has been driving me crazy that half the time I have no idea what his homework says. He...
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Homeschool Spring Lego Competition Prizes

Yesterday I shared photos of Little Nut Nut with his winning entry for our homescchool Lego Competition that we had yesterday. I never did get photos of the 2 other entries from Wing Nut and E Nut, who also won by the way. The competition came about because of a trendy fad that has...
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Winner of the Best Talking Animal Spring Garden Lego Creation

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Even though it was Sunday, The Nut House Homeschool was in session. Today’s assignment was to create a Lego creation based on Spring. The kids were asked to use as many Legos as the could to create a Spring setting. Little Nut Nut, Wee Nut and Honey Nut have a massive Duplo collection and...
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Working on the Addition and Family Workout

After opening up our addition in June of last year, we took a break from the constant work. It was getting to be too much physically, emotionally and financially. It was nice to take some time off, but now it is getting to the point where it is getting annoying that it is still...
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