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Benefits of Homeschooling Series

Benefits of Homeschooling Series

Several years ago I wrote a series titled “Homeschool Benefits” in which each article gave one of my favorite benefits that we enjoyed through homeschooling for thirty-two years. With so much interest in homeschooling right now, I thought I would gather these benefits...

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Gratefulness Prayer Song for Your Family

Happy Thanksgiving! When our kids were growing up, dinner time was a crucial time of day for us--so much so that we made a protocol of "family all home together at least four nights per week"! Yes, it was that important to us. Prayer before meals, reading Scriptures...

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Video: Finding Encouragement Through Prioritizing

  I was recently asked to write a guest post on Kathie Morrisey's Character Corner blog about encouragement. (You can read that article here on the blog!) When I sat out to write encouraging words, I came back to what I always come back to--prioritizing leads to...

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10 Tips to Help Babies and Toddlers Happily Play

10 Tips to Help Babies and Toddlers Happily Play

My daughter who has a two year old and three month old asked me the other day what the tips were that I gave her to teach Sophi (her two year old) to play happily when she was six to eight months old, and I told her a few things I remembered, but I thought more about...

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5 Key Times to Talk to Your Kids (Mama Monday Video)

5 Key Times to Talk to Your Kids (Mama Monday Video)

"Penny for Your Thoughts" "What ya thinkin'?" "Tell me everything....." "Let's twalk!"   "Talk to me; show me that you care. Talk to me...I'll listen to the words you say....You know I love you when I talk to you!" Those were sayings/songs/sentiments I would say...

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ABC Recognition and Sound Letter Recognition Tips

ABC Recognition and Sound Letter Recognition Tips

Are you following me (or better yet, being my friend!!!??) on FB to watch my Donna Daily live videos? I hope so as I am having so much fun sharing the many things I love (and mannnny years of experience ha ha!) in these live videos! So I have put a recent live...

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AIM—Answer It More (Using Parenthetical Teaching)

AIM—Answer It More (Using Parenthetical Teaching)

I love teaching! Love seeing a student's face light up when they "get it"! Love hearing kids excited about their next writing project. Just really love it! And one thing that makes me love teaching even more is the creativity that we get to use in order to help...

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Using Word Cards in Reading Instruction

Using Word Cards in Reading Instruction

    Tips for Using Word Cards in Reading Instruction   1) Don’t use word cards with words the student has never encountered. Word cards are for practicing words used in instruction, not for long lists of words never encountered before. 2) Create word...

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Donna Daily–Scary But Exciting Challenge

Donna Daily–Scary But Exciting Challenge

This Week's Video Topics! July 8-12 Previous Topics---Go to Donna's FB to Watch These!           I am embarking on a scary challenge for the month of June (and possibly longer?) The challenge is to “just go live”! Talk about what you...

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Summer Family Bucket List To Grow

Summer Family Bucket List To Grow

I have loved seeing families’ bucket lists on Facebook! They make me wish that bucket lists were popular when my kids were little! (Well, I guess we made our own Bucket List with our Summer School Goals—oh, my kids loved those!) And I love having fun as a family...I...

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Happy Mother’s Day! Or Happy Mothers’ Day?

Happy Mother’s Day! Or Happy Mothers’ Day?

The history of the holiday known as Mother's Day is an interesting one. It was founded by a single lady who wanted to honor her mother. Anna Jarvis arranged two ceremonies in 1908 to honor mothers and initiate the holiday.  Soon thereafter, the holiday was catching on...

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