Cleo Madison Modest Clothing Review

I get a ton of questions about modest dress…mostly if modest means frumpy….Absolutely Not! Join me for some modest fashion fun as I share some super cute looks for fall! Enjoy, Darlings!

To take a closer look at more modest and stylish clothing, hop on over to www.cleomadison.com

“To Test or Not to Test”

Is testing within homeschool environments a necessity? I’m often asked this question and at times I ponder over my response. To be honest, I think that whether or not to administer weekly or quarterly tests while homeschooling depends on the homeschool environment (relaxed or structured). Weekly or quarterly testing might…

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“The Big K”

As I was introducing Aidan’s (4 years old) morning pre-k lesson a few weeks ago, I realized that he was looking over my shoulder as if he was longing for more…more excitement, more enthusiasm, more learning materials. How could that be? I mean I was reading the directions in my…

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Early Reading Curriculum Favorites

Happy Friday, Darlings! I have received lots of “all things reading” questions since sharing our reader’s response journals over on YouTube! (You can view that video here: https://youtu.be/Mgl4IEBkJOM) Let’s chat all about some of my absolutely favorite homeschool early reading goodies. I love Hooked on Phonics: Learn to Read Complete…

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“Mad Scientists Monday”

We recently overhauled our entire homeschool schedule in order to include even more hands-on learning as requested by our kiddos! “Mad Scientists Monday” is a huge hit! It all starts with a simple research question and soon becomes a full-blown science experiment to include: background investigations, forming a hypothesis, conducting…

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Homeschool Mom Giveaway New Winner!

Unfortunately, our first randomly picked “Homeschool Mom Giveaway” participant did not claim her prize…so that means a new winner! Congrats, Monique! You have 24 hours to contact me at gra8ful8@gmail.com with the address at which you would like to receive your prize! Please be sure to include “Homeschool Mom Giveaway” in the…

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Homeschool Mom Giveaway Winner

Congrats! Mackey Roberson! You are the winner of our “Homeschool Mom Giveaway”? You have 24 hours to contact me at gra8ful8@gmail.com with the address at which you would like to receive your prize! Please be sure to include “Homeschool Mom Giveaway” in the subject line! Thanks to all who participated!…

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Homeschool Mom Giveaway {CLOSED}

Happy Saturday, Darlings! I often share my love of journaling over on our YouTube channel so it’s no secret that I love to write, probably as much as I love to talk! I was cruising the homeschool clearance section at our local Mardel Christian & Education store when I noticed…

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Homeschool Curriculum “Shake-Up”

Have you ever made it half way through the homeschool year and realized that your homeschool curriculum just isn’t quite working? I’ve heard horror stories from fellow homeschoolers who spent thousands on curriculum only to toss it to the side and start from scratch. If this has happened to you,…

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Let’s Chat About It: “Not So Good” Days

Hi! I’m so excited to be chatting with you all today! Before jumping in to discuss our forum topic, I would like to thank you all for your sweet prayers, kind thoughts, and words of encouragement over the last month. Our “Gra8 Peeps” rock!? I previously mentioned that I usually…

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Weekly Menu Update

Our Weekly Menu is now available for download on our “Gra8 Cuisine” page. We hope that you enjoy our “Breakfast for Dinner” meal plan. Be Blessed! 🙂

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November Tot School Homework Calendar

Our November Tot School Calendar is now available for download on our “Busy Bee Printables” page. Be Blessed!

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Let’s Chat About It: “Mommy Meltdown”

How do you do it ALL? Aren’t you tired? You must be exhausted…with homeschooling, cleaning, meals, extracurricular activities, YouTube, and blogging? Do you ever rest? Do you even sleep? These are the subject lines of emails that I receive daily. 🙂 To be honest, I usually giggle a bit at…

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Grace Academy “Busy Monday”

Another busy Monday is in the books here at Grace Academy! Head on over to our “Homeschool Hangout” for a glimpse of our “Busy Bees” in action! For all things 8th Grade, enter Nathan’s Lair. To check out the latest happenings in our 5th grade studies, hang out at Destinee’s Place.…

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Welcome Back to Our “Gra8” Hangout!

Welcome back to our new and improved homeschool, large family living hangout! We’ve added some pretty awesome homeschool resources as well as some new features that I’m absolutely over the moon about. First up, weekly blog chat forums 🙂 Each week I’ll post a new topic and a few of…

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