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Healthy Eating Habits in the Real World from Blogging ‘Bout Boys – This guest post on Blogging ‘Bout Boys offers practical tips for encouraging our kids to eat healthier…without nagging.

Creating an ABC Book from The Homeschool Classroom – Have preschoolers? You’ll love these simple ideas for creating a personalized ABC book with and for them.

Praying as a Family from Impress Your Kids – I absolutely loved these ideas for learning to pray together as a family. Although the hands-on portion was really geared toward younger children, the concepts are perfect for the entire family.

The Top 5 Distractions for Work-at-Home Moms {And How to Tackle Them All} from In a Nutshell
– Many homeschool moms are also work-at-home moms. If this describes you, I know you understand how easy it is to get distracted. Get tips for overcoming five big distractions.

“A” Is for “Attitude” from Journey 2 Excellence – I need to print this post out, laminate it, and hang it where I will see it every day. It offers ten insightful tips on how to instill good attitudes – in yourself, not your kids!

I Refuse to Steal My Kids’ Dreams from Simple Homeschool – Jamie Martin offers a thoughtful rebuttal to Seth Godin’s misgivings about homeschooling and, in so doing, provides a very uplifting post for homeschooling parents.

Family Date Night from The Dating Divas – While the Dating Divas usually focus on date night ideas for spouses, I really enjoyed these ideas for a family date night with the kids.

5 Things You Should Never Say to a New Homeschooling Mom from These Temporary Tents – Aadel
pinpoints five things you should never say to a new homeschooling mom (kind of along the lines of
horror stories experienced moms sometimes like to tell young, expecting moms). At the conclusion, she also gives suggestions for things you should emphasize.

Teaching Children to Edit Their Own Writing from Jimmie’s Collage  shares some great tips on teaching children yet another great step toward independence – how to edit their own written
work.

Skinny Texas Cheese Fries from Skinny Taste – Need some comfort food that’s not so bad for the waistline? Check out this overhauled recipe for Texas cheese fries. If I’d had any potatoes in the house when I came across the recipe, I’d have made it right then and there! Yum!

Kris Bales has been married to her incredible husband for 20 years. Together, they’re raising their three Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers, who range in age from 10 to 16. Kris is Christian, Southern, and sweet-tea-addicted. She enjoys reading, writing and photography. In addition to blogging about life as a homeschool mom, you can find her at Eclipsed where she chronicles her transformation from a morbidly obese couch potato to a runner in training for her first half-marathon.

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