8 Best Educational Subscription Boxes According to a Homeschooler

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Great list of fun educational subscription boxes for kids. Children love receiving mail, so why not gift them something they can learn from too! Perfect for homeschooling families.

Looking for an educational subscription box for kids? The following are among the best and most popular options out there today! One of the greatest things my dad did was send me postcards in the mail. My dad was an over-the-road truck driver. He was gone the majority of the week, and occasionally for multiple weeks at a time. Receiving a postcard from him in the mail was great. I got to see a cool image of some place he's been before, and get a personalized message from him, just for me, letting me know he thought about me. I don't know a kid that doesn't like to receive something just for them in the mail. My kids love ...

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33 of the Best Gifts to Get Kids Outdoors

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Awesome list of 33 outdoor play equipment and outdoor toys for kids. Great gift guide and ideas to get my kids outdoors.

A large majority of my best memories as a kid happened outdoors. And I grew up in the age of video games, TV, and computers. I'm only 27 years old. I did indeed play a gross amount of video and computer games growing up, in large part because I had six older brothers who were really into them as well. Our family bought a Windows 95 computer right as it came out, and we paid for our internet usage via a coin jar. Before that computer we had a green screen one that we also played games on. We had the original Nintendo and every Nintendo Gaming System (and a few others) through the years. We owned lots of VHS and eventually ...

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How Taking Play On-the-Go Just Got Easier

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This is such a great product for kids! It really makes taking play on-the-go so much easier, which is great for summer roadtrips, errand running, or just general playtime or quiet time.

Summer time is in full swing. Living in Texas now and being pregnant for the first time in the summer, has left me very aware of several things. One, that I am tired, hot, and sweaty all the time. And two, I don't have a lot of energy to keep up with my kids or keep them entertained. So, it's never been more important to me to have toys that are easy to take on-the-go and are able to be played with both inside and outside.Having something for my five year old twins to do every day during their brother's naptime can be a bit, well, taxing on this hot pregnant momma. I am not really a mother who believes I need to entertain my ...

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Junior Explorers Review: Arctic Mission

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Junior Explorers Arctic Mission review

As someone who is educating my kids at home, I am on the lookout for good educational products for my kids, for a reasonable price, for a reasonable amount of educational (or fun) gain. So, I was excited to try out and review Junior Explorers: Arctic Mission Kit with my twin girls as part of our preschool for a week. This review is sponsored by Junior Explorers but opinions are all mine. Affiliate links are used in the post. Junior Explorers is a monthly subscription program that teaches kids about the planet - ecosystems, animals, weather, tips for survival, and more. Each monthly mission kit that you receive in the mail has a ...

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Citrus Lane Review – Monthly Subscription Box for Kids

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I really appreciate seeing a 3-Month Citrus Lane Review! It really helps me decide if a Citrus Lane Monthly subscription for kids is worth it or not. VERY HELPFUL!! I think I'll be giving it a try for sure.

My affiliate links are used in this post for the Citrus Lane Monthly Subscription Boxes and Amazon links. I hope you enjoy my review! As a non-crafty mother who is homeschooling preschoolers, I am often looking for a fun, easy, and affordable way to have my kids create and explore and learn. While I readily supply my kids with paper, pens, pencils, various paints, crayons, and markers, when it comes to 3-D objects or glue or googly eyes, I'm no so supplied. That's why I was excited to try out Citrus Lane. Review my reviews of my three-month membership to see if it may be right for your family! Citrus Lane is a monthly ...

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Screen Free Quiet Time Ideas that Encourage Independent Play

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We are transitioning out of nap time for my preschooler and into quiet time, so I LOVE these screen free quiet time ideas! Plus, they encourage independent play, which means quiet time can actually last longer than 15 minutes!

We made it a long time. We really did. But, my daughter Lisa, at four and a half years old, is officially done with taking a nap during the day. I am now presented with the new challenge of what to do with a preschooler for 2-3 hours while my other two children are (hopefully) taking a nap at that same time. I need to come up with some great quiet time ideas that encourage independent play. I need her to have this quiet time because nap time is usually one of the blocks of time during the day that I spend on the computer blogging and working on my business (as well as numerous other things, like napping, showering, eating lunch ...

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The Great Big List of Toys that Your Children Will Play With for Years

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Love the idea of this gift guide! It's a toy list full of classic toys, games, and equipment that are kid-tested and proven to be played with over and over again.

This post is sponsored by SheSpeaks and Duracell. It also contains affiliate links. My husband and I carefully select the toys and gifts we give our children. And it's especially true during big gift giving times, like Christmas and their birthday. We always want to give our children gifts that will last, that will be cherished, that will be played with countless times. We don't want to waste our money, or limited apartment space, on the wrong gifts and toys. Nor do we want to regret buying a certain toy.  Most often, we give our children classic toys as gifts, things like balls, puzzles, books, dolls, coloring books, crayons, and ...

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5 Countdown Family Christmas Traditions {And Giveaway!}

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Here are five family Christmas traditions you can do this year! #NorthPoleFun #shop #cbias

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. #CollectiveBias and its advertiser #NorthPoleFun. All opinions are mine alone. It's early, I know, but I really have been thinking about the upcoming holidays, mostly because I am just so excited for Christmas! And my daughters are just as excited as I am! Between decorating the Christmas tree, our home, buying gifts, and this being our first Christmas in a warm place (and that my husband will have a month off of school), it just is so exciting! As a parent, I'm especially excited to start building real, regular family Christmas traditions. Because, I really believe ...

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Fisher-Price Little People City Skyway Review – Perfect Toddler Toy!

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What a fun event for the kids to help you figure out what toys to get them this year! #ChosenByKids Holiday Toyland events at Walmarts! #ad

I was given this great new toy to try out thanks to Sverve and Walmart, but all opinions are my own. A couple weeks ago, on Saturday, October 4, 2014, my family and I headed to our local Walmart to check out their #ChosenByKids Toyland Event! There were two nice workers set up at a booth who showed us the toys, explained Walmart's layaway program, and they let our kids play with toys! All three of my kids loved the Fur Real Get Up and GoGo My Walking Pup Pet Plush, one of the two toys available for my kids to play with. They all also really liked the Fisher-Price® Little People® City Skyway.  We went ahead and picked it up for ...

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