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Hello Friends,
After weeks of thinking and talking about it, I was finally able to film this video about homeschooling. I’d like to share with you some of the things I’ve learned since I began homeschooling about five years ago. This is all the honest advice-advice I wish I’d received when I first hopped on this roller coaster ride called Homeschooling. I have three children (2 girls and a son). They are currently in Fourth Grade, Kindergarten, and Early Preschool. I’m no expert in homeschooling, but I feel that my experience is worth sharing. My little guy managed to sneak into this video and I thought about cutting him out and starting again, but this is my life. My kids are always around and that’s how I like it. 🙂
If there’s something I missed or should you have any questions, then please comment below.

From my heart,
Tara

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Originally posted 2018-09-28 00:32:53.

How to Teach Phonemic Awareness While Reading Bedtime Stories

Helping young children develop phonemic awareness early on is one of the keys for children to develop exceptional reading and writing skills once they begin attending schools. Did you know that studies have indicated that phonemic awareness is the single best predictor of reading success for young children once they begin school? In fact, studies have found that phonemic awareness is far better than IQ at predicting the reading and spelling abilities of young children.

Most people know about phonics, and what it is; however, far fewer people know what phonemic awareness is. In short, phonemic awareness is the ability to hear, identify, and work with the phonemes. For example, /d/, /o/, and /g/, are the individual sounds of the word “dog”. Please note, the letters enclosed in the slashes denotes the sound of the letter, and not the name of the letter. Phonemes are the smallest units of individual sounds that form a word.

Phonemic awareness is not something you’re born with, and it is an ability that’s gained through repeated exposure to listening, speaking, and reading. As parents, there are many different strategies you can use to help your children develop phonemic awareness such as playing simple word segmentation or oral blending games.

Like most parents, we (my wife and I) read bedtime stories before we put our children to sleep, and one of the best strategies that we like to use to teach phonemic awareness to our children, is to mix in word segmenting and oral blending when we read bedtime stories for our kids. This is an exceptional method, because it doesn’t take any extra time or effort, since reading bedtime stories is something you already do. So, here’s how […]

Originally posted 2013-09-02 16:26:46.

Thermee Non-Contact Digital Forehead Thermometer Review by a Young Mom

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  • This story has a happy ending — a darling 9-month boy! But I have to say, he was a long time in coming! My husband and I ‘tried’ for almost two years before we hit it lucky. It was an anxious time. If you’ve been there, you know what I mean. In the end, what eventually worked for us was the good old-fashioned basal temperature routine. The would-be mom takes and charts hermorning temperatures. It helps predict the most fertile times.

 

  • I wanted a thermometer that would record temperatures for me, –something fool-proof.  I’m not at my best before morning coffee, and the temp has to be taken before you get out of bed.I looked for thermometers online and –asany would-be mom would do! – I wound up looking at baby thermometers. I chose theThermee, a non-contact forehead thermometer put out by Ginger Hill Creations. It’s meant for children and adults. I liked the idea that I could buy a thermometer to help me conceive, and could use it for the baby later on. How’s that for positive thinking?

 

  • The Thermee stores temperature readings for you. I just ran the Thermee over my forehead and saved the reading. Later on, my coffee cup in hand, I could check to see if it was “the day!” Eventually, we figured out “the perfect day” and our son is the living proof.

 

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    Originally posted 2016-06-17 15:33:56.