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How Do I Know if My Child is Gifted?

How Do I Know if My Child is Gifted via www.RaisingLifelongLearners.com

Your two year old just picked up a book you’ve never shown her, and read the entire thing…perfectly. Your eleven year old is completely unimpressed with his textbook’s description of black holes and launches his own campaign to find out everything there is about astrophysics, dark matter, Einstein’s theory of relativity, the differences between light [...]

Easy Nutella Banana Ice Cream

Two Ingredient Nutella Banana Ice Cream Easy Kid Friendly Recipe

I love ice cream. Any kind of ice cream. I could eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. But with four kids {who already run towards crazy and chaotic}, introducing more sugar into our lives just isn’t smart. So we try to make our own as often as we can so we control the ingredients [...]

Creativity Means Dreaming Big

Dreaming Why Not by Shaw

 You see things and you say, “Why?” But, I dream things that never were, and I say, “Why not?” George Bernard Shaw Do you dream? Do you encourage your children in their dreams? Dreaming is creativity in action, and critical to inspiring a lifelong love of learning in children. Too many are afraid of what [...]

Bacon Cheeseburger Bites


Hamburgers, cheeseburgers, and meatballs seem to be our fallback meals around here. Ground beef — especially from the grass-fed side of beef we buy each year — is always a kid-pleaser no matter what method is used to cook it. But, when the kids and I were given the opportunity to try and redefine the [...]

Make Your Own Sunscreen Lotion Bars

DIY Sunscreen Lotion Bars via www.RaisingLifelongLearners.com

Two of my kids are extremely sensitive to chemical additives. Because of this, we work hard to keep our home as chemical-free as possible. It’s not easy, and we’re not perfect, but we’re making small changes every day. The latest small change has been to throw away all of the drugstore and name brand sunscreen [...]

Easy Pepperoni Muffins

Easy Pepperoni Muffins via www.RaisingLifelongLearners.com

My kids love being in the kitchen – and I love that if I teach them a few easy recipes, they’ll take over some of the meal prep for me. These easy pepperoni muffins make the perfect kid lunch, and are so simple that even my six year old can throw them together.     [...]

Summer Learning with Star Wars

Summer Learning Fun with Star Wars via www.RaisingLifelongLearners.com

Do you have little Star Wars fans at home? It’s obvious around here that Trevor is a huge Star Wars fan. Why? Because the little three — even though they’ve never seen the movies — know lines, play Star Wars Lego, and read all of the great DK Star Wars books we have. Even Isaac, [...]

Summer Fun at Sports Camp

Summer Fun at Sports Camp via www.RaisingLifelongLearners.com

We’ll be keeping our schooling going throughout the summer as we’re adopting more of a year-round approach to homeschooling to be able to take advantage of extended holiday breaks, birthday-holidays, and gorgeous fall days when we have the parks and playgrounds to ourselves. But, this summer we’ll be adding in a fun week-long sports camp [...]

Silly Celebrations – Frugal Family Fun in June

Silly Celebrations for June Family Fun via www.RaisingLifelongLearners

Are you ready for summer? I can’t wait to play outside in the yard, grow gardens with the kids, and enjoy some super fun water play. There are so many ways to enjoy frugal family fun in the summer like the silly celebrations you can pull together when you pay attention to crazy {but real} [...]

Staycation–Enjoy YOUR City on a Budget


    Yesterday, I shared some of my favorite things to do in Northeast Ohio. If you don’t live in the area, and don’t have plans to visit, you may find a city close to you in the line-up below. Remember to enjoy your little ones this summer – have fun!   A – D [...]