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Easy Homeschool Resolutions

It’s 2016! I’ve been super busy putting all my resolutions (although I prefer to call them goals) into practice. I’ve begun reading books and writing for myself every single day. I’m also moving more and spending less time sitting.

The whole family has made a resolution to declutter and get organized around here – it’s getting a little out of hand. My daughter and I are enjoying Kon Mari method videos on YouTube – her dresser drawers look awesome now! My daughter has resolved to spend more time practising dance every day since she earned her pointe shoes this week. It’s been a very exciting week for her! In my homeschool, I resolve to spend more one-on-one time with my son since this is his last year of homeschool high school (gasp)!

easy homeschool resolutions

Easy Homeschool Resolutions

Wouldn’t it be great for your kids to learn to play a musical instrument, speak a new language, or pick up some computer skills? Educents has the tools to help your kids achieve GREATNESS in 2016 with these easy homeschool resolutions!

Resolution #1: Learn a new language

Learning a new language will spark interest in geography and culture!

Is it time to start learning a foreign language or switch one? Check out this online language program. With this award-winning package, there’s no need to memorize lists of words or listen to boring adult conversations. Kids learn by watching kids like them in real-life, humorous situations!

Spanish Course – Buy 1 Get 1 Free


 

Resolution #2: Create healthy habits

Yoga promotes healthy habits in a fun and active way. This is how I am getting moving in 2016, using the Wii Fit, and my daughter is getting in the act, too. If you don’t have a Wii, pop in this Yoga DVD and reap benefits sugh as balance, focus, flexibility, self-control, and improved posture.

Practice yoga with your child!

Yoga DVD is Fun for Kids and Parents

The Family Fitness program includes hundreds of physical education lessons for ages 5 to 18. The 1-year program includes warm ups, cool downs, outdoor exercises, and nutritional lessons. The lessons will guide you and your family through a 20-40 minute physical education session. You can do as much or little as you like depending on how much time you have.

Ready-to-go Fitness Lessons for your Entire Family


 

Resolution #3: Keep the house clean

Enough said.

We used this cleaning system when our kids were younger – it’s awesome and so simple, it works! Check out my review of these Clean ‘n Flip Charts and then click below for the deal at Educents:

$20 Cleaning System That Actually Works


Resolution #4: Be more creative

Kids need time to be creative. With all the social stresses and studying, leave room for FUN. Whether it’s to learn a new skill, write in a journal, or start playing an instrument – encourage creativity! CREATE is my word of 2016, so I’m using it conscientiously in every aspect of my life, including our homeschool!

Help your child learn the basic skills of photography this year!

Whether your child has a point and shoot or a DSLR camera, check out these:

Downloadable Photography Lessons for Kids

This has probably been included in ONE of your New Year’s Resolution lists: Learn to play piano. Well, time to live vicariously through your children! Maybe your child will learn, and then turn around and teach you piano! While one-on-one, in-person lessons are best, this kit has everything your child needs to get started tickling those ivories if a private teacher isn’t in the budget yet.

The Piano Starter Pack can teach your child how to play!

Does your little one want to learn how to play a musical instrument this year?

Playing the violin is not only a way for children to be creative, but it also develops motor skills, sharpens memory, teaches perseverance and increases focus.

Violin Starter Kit has everything you need to get started.


Resolution #5: Get hands-on

Lessons are more fun when you get your hands a little dirty. Take reading lessons out to a museum, per form a weekly science experiment, or try these STEM kits that arrive once a month, ready to go!

STEM Project Boxes 3 Month Subscription

Add science fun to your weekend projects! These science experiments are delivered to your door. Kids will learn about magnets, fungus, space, volcanos, and more! And who doesn’t love the Magic School Bus …

Get hands-on with science experiments!

Save 50% on Magic School Bus Science Kits

 


Resolution #6: Learn new tech skills

Your kids might already spend a lot of time in front of a screen, but is that screen time educational? Encourage your child to learn new tech skills! If your child is already into Minecraft, consider using this program to build skills and add layers to the game! My 11 year old daughter loves this program!

Kids Ages 8+ Can Learn to Code Using Minecraft

What are your homeschool resolutions or goals this year? Have your children made resolutions, too? Please let me know in the comments below.

Love, Luck &
Laughter,

Kimberly

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Are You a Shutterbug Like Me? Ultimate Photography Bundle

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Are You a Shutterbug Like Me?

Are you a shutterbug like me? I always have a camera or iPhone in hand ready to catch that beautiful sunset … the otherwise unbelievable amount of snow … my children’s beautiful smiles … I don’t want to forget any of it!

It’s SO important to be able to savour it all and relish the moments AND THEN to be able to look back and relish those moments all over again. I always derive pleasure from it – especially photos of family vacations in sunny Florida while we’re enduring the dead of winter! Our kids enjoy remembering our family history together with us.

That’s where photos come in. It’s so easy to get snap-happy these days. Remember when we had to carry around large, heavy camers? Now we just reach into our pockets for our smartphones or mini-cameras and start clicking away. And no worrying about running out of film!

If you’re a shutterbug like me, dreaming of an expensive DSLR camera you can’t afford, the problem is that the photos never seem good enough! Your cheap camera takes so long between photos that you miss your daughter’s split leap at her dance recital! You think you got the perfect shot of your child blowing out the candles, but all you’ve managed to capture is … a blur.

The Ultimate Photography Bundle

If you can relate, I have good news for you! My friends at Ultimate Bundles have put together an incredible product to help with your photography woes, and mine. It’s called The Ultimate Digital Photography Bundle (Beginner’s Edition), and it contains a curated collection of ebooks and video training guides to help you become a better photographer.

All the resources have been provided by professional, world-renowned photographers who are experts in teaching others – even complete beginners. You won’t need to switch up to a more expensive camera to make full use of the bundle (even if you just use your iPhone for photographs), and you don’t need to neglect your family for weeks of training! You can learn everything in mother-sized chunks – whenever you have a spare moment. And when I do finally save up for the DSLR I’ve been dreaming of, there is a pair of great e-books in the bundle for DSLR newbies!

Click here to see the full range of ebooks and training courses included in The Ultimate Photography Bundle (Beginner’s Edition).

There’s even better news! Everything in the bundle has a combined total value of $555, but for this week only, The Ultimate Bundles Team is selling the entire bundle for just $37 – a discount of more than 90%! What’s more, they’re also throwing in a FREE copy of FX Photo Studio Pro software from MacPhun (which provides stunning filters and photography effects) worth $29.99! Wow!

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Click here to buy The Ultimate Digital Photography Bundle (Beginner’s Edition) for just $37.

No blurriness, no exposure nightmares, no bad angles. Just perfect, happy memories to look forward to!

Love, Luck &
Laughter,

Kimberly

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