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5 Surefire Steps to Stop Snacking

If you’ve ever considered putting a padlock on your snack cupboard to stop your kids (or you) from impromptu eating, read on! Whether your go-to is salty or sweet, Jennifer Cafelle, a mother of two with a master’s degree in education, recently offered these five surefire steps to keep your family’s snack cravings at bay.

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Edible Science Lesson on Waste

For many kids, they know that once a week the garbage is collected and hauled to the curb, but where does our garbage go beyond the truck? For a fun lesson on landfills and the science behind them, create this edible landfill parfait with your homeschool family.

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Pandemic Effects on Parenting

Has gender played a role in parenting throughout the coronavirus pandemic? According to a survey from a Japanese life insurance company, the answer is yes. In a June poll of 1,100 married men and women conducted by Meiji Yasuda, nearly three-fourths of dads felt that the quarantine had benefitted their parenting.

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7 At-Home Summer Camps

For many kids, summer camps provide memorable moments of childhood. Even if your child can’t attend a camp in person in summer, here are 7 ideas for at-home summer camps that can help make this summer one that won’t be forgotten.

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From “Never Homeschooling” to Homeschooling This Fall

Kristina Hernandez admitted she was in the “never homeschooling club” until she didn’t have a choice. Then, when her school closed this spring due to the coronavirus, she discovered an unexpected surprise.

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The One-Hour Home Cleaning Challenge

Sometimes the thought of cleaning your entire home can be overwhelming. While there are certainly times that require a deeper cleaning, this one-hour home cleaning challenge (broken into six 10-minute sections) can show you and your family that there’s time in the day for work and play. Ready, set, put on some uplifting music, and clean!

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10 Lesser-Known Presidential Quotes

Celebrate the Fourth of July with these 10 lesser-known presidential quotes you may have never heard. What can we learn from these leaders even today?

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A Parent’s Guide to Hamilton: An American Musical

Hamilton, the Broadway sensation that took the world by storm, is coming to Disney+ on July 3. If you’re wondering if this show is appropriate to watch with your children, here are a few things to consider.

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How to Supplement Homeschool Lessons with Hands-On Learning

Hands-on learning is an important part of the learning process, perhaps especially for an online curriculum like Monarch. Check out these practical tips for how to supplement your homeschool lessons with life experiences.

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DIY Solar S’mores Cooker

Science has never been so tasty! Make your own solar oven as a science project with your kids. Then, enjoy a tasty treat that’s perfect for a hot summer day!

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Positive Depictions of Dads Dwindling

On the heels of a Father’s Day weekend in which many families celebrated the positive influence of dads in their lives, Americans are finding it increasingly difficult to find positive examples of fatherhood when they turn on their televisions.

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What Is Your Child’s Learning Style? Take the Quiz!

Figuring out your child’s learning style can help you decide on the best curriculum and supplemental activities to support your child. The good news is that discovering what may work best for your child can be as simple as answering 15 quick questions!

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Can You Guess the Most Popular Disney Movie in the World?

Can you guess the most popular Disney movie in the world? See how many of the top 10 list your family has watched during the past few months in quarantine.

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Summer Bucket List for an At-Home Summer

Uncertainty about the coronavirus is still affecting many normal summer activities, but there is still so much fun to be had this summer! For some inspiration, we’ve put together a summer bucket list perfect for an at-home summer.

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5 Things You Might Not Know about Charles Dickens

It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. The author of those famous words that begin A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens passed away on June 9, 1870. To commemorate the 150th anniversary of his death, here are 5 things you might not have known about Mr. Dickens.

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Majority of Parents Likely to Consider Homeschooling Again

While some are optimistic schools will resume as normal, more than half of parents in a recent USA Today/Ipsos online poll said they were “very or somewhat likely” to consider homeschooling their children next year even if school buildings open up in the fall.

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How to Talk to Your Kids about Racism

Recent events have brought the topic of racism and injustice to the forefront of everyone’s mind. If you want to be part of a peaceful solution, a powerful place for every parent to start is by having age-appropriate conversations with your children about racism.

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Why This Week’s SpaceX Launch Is Significant

For the first time in nearly a decade, astronauts are scheduled to be launched into space from American soil. Originally scheduled for Wednesday, May 27, weather conditions at Cape Canaveral forced the launch to be postponed to Saturday, May 30, at 3:22 p.m. (ET). If that’s postponed, another launch window exists for Sunday.

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3 Key Differences Between Horizons and LIFEPAC

Parents looking to homeschool their children as they approach schooling age often ask about the difference between our Horizons and LIFEPAC programs. If you’re trying to decide which track to start with your child, here are few of the most important things you should know.

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How to Use an Online Curriculum Well

Whether you’re new to online learning or you’ve been doing it for years, here are a few ways to get the most out of an online curriculum like Monarch.

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