Guest Post: How to Teach Your Child to Read

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How to teach

My friend, Meeghan, has a site that teaches children to read.  There are free youtube videos and worksheets to explicitly teach reading.  While most of the teaching materials on her site is free, she also has a membership site where you can find everything you need to teach reading. There are teachers manuals, fun worksheets, games and activities to go along with learning.  Instead of having to search for a fun worksheet for a certain holiday, or certain skills,everything is in one place.  The … [Read more...]

Great for Movers, Shakers, and Heavy Wetters

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This post brought to you by Huggies®. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Beauty in the Mess. If you have connected with me on Facebook, Twitter, or know me in real life, you know that we love Disney. It is my favorite place to vacation. Maybe because it's the only place where I know we can eat gluten free safely and they don't look at us like we have three heads. When my Mickey-loving children saw these NEW Huggies® Snug & Dry Ultra Diapers with Mickey all over them, … [Read more...]

Important Steps to Home Ownership

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This post is written and sponsored by U.S. Bank. So, you’re ready to make the big leap into home ownership? Good for you. Home ownership can be a great experience and holds a number of tangible and intangible benefits. But first, you need to actually buy that property, which, especially if this is your first home, can feel more than a little complicated. Understanding the mortgage process Since a home is arguably the biggest purchase you’ll ever make, being prepared is key to having a … [Read more...]

5 Easy Ways to Teach Your Child How to Go Green

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Horizon Organics. The opinions and text are all mine. As my children get older, and I slowly inch my way out of survival mode, I have tried to be more intentional about teaching them to be good stewards of what we have been given. This includes not only the things that we have, but always being good stewards of the planet we live on {which some days is earth, but other days it's Mars.}. Teaching children how to go green is not as … [Read more...]

Turn Back Time with JORD

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Turn Back Time with JORD-2

I was provided with a JORD wood watch in order to facilitate review. I received no monetary compensation and the opinions expressed are my own. I want to break up with my cell phone. But I don't because clocks seem to be going the way of pay phones. Where are the clocks?! When we are out and about I look around and scarcely see clocks anymore. Why? Everyone has a clock on their phone. People are attached to their phones the same way we were once attached to our watches. It's funny how … [Read more...]

Hiding God’s Word in the Hearts of Your Children

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Write Through the Bible Feature

Homeschooling this year has been hard. My oldest doesn't understand why she can't go play with her younger siblings. I'm having a hard time balancing homeschooling with keeping up with the house, cooking, working, and just life in general. We are pushing through and will definitely be doing year round school. For the sake of simplicity {and my sanity}, I have been utilizing curriculums that serve a dual purpose. I was super excited when I learned that Trisha and Luke from Intoxicated on Life … [Read more...]