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Jimmie Lanley (JimmieWriter)

Joined 4 years ago from Memphis, TN USA

I'm a work-at-home, homeschooling mom to one creative daughter. I've taken her from kindergarten into the high school years where we are now. Every day is a chance to learn and grow -- for her and for me. Homeschooling is a great excuse to read books I never got to read and take excursions that I can label "field trips."

I love to cook from scratch with real foods. I am hooked on coffee and lip balm. Periodically I go through crafty spells where I sew up a storm, mostly from repurposed, thrift store finds.

I blog about homeschooling at Jimmie's Collage and about notebooking at The Notebooking Fairy. My social media marketing business is iHomeschool Network. We specialize in connecting family friendly products with the homeschool audience.

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  • EDITOR'S CHOICE14

    Asparagus Soup Recipe

    2 years ago

    A creamy, clean eating asparagus soup made from fresh asparagus and homemade chicken broth.

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    How to Make Homemade Raspberry Lemonade

    2 years ago

    Make homemade raspberry lemonade without toxic sweeteners and preservatives. Instead, start with fresh or frozen raspberries, lemons, and filtered water. Add real sugar, honey, or agave nectar to sweeten to taste. This...

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    How to Make a Walker Tote Bag

    3 years ago

    This easy to make walker tote bag is held on with two strips of hook and loop tape (Velcro). It is a fast sewing project, perfect for beginner sewers who want to sew for charity. The tutorial teaches you step by step...

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    Do Children Need to Learn How to Diagram Sentences?

    3 years ago

    Although your homeschool language arts curriculum doesn't have to include a study of diagramming sentences, there are some advantages to teaching your children how to parse. Visual spatial students especially benefit...

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    Coping With Seasonal Affective Disorder as a Christian

    3 years ago

    Christians are not immune from the gloom of seasonal affective disorder. Meditating on God who is the True Light can help a Christian face SAD or winter depression and overcome it with hope.

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    Handwriting Programs for Homeschool

    6 weeks ago

    When choosing a handwriting curriculum, you should consider the unique benefits of each one. Some focus on hands-on experiences, others on the meanings behind the passages, and yet others on a special style of...

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    Learning Language Arts Through Literature

    3 years ago

    Learning Language Arts Through Literature is a popular homeschool curriculum. This gentle, whole language approach is available for grades 1-8.

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    Homeschool Language Arts Curriculum

    2 years ago

    Creating a comprehensive language arts program for your homeschool is a challenge just because language arts is such a broad field. Make it easier by crafting integrated lessons that touch on many areas at once.

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    How to Write a Review of a Website

    3 years ago

    Writing a review of an online service or website is different from writing a product review. Through experience writing website reviews, I've discovered some things that help.

  • EDITOR'S CHOICE6

    Scripture Memorization for Homeschool

    3 years ago

    How to choose Bible scriptures for your children to memorize in homeschool lessons and tricks for actually memorizing them.

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    Hand-me-down Etiquette: Appropriate Ways to Give & Accept Second Hand Gifts

    3 years ago

    By following some simple rules of hand-me-down etiquette, you can navigate the complicated situation of giving and receiving hand-me-downs.

  • 9

    Writing a Homeschool Field Trip Report

    2 years ago

    Enhance learning from field trips by writing a field trip report. What to do before, during, and after a field trip can make writing the report easier.

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    Squirrel Nature Study Lesson Plans

    6 weeks ago

    Take your Charlotte Mason nature study into your own backyard with a study of squirrels. Read living books, observe squirrels, and keep a nature notebook.

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    How to Clean Suede and Sheepskin Slippers

    3 years ago

    Cleaning suede and sheepskin slippers is not difficult if you follow a few simple rules. Don't put them in the washing machine; instead, use special techniques to get them clean.

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    Calphalon Stainless Steel Dutch Oven Review

    3 years ago

    My personal and thorough product review of Calphalon's stainless steel Dutch oven, an 8.5 quart pot that will last a lifetime. Also links for where to buy new or used Calphalon dutch ovens.

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    Homeschool -- Help! I'm Behind!

    13 months ago

    Help! I'm behind in homeschool! What can I do with these feelings of guilt over our homeschool lessons? How can we catch up after being behind?

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    Homeschool -- Am I Doing Enough?

    6 weeks ago

    Sometimes a homeschool mom doubts herself and asks, "Am I doing enough?" There are some ways to test that fear and address it.

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    Benefits of Copywork

    4 weeks ago

    Copywork, also called transcription, is simple but offers many benefits to homeschool students, especially in the area of language arts.

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    What is a Homeschool Curriculum Spine?

    2 years ago

    Homeschoolers use a book called a curriculum spine to offer structure to a unit of study such as history or science.

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    Unique & Beautiful Recipe Card Boxes

    3 years ago

    Store your favorite recipe cards in a unique and beautiful recipe card box that add style to your kitchen.

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    Pyramid Diorama (Triarama) Templates & Directions

    3 years ago

    A triarama, or pyramid diorama, is an easy, hands-on, 3D project for homeschool narration, unit studies, or book reports. Learn how to make a triarama with these easy steps.

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    Projects for Learning the 50 States of America

    3 years ago

    Learn American geography and the fifty states through fun hands-on and real life projects.

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    Timelines for Narration

    6 weeks ago

    Timelines are one way to narrate learning in homeschool. Especially good for history lessons, timelines can come in different formats -- one page printed templates, accordion folded minibooks, wall charts, and more.

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    Time Management for Content Writers

    6 weeks ago

    Time management tips that keep you producing content at maximum efficiency. These are the strategies I've learned from four years of writing online at blogs, Squidoo, Hubpages, and Wizzley.

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    Two Tiered or Double Decker Dish Drainers

    6 weeks ago

    A good dish drainer is a necessity for a busy cook. I love chrome plated, two-tiered dish drainers for their stability, appearance, and space saving features.

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    Use Cootie Catchers to Teach

    6 weeks ago

    Cootie catchers are a fun papercraft that can also serve to teach your children in a creative, hands-on way. No matter your lesson plans, you can integrate a cootie catcher into it.

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    How to Get the Most Educational Value Out of Watching a Movie

    2 years ago

    Movies can be educational if you take a few extra steps before, during and after watching. Films work well to complement a homeschool curriculum for science, language arts, and history. Here is how to get the most from...

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    Index Card Timelines

    6 weeks ago

    Index card timelines are a perfect low-cost timeline choice, especially when space is limited. Store them in a box or clipped along a line.

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    What Makes a Book a "Living Book?"

    4 weeks ago

    Living books are the foundation of a Charlotte Mason homeschool. What is a living book and what it its opposite -- twaddle? Living books are alive with ideas and images which speak to all readers regardless of age.

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