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U Is for Ugly Upside-down Cake

ABC Snacks - Ugly Upside-down Peach Cake

Ugly Upside-down Peach Cake may not be the prettiest snack in the ABC Snacks Series, but it’s definitely one of the sweetest. And with only four ingredients and easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions, it’s also one of the easiest.

Ugly Upside-down Peach Cake is a kid-friendly recipe that you and your preschooler will both love.

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U Is for Uppity Umbrella

U Is for Uppity Umbrella - An ABC Snack from All About Reading

It’s that wonderful time of year when April showers bring beautiful May flowers.

Of course, if you live in the Northwoods like we do, April can bring more snow than rain…but we’ll keep our umbrellas handy just in case.

This fruity ABC Snacks recipe is the perfect lunch to brighten up a rainy day.

Yummy fruit and a cloud-shaped sandwich promise to make this a favorite with even the most persnickety preschoolers. And rain or shine, this creative snack is healthy enough to keep moms happy, too.

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Organizational Tools I Couldn’t Homeschool Without

Organizational Tools I Couldn't Live Without - All About Learning Press

My kids are now well beyond their school years, and I miss the “getting organized for the start of school” part of homeschooling.

We homeschooled through high school, and during that time there were several organizational tools that I couldn’t homeschool without. Well, I could, but I’d be crabby and disorganized, and you don’t want to see me crabby and disorganized.

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V Is for Very Valentine-y Pizza

V is for Very Valentine-y Pizza

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and we’ve cooked up a lovely heart-shaped snack for you and your favorite Valentine!

Kids love pizza, and this pizza is extra special. Not only will your preschooler enjoy creating and eating his very own Valentine-y pizza, he’ll also have a ton of fun learning the letter V.

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How to Handle Tears and Frustration in Your Homeschool

Do spelling lessons make your child want to throw her pencil across the room? Do tears seem to go hand-in-hand with learning to read? Are you walking on eggshells, wondering how the “dreaded” subject will go today?

When kids struggle, moms tend to blame themselves …

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V Is for Veggie Face Pizza

V is for Veggies - An ABC Snack

Getting preschoolers to eat vegetables isn’t always easy.

But kids love pizza and the Vivacious Veggie Face Pizza recipe from my ABC Snacks Series will help make eating veggies more fun, even for your pickiest eaters.

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W Is for Waffling Walrus

W Is for Walrus - An ABC Snack from All About Reading

You don’t have to visit the zoo to plan a play date with this walrus!

He may have some scary-looking tusks, but our friendly walrus is coming to your breakfast table and he’s ready for some fun!

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Real Moms, Real Kids: A Typical Day with AAS

All About Spelling in Action

Have you ever wondered what’s involved in a typical day with AAS?

Merry Marinello is a real mom who uses All About Reading and All About Spelling with her own kids. Merry is also a part of our Customer Care team. Join Merry as she shares what a typical day with AAS looks like in her homeschool.

Here’s Merry…

As a Customer Care rep for All About Learning Press, I think I have one of the best jobs in the world – talking to other moms about teaching their kids how to read and spell.

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W Is for Wiggly Worm Trail Mix

W is for Wiggly Worm Mix - an ABC Snack

Mom, I’m hungry!

If you’re like most mothers, you hear that cry several times a day.

Well, trail mixes are a great way to keep snack-sized servings on hand to satisfy those between-meal cravings. And Wiggly Worm Trail Mix combines a medley of kids’ favorites in a mix that your little ones will love.

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X Is for X-citing X-ray Skeleton

X is for X-ray - An ABC Snack

It’s not easy to find a snack for the letter X!

But we found one that is so cute and so much fun.

Like most of my ABC Snacks, my X-citing X-ray Veggie Skeleton recipe pairs healthy eating with a hands-on activity that even preschoolers can help create.

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Dinner in 5 Minutes

Dinner in 5 Minutes - All About Learning Press

What do you do when there’s no time to make dinner?

I have to admit…I’ve been really spoiled.

My daughter has made dinner almost every night for the past eight years. But now she is working full time and has a busy social calendar, so if dinner is going to happen, it’s up to me.

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Serving Up Pizza…and Learning

Serving Up Pizza…and Learning

Imagine that a teacher brings to her class a bag of flour, a packet of yeast, a bowl of tomato sauce, and various piles of cheese, sausage, and dried herbs.

She unceremoniously dumps the food on an empty desk in the front of the room. All the ingredients are wholesome, but her students know that they are expected to eat that mess, and they aren’t looking forward to it.

Can you blame them?

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