I love the holiday season. I truly do. It is so beautiful. Even a trip to the grocery store yields gasps of delight at the latest house that has put up a Christmas display. But the holidays are busy. And the holidays put stress on mom. Too often I get wrapped up in the doing… Read More Meaningful No Prep Advent Activities
What does tidal homeschooling look like in our house? I get questions about how Melissa Wiley’s tidal homeschooling metaphor plays out in our house all the time so I thought I would answer your most asked questions! What is tidal homeschooling? I will direct you to Melissa Wiley’s blog for the definitive explanation. It is… Read More Tidal Homeschooling: Your Questions Answered
The fear is real. Priceless works of art. Hushed reverent tones drape the pristine halls. Add a bunch of curious, loud, sticky handed children who are still learning you don’t need to feel to see and you have an art museum field trip. However, exposing children to art early on is a privilege I just… Read More Guide to your Best Art Museum Visit With Early Elementary Students Ever!
September Educational Tools Roundup My September roundup of educational stuff that didn’t feel like school when we were using them! And how we are using them this month! I am including the Amazon Affiliate links because I know I always want to know exactly what someone is talking about when they are making recommendations to… Read More September Round Up!
Are you considering using MFW Kindergarten for your first year of homeschooling? This is our third and final year using the curriculum and I thought I would share some of my thoughts as we embark on this learning path one final year. An Overview The First Two Weeks The curriculum starts out very slowly. The… Read More MFW Kindergarten: A Beginners Guide
It is summer. Time for summer break! Moms, Facebook summer bucket list is strong this year! At first glance these lists look fun and harmless. But are they? Do they set up an impossible set of expectations for moms? And push is even farther into busyness and away from true connection? First of all, keeping kids busy… Read More The Un Summer Bucket List
Websites My kids love Jack Prelutsky. When he comes to Poetry Tea Time my kids are always delighted. His poems are silly and amazing and we absolutely love to use his poetry. http://jackprelutsky.com/ When it is last minute and you are looking for a variety of poems quickly poets.org is a great resource. I especially… Read More Poetry Tea Time Resources
Breathe. In and out…..it is summer. Feel the honey warm sun on your skin, smell the strawberries ripening, hear the kids running in and out of your house leaving the door open each time…..summer time. I am a year round homeschooler. You can read why here. The purpose for this post is to share some… Read More Summer Homeschooling Hacks
Summer School: Two words that send shivers down the spines of young and old alike. A trend has been popping up among homeschoolers called year round school. It is a widespread trend encompassing everyone from unschoolers to classical and traditional homeschoolers. In some ways I credit Malcolm Gladwell’s inspired book Outliers for the boom (if… Read More Year Round Schooling: Why do you do that to yourself?
My goal is to provide a complete experience for you to study the 50 States this summer. But sometimes I like a little extra background and some extra activities. I picture it like strapping that extra storage compartment to the top of the mini van. Do we need these resources? Can you make up a… Read More Summer Hack 50 States UN-Roadtrip Optional Extras