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Teaching Our Children About Thanksgiving: 6 Fun Activities

By | November 4, 2013

By Julia Mangan, Contributing Writer I always strive to tell my children the truth. Personally, I don’t tell them Santa is real, but is instead a fun story, and I don’t plan on telling them things like the Easter Bunny and Tooth Fairy are real either. I have no problem with these things as part Read More

5 Ways to Play Sensory (In Summer!)

By | July 17, 2013

By Sara Baker, Contributing Writer Sensory Play Through the Seasons The school year (and cooler weather) is a great time for indoor sensory play: a big blanket laid down on the kitchen floor filled with beans, pasta and rice…poured from measuring cups, mixing spoons and all sorts of kitchen equipment. When summer comes along, it Read More

Why I Don’t Want My Kids “Socialized” in Public School

By | July 10, 2013

Probably the first and most popular “complaint” that homeschooling parents hear is “What about socialization?” Now that my oldest is 5 and would be going into kindergarten this fall, people I meet have started to ask: “Is she going to school?  Where is she going?”  And then I answer, “We’re homeschooling…I’m not sure what school Read More

Museum Led Learning: A Summer Evolution of Homeschooling

By | June 4, 2013

By Malissa McClintock, Contributing Writer After a Spring that just couldn’t decide to be spring, summer is right around the corner. With Baby Boy growing quickly and things warming up, I’ve decided to take the traditional break from “school” for the summer. However, we aren’t taking a break from learning. Instead, we are integrating what Read More

Our Trip to a Children’s Museum (Unschooling Field Trip)

By | May 30, 2013

I know I normally post recipes on Thursdays, but I’ve been testing out new things and didn’t take pictures of any of it yet.  I wasn’t sure how it would turn out and I didn’t want to take the time to do pictures of something that was a flop.  So, I have nothing for you. Read More

A Child’s “Decktop Garden”: A Local Teaching Tool

By | May 29, 2013

By Malissa McClintock, Contributing Writer This summer we’re planning on being outside a lot more at our house. With a new member in our family, doing things close to home at low costs is crucial to our adjustment strategy and our sanity. As the Farmer’s Markets and various local festivals begin, the girls and I Read More

How to Use Local Kids’ Resources

By | May 24, 2013

  We are lucky. I live in a major city, so we have a lot of local resources around us for kids.  Using these local resources is a big part of our entertainment and education.  Many of them are free.  Some charge a small fee.  It’s so important to seek out and take advantage of these Read More

Road Trip Through History: 3 Tips for Making History Come Alive

By | May 21, 2013

By Jessica Peterman, Contributing Writer Turn a day trip into a history lesson they won’t forget! I was never much of a history student. The text books were dry; my teachers were dry. So as I teach this subject to my kids, I feel like I’m learning everything for the first time. And I’ll confess, Read More

A Frugal, Reusable Kindergarten Curriculum

By | May 17, 2013

My daughter turned 5 in January.  My oldest son turns 4 in July.  This year, they’re kindergarten and pre-K, respectively.  Even my almost 2-year-old might get in on the act this fall, or certainly later in the year, learning his colors, shapes, and basic numbers.  I’ve used a bunch of different random materials over the Read More

Updating Your Organization: Homemaking and Homeschooling Tips

By | May 1, 2013

In the last year or so, it’s been my goal to get my homemaking under control.  My house was often a mess (toys and clothes and dishes and trash in all directions) and I didn’t clean it often enough.  Oh, I ran through and “blitz” cleaned it every couple of weeks, but I somehow expected Read More

Women’s History Month: Homeschool Edition

By | March 1, 2013

  By Malissa McClintock, Contributing Writer I’m a Women’s Studies junkie. It was one of my three minors as an undergraduate and the emphasis of my Master’s. I love learning about women from the past and the fabulous women around the world who strive daily to make the lives of their mothers, sisters, daughters, friends, Read More

Creating a Vision for Your Home

By | January 2, 2013

Photo Source By Beth Declercq, Contributing Writer Daily Tip: Create realistic goals, not grandiose goals: you’ll be more likely to stick to them. Every year after the holidays I feel as though my house is overflowing with new and out of place items, piles of packaging, irrelevant decor, and various luggage from traveling. I’m ready to Read More

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