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Messy Art Day (With Recipes for Snow and Marshmallow Dough!)

By | September 27, 2013

Recently we had a Messy Art Day with friends.  I had so many ideas for it: tie-dye t-shirts, using fall leaves to paint t-shirts, preserving leaves in melted beeswax, making fall wreaths…. Ultimately I decided against all of this.  The target ages for our activity were 2 – 5, and they wouldn’t want to be Read More

18 Summer Activities that Cost Little to No Money

By | June 5, 2013

By Nina, Contributing Writer Even though we homeschool our four little ones and do fun activities throughout the year, I still get giddy for the summertime and all of the special fun the season brings with it. Summer is a great time to do fun activities with the kids but there’s no reason it should cost 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

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

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

Holiday Homeschooling Backpack – When We School on the GO!

By | December 18, 2012

  It is completely unsurprising that the Holiday Season can really throw a wrench in the schedule and routine of most children. There are parties to attend, trips to take, photographs to shoot, and general schedule changes caused by longer and longer to-do lists. As a preschool homeschooling family, our school schedule has been off Read More

10 Myths About Unschooling

By | October 19, 2012

Image by Jimmie via Compfight We’ve been discussing unschooling around here since the blog began three years ago.  At that time it was largely theoretical (since my oldest was not yet 2), but now we’re into it.  She’s nearly 5 and we’re doing “kindergarten,” as it were, this year.  I’ve blogged about what that looks like Read More

Fun Fall Activities for Your Family or Little Homeschoolers

By | October 10, 2012

Fall is our favorite time of year. The colors are spectacular, the weather is joyfully pleasant, and the opportunities to get out and do things with the girls never end. Here are a few ideas at no cost/low cost that you can do to celebrate and enjoy the season. Treasure Hunting Miss Moo and Miss Read More

Our Unschooling Lesson Plans

By | October 5, 2012

Alberto G. via Compfight Say what? Isn’t “unschooling lesson plan” pretty much an oxymoron?  Well, maybe.  I’d imagine most unschooling families don’t make any sort of lesson plans.  It’s the beauty of unschooling — there’s nothing telling you what you need to do or when.  There’s total freedom, no curriculum, no lesson plans.  Right? Well, Read More

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