All posts tagged Malissa McClintock

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

DIY Wooden Photo Puzzle

By | April 3, 2013

By Malissa McClintock, Contributing Writer In the summer of 2011, a good friend’s Little Man turned one. We had been co-teachers together for several years and shared a love of early childhood education, so I knew that I wanted to make something for Little Man that was personal, educational, and classic. I looked around the Read More

Simple Ways to Play at Home

By | March 6, 2013

  By Malissa McClintock, Contributing Writer I can hardly believe that when I look at the calendar the word March stares back at me. March means spring is coming, and with it even crazier weather than the winter brought. With two very active little girls and the impending birth of a little boy, I am 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

Little Things for Little Ones: Making Your Preschoolers Feel Loved

By | February 5, 2013

February is already here and love is in the air! Whether you enjoy the hearts, candy, and greeting cards or you prefer to see the 14th come and go quietly, love is an unavoidable topic this month. As we prepare to meet our newest family member in the next month of two, the topic of Read More

Taming the Toy Tornado — Let’s Plan the Playroom

By | January 9, 2013

Daily Tip: Place items in the areas of your home where you’ll use them, to increase the chances that you’ll follow through. By Malissa McClintock, Contributing Writer The playroom. Out of all the rooms in my house, I am fairly certain it is the room I like least. I wish that weren’t the case. I have 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

Homemade Love: Making Your Children’s Christmas

By | November 10, 2012

The first few days of November have already crept by on my planner and I’m faced with the inevitable; it’s time to get started on Christmas. As much as I love the sounds, smells, and sights of the season, I usually despise the yearly mounting task of gift giving. This year I got a head 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

Muddy Feet and Tree Hugs – A Nature Adventure

By | September 1, 2012

Summer is slowly drawing to a close. Days are gradually getting shorter, temperatures aren’t soaring quite as high, and most families are preparing for their version of a new school year. We are going to begin homeschooling with Miss Moo and Miss Roo this fall.  There are several factors in our lives that have lead Read More

Adapt that Snack – A few ways to add good stuff on the go!

By | August 7, 2012

  Snack time at our house has always required a little creativity.  This challenge evolved because my girls are grazers and rarely sit still to eat their snack at the designated times. Once Miss Roo was born and we determined her gluten sensitivity, I spent a great many days preparing different snacks for Miss Moo and myself. Read More

Real Food Confessions : Malissa

By | July 14, 2012

How “into” real food are you? We have been moving to a Real Food diet in our house since our wedding in October of 2008. We began by adding Omega 3’s to our diet in fish and eggs. When I became pregnant with our first child, I was very careful to watch the hormones in Read More


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