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DECEMBER 8, 2020

Learning to Persevere in the Face of Special Needs Challenges

It's Wednesday morning and my child is in tears... and so am I.   My child is six years old and I am trying to get him to recite the alphabet with no luck.  I try verbally and in writing and…

DECEMBER 2, 2020

How Do I Find Time to Make Healthy Meals and Homeschool?

  Homeschool mom, Sarah L. asks,   My challenge is incorporating healthy meal prep into my already hectic day at home with the kids.  It seems like the day just flies by and the kids…

NOVEMBER 25, 2020

Crush Weekend Boredom with 8 Fun Kid Activities

  In this age of digitization, social media, and full schedules, boredom is something that you'd think we wouldn't experience. Yet, children are always wanting a challenge and even more…

NOVEMBER 24, 2020

World Schooling: Helping Kids Thrive in a Time of Chaos

Hi, I'm Crystal, mom in a world schooling family of four! Like everyone else, we started this year out with a lot of plans. I will pause till you are done laughing... I think it’s…

NOVEMBER 18, 2020

8 Tips for Teaching Gratitude in an Entitled World

To raise a grateful child, parents must move beyond merely teaching the importance of please and thank you. Children need to learn ideas in concrete terms. Helping your child see what being grateful…

NOVEMBER 2, 2020

Mom Story: How to Learn Outside No Matter the Weather

You don't have to be a full-on crunchy nature-lover to recognize the value of getting kids outdoors. Researchers worldwide have touted the benefits of outdoor play and learning in nature as antidotes…

OCTOBER 27, 2020

6 Mom-Tested Mess-Free Crafts

  Crafting is a fun activity for children and moms of any age, but many of your child’s favorite crafts are a pain to clean up. Painting, slime making, and even at-home pottery kits…

OCTOBER 12, 2020

5 Secrets to Teaching Effective Listening

Are you wondering how to get your children to listen?   “Am I not being clear?!” “Are you hard of hearing?” “Why won’t you listen to me?” "Can you shut it for a second…

SEPTEMBER 30, 2020

Will This Be the Year of Too Much Togetherness?

Will This Be the Year of Too Much Togetherness? How to Redefine our Homeschools for a New Normal. This time last year as we all made plans for a new year of homeschooling, we could not have…

SEPTEMBER 1, 2020

How I Spent My Summer Vacation: World-School Style

Sponsored by The Culture Trotters. Last we shared with you we were in Akumal, Mexico riding out the shutdown with the cutest little troop of spider monkeys. Since then, a lot has changed.  Mexico…