Teaching our kids happens everywhere. Creating a learning life happens no matter how you educate your kids. It's not about "school". Learn how to explore, teach, and embrace this family life with tips from one who is living in it.
St. Louis, Missouri - Quit driving through and stop to see all it offers. With many free activities to be found in this city, it could be a very inexpensive family vacation for several busy days or a lengthy week-long stay. Check out my list of favorite free places and put it on your road trip list!
Orange Shirt Day is a Canadian Day that was started to remember specifically the wrongs done by residential schools. It has been renamed the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Here's a great list of children's picture books to encourage you to start the conversation about Native American history in your family or school.
Let's rethink your plan to homeschool. Nine years homeschooling, and I still question it. Every year is different, and I am not one who thinks everyone should do it. Before you make a big jump into this world, let's ask the following questions and make sure you know what you're getting yourself into.
These twelve book kids series are some of our favorite friends. They get talked about by first name. Let the children escape into the familiar. Try out some of these audiobooks with your kids of all ages, and the whole family will be asking to listen.
What are the best games for travel? The ones you will play! Stock up on a few of these perfect-for-travel family games that your kids will actually want to play.
Scientific topics come to life with award-winning picture book author and illustrator Jason Chin. Don't just read them. Learn about the illustrator, study the details in his paintings, and compare them across his books. Take a deep dive into picture books at a new level!
Games reinforce math learning naturally --- so much better than worksheets. Remember math includes logic, planning, patterns, shapes and matching… not just numbers. These are mom-tested and kid-approved games every family needs to know about.
If you’re the parent of a rising fourth grader in Classical Conversations, you start to panic when it's time for Essentials and learning grammar. You're not alone. So many parents have doubts and think they're not ready. You are! Let me tell you why.
Homeschooling families don't need big elaborate plans and curriculum. They do need actively learning parents who model learning for them. Invite them into your adult reading and learning. Show them education doesn't stop when school stops. Be the lifelong learner you want them to be one day.