Incorporating games into your family life and homeschool is easier than it may seem. See the educational and growth benefits of playing games. Use them to grow as a family and learn new skills. Make the games work for you and allow them to become yours. If you haven't found your favorite, keep looking and let yourself play with your kids. Prioritize it and be glad you did.
Have you ever been reading to the kids or to yourself only to stop several pages later and realize you have no idea the words you have just read? One part of our brain keeps moving forward while the other completely starts thinking about preparing lunch or that text the husband sent or how the … Continue reading Take a Deep Dive into Picture Books
Admission: My knowledge of Black history was lacking until about a year ago when I started diving in with my kids. While I recognized some of the names, that was about it. All those years of higher education and still paying off postgraduate student loans... Lots of schooling but not perhaps educated enough to know … Continue reading Picture Book Biographies: The Abolitionists
Boone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina is the longest continually working plantation in the country and a lovely place to experience real southern history. Picture the magnificent grand entrance you expect from the Southern plantation movies. Tall towering oaks line both sides of the one lane road leading up to the grand entrance … Continue reading A Charleston Visit to Boone Hall Plantation
Learning happens anywhere and any time, usually without you acknowledging it. When you do call it “learning”, that’s when the kids stop doing that very thing. Whether you do traditional schooling or homeschooling, driving in the car is a great time to do some fun family learning any time. Now, a quick disclaimer. Being on … Continue reading Schooling from the Driver’s Seat
Tanganyika Wildlife Park is a place for animal encounters like you’ve never seen anywhere else. While starting as only one man's plan to have animals, it has grown into the third largest collection of animals in Kansas. This family owned park is just the place to spark the same excitement in your family. They need … Continue reading Encountering Animals at Tanganyika Wildlife Park in Kansas
“What did you read about today at work, Dad?” This has become a frequent question asked over supper as we gather around the table with Daddy. Or during a card game after work. Or randomly throughout the day. At this time, Daddy shares with the kids and myself what he read that day in his … Continue reading Inviting the Kids into Our Adult Learning Lives
For an American family, we would be considered larger than average with our six: Mom, Dad, and four kids ranging in age from 12 down to 6. And, currently, we would not be considered normal. Backyard May 2014 Seven years ago, we were more normal. Maybe average is a better word than normal. Our oldest … Continue reading Once Upon a Time