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.
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.
As the largest city in Oklahoma, many southern road trips are going to take you through Oklahoma City. Don't just plan a quick drive through. There are so many places to explore that you should definitely plan to allow at least a couple of days in this city. Here is my top list as well as future places to check out.
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.
No matter what we do, travel is stressful, and no one enjoys travelling with parents who freak out. Let's simplify family road trips to lessen the parent stress so travel is enjoyed not dreading. Here are the top ten ways this parent has found to simplify travel life with kids.
The Florida Keys look beautiful with that seductive turquoise water. It's tropical without leaving the country, but you need realistic expectations. Learn from my mistakes and make the most of your Florida Key family vacation.
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.