It’s no secret that homeschooling is tough, we parents try to keep our kids excited and interested in all of their studies but let’s face it this can be a bit hard when your closed in by four walls!
Most of us resort to field trips and a more hands on approach, my children seem to learn and retain more information if they can actually touch, feel or manipulate something.
Field trips, projects and goals are just some of the ways I keep my kids hungry for more education! Since we are a family focused on lessening our carbon foot print we do recycle, so I have come up with some crafty ways you can incorporate green living into your kids curriculum while allowing them to explore and have fun at the same time! Below I’ll be discussing different recycling projects that you and your kids can do!
These great tips come just in time as Mr. T is quickly approaching his first birthday. Having our first summer baby I’m super excited and finding it hard not to go overboard. Jenn’s call to keeping things simple and stress-free is just what the doctor ordered. ~alaina
h, baby’s first birthday. So special. You just can’t not throw a party. Well, maybe you can not throw a party. Evidently, I can’t not throw a party. Even if I try real hard not to. Still with me?
Bottom line: I like parties.
However, the Buckaroo was born about an hour before Christmas Eve, so our family has joined the ranks of those who must yearly wrangle Christmas and birthday celebrations.
This year, I just didn’t have it in me to do a bunch of hoopla for the little guy’s birthday. Holiday celebrations, travel plans, and winter sickness made the kind of extravaganza we had done for big sister’s first birthday just feel overwhelming.Read More
I have always thought hosting a foreign student would be so fun and educational. What a great way for my son to learn first-hand how others live in different parts of the world! It will also be a fun way to learn a few words of another language and help a child practice their English skills.
Now is the time to get involved if you can. United Cultures is still in need of host families for their upcoming trip July 1st, 2013. Here are some questions you may have.
Nothing quit declares childhood like summer sunshine, hot dogs over a fire, playing with worms and casting a line into the waters.
Join us as we head out to Moraine State Park to help raise awareness to get kids hooked on fishing not drugs and raise money for Stand Tall Butler. I’d suggest registering your children early as only the first 100 kids will be accepted.Read More
One of the elements that is vital for gardening success is sunlight.
“Each vegetable and fruit pant has a natural cycle based on the number of hours if sunlight it receives. Most vegetables need a full six to eight hours of direct sunlight to produce well. However, the following vegetable plants and herbs will tolerate fewer hours of direct sunlight, thriving even if they only receive four to six hours:”
Why Eat Store-Bought When You Can’t Pronounce the Ingredients?
Our oven broke a few weeks ago, rendering me clueless as to how I was supposed to make bread and cookies for my family. I have been making my own homemade bread lately because it’s cheaper and pretty easy to do if you have a dough hook or a bread machine, so when I had to step back into the bread aisle at the grocery store I was at a loss. Since I have been making bread, I have learned quite a bit about the superfluous ingredients in grocery store bread.Read More
For the growing community of homeschooling parents, finding tools to aid in the education of our children is invaluable. With new times we see new technologies and this is where mobile apps come into play.
Whether you have a tablet or smart phone, there really is an ‘app for that’! Yes, you can keep your kids interested, educated and focused with these great apps. Below I’ll be discussing two different apps for us homeschooling moms and dads to keep homeschool records organized!Read More