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who's helping you homeschool

Who’s Helping You Homeschool? 10 Places to Find Support

These days, when I mention that “we homeschool,” I don’t think it’s my imagination that I’m met with many shiny new looks of respect. And I know it’s not my imagination that I’ve been met with more responses like, “I could never do that,” “I like the idea of homeschooling, but I couldn’t make it…

10 things you don't need

10 Things You DON’T Need to Homeschool: A List for the Rest of Us

Parents need encouragement in homeschooling now more than ever before. We are seeing more about homeschooling in the headlines these days, but what I’m noticing is that there are still so many misconceptions about what it’s actually like. It’s not distance learning. It’s not what you’re seeing on Zoom or hearing about from your neighbor…

STEAM podcasts for kids

5 Engaging STEAM Podcasts for Curious Kids

Screen-free entertainment and educational resources — isn’t this something we’re all looking for? I know…it sounds like a mythical unicorn, doesn’t it? But, it isn’t. There is a really great resource you might be overlooking in your homeschool: podcasts! That’s right! There are some really great STEAM podcasts your curious kids will love!  Audiobooks are all the rage…

creativity

How to Inspire Creativity in Your Kids

Creativity and curiosity are the cornerstones of a lifelong love of learning, in my experience. We need to do what we can to encourage those qualities in our children. It can be so easy to get caught up in your everyday curriculum and forget the importance of creativity. If you’re looking for some simple ways…

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Pasta La Vista, Baby! Delicious Food-Related Family Activities

Food is a love language in our house. So, in our some-type-of-hybrid-of-traditional-and-unschool-y-homeschool, we decided to use food as a lesson! More specifically, we decided to make homemade ravioli. If you don’t want to make ravioli with your kiddos, no worries! There are lots of ways to use food in your homeschool. I’ll tell you what we did,…

100+ Hands-On Activities for Middle School and High School

100+ Hands-On Activities for Middle School and High School

Hands-on learning is the best kind of learning. Sadly, as kids get older, the ideas for hands-on projects seem to dwindle. If you stop to think about it, though, almost anything can be educational: acting in a play, running a lawn-care business, creating pieces of art, cooking and baking, and even babysitting! But sometimes it’s nice…