12 Things My Children Learned While Worldschooling This Year

12 things my children learned while worldschooling

I’m probably my toughest critic. As we planned for and embarked on this one-year journey around the globe with our young family (kids ages 8, 5 ½, 3 ½ and 11 months at the time of departure), I had high hopes and even higher expectations for what their homeschooling would look like. After all, we were a hard working, determined, classical-education loving family. Certainly we could do this! Then reality set in. Traveling with four young children is awesome, exhilarating and absolutely worthwhile. Also, it […]

(Summer Giveaway Week 2013) Win $100 Worth of Back-to-School Gear from MightyNest!

WIN $100 worth of gear from Mighty Nest!!

OK friends, let’s talk about the products we busy homemaking mamas own. There’s a lot of marketing out there these days aimed at us – stuff they try to convince us that we need… and usually I’m just kinda meh about it all. I’m the type of that doesn’t really want to buy something unless it speaks to me. How does something speak to me, you ask? I connect with things that are both useful and beautiful. Accomplish that, and you’ll likely have me as […]

5 Tips for Planning Healthy Lunches Kids Love!

5 Tips for Healthy Lunches Kids LOVE!

By Kelly, Contributing Writer Back-to-school season is almost here! And whether you homeschool, or your children attend school outside of the home, having a plan for what to serve (or pack) for lunch makes getting ready for the busy school year a whole lot easier! In fact, taking the time to get organized and plan healthy lunches for your kiddos not only ensures they have something wholesome to fill their little tummies – research clearly shows that children’s attention span, concentration and memory are all impacted […]

Homeschooling: You Can Do It Too

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*This giveaway has ended. Winners to be announced shortly.* This summer I was a part of an ebook project that I wish I could have read when I first began homeschooling. “You can do it too: 25 homeschool families share their stories” is the brainchild of Lorilee Lippincott, who blogs at Loving Simple Living. Along with her family’s journey to minimalism and simplicity in their lives, she is also passionate about encouraging families that homeschooling isn’t as daunting as it might seem. Knowing just how different […]

Tips for School Lunchtime Success

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Written by Diana Bauman, Contributing Writer September has been an exciting month for my five year old son and I.  He started kindergarten and I became a first time parent with a child in school. My husband and I met all of his teachers including his principal, art teacher, gym teacher and music teacher.  We toured the classes, met other parents and investigated every nook and cranny of his elementary school. I signed up for the PTA and as a homeroom helper (one of the benefits […]

Seven Strategies for Home Schooling Moms

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Written by Natalie Klejwa, Guest Writer When my oldest child was three years old, I began one of the most exciting and stretching challenges of my life.  I started home schooling.  Fifteen years later, I am teaching children in the 9th, 6th, 4th, 2nd, and 1st grades along with two toddlers.  And that 3 year old?  He’s almost 18 and will be graduating in the spring…from college! I’ve fumbled my way along over the years…trying all kinds of different curriculum, styles, schedules, etc., and I’ve […]

Homeschooling Throughout the Summer

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Written by Beth Corcoran, Contributing Writer When I tell people that we homeschool year round, I usually get one of two responses.  I often hear from homeschooling families, “Oh, we try to do that, too.”  And then I often hear, “Why on earth would you do that to yourself and your poor kids?” Well, don’t feel too sorry for my kids.  They are managing just fine.  In fact, summer time is our favorite time of the year to do school. Let me tell you all […]