How to Start Homeschooling

Creating Your Unique Homeschool: How to Start Homeschooling in 2021

Homeschool: Keep It Simple. Do What Works. This homeschool guide is for people who have decided to homeschool for the first time, are already homeschooling yet still struggling to find their homeschool rhythm, or are considering this amazing transition. Homeschooling is, by no means easy but it’s also not nearly as hard or as complicated …

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Our Relaxed Homeschool Curriculum

Our relaxed homeschool Curriculum: Elementary Years

Relaxed. Flexible. Eclectic. Secular. Due to our relaxed educational approach, these homeschool curriculum suggestions will work for most elementary ages. While it’s taken me some time (and I’m still learning!) to relax and let go of my ideas of formal education, I believe that learning success comes from taking it slow—making the learning relevant and …

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Simple Homeschool Schedule

Simple Homeschool Schedule: Finding Our Homeschool Rhythm In 2021

After multiple printouts, hours of penciling and erasing, homeschool schedule trials that left my son and me frustrated, I finally ditched the scheduling agony. I began shifting my energy to creating a comfortable homeschool rhythm and the values and skills I felt most important for my son’s growth and future success. I began looking for …

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An Abundant Homeschool

10 Tips for an Abundant Homeschool Life

What exactly do I mean by  “an abundant homeschool life?” Definition of abundant 1: existing or occurring in large amounts : AMPLE abundant rainfall abundant food 2: marked by great plenty (as of resources) a fair and abundant land   According to this definition, you might assume I live in a large house filled with overflowing bookshelves, homeschool curriculum, art supplies, and a …

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Mo Willem’s Because: A Serendipodous Symphony During a Homeschool Journey

“Little things can have a big effect.” This past weekend my son and I attended the National Symphony Orchestra’s world premiere of “Because”, a symphony of serendipity. “Because Kennedy Center Education Artist-in-Residence MO WILLEMS wrote a powerful story of how chance, discovery, and persistence changed the life of a young girl, he needed an illustrator …

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How to manage technology with an ADHD kid

How To Manage Technology with An ADHD Child

Every person, parent and family has their own relationship with technology. There are varying degrees of what people consider “healthy” technology usage. What works for some people, isn’t what works for others; and what works for some parents, isn’t even always what works best for their kid(s). Some families are okay with unlimited amounts of …

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Family Technology Contract

Technology and Family Media Contracts

Technology is an issue that parents have faced for decades. Before smart phones and social media were console games and TVs. Before TVs were radios. The technology battle hasn’t changed, it has simply become more complex, leaving parents to deal with monitoring a multitude of technology forms. From eyes glued to smartphones all day to …

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Board Games to Gift This Holiday Season

The Best Board Games To Gift This Holiday Season: Our Top Picks for Elementary Students

This year, for our 2nd/3rd grade learning, I want to incorporate more board games to go with the topics we are learning. I started our gameschooling year by compiling an Amazon list of board games to gift this holiday season for family to use when choosing birthday and winter holiday gifts. Some subjects were easier …

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Thanksgiving with and ADHD diet

Surviving Thanksgiving on An ADHD Diet: A guide For You, Your Kids, And Anyone You’ll Be Feasting With

Let’s face it. If you’re on a diet of any kind, eating with others can often be hard. Throw grandparents into the mix who want to to “treat” the grandkids and you’ve got an even harder challenge. How do you make clear that added sugars, dyes, and preservatives are a no go? (Yes grandma, that …

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Homeschooling During The pandemic

Considering Homeschooling During The Pandemic? These Tips Will Help You Get Started.

Now, more than ever, families are looking at home learning as a viable option for their child(ren). Are you considering joining the ranks of homeschooling families this year? Several families who have reached out to me are still on the fence about their decision and questioning how they are going to make it all work …

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Create Your Home Learning Road Map

WHAT IS HOME LEARNING? The term homeschool implies the recreation of school at home, where a parent or caregiver copies the school setting and instructional model with a set curriculum, assignments, tests, assessments, and more. While homeschooling seems to be the “mainstream” catch-all phrase for a variety of non traditional learning  environments, it doesn’t adequately …

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