All homeschoolers have their own list of reasons why they do what they do. The more years you do it, the more reasons you have. So here’s the beginning of my list of reasons why I homeschool my kids. Continue reading 10 Good Reasons Why I Homeschool My Kids
As I currently have one child in third grade and one in kindergarten I have several subjects in which they share materials. Health is one of them. I purchased a curriculum that is geared for the older child and then I supplement for the younger one. Continue reading Help with Health: Learning About Vitamins with Flash Cards
As a first time mom, I wasn’t sure all that I was getting myself into, so I made life easy for me and my son. I bought disposable diapers, wipes, and jarred baby food. As we had more kids, I continued this trend. As commercial baby food brands came out with organic baby foods, I readily bought the better options for my cuties.
I’ve heard for years that after the third kid, any others kinda just fall in line and the adjustment isn’t that bad. I bought it, and with three hungry, growing boys ahead of him I decided for our fourth boy that store bought baby food was just a bit too much for the budget. Buying and preparing my own baby food also allowed me to determine the quality of his baby food. Continue reading How to Make Your Own Baby Food on the Cheap
At the beginning of the school year we decided to have a school kick off party with our homeschooling friends to celebrate and help us all to start with fresh excitement. For the kids it made the school year more exciting and lessened the realization of hard work. For the moms it was a very nice way to celebrate our renewed commitment to our kids Continue reading An Exciting Way to Start the School Year
I have many happy homeschooling memories, from my childhood. In my house, I was my mother’s alarm clock. I know that she did not always love that, but I certainly did. The memories I have of our mornings together have had quite the impact on my life with my own kids. I can see how the things we did to start the day had a profound impact on the rest of the day. Continue reading The Best Way to Start the Day
The thing I love most about homeschooling is being able to watch my child grasp a concept and take off running. It is so rewarding, as a mom and teacher, to hold the keys to unlocking their knowledge and understanding. It can also be frustrating when a concept seems clearly presented and yet it is not understood. That is where a mom’s creativity and knowledge of the child comes into play. Continue reading Teach Effectively by Knowing Your Child
Our world today is so fast paced and technology driven. Sometimes it is best to slow down and spend time as a family in nature. By unplugging, we are able to teach our children how to live. We teach them what is important in life. They gain life skills that they can fall back on and they learn recreational activities that can develop into hobbies that define who they are. We take them beyond everyday safety and experiences and help them to grow. Continue reading 7 Reasons Why Camping Counts for School
As my son is very into Minecraft right now, I set up a world in which I can count his creativity and ingenuity as education. In our house, Minecraft is not a core curriculum for any subject, but it is a launching board for tough concepts as we create a fun environment for testing his knowledge of subject matter. What’s more, the social aspect of Minecraft has been very beneficial. Anywhere we go, whoever is there, no matter the age, my son is able to talk with them about Minecraft. If they don’t know about it, he informs them, if they are knowledgeable he talks with them about the various things they can accomplish.
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