Carissa Coghlan, Author at Homeschool Base

About Carissa Coghlan

Carissa is a mother of three, who enjoys all things education and homesteading related. She spends her days homeschooling her oldest child, while caring for her two younger daughters. Living minimally in her 600 square foot, 100 year old house with her family of five has become an ever growing love for her.

Living on a Homestead WITHOUT the Space

Posted in Homeschooling on September 24, 2017

Experience homesteading without the space

Do you dream of having your own homestead? Children tending to the chickens in between their schooling lessons, while you hang laundry on your clothes line overlooking beautiful green rolling hills? I feel you, mama. It has always been my dream to own my own land. Have that picturesque farmhouse, chicken, goats, bees and a Read More »

Forest Kindergarten: Teaching the art of being still

Posted in Homeschooling, Kindergarten, Teaching on September 15, 2017

The forest experience for kindergartners

Have you experienced forest kindergarten with your child? It is a fun and educational way to move your classroom outdoors! Allow me to take you into my world of teaching forest kindergarten. As a mother of three, my oldest being a five-year-old, I am always looking for creative ways to help them explore their world, Read More »

Sensory Play Therapy: Ways to engage your child’s senses

Posted in Homeschooling on September 8, 2017

Sensory play activities for infants, toddlers, and older children

As a mother of three children, I used sensory play to help my kids learn about their world from infancy. With my first child, we did a lot of sensory bins I saw on Pinterest, just for the fun of it. It was after my second child was born with disabilities that I started to Read More »