Kelsey Gilbert, Author at Homeschool Base

About Kelsey Gilbert

Kelsey Gilbert is a homeschool graduate from a class of seven siblings. A former newspaper reporter and community editor, she now works as a freelance writer and stay-at-home mama. She and her husband live near Colorado Springs with their three future homeschoolers.

Simple Home Remedies for an Upset Stomach

Posted in Lifestyle on May 11, 2017

Home Remedies for an Upset Stomach

Even homeschoolers have “sick days.” What can you do when you or your student has an upset stomach? Nausea can often be an indicator of much more serious conditions like irritable bowel syndrome or gastritis. However, when it’s clear that the stomachache is as simple as carsickness, overeating, indigestion, gas pain, or stress, there are lots Read More »

11+ Best Magazines for Kids in 2017 from Cricket Media

Posted in Resources on May 7, 2017

A stack of magazines for kids

I've compiled a list of great children’s magazines from Cricket Media that you’ll want to check out. Each and every magazine hit the Parents' Choice Gold Award Winner list for 2017, and it’s easy to see why. There’s much for a homeschooler—or any parent—to love. List of Award Winning Magazines for Kids These publications shine with Read More »

Words of Encouragement for Kids: 75 Encouraging Phrases

Posted in Parenting on May 6, 2017

Sculpture of a parent holding on to a child

A simple word of encouragement, spoken sincerely, can lift someone up like nothing else. Especially for our children. Whether they let on or not, our kids constantly crave our love and approval. As an educator and parent, I make "corrections" every day. It is crucial to balance correction with encouragement, to support self-confidence while showing that Read More »

Debunking 11 Myths about Deschooling

Posted in Homeschooling on May 4, 2017

Debunking deschooling myths

What is Deschooling? To ensure that we're all on the same page, here's a quick intro to deschooling: Deschooling is a period of adjustment after leaving a school environment when both the parent(s) and child(ren) disengage from a school mindset and adjust to a completely new way of education that is not based on norms, Read More »

The Art of a Kind Tongue - Practicing Kindness with Your Kids

Posted in Parenting on May 3, 2017

Speaking Kindly

I used to think I was a patient person. Then I had kids. Parenting is no picnic—we’re assigned the task of feeding, teaching, and raising people, while simultaneously being deprived of sleep and free time. Is it any wonder our tempers get a little short, and our tongues a little sharp? But I’m not happy Read More »