Technology: Friend or Foe of the Homeschooler?
Posted in Homeschooling on October 4, 2018
It goes without saying that we live in a “smart” age. However, I keep hearing that technology shortens our attention span, is bad for our health, and distracts us from the goings on of daily life. Digitalresponsibility.org is an informational site that lists the ways that we need to be mindful when using technology. But, Read More »
Gameschooling: How Games Engage Our Kids
Posted in Homeschooling on September 15, 2018
When my husband and I made the decision to homeschool our children, we had one intention - to ensure our kids LOVED learning. School can be boring, and I didn’t want my kids to equate learning with boredom. I figured homeschooling would naturally be more entertaining because of the freedom, but work is work. Sometimes, Read More »
Ways to Incorporate Exercise into Your Homeschool Routine
Posted in Homeschooling on September 5, 2018
These days, it seems that the public education system has placed fitness and outside time on the back burner. Many institutionalized schools now require very minimal (or no) recess or active time as part of their curriculum. Older generations will look back and remember that exercise activity was just a normal part of life; kids Read More »
Single Parents Can Homeschool, Too.
Posted in Homeschooling on September 1, 2018
If you’re a single Mom or Dad with the intent to homeschool, chances are you’re feeling the pinch. It goes without saying that working to support both yourself and your children single-handedly can be overwhelming. You have a tight budget for cash, time, and energy. It’s a tricky position that requires an efficient system, planning, Read More »
5 Tips for Effectively Using YouTube in Your Homeschool
Posted in Homeschooling on December 21, 2017
Maybe you forgot to check out the right books from the library. Maybe your kids have been reading all week and needed a break. Maybe you need a break from reading-aloud. Or maybe, your homeschool needs a change of pace from your usual routine. These are just a few scenarios when you should consider using YouTube in Read More »