How to Get Kids to Value Nature as Much as Their iPads

“Kids don’t get outside enough.”  “Kids spend too much time on screens.” We’ve read so many articles and internet discussions on this topic but how can we get our kids to value nature as much as their iPads?  There really is just one, simple thing you need to do. It works.  Are you ready for it?  Just show up in the natural environment with your kids. That’s all you...

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How to Make Money Blogging [for Homeschool Parents]

If you are new to blogging or thinking of starting a blog, here is everything you need to know to get started. Professional blogging is a great job for homeschool parents. You can control how much (or how little) you work, and you can work from home while you homeschool your kids. I didn’t start out to blog professionally.  Six years ago, I started to chronicle our homeschool journey to show friends and family...

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Elections for Kids: How to Make a Kids Voting Booth

Want to set up presidential primary elections for kids? Here’s how to set up a kids voting booth with a downloadable packet with everything you need for the 2016 U.S. primary elections (it’s free).  This activity is for elementary and middle school students. Hold a voting day on or around the same day as your state’s primary election.  The packet includes:  Voting ballots with the 2016 U.S. candidates,...

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I Want to Quit Homeschooling

I wrote this post a couple of months ago and am just getting around to publishing it. Can you relate to days like this?   Sometimes homeschooling looks like a family learning around the table. And sometimes it looks like Mom crying in her car outside of McDonald’s with a diet coke, scrolling through Facebook and texting a friend.  There’s no perfect Instagram picture for that, but the hashtag...

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5 Awesome Solar System Educational Apps

These 5 STEM educational apps make studying space awesome for elementary and middle school kids. Our family has tried a lot of different apps (my oldest child loves anything that combines technology with the subject he’s learning about) and we’ll tell you what keeps us coming back to these five.  I am thrilled to be partnering with StoneOak Media, makers of the Rockwell Adventures Solar System...

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