So here's the thing. I have a lot of kids. And not a lot of space. There are currently six children in varying grades homeschooling here, not counting the two toddlers who are doing their own thing. (Mostly flooding the bathroom or dumping out beads or decorating the window sills with … [Read more...] about How to Make Writing for K-3rd Grade Painless & Efficient!
1. Plan for reading time - and protect it. One of the best ways I have found to stir up interest and excitement in reading in my home is to take 10-15 minutes a day and read a great story out loud to my kids. If the chapters are long, I simply watch for a good stopping point somewhere in my time … [Read more...] about HOW TO MAKE SPACE FOR READING WITH YOUR KIDS
What you need to learn Shoulders hunched, discouragement and defeat on his face, teary eyes lifted sadly, my little son told me he wanted to quit. It was just too hard for him, and he couldn't do it, he said. His math book was just too difficult and he needed to go back a grade level. Then … [Read more...] about How to Change When You Hijack Your Own Progress
Bridgette Guengerich My kids had a cold last week Fortunately, my kids have never been terribly sick. The worst of what we’ve dealt with so far has been runny noses, coughs, sore throat etc. But congestion in babies and toddlers can be a hard time! Last week we dealt with congestion that … [Read more...] about How to deal with Congestion in Babies & Toddlers
MONTHLY MEAL PLAN [Confessions of a Mama of 8] Stress, frustration, tears, and woe: this was my frequent reality at dinner time because the food wasn’t ready, my people were crying from hungriness and low-blood sugar, and I was trying to fight through a new recipe. With meat that wasn’t thawed … [Read more...] about How to Make Your Meal Plan a Monthly Success!
How to Find Belonging and Joy In People of the Deer, author Farley Mowat writes about his experience of living among the last surviving people of the Ihalmiut in the tundra of northern Canada. A people who lived traditionally and almost entirely off the migrating caribou herds, they had warmly … [Read more...] about Outsider No More