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  • Go Camping

  • Make Your Own Ice Pops

  • A Memorial Day Lesson from a Military Mom

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How Can You Teach What You Don’t Know?

How Can You Teach What You Don’t Know?

Here’s a question you are certain to hear during your time homeschooling: “How can parents offer the same level of high quality, single discipline instruction as is available from board certified teachers in the public and private schools?” After coming to terms with my own similar concerns I realized that parents must first overcome their…

Don’t Judge a Bucket by Its Size

Don’t Judge a Bucket by Its Size

Hey Mom, Hope your summer has gotten off to a great start… the school books are packed away and the winds of adventure and relaxation fill your sails. Today I was asked to talk about bucket lists. Just so we’re on the same page a bucket list is a “list” of things you plan to…

7 Ways to Make History Come Alive

7 Ways to Make History Come Alive

History as a subject involves a lot of reading and many facts to remember. When homeschooling your kids, it may become difficult to create an interest in the subject. However, it’s possible to liven it up and make it more interesting and very easy to learn. There are various ways of achieving this and making…

Summer Reading

Summer Reading

Keep your children reading this summer. The benefits of summer reading are immense for children. Children will typically experience a “slide” in the break period. Continuing to read can not only avoid this but serves to nurture a positive attitude about reading. How do you motivate your children to want to read? There are always…

Time to Talk Bugs

Time to Talk Bugs

When growing organically, the job of bug removal can be tricky. While others spritz chemicals from their spray bottle, or toss toxic powder over their garden beds, you refuse such tactics. There’s no way you’re going to add potential hazards to your otherwise healthy garden. Organic methods simply require a bit more creativity when it…

The Educational Benefits of RVing

The Educational Benefits of RVing

A little disclaimer: almost from the beginning of this writing assignment I’ve been asked about the learning benefits of RVing as it pertains to homeschooling. Ever since then, I’ve been dancing around the question with the dexterity of a presidential candidate. The truth is, I know what they’re asking… but I don’t like the question……

Military Mom: How it all started…

Military Mom: How it all started…

“So, what made you join the military?” This is a question I’m often asked. It’s funny; I’ve actually got a HORRIBLE memory, but the day I decided to look into going into the Air Force is one I remember clearly. I had graduated college and had come home to Anchorage, Alaska, where I grew up,…

Go Camping

Go Camping

Hey Mom and Dad, For almost my whole adult life I thought there were TWO types of people in the world: those who CAN and those who CAMP. I just assumed camping was for those families or individuals who either couldn’t afford to stay in hotels… or were raised by bears and preferred to use…

A Memorial Day Lesson from a Military Mom

A Memorial Day Lesson from a Military Mom

There are numerous holidays throughout the year that celebrate the United States military and those who have served in it. It’s easy for “civilians” to mix them up, but now that social media has become so prevalent, the reminders about the differences come quickly around this time. Some are preachy: “Remember: Memorial Day is for…