Hands-On Learning Activities For Older Kids
Hands-On Learning | Homeschooling

Hands-On Learning Activities For Older Kids

Why is it so hard to find hands-on learning activities for older kids? These are just a few of our favorites! We have studied the Ancient Greeks, Ancient Romans and Ancient Egyptians off and on for more than four years. My children are natural historians, and love to imagine themselves as mini-Indiana Jones type archaeologists….

Moms Of Children With Differences: It’s Difficult, But It Doesn’t Mean You’re Doing it Wrong
Motherhood | Parenting

Moms Of Children With Differences: It’s Difficult, But It Doesn’t Mean You’re Doing it Wrong

Moms of children with differences often blame themselves when things are hard. The truth is sometimes things are really difficult, but it doesn’t mean you are doing it wrong.  He threw the book and stomped off to his room. “Don’t you understand?” he yelled, clearly frustrated. “I have dys-A-lexia!” As he slammed the door, I…

Why Are Consistent Homeschool Routines So Hard?
Homeschooling | Special Needs

Why Are Consistent Homeschool Routines So Hard?

Every single book and expert tells us that a steady routine is essential for our children’s well-being. So why are consistent homeschool routines so hard? Mom confession time. I totally let my son watch four episodes of SpongeBob yesterday. In a row. I dozed on the couch with the aggravating sounds of Squidward and Patrick…

Learning With Nerf Guns (seven ideas for hands-on activities)
Hands-On Learning | Homeschooling

Learning With Nerf Guns (seven ideas for hands-on activities)

Is it possible to create learning with Nerf guns? My answer is an enthusiastic, “Yes!” My son loves Nerf guns. He has way too many and he still wants more. There are squishy, orange tipped bullets in all of our backyard bushes. I am constantly yelling for him to put on eye protection and tripping…

Hands-On Activities For Kids: One For Every Week Of The Year
Hands-On Learning | Homeschooling

Hands-On Activities For Kids: One For Every Week Of The Year

I am always looking for easy for me, hands-on activities for kids. Here’s a quick list of one for every week of the year! At the beginning of this year, I committed to completing an easy for me, hands-on activity with my youngest son every week. It’s now been 52 weeks since I made that…