Category: Kids

  • 10 Things to do Instead of Watching TV

    10 Things to do Instead of Watching TV

    During the Summer months it can be tempting to just plop of the sofa with some snacks and waste the day away with mindless entertainment streaming for hours on end. Don’t get me wrong, it’s nice to sit down, relax and watch a movie or two or binge an entire series. But I like to…

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  • A Day in The Life of a Homeschooler

    A Day in The Life of a Homeschooler

    There have been many people with reoccurring questions when it comes to homeschooling aimed at those of us who are considered “veterans” of the trade, haha. Some questions include, “what curriculum do you use?”… “what’s your daily schedule like?”… “how do I know my child is on track?” This blog post serves merely as an…

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  • Websites we love

    Websites we love

    There is currently an abundance of learning resources, which is amazing, yet for some it can be daunting knowing what to pick to use in your daily homeschool. I’ll break down what websites we refer to or use for lessons and why to hopefully give you a clearer picture in your decision making process. Daily,…

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  • ELA – English Language Arts

    ELA – English Language Arts

    Reading is a biggie in our homeschool routine. Even my previously “reluctant reader” has become a shining star when it comes to literacy. It didn’t just happen overnight, but once I was able to understand his learning / reading style and tap into his interests, he went from being behind to being multiple grades ahead…

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  • Life Skills 101

    Life Skills 101

    I refuse to send my children out into the world without basic knowledge of a few key life skills. Cooking, cleaning, budgeting, laundry… These are all things that are pretty vital to being a productive, self-reliant adult, in my humble opinion. There are also a few other things that are nice to have a knowledge…

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  • Hands-on History

    Hands-on History

    My kids are all very tactile and visual learners. Sitting in a desk or at a table all day in a book just doesn’t work for them, so I try to incorporate as many hands-on projects or educational videos and experiences that I can. We try to do History units sectioned into time periods or…

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  • LEGO Inspired Birthday

    LEGO Inspired Birthday

    I’ve been looking through old photos and ideas for my second son’s upcoming birthday. He’s an up-and-coming master builder when it comes to LEGOS – it’s a bit of an obsession, really. His older brother was really into the building phase years ago, so I thought I’d share the party I previously threw to put…

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  • Free Fun in & Around Austin

    Free Fun in & Around Austin

    I love finding activities that can involve the whole family and don’t break the bank. So during our explorations, I’ve come up with a list of free activities that have kept my kiddos busy and my bank account happy! Lake Travis. I know many people in Austin flock to Barton Springs Pool or Lady Bird…

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  • Little Scientists

    Little Scientists

    I’ll be honest… embarking on this year’s homeschool journey I was slightly hesitant to write out my curriculum for Science.  I’m no lab tech, and I’ve never been really great at Science (or Math for that matter)!  Fortunately for me (and my kiddos) nowadays we have such great technology and resources at our fingertips –…

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  • Road Trippin’

    Road Trippin’

    Summer is just around the corner, and I know many people are preparing to journey out onto the open road.  Recently, we embarked on our third 7 hour (each way) road trip.  Being that this was our third in the last nine months, I think that now qualifies me as a road trip aficionado of…

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