More important than a homeschool curriculum

(This post contains affiliate links because we like food) Every couple of months I have an epiphany. That I am not living in the moment. That I am planning too much, organizing too much, not letting enough of our lives happen organically. It's easy to say, "that's it, from now I will let the chips … Continue reading More important than a homeschool curriculum

Kind of-Sort of-Unschooling

Unschooling seemed too out there for me when I first read about it. To be fair, homeschooling seemed too out there when I first thought about actually doing it. But unschooling was waaaaay out there. I read two or three articles about it and just went on my way. No curriculum? No lesson plans? No … Continue reading Kind of-Sort of-Unschooling

Learning colors

I overheard a teacher talking the other day that she has had students start Pre-K and not know their colors. There are so many fun little things to do with your kids to get some basic knowledge instilled into them early on. Christmas is here! Well, it's on its way, so I made one of … Continue reading Learning colors

Rain, rain

It’s pouring buckets right now outside my window and it made me want to do a post about using rain as a learning experience. My 16-month-old has a borderline obsession with mud and rain. Naturally the first time I took her walking and she decided to plop down in the middle of a puddle with … Continue reading Rain, rain

Homemade toys for imaginative play

I had a play kitchen growing up. It wasn't much of a kitchen but it had an oven, a microwave, some stickers that represented burners and knobs and gadgets. I also had a Sesame Street table right next to it. Whenever family or friends came over I would make them a nice meal, sometimes playdough … Continue reading Homemade toys for imaginative play