How To Make Plastic – Gelatin Bioplastic Science Project
Monday, July 16, 2018

There is a lot of talk in the media about needing to reduce our production and consumption of plastic. Plastics are causing global pollution issues and we need to address the issue now. When a topic like plastics is at the top of the news, I like to do some science experiments and activities with... .. read more..

Helping Elementary Kids Learn from Daily Life
Monday, July 16, 2018

You may not realize it but your kids are learning from your daily life. We have not been doing a lot of formal learning during our busy and fun summer months, but I’ve been amazed to recognize some of the unexpected ways my fifth grader has been learning from our daily life this summer. I […] The... .. read more..

Atheist Kids
Monday, July 16, 2018

Being a first generation atheist and raising children was, for me, a challenge. Many times I found myself having to reconsider things that seemed, at first glance, to be simple, but were actually life mired in religion . It was eye-opening to clearly see how ensnared in religion our country actua... .. read more..

Throw a Birthday Party For Your Dog
Monday, July 16, 2018

I'm trying to organize all kinds of files and folders on my computer this week (generally when I get a new computer I just dump everything from the old one to the new and then forget about it, which is I suppose why, now that I'm finally organizing, I found a folder, nested probably five folders ... .. read more..

Technical Colleges in South Carolina
Monday, July 16, 2018

Consider the doors of opportunity available at Technical Colleges in South Carolina. South Carolina has 16 Technical Colleges. In another post, I will discuss why your homeschool grad might choose a Technical college. I highly recommend that you and your student take a look at the Tech Colleges n... .. read more..

Shark Life Cycle Game – STEAM Gameschooling
Monday, July 16, 2018

Did you know how sharks give birth? Apparently, it’s not as straightforward as some species! Some sharks are oviparous and some are viviparous. Or some lay eggs and some have live births. This is a fun game to learn about the viviparous sharks, or the ones that have live births!   Shark Life Cycl... .. read more..

With Love from....New Jersey
Monday, July 16, 2018

1. Liberty Science Center Liberty Science Center is one of the best educational places to visit in NJ. It has so much to offer to kids in terms of exhibits, and have many amazing classes that are worth your time and money. The Liberty Science Center has a fairly high admission price, but it's a l... .. read more..

Teaching Textbooks 3.0 Online Review
Monday, July 16, 2018

Teaching Textbooks Online Homeschool Math Curriculum   Teaching Textbooks is a homeschool math curriculum that most of us know about, but did you know that they have a new online service? I’ve always loved Teaching Textbooks but the new Teaching Textbooks 3.0 is a game changer! Read my review bel... .. read more..

Memory Yoga: A New *Twist* on an Old Favorite!
Monday, July 16, 2018

What happens when your traditional memory game meets yoga poses? Memory Yoga from ThinkFun! Work on balance, coordination, mindfulness,  and memory in this fun twist on an old classic! I love when I can find a game that encourages my children to get up and move around ! Memory Yoga: A New *Twist*... .. read more..

good times
Monday, July 16, 2018

i love leigh. i especially love how she loves food like i do and is willing to try something new. while she was here we went to red kimono, bartaco, and pitango. i also love how she likes to photograph food with me. and take selfies. seaweed salad zucchini tempura, kimchi, tofu chicken gimbap spi... .. read more..

daylilies
Monday, July 16, 2018

hot morning at meadowlark. worth the walk for the daylilies that were still in bloom, plus the big and busy bees and dragonflies (perhaps halloween pennant?) and birds and occasional turtle. i miss having these right outside my front door. might have to consider planting some. .. read more..

Understanding and Adapting to the GDPR
Monday, July 16, 2018

  So, if you’ve not heard yet…there’s this new thing called the GDPR… Here’s a quick video that explains it well, if you prefer audio/video learning:     Even if you don’t own an online business or website, you’ve probably been made aware of the GDPR by the slew of emails that you received in May... .. read more..

air & space & shopping
Sunday, July 15, 2018

while leigh was in town, we took the boys to the smithsonian national air & space museum. the one in dc. we've already been to the udvar-hazy center a number of times, so this was gonna be new and different. oh, the rockets! best hands-on and explaining-stuff area   maybe the very best part w... .. read more..

How to Sew a Sleep Mask
Sunday, July 15, 2018

I freelance over at Crafting a Green World, an eco-friendly crafting blog. Every now and then, on a non-regular basis, I'll share one of my favorite tutorials with you.. ...such as this one! I originally published this tutorial for sewing a sleep mask over here on Crafting a Green World.  As I've... .. read more..

Learn Nothing Day–Try It Today!
Sunday, July 15, 2018

Many people come to homeschooling with the idea that kids have to be told what to learn and that learning only occurs in a prescribed classroom setting. But, unschoolers have a day in July that is declared a national holiday. It’s Learn Nothing Day. Learn Nothing Day: Take the Challenge Learn Not... .. read more..

Homeschool Curriculum Review Round Up! 2018 Edition
Saturday, July 14, 2018

It’s that time of year again, the not back to school time! YAY! But while your kids may be flailing their arms in joy, you’re stuck online researching secular science courses before noon. There are so many great secular homeschool curriculum options out there, how on earth do you know what to buy... .. read more..

Secular Science Homeschool Curriculum List for Elementary
Saturday, July 14, 2018

Secular science curriculum is one of the most sought-after items in the secular homeschool community. Finding quality resources that cover everything we want, in a manner that we understand, and in a style we desire is like searching for a rainbow unicorn. What makes a science curriculum secular?... .. read more..

7th Grade Math Resources
Saturday, July 14, 2018

I’ll say it right up front. Math is not our favorite subject. Math is the subject I find hardest to be relaxed eclectic with. Math is the subject I try to find someone else to teach so I can stay as far away from it as possible. With that said… we’re getting better. I’ve pulled together a bunch o... .. read more..

So, You Want To Buy An Overseas Property
Saturday, July 14, 2018

The world is a big place and it behooves us to explore as much of it as possible, especially when we have our kids in tow. Travel is the best gift we can give our kids. A sun-drenched vacation enriches their lives in so many different ways. It makes them better learners, engaging their minds […] ... .. read more..

Organizing Homeschool Books: Stop them from TAKING OVER!!!
Friday, July 13, 2018

I’m excited to share a guest post about organizing your homeschool books from organization guru, Surya from The Busy Mom’s Club! Read on for some fabulous book organization tips and tricks. Books are a natural part of every homeschool.  If your children are learning, they will most likely be usin... .. read more..

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