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Free Printables for Kids

My kids love to color – even FishBaby FishChick2. And while we do have a huge bucket full of bargain coloring books and a few of the nicer Dover historical coloring books, many of the crew still get pretty jazzed about printable coloring pages. Maybe because it’s new and different? I love printable coloring pages […]

Homeschooling Through the Seasons of Life

I’m over at Simple Homeschool today talking about homeschooling through the seasons of life. From the post, With the coming of fall, we tend toward stories and learning activities about apples and pumpkins. A study of Columbus or the Pilgrims naturally fits well during this time of year. Winter, Spring, Summer, or fall, there’s no […]

Planning the Day

Photo Source: Flik One of the things that has really thrown me for a loop over the last few years is the necessity to implement a daily schedule. You know, an hour by hour schedule. A timetable. A “do-this-at-8-and-do-that-an-hour-later” kind of thing. I do not like “schedules.” I never put my babies “on a schedule.” […]

Managing Library Resources

At any given time in our house we can have at least 100 library resources in our possession. Since our kids are voracious readers, the older ones can easily go through 7 books a week as well as flip through numerous other books for their schoolwork. One hundred books can be quite the load to […]

Visiting the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Last week our family went on our first vacation in many years. In fact, I was hard pressed to think of what true vacations we had been on. The business of life, pregnancies, newborns, lack of funds — all have kept us home bound. And for the most part that has been just fine with […]

Making the Most of Your Parent – Teacher Conference

Photo Source: conspirator While I grew up attending public school and my parents were both public school teachers, FishPapa and I have chosen a different route. So, I’m so thankful for my friend and LifeasMOM contributor, JessieLeigh, to provide helpful information for those of you who are anticipating Parent-Teacher conferences in the coming weeks. :: […]

The Reluctant Student

Photo Source: Takomabibelot Ever find yourself in that quandary when your child is resistance to learn, to study or simply to follow directions? I’m there more than I would like to admit. Recently, I got the chance to talk about addressing reluctance in your homeschool, As we live the life of both parent and teacher, […]

History and Literature for Homeschooling and Afterschooling

What they say about your passions being infectious seems to be true — at least at our house. History and Literature are some of my favorite subjects. My kids love history and literature as well. The FishBoys have reenacted some of the most important battles in world history, can recount the adventures of Odysseus, and […]