It is inevitable. Long days, little structure. Screen time for kids struggles are to be expected. What’s a parent to do! It is an ongoing challenge at our house, but I have some ideas that we have tried in the past and some other suggestions to help manage your summer screen time for kids struggles.… Read More Screen Time for Kids: 5 Solutions for Summer Struggles
Mental health awareness is important for everyone– including parents and kids. These books for anxious kids and tweens will help you start the conversation. Did you know that 1 in 5 people will have a mental health disorder in their life? This means that someone you love or you will face this challenge. Take a look… Read More Books for Anxious Kids and Tweens
Note: this post is part of an ongoing series. For more information visit the Mondays with Miss Mason page. Do you post on Charlotte Mason topics? If so, leave a comment with your link below and I will include you next week. We ought to do so much for our children, and are able to… Read More Mondays with Miss Mason – On Masterly Inactivity
The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued new screen time for kids guidelines to help parents set proper limits for their children. Children under five must spend less time sitting watching screens, or restrained in prams and seats, get better quality sleep and have more time for active play if they are to grow up… Read More New Screen Time For Kids Guidelines from WHO: Sit Less, Play More!
My morning time loop has transformed my homeschool day. I started looping a few years ago. Looping is when you schedule subjects in sequence rather than assigning to a specific day of the week. Looping is particularly useful for irregular schedules because if you just have things assigned to Monday but you end up with… Read More My Morning Time Loop Schedule + Free Loop Schedule Planner
This was my birthday week and it was glorious. So blessed by good friends, good food and good times. I always feel like spring is finally here when my birthday comes because so much is blooming in our area. Of course, the pollen has made a comeback too! Does anyone else suffer with seasonal allergies?… Read More Weekend Links – March 30- Legos and Citizen Science
A few weeks ago I gave you 8 ways to read free books online. Well, guess what? There are even more! Here are five more “new-to-me” ways to get free books online including audio books. Do you know more ways to get free books online? If so, leave me a comment. Find Free Books… Read More 5 More Ways to Get Free Books Online
Our family has been using Ambleside Online for the better part of a decade to structure our school days. There are many lovely Charlotte Mason based curricula available now, but this creation of committed homeschool families has been a gift to my family. Ambleside Online, like any other curricula, is not for every family or… Read More How to Homeschool with Ambleside Online – And Love It!
“It is winter in Narnia,” said Mr. Tumnus, “and has been for ever so long…. always winter, but never Christmas.” Post-Christmas winter feels like The White Witch’s Narnia at times. Cold, dark, bleak and no Christmas to look forward too. I read the news last week about the Polar Vortex bringing temperatures colder than Antartica… Read More What I’m Loving This Winter
I post a lot about listening to podcasts but it may be helpful to some people to know HOW to listen to a podcast on iPhone. (Android, I’m not forgetting about you!) So, what is a podcast? A podcast is a (iPod + broadcast)= podcast. Basically it is a “radio show” that is available on… Read More How to Listen to a Podcast on iPhone