It’s homeschool schedule planning time! Back to school is just around the bend and it is time to get serious about schedule planning. Over the years, I have used a variety of methods to plan our homeschool day. I have fallen in love with using Trello for homeschool schedule planning. We use Ambleside Online and… Read More Homeschool Schedule Planning with Trello
Free electives for high school are not hard to find. Electives are an important part of any homeschool high school education. While some elective credits are spent with additional science, math or history topics, electives are also an opportunity for students to explore their passions. Electives can also be a way to try on possible… Read More The Ultimate List of Free or Nearly Free Electives for High School Homeschoolers
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
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!
Does your child hate writing? Discover 5 free dysgraphia apps and tools to help. If handwriting and getting thoughts on paper is a continual struggle for your child, it is possible your child has dysgraphia, a learning difference or learning disability that affects a student’s ability to write, among other things. In our family, we… Read More Does Your Child Hate Writing? 5 Free Dysgraphia Apps and Tools to Help
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
KonMari, Marie Kondo’s tidying method, has taken the world by storm thanks to her recent Netflix series. Perfectly timed to reach us at our most overindulged moment after the holidays, she is responsible for booming Goodwill donations and sparking joy all over the place. But while she does wonders with our closets and cabinets, our… Read More KonMari Checklist for Your Digital Clutter
Surfing the web without safeguards is asking for trouble. In the new year, put Internet safety first! Our kids are growing up as digital natives–modern technology has always been a part of their lives. We parents, however, are digital immigrants–learning a new land and language as we go. I would never claim to have Internet… Read More Tech Habits for the New Year: Internet Safety First