Structuring Summer

I typically wouldn’t worry much about structuring our homeschool over the summer. This year though, with travel and outing restrictions, I needed a new plan. Typically, we move to what I like to think of as “schooling light.” We continue with some math, learning a new concept or two, but largely rely on the boys’ […]

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Homeschooling in the Garden

One of the advantages of homeschooling is the ability to get outside and do some hands-on learning. I love to be in the garden. I literally have no idea what I’m doing out there, but the garden is incredibly forgiving. It is also a wonderful place for hands-on learning about life. I’m going to lead […]

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Tips for Social Distancing Sanity While Homeschooling

Here are a few tips and tricks I’ve learned for keeping things sane when the whole family is at home. Even if you are used to homeschooling, suddenly having someone “working from home” completely changes the dynamic. Plus, your lack of traditional out-of-the-house activities and options can make everyone feel a little stir crazy. Set […]

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Typhoon Lagoon in January

Completely unplanned, we found ourselves at a Disney water park in January and it was amazing! What the park lacked in warmth it made up for in zero wait for every ride at the park. I actually may never go to a water park in the summer again…ok that is not true, but the off-season […]

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Swim with Manatees in the Crystal River

If you are in Central Florida in winter then your plans should include seeing manatees. It is one of our favorite Florida activities, particularly as a way to break up the drive back to the panhandle. This time we rented kayaks and swimming gear from Paddles Outdoor Rental. They were so flexible and great to […]

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