Category Archives for Homeschool

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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Homeschool School Photos

Just because we are homeschooling doesn’t mean we are missing out on the time-honored tradition of school photos. Instead of the cheesy, posed photos – chin up, turn to the left, next – we found a local photographer to take incredibly personal school photos. We happen to be good friends with the very talented photographer […]

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Homeschool Bird Study

This post contains affiliate links. One of the things I love about homeschool is the freedom to pursue some non-traditional subjects like bird study. I like to set up a basket filled with resources for our study topic and have it available for the boys to explore during the day. This season we are working […]

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Making Lunch Time Easier

This post contains affiliate links. Lunch time can be total chaos, particularly with a homeschool schedule. Homeschooling means that most days I have everyone at home for three meals a day. It often feels like the kitchen is always open. In the Netherlands the kids came home for lunch. I had one hour to bike […]

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