Homeschooling

Best Christmas gifts for the homeschool mom

Homeschool moms wear a lot of hats:? teacher, principal, and curriculum advisor, not to mention their homemaking roles, financial advisor, etc.? While that may create stress the other 364 days per year, on Christmas Day it means many more options for gifts! Here are my favorite Christmas gifts for the homeschool mom.? Some for her, …

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Homeschooling a second grader and kindergartner

It’s hard to believe it’s our 3rd year of homeschooling. ?It seems like I just had two in diapers and now I have two in school! ?((Cue the weeping)) ?A few close friends ask for homeschool updates, so without further ado, I’ll share what we’re planning this year while homeschooling a second grader and kindergartner. …

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Little Buckeye Children’s Museum – Mansfield, Ohio

A member’s review + tips for if you go Back in December, my mom was asking me what kind of Christmas present she could get for my kids. ?Knowing we were relocating to Mansfield, Ohio right after Christmas, I thought that money towards a family membership to the Little?Buckeye Children’s Museum would be just the …

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2nd year of homeschooling – planners, curriculum, and controlling the circus

It’s crazy?to believe we are racing to the finish of our?second year of homeschooling! ?I’ve made changes to our approach this year, as I’ve learned more about myself and more about my son! Last year seemed like the year of personality struggles and the big adjustment to schooling full-time. This year feels like a full-blown …

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A visit to the Newark Earthworks with kids

Some of the best travel happens right outside your door. We lived nearly on top of the Newark Earthworks for 7 years, yet never really fully explored them. When some nice November weather hit us, I realized that NOW was the time to visit. The Newark Earthworks are the largest set of geometric earthen enclosures …

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A really long post about our first year of homeschooling

There’s nothing like celebrating the end of our first year of homeschooling with a little Alice Cooper.?#notyourtypicalhomeschooler?Ha! ? As of today, we are d-o-n-e, done. ?Now that’s not to say we won’t do some review over the summer or keep up with our daily kids’ devotional, but no more 4-days-a-week-2-hours-a-day for the next 3 months. …

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Wahkeena Nature Preserve with Kids

Edge of Hocking Hills delight for families This past year, a friend and I packed up our kids and visited Wahkeena State Nature Preserve, the perfect day trip for anyone in Central Ohio.  Located just south of Lancaster in Fairfield County, the Preserve is on the northern edge of the Hocking Hills region. Wahkeena is …

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Who is Zane Grey, anyway? A visit to the National Road & Zane Grey Museum

It’s easy for me to forget that history is literally all around us- sometimes we just need to do a little searching. ?This week our family found a local jewel in the National Road & Zane Grey Museum. ?The museum is located only 10 minutes east of Zanesville in Norwich, OH on US 40, the …

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