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Questions to Ask Before Homeschooling: 9 things you need to ask yourself before you take the leap to homeschool. Plus, veteran homeschool moms answer FAQs!
9 Questions to Ask BEFORE Homeschooling
Questions to Ask Before Homeschooling: 9 things you need to ask yourself before you take the leap to homeschool. Plus, veteran homeschool moms answer FAQs!
Picture Books about Immigration and Refugees: 25 picture books to read aloud to your kids to develop empathy and understanding for what leaving your home country is really like. Books, Parents, Read Aloud, Parenting, Books To Read, Parenting Hacks, Unschooling, Kids Parenting, Relaxed Homeschooling
25 Picture Books about Immigration & Refugees
Picture Books about Immigration and Refugees: 25 picture books to read aloud to your kids to develop empathy and understanding for what leaving your home country is really like.
Ways to Simplify Your Life: sometimes, it's the small adjustments, the little things you do that make the biggest difference! Here are 21 things you can do to simplify - for less stress and more joy. For Less, Life, 21 Things, Simple, Joy
21 Little Ways to Simplify Your Life - for Less Stress & More Joy
Ways to Simplify Your Life: sometimes, it's the small adjustments, the little things you do that make the biggest difference! Here are 21 things you can do to simplify - for less stress and more joy.
9 Things You Don't Need to Homeschool: these myths hold SO many parents back from considering homeschooling as a legitimate option for their families! I'm busting these misconceptions + telling you the one thing you really need. Maybe my take is controversial (especially #5)? You tell me! Learning, The One, Homeschool Learning, Homeschool
9 Things You Don't Need to Homeschool (& the one thing you absolutely do)
9 Things You Don't Need to Homeschool: these myths hold SO many parents back from considering homeschooling as a legitimate option for their families! I'm busting these misconceptions + telling you the one thing you really need. Maybe my take is controversial (especially #5)? You tell me!
1Thrive Wall Organizer Review: I bought a 1Thrive wall organizer three years ago as an all-in-one command center to keep everything straight as a homeschooling, work-at-home mom of five. I’m sharing everything I love about this popular wall organizer AND its one annoying flaw. Plus, how to create your own - for less. Home Schooling, Popular, Home Command Center, Command Center, Work From Home Moms, Homeschooling, Organization
A 1Thrive Wall Organizer Review (Mostly Enthusiastic...Mostly)
1Thrive Wall Organizer Review: I bought a 1Thrive wall organizer three years ago as an all-in-one command center to keep everything straight as a homeschooling, work-at-home mom of five. I’m sharing everything I love about this popular wall organizer AND its one annoying flaw. Plus, how to create your own - for less.
Gifts for Elderly Parents Who Have Everything: a list of practical, consumable ideas AND clutter-free memory-making ideas they'll love! So if you want to or feel obligated to give a gift, at least it will be something they need or will enjoy. Ideas, Gifts For Elderly, Older Parents, Best Gifts, 30 Gifts, Elderly Parents
30+ Gifts for Elderly Parents Who Have Everything (They Really Seem To)
Gifts for Elderly Parents Who Have Everything: a list of practical, consumable ideas AND clutter-free memory-making ideas they'll love! So if you want to or feel obligated to give a gift, at least it will be something they need or will enjoy.
How Unschooling is a Form of Protest - and as a work at home unschooling parent, it's all I can do. Here are 3 ways unschooling is an effective form of resistance. Effective, Protest
How Unschooling Is a Form of Protest & Resistance
How Unschooling is a Form of Protest - and as a work at home unschooling parent, it's all I can do. Here are 3 ways unschooling is an effective form of resistance.
Clutter-Free Easter Basket Ideas: if you love to give your kids a full Easter basket, here are 35 practical and consumable options! Reminder - you can just give one thing in addition to Easter candy. Easter doesn't need to be Christmas 2.0. 😉 Easter Baskets, Easter Stuff, Kids Easter Basket, Minimalist Easter Basket, Easter Kids, Easter Candy, Candy Easter Basket, Basket Ideas
35 Clutter-Free Easter Basket Ideas (a candy free list!)
Clutter-Free Easter Basket Ideas: if you love to give your kids a full Easter basket, here are 35 practical and consumable options! Reminder - you can just give one thing in addition to Easter candy. Easter doesn't need to be Christmas 2.0. 😉
Homeschool House Cleaning Schedule: This schedule takes into account your real homeschool life - no intense 5 tasks a day cleaning schedule (because no homeschooling parent's got time for that). Plus ideas for doing less cleaning overall and cutting back to the essentials! Who doesn't want that? Homeschool Mom, Clean House Schedule, Homeschool Life
A Laid Back Homeschool House Cleaning Schedule
Homeschool House Cleaning Schedule: This schedule takes into account your real homeschool life - no intense 5 tasks a day cleaning schedule (because no homeschooling parent's got time for that). Plus ideas for doing less cleaning overall and cutting back to the essentials! Who doesn't want that?
Unschooling Schedule: You might think that unschooling means throwing schedules out the window, but it doesn't! Learn how to create a collaborative, consent-based schedule that helps your whole unschooling family THRIVE. Schedule
How to Create an Unschooling Schedule (Yes, You Can Do That)
Unschooling Schedule: You might think that unschooling means throwing schedules out the window, but it doesn't! Learn how to create a collaborative, consent-based schedule that helps your whole unschooling family THRIVE.
5 Reasons NOT to Buy Books When You Homeschool - our new unusual homeschool policy is that we don't buy books. Here's why, plus exceptions. Homeschool Parent, Books To Buy
Yes, We Homeschool. No, We Don't Buy Books.
5 Reasons NOT to Buy Books When You Homeschool - our new unusual homeschool policy is that we don't buy books. Here's why, plus exceptions.
Grocery Spending for a Family of 7: What we spend per week, with real lists of what we bought with prices, ways we save money, meals we planned, eating habits and more! Saving Money, Grocery Spending, Grocery, Amazon Subscribe And Save, How To Plan, Eating Habits, Spending
Grocery Spending for One Week for a Family of 7 (2024)
Grocery Spending for a Family of 7: What we spend per week, with real lists of what we bought with prices, ways we save money, meals we planned, eating habits and more!
Transitioning to Unlimited Screen Time: You don't want to limit screen time anymore...now what? These are the 7 guiding principles for parents who want to stop limiting screen time, but aren't sure what that looks like. Limiting Screen Time, Screen Time, Balance
7 Tips for Transitioning to Unlimited Screen Time
Transitioning to Unlimited Screen Time: You don't want to limit screen time anymore...now what? These are the 7 guiding principles for parents who want to stop limiting screen time, but aren't sure what that looks like.
Marla Taviano wrote the book an unschooling manifesto almost ten years ago. Now her youngest is 18 and she's finished unschooling. This interview includes her reflections on unschooling, what unschooling looked like for them, where her kids are now and her encouragement for unschooling parents. Teachers, Certified Teacher, Teacher
A Former Teacher Reflects on 11 Years of Unschooling (No Regrets!)
Marla Taviano wrote the book an unschooling manifesto almost ten years ago. Now her youngest is 18 and she's finished unschooling. This interview includes her reflections on unschooling, what unschooling looked like for them, where her kids are now and her encouragement for unschooling parents.
Minimalist Playroom Ideas: Want your kids to get up and move this winter? Use some of these ideas from our movement-centered minimalist playroom that our kids put down their screens (voluntarily!) to use every single day. Winter, Playroom Ideas, Playroom
Our Movement-Centered Minimalist Playroom (Survive Winter with Kids!)
Minimalist Playroom Ideas: Want your kids to get up and move this winter? Use some of these ideas from our movement-centered minimalist playroom that our kids put down their screens (voluntarily!) to use every single day.