Activities, Homeschool Life

10 Boredom Busters for Homeschoolers

A fun, daily boredom buster will spare you from hearing the dreaded words “I’m bored!”

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Nothing irritates a homeschool parent more than hearing the phrase, “I’m bored” or “I don’t know what to do.” Afterall, homeschooling is about exploring your passion and interests. About learning and growing in all aspects of life. Being bored isn’t an option.

Louis CK spoke of boredom in the following way: “’I’m bored’ is a useless thing to say. I mean, you live in a great, big, vast world that you’ve seen none percent of. Even the inside of your own mind is endless; it goes on forever, inwardly, do you understand? The fact that you’re alive is amazing, so you don’t get to say ‘I’m bored.’” read more

Clean and Organized, Home & Family, Homemaking

5 Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

5 tips on how to beat the winter blues!

Does winter get you down? Check out this post for tips on how to beat the winter blues and keep your house cozy all winter long!

The average temperature in my area of Wisconsin during the winter is around 30 degrees with about 10 hours of daylight a day. Needless to say, if you spend too much time in the house you will go a little stir crazy. Outdoor winter activities are great, but the long dark winter can get to you.

The air in the house gets stale and stagnant and you long for spring days of warm sunshine and refreshing breezes. But it doesn’t have to be that way!! I have five ways you can keep your home cozy and inviting this winter. read more

Homeschool Life, Letter of the Week, Literature-Based Curriculum

Activities and Books for the Letter B

Letter B activities for preschool, including sensory play and letter work! 

B is for bread, bus, and bear! Check out this post for Letter B activities for preschool and Letter B crafts for your homeschool preschool.

If your style of homeschooling is similar to mine, child-led, lots of books, and lots of play, or if you are looking to get your feet wet with homeschooling this blog post is for you! I provide a simple 3 day a week plan. Each day has one activity and one corresponding book.

Homeschooling a preschooler doesn’t have to complicated or overly ambitious. A book and spending time together is all you need. Let’s get to it! read more

Mental Health, Self-Care

Depression Can Be Tricksy

Pay attention mamas! That cranky and irritable mood you are in might not be from #Kids, but it could be depression.

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First off, I am not a medical professional. I’m simply sharing my story in hopes that it might help another mom who is feeling this same way but doesn’t know what is causing it. If you think you may be depressed, talk to your doctor as soon as you can. You are not alone. There is help.

Instinctually, I knew something was wrong. So chances are, if you feel like something is wrong, don’t ignore that feeling. For me, I felt hopeless, irritable, and overly self-critical. Which is why I never thought I was depressed! Depression can be down right tricksy! read more

Homeschool Life, Planning

Deschooling Preschool

Deschooling preschool, what it is and why you may need to do it.

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When we first decided to homeschool, we had many concerns: curriculum, teaching them to read, money, time, socialization. One thing we foolishly forgot was getting Harley on board.

Harley went to preschool when she was 3 and 4 so she was used to a school setting. The summer following her preschool years, she was a little confused about what homeschooling was and she wasn’t sold on the idea. She is a creature of habit and breaking her of her routine is something she doesn’t handle well. read more