Teaching Character Through Literature | Beautiful Feet Books

Teaching Character Through Literature | Beautiful Feet Books

A few years ago, my daughter (then nine) stumbled across a table filled with the most beautiful books she had ever seen (her words) at a homeschool convention she was attending with me. She begged me to stop everything I was doing and go over to the booth with her to...
The Best Homeschool Typing Program | Typesy Homeschool

The Best Homeschool Typing Program | Typesy Homeschool

I cringe every time I sit near my kids as they use their chromebooks or the shared desktop computer. Hunt and peck. Hunt and peck.  It’s excruciating.  In fact, since typing takes them so long, in most cases my kids just use talk-to-text when they need...
Using Time4Learning with a Busy Middle Schooler

Using Time4Learning with a Busy Middle Schooler

A few months ago my eleven year old asked me if she could try something new for her homeschool lessons. She’s always been a box-checker, someone who wants a clear-cut list of plans and a chance to hole up in her room and just get it done so she can get on with...
Why You Should Keep Attending Homeschool Conventions

Why You Should Keep Attending Homeschool Conventions

Okay, so you’re a pro by now. You’ve been homeschooling for years now, you’ve got your systems in place, your preferred curriculum selected, and you are living in the sweet spot of a homeschool veteran who knows what they’re doing. You’ve...
Embracing Art and Its History for Kids With Sensory Issues

Embracing Art and Its History for Kids With Sensory Issues

Gifted kids, while they share real estate on the far right side of the IQ bell curve, don’t tend to share much else. “If you’ve met one gifted kid, you’ve met one gifted kid,” right? Some love math and science, some love music and...
Homeschoooling a Kid Who Is Smarter Than I am

Homeschoooling a Kid Who Is Smarter Than I am

It’s happened often enough that I don’t take offense anymore – person discovers I’m homeschooling only one of my kiddos, person inquires as to why, person discovers my kiddo is classified as profoundly gifted, person is either wildly interested...
Learn Basic Coding Skills | Coding Foundations

Learn Basic Coding Skills | Coding Foundations

“Did you know that your son can solve a Rubik’s Cube with his eyes closed?!?” “Trevor just found FOUR four-leaf clovers in 15 minutes! That’s insane!” My oldest thinks algorithmically. Algebraic thinking has always come easily for...
Learn Electronics at Home with Mandlabs

Learn Electronics at Home with Mandlabs

Kids are natural tinkerers… they can learn so much just by fiddling around with things. It’s why I love the art of strewing so very much. Putting things out for the kids to discover is a great away for them to find new things to get excited about and rabbit trails to...
Fire Up Your Kids to Take Risks | Think Outside Boxes

Fire Up Your Kids to Take Risks | Think Outside Boxes

Some of the best gifts we can give our kids are the freedom to take risks, try hard things, get hurt, and attempt seemingly impossible tasks. Really.   According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America,* anxiety disorders affect over 25% of children...