Books to Help Your Kids Learn Mindfulness at Home

Books to Help Your Kids Learn Mindfulness at Home

To help keep all of these wonderful mindfulness resources in one place, I have gathered some of the best books to help your kids learn mindfulness at home.   We already know how reading can help children learn. So why not combine the incredibly helpful topic of...
Taking Care of Injuries on the Trail | Think Outside Boxes

Taking Care of Injuries on the Trail | Think Outside Boxes

It’s no secret that anxieties are strong in my home. With creativity and intelligence abounding, my kids have no trouble imagining plenty of worst case scenarios or developing healthy fears of illness and injury. If I’m being honest, I’ve been known...
Passions, Pressure, and Letting Our Kids Let Go

Passions, Pressure, and Letting Our Kids Let Go

When my son was about 5 years old, he fell in love with birds. I can’t remember now how it all started, but suddenly, he was a tiny John James Audubon, pointing out species and identifying calls. He spent hours emerged in bird books, and once, when he met a volunteer...
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...
Come Meet Me (and Many Others) at Great Homeschool Conventions!

Come Meet Me (and Many Others) at Great Homeschool Conventions!

Winter is fading. The snow is melting (a little), the birds are singing, and Spring is just around the corner. I love this time of year not just because of the warmth that is headed my way, but because it signals the beginning of convention season with Great...
Fix It Yourself | Think Outside Boxes

Fix It Yourself | Think Outside Boxes

“You can’t use up creativity: The more you use, the more you have. Make sewing and fixing things your new superpower!” This month’s Think Outside Boxes Repair Box might just be the best one yet. I keep saying that, but I’m not sure how...