RLL #76: Creating the Adventurous Family with Rachel Rainbolt

RLL #76: Creating the Adventurous Family with Rachel Rainbolt

   Gentle parenting, natural homeschooling and simple living can seem like lofty goals for many of us, but are they really?  Colleen explores these ideas and more with Rachel Rainbolt of Sage Family, who has created a lasting culture of connection and...
How I Homeschool With a Chronic Illness

How I Homeschool With a Chronic Illness

I love getting to contribute here at Raising Lifelong Learners. My kids are like your kids and I share a lot about them, what works for their overexcitabilities or anxiety or unique needs that come with giftedness. I’ve shared about discovering their giftedness,...
Great Gifts for Backyard Scientists

Great Gifts for Backyard Scientists

These gifts for backyard scientists will keep your explorers on the path to discovery. From bird guides, rocks, gems, telescopes, and cooking on a stick all of these ideas foster a love for learning about nature and all it has to offer.   When gifting gifts of...
All Tied Up in Knots | Anxiety and Think Outside Boxes

All Tied Up in Knots | Anxiety and Think Outside Boxes

Has your child ever told you that she feels like her tummy is all tied up in knots when she’s feeling anxious about something? Childhood anxiety is real, valid, and so, so tough for kids — and their parents, and I loved that our Think Outside Boxes...
Gift Ideas for Young Geology Lovers and Rockhounds

Gift Ideas for Young Geology Lovers and Rockhounds

First, we dove into one incredible Homeschool Geology Study Unit… Then we discovered some Geology Books that we could simply not live without… Now, I’m excited to bring you one more way to get kids fired up about geology — these are the best...
The Best Homeschool Geology Study Ever

The Best Homeschool Geology Study Ever

I have a confession to make. Shhhh… don’t tell my kids, but I really don’t like geology. Really. I know it’s kind of hard to believe as I share science activities all the time, but I much prefer any kind of life science. In fact, geology was...
Code Your World | 4-H National Youth Science Day

Code Your World | 4-H National Youth Science Day

My daughter was asking me the other day about 4-H — a few friends of hers participate in various activities and she was interested in learning more. Truthfully, I didn’t know much about 4-H when she asked me about it, and like so many people out there, assumed that...
What Makes the Best Umbrella STEM Challenge

What Makes the Best Umbrella STEM Challenge

STEM activities are a lot of fun and educational, but the best kind of STEM activities are open-ended, allowing children to think for themselves. In this umbrella STEM challenge, kids are challenged to make an umbrella from household supplies. They must follow all...