Why Am I Doing This Again?

Why Am I Doing This Again?

  Twelve Long-Term Reasons for Short-Term Perseverance with Homeschooling Written by Trisha Pull January can be a tough month. After the Christmas decorations come down and the deep cold of a Minnesota winter sets in, motivation to endure the day-to-day humdrum...
More Educational Games You can Make Yourself

More Educational Games You can Make Yourself

Games are excellent tools to use for teaching your children. They strengthen focus, memory skills, executive functioning skills, analytic and problem-solving skills, and even socialization skills. The hands-on, active learning opportunity it provides is also...
12 Amazing Benefits of Game-based Learning

12 Amazing Benefits of Game-based Learning

Over the years, our family played a lot of educational games to help our children learn. Phonics games, math games, geography games, strategy games, you name it, we may have played it! And our children greatly enjoyed learning through games. Now that our children are...
Beating the Homeschool Winter Blues

Beating the Homeschool Winter Blues

For several years, I really struggled with the winter blues around this time of year. Maybe you do too. Many feel a letdown after the holidays. The colder, shorter days make it hard to get the kids outside to play. The lack of sunshine affects our moods as well. Plus,...
How to Reduce Whining and Complaining in Your Homeschool Days

How to Reduce Whining and Complaining in Your Homeschool Days

“I hate math!” “Why do we have to do so much writing?” “Will we ever be done with school?” Does this sound familiar? As homeschoolers, our children feel a bit too comfortable expressing their complaints at times, don’t they? When teacher is mom or dad, it’s easier to...

6 Tips for Motivating your Child to Learn

Photo by Юлія Дубина on Unsplash Some children just naturally love to learn, they’re easy to teach because they soak up information like a sponge. They beg you to teach them math and reading and more. Other children don’t gravitate to learning on their own. They’re...