Parenting, Planning & Organization

Surviving COVID Homeschooling: Schedule Fun

We all need downtime. We all need a break from our routines and a reminder of life outside of our homes. As the school year starts and workloads increase, it is important to not only encourage breaks, but to intentionally schedule fun outings together as a family. Schools are working to figure out ways to… Continue reading Surviving COVID Homeschooling: Schedule Fun

Parenting, Planning & Organization

Surviving COVID Homeschooling: Don’t be the expert

This school year will be unlike any other. You will have the opportunity to watch your child learn in real time. You will be able to hear what a teacher says during class. And you will have a front row seat to your child's learning style and behavior throughout a school day. But with this… Continue reading Surviving COVID Homeschooling: Don’t be the expert

Girl Blowing Bubbles
Parenting, Planning & Organization

Surviving COVID Homeschooling: Implement Breaks

This year, your child has likely experienced more time in front of the screen than he or she has in all of the years combined. As we navigate this new normal and embark on a new school year, many parents are questioning how to manage screen time when our kid's entire lives are now online.… Continue reading Surviving COVID Homeschooling: Implement Breaks

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Parenting, Planning & Organization, Time Management

Surviving COVID Homeschooling: Routines

There is a reason every classroom teacher has set routines in place - and it isn't just to keep the classroom clean. Teachers instill routines because studies have shown they are beneficial to child development. Children thrive when they know what to expect and creating a routine is the first step in helping their development.… Continue reading Surviving COVID Homeschooling: Routines

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Parenting, Planning & Organization, Time Management

Surviving COVID Homeschooling: Time Management

Managing time can seem like an art - either you naturally master the 24-hours in your day, or you get trampled by distractions and wonder what happened to all of the hours in the day. When we are working from home, we can sometimes get lost in day. Without a routine, minutes turn to hours… Continue reading Surviving COVID Homeschooling: Time Management

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Home Organization, Parenting, Planning & Organization

Surviving COVID Homeschooling: Creating a workspace

Working - and attending school - from home can be complicated. Home, for many of us, is our place of comfort, not our place of business. As such, it is important to designate a space in our homes where work is completed. We have to create a workspace that is quiet, free from distractions, and… Continue reading Surviving COVID Homeschooling: Creating a workspace

school supplies
Home Organization, Parenting

Surviving COVID Homeschooling: Supply List

It's Back-to-School season, and while this time of year typically energizes me, this year, I am dreading the very thought of the first day of school. And I know I am not alone. Every parent across the country - globe, even - is likely struggling with the same thought: How are we going to survive… Continue reading Surviving COVID Homeschooling: Supply List

Empty Classroom
Anxiety, Family, Fear, Parenting

Let Your Kids Fail

It's in your grace where they learn to succeed. We all want to protect our children – it’s who we are as parents. They are your flesh, your blood, your sleepless nights, and all of your shining moments. Those kids sitting in front of you covered in jelly and powdered sugar – they are your… Continue reading Let Your Kids Fail

Super Child
Anxiety, Family, Parenting

Parents: It’s Our Job to Bolster and Protect the Mental Health of Our Children

Especially now, when their world has been turned upside down It wasn’t until my daughter sat silently in the backseat of the car with tears streaming down her face that I realized she was as anxious and overwhelmed by today’s new world as we are. As an educator, I’m embarrassed to admit this, but truth… Continue reading Parents: It’s Our Job to Bolster and Protect the Mental Health of Our Children

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Parenting

The Primitive Bug Badge

Perhaps I’m coming on a little strong. It is Monday morning, after all. And I’m aware that the Girl Scouts organization has made strides in furthering the access to STEAM educational resources and has built a community focused on building the leadership and entrepreneurial skills of our young female generations. However, when I opened an… Continue reading The Primitive Bug Badge