I’ve found a few fun and simple life hacks to make back to school more organized and less stressful.
Prevent apples from browning by pre-cutting and putting them back together with an elastic band.
Stock up on school supplies when everything goes on clearance in September. Keep them organized all year in a shoe organizer.
Separate and organize lunch containers with plastic cupcake cups.
Make each child a mailbox near your front door so they can drop off anything you … Keep Reading!!!
By Nikki Waring
Early mornings suck – Daily battles to get dressed and fed during said early mornings sucks worse.
Enjoy your sick days – No stress about falling behind or extra homework to catch up. Especially since most homeschoolers work through the summer, those few sick days won’t even be a blip on the map. Relax and heal!
Learn in comfort – Some days are just good days to stay in your PJs and not comb your hair.
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By A.M., IANtB Science Editor
Every parent has had that kid. That kid who takes everything apart, upends every container, overturns every dirty rock. That kid who puts things that do not go in toilets into the toilet bowl, and presses the lever to see what happens.
But this mom has a very special child.
This child put the right thing (poop) in the toilet…but in the wrong part! That’s right — by methods unknown (perhaps that is for the … Keep Reading!!!
By: A.M., IANtB Science Editor
Fellow science communicator, Destin of Smarter Every Day and his family recently welcomed a fourth little sciencey baby into the world. There were so many sciencey, sciencey feels!!
If you’re not familiar with Smarter Every Day, it’s a wonderful YouTube channel that teaches science and engineering concepts, using really cool demonstrations. So, naturally, as a YouTube science educator, Destin had to turn the birth into a science demonstration! Be sure to check out Destin’s … Keep Reading!!!
I’ve had a lot of people asking me lately about how we home school. The great thing about homeschooling is that you can do it however you want. Homeschooling can be completely individual to your family. However, it’s also a really hard job, and I know it helps to have ideas on how other families make it work. To that end, here are some things that work for our family…
Much respect to all who rock at … Keep Reading!!!
Oh, fossils…you never cease to fascinate me. Luckily, my kids are equally enamored with the petrified remains.
One of our lessons has been on the different types of fossils. We first watched this awesome episode of Bill Nye:
Then, we started our sea shell mold fossil shadow box.
Most children are introduced to marine life studies between 4 and 6 years of age. This is also a perfect time to introduce basic ocean science!
I saw this ocean zone project by KC Edventures and decided to try it out using a slightly modified version.
A sharecropper mother teaching children numbers and the alphabet in her Louisiana home.
Photo taken in January 1939.… Keep Reading!!!
The boys have been asking to visit a police station for some time, now.
Since it was a Saturday (and less crowded), we decided to pop over and let the boys have some fun.
Brian made sure they got the full educational (and a bit boring at times…) tour.
If you haven’t already, definitely check out visiting policies for your local police stations and fire stations.
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