It’s hard to believe in 3 days it will be 2021. I expect memories of 2020 will continue to have meaning, and may even evoke strong emotion for decades to come. Obviously, this year has brought a lot of people a lot of pain and suffering, but it has also brought some good things.
Yesterday was the winter solstice and beginning today, the days are starting to get longer again in the norther hemisphere. Watching the sun set at 4:30 PM is very depressing, so I’m thrilled the light is returning. I’m not alone, humans have been celebrating the winter solstice as long as humans have been celebrating anything. This year, we decided to study a few of these winter celebration traditions in our homeschool.
It’s December, and this crazy year has made coming up with good gift ideas even harder than normal. I always give my kids books for their birthdays and Christmas, and will definitely be doing so again this year. If your looking for some gift ideas for the people on your list, here are some of my families favorite books.
It’s holiday gift giving season. Shopping for young kids is usually pretty easy, but knowing what to buy teenagers can be a lot harder. And teenage boys can be especially challenging. On top of Christmas, both of my son’s have December birthday’s, which means I need to give A LOT of gifts this month. Here are my soon to be 12 and 14 year old boys wish lists. Hopefully, this will give you some ideas for gifts to get the teenage boys on your list.
Happy Thanksgiving! 2020 has been a really weird year, and it’s sometimes hard to see the blessing amidst all the crazy, but I’m really thankful for all the time I’ve had at home with my boys this year.
Remember when pedestrians used to tell us to limit kids screen time to no more than one hour a day? Now five year old’s are attending kindergarten on zoom. Limiting screen-time is the number one pro I considered when deciding to homeschool my kids.
If given complete freedom, will children naturally chose to school themselves? Is unschooling an effective education style, or an excuse created by lazy parents?
How to juggle work and school schedules so everyone is on task and getting everything they need to done – parents included.
Deciding to homeschool is a huge decision, here are the pro’s and con’s I considered before opting in to at home and offline learning.
Like every other parent across the country, I have more questions than answers regarding the 2020-2021 school year. Here’s the plan I’ve come up with for my family.