Family, Guest Blogger, Lifestyle

5 Vacation Spots for Kids Who Love Horses

Special thanks to Guest Blogger Nicky from Horses and Foals for sharing five vacation spots for kids who love horses. As an old horse lover who spent two summers at horse camp, I appreciate this special post! Humans and horses have a very unique relationship. When you introduce your kids to horses, there is a… Continue reading 5 Vacation Spots for Kids Who Love Horses

Homeschooling

Creating a Homeschool Environment: Is It Important?

The decision to homeschool your child or children is not a choice that you will take lightly. But after coming to the conclusion that this is the right choice for your family, it’s imperative that you find the winning formula that works for you, especially when it comes down to creating your homeschooling environment. You’ll… Continue reading Creating a Homeschool Environment: Is It Important?

Blog Contributor, Family, Homeschooling

4 Reasons Service Learning Beats the Summer Slide

Over the years, our family has made a point to spend our summers engaged in vacations, camps, and light school work to prevent the infamous Summer Slide.  As a former overnight Camp Director, I would find the best camps for my children to ensure they walked away with amazing memories and experiences. Three years ago,… Continue reading 4 Reasons Service Learning Beats the Summer Slide

Family, Homeschooling

So, You Wanna Host a Homeschool Field Trip? 3 Things to Consider & Prepare For

There are few things that help foster a love of learning and field trips are at the top of that list. While classroom-style teaching has its benefits, it’s hard to beat first-hand (and hands-on) experience. Heading out into the real world is a fantastic way to capture your kids’ attention and show them that learning… Continue reading So, You Wanna Host a Homeschool Field Trip? 3 Things to Consider & Prepare For

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Summer Fun and Learning

As homeschoolers, we don’t have the traditional out of school summers. Although we don’t continue our full schedule during the summer months, we do continue to actively engage in educational activities. When my children were younger, we always participated in our local library’s summer reading program. We also participated in the reading programs offered through… Continue reading Summer Fun and Learning