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The Right Way to Go About Homeschooling Your Child

The Right Way to Go About Homeschooling Your Child

So, over the past couple of months, I have stumbled on the wonderful life of “homeschooling your child”! Now let me say this first and foremost… I SUCK at “educating” my son. I'm not the “strict, chalkboard, listen, shut up, learn, repeat” parent that I thought I was going to be. NOPE! I'm far from that! I'm more so the “unschooling/deschooling”, relaxed, take it each day at a time schooling mom. Why? Quite honestly, who likes to sit at a desk writing on worksheets, watching videos of learning stuff all day long? Isn't that one of the...
10 Things To Do When You Go Back To College a Second Time

10 Things To Do When You Go Back To College a Second Time

Last January, I started back to college after being out for several years and several years before that. I have a hard time finishing my degree, which I've changed like 5 times since I initially started in 1999. Yes, really, that long ago! I quit after finding out I was pregnant with my oldest, went back, quit again when his bio-father walked out, went back after my youngest was born and I lost my job, quit again when my job wouldn't accommodate to my school schedule. Fast forward to last year, my mom's health declined. She made me promise to go back to school and give it one last try. She...
5 Reasons I Absolutely Love Udemy Online Courses, And You Will Too!

5 Reasons I Absolutely Love Udemy Online Courses, And You Will Too!

Not to long ago I posted on my own personal Facebook page that I was FINALLY going back to college. YAY ME! For the longest time I've owed over $10k in loans so I had to agree to paying back at least $25 a month in order to stay out of default. Sometimes, when you're struggling to learn but can't get back into the full swing of things, you can still learn, but without the high cost of college fees, course fees, books & more. I have a horrible problem with habit making and sticking to my habits. My adult ADHD causes a lot of problems with my habits. I get into the groove of things, but...
How to Help Your Child Become a Life Long Reader!

How to Help Your Child Become a Life Long Reader!

I've always inspired my boys to become avid readers. Reading is such an important life skill that it is important to do everything that you can to help your children become the best readers they can be. Teaching a child at a young age how to read will definitely help them become a life long reader. It is important that you not only give them the skills to succeed in reading but give them the tools that make them enjoy it as well. I started reading to both of my boys at a very early age. To this day my youngest is a strong reader. He'll read a 400+ page book in less than a week now. He's only...
Parents, Take The Struggle Away From Multiplying Integers

Parents, Take The Struggle Away From Multiplying Integers

Multiplying alone can bring some children to tears. I know when I was younger I hated to multiply and divide. They were 2 of the several chapters every year I dreaded after 2nd grade. Sure adding and subtracting were easier for me, but I learned that multiplying and dividing I gained the answers faster. Once I finally was able to get the hang of it, my teachers threw in a wrench that drove me to despise math for an entire school year, integers. The wonderfulness of needing to add, subtract, multiply or divide negative or positive numbers, in any format. Eventually, my teachers helped me...
15 Fantastic Books to Read Before Graduating from High School

15 Fantastic Books to Read Before Graduating from High School

I’m absolutely amazed at the lack of required reading any more in the school system. I remember having read at least 3-4 award-winning books every year along with having to write at least a 5-page report for the books. Some of the books that my son has read over the past few years, I remember reading and actually ending up purchasing at library book sales, because they were that awesome. I wish schools would get back to that time again. Simple, reading, understanding, composition, and just overall great books!

15 Books for Your Middle Schooler to Read this Summer

15 Books for Your Middle Schooler to Read this Summer

Summer Is Creeping Up On Us Parents.
Go ahead, scream, you know you want to! I’ve already started a countdown calendar for when they go back to school.

I love my kids… I do! I love my sanity just slightly more.

Okay, possibly a whole lot more.
Every year we set out to have the boys pick out so many books to read and they have to write at least one essay on the book. Every single year, I (yes me) drop the ball and forget about the essay.

It’s really hard to believe that in the fall I’ll have a 6th grader and it will be his last year as a middle schooler.

Where Has The Time Gone?
I don’t have a problem getting my youngest, who is going into 6th grade next year, to read. He will read 1-2 books a week. A lot of the books on the list below he’s read already at least 1 time.

We’ve been making the boys take a book from a back wall at the library that has all of the classic books and they need to read one of those a month on top of their other books.

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