Boost Confidence with a Simple Homeschool Camping Trip

Learning with a homeschool camping trip

Do you use travel opportunities towards your homeschooling benefit?   Homeschool camping is something we got to investigate first-hand last May, and it was great!  We didn’t have plans to make it educational, but our camping trip turned into an educational experience quickly and fairly effortlessly!  This low-pressure environment is perfect for confidence building and reinforcing learned information.

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Teaching Life Skills & Self-Care for Special Needs Kids

So let’s talk about chores and self-care for special needs kids

Are you making self-care for special needs kids a priority?  I know not all of us have kids whose special needs enable them to do everything for themselves.  I’m definitely Not saying that every kid should do everything for themselves, by themselves.  But stop for a minute and ask yourself, truly, are you allowing them to work up to the best of their abilities?  I remember the first time an Early Interventionist called me out.  I definitely thought I wasn’t doing too much for my son, but I totally was.

Teaching life skills and self-care for special needs kids is an important part of our role as homeschooling parents.

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5 Simple Ways to Encourage Healthy Eating in Picky Eaters

Have you got picky eaters?

I think it’s pretty universally well known that special needs children can be considered by most to be picky eaters.  I know, it’s not so much that they’re just “picky eaters,” but more likely sensory issues and routines adding to the “pickiness.”

Sometimes it’s beyond what we can fix, but I think there’s always a little improvement we can make with our “picky eaters.”  Eating healthy can be a struggle for all of us, honestly.  As adults, we’re tempted daily by the oodles and gobs of food that present itself to us.

In the blink of an eye, we can literally have almost any food item that we want, delivered right to our front door.  Papa John’s recently added GF pizza to their line up, as has Dominoes, so my budget is the only thing keeping me strong there!

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How to Add Homeschool Gardening on a Budget

Try homeschool gardening to make learning (and life) a bit more fun

If your kids like learning with hands-on activities, homeschool gardening is a great idea.  Now is probably the time to start, no matter where you’re located.  Having and planting your own garden is a wonderful way for anyone can have the option to enjoy fresh fruits and veggies straight from their own backyard for many months out of the year.

It’s not only a healthier option, it can actually be quite a money saver as well!  Think of the time and money that you can save by literally just walking out to your backyard to grab some veggies for dinner that night rather than hopping in the car and driving to the store.  Each time you head to the store, a couple different things happen…

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Can homeschooling help my kids get along better?

Will my kids get along better if we homeschool?

Or are they destined for constant squabbles because they’ll be sick of being around each other all day?  Will my kids get along?  This was my number one fear.  Or maybe one of my several number one fears…   Was there anything I could do to help my kids get along?!

It started at day one.  The day I brought baby D home from the hospital, K took a nice sized chunk out of D’s rosy little cheek.  Now, I think I know a bit more about what was at the root and will share that in just a bit.

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