January is a great time to connect with your kids.
Ok. So anytime is a great time to connect with your kids, but January has a few unique qualities that you can take advantage of right now.
It’s dark. It’s cold. And sometimes, if you are lucky, it is white.
All of these qualities make this the perfect month to cozy up and connect as a family. To make it a bit easier for you this month, I’ve compiled a list of ways you can make some family memories this month.
It’s that time of year when the decorations can’t be avoided.
The lights. The fake snow. The red. The green.
It’s the perfect time of year to grab your phones (cameras) and head to the mall for a Christmas Mall Scavenger Hunt.
It’s that time of year when the magic of Christmas meets the requirements of homeschool and I attempt to find enchanting ways to bring them together.
Perhaps I could teach lessons while wearing Christmas antlers, but I haven’t bought a pair….yet.
In the meantime, here are some ideas we are trying this season:
December Homeschooling: Games
We add a few new board games to our game collection every December. In the past, we opened one a week, but this year I just pulled them both out right at the start.
A few years ago, our children received Outdoor Adventure themed Christmas and birthday gifts to equip them for family outdoor adventures for years to come. They received many of the essential items required for our family outdoor adventures.
Since then we have traveled the US from coast to coast and I am grateful that we always have the basics for hiking, camping, exploring, and more.
Who doesn’t love to cozy up on the sofa with a good picture book?
And this chilly winter season makes a cozy reading moment even more precious.
So grab your hot cocoa, some fuzzy blankets, and your babies because I’ve got a list of 100 winter-themed picture books for you to read.
We know many of the big names in the world of social media. You know, the pages and accounts with thousands of followers.
And those pages are fantastic with plenty of good information.
But hidden in the corners and around the bend are tons of homeschooling moms who are sharing their wisdom and their journeys on their social media accounts.
Today I want to share five smaller accounts that inspire me, brighten my facebook feed, and encourage me on my parenting journey.
Every year I add a few things to our homeschool to improve our routines, maintain my sanity, and address the ever-changing needs of the rapidly maturing kids in my house.
And change can be good.
This year we’ve added a few tools that are making a big difference and these are my top five.