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Sometimes I’m Bombaloo

This book sure has come in handy in our household lately! What a great way to normalize emotions such as sadness and anger, talk about triggers, and help kids recover from meltdowns. It occurred to me, as I read the original story by Vail/Heo to my own kids and substituted their names (as well asContinue reading “Sometimes I’m Bombaloo”

Opting-Out and Opting-In

When I heard the rumblings from other parents across the U.S. about how challenging online learning has been for them and their kids, I decided to give myself a “pass”. I’m super grateful for what our teachers/schools are trying to do, but I just knew it wasn’t going to work for my kids. Here’s theContinue reading “Opting-Out and Opting-In”

Animals On Board

While you may think this title is a reference to the craziness in our household (and you would not be mistaken), I’m actually referring to one of our recent Math reads. I love books that introduce mathematical concepts in engaging ways for several reasons: An integrated approach to curriculum and education is pure genius. AnyContinue reading “Animals On Board”

Love Pandemic

This morning I came across this article in the Washington Post about how Coronavirus is impacting the homeless community and shelters are trying to cope. This hits close to home for me, as I have family and friends who work at the Boston Rescue Mission. Later this afternoon, I was thinking about pandemics – theContinue reading “Love Pandemic”

Onward and Upward

Today we built on some of the concepts introduced yesterday. For Math, we played a rousing game of War with a regular deck of cards (omitted the face cards). This was a fun way to reinforce the concepts (greater than, less than and equality) introduced in the Math story Equal Shmequal.  Additionally, I created theseContinue reading “Onward and Upward”

A Place to Start

Schedule Having a schedule helps! Everyone will implement this differently, but having some semblance of structure set up is incredibly helpful. Here’s the schedule we have in place. You can get a copy for free here and edit it to fit your own needs. The first day we implemented this schedule, I quickly realized IContinue reading “A Place to Start”

Soft Launch

Hi, friends and family! Well, here it is: my “Homeschooling When School’s Out” site launch. During this insular time of “staying at home”, I’ve needed something bigger than myself into which I can pour some time and energy. Perhaps you know the feeling? This site is a place where I will be sharing what weContinue reading “Soft Launch”


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