Tag Archives: Health
Mid-Winter Break | HSLDA Blog

Mid-Winter Break

Winter can be hard. Especially with multiple young ones in the house. Who never leave. The cabin fever is real. I’ve always thought it was a bit unfair of the traditional school calendar to have so many breaks in the first half of the year and so few in the second half. The stretch from […]

Power-Ups for a Struggling Learner | HSLDA Blog

Power-Ups for a Struggling Learner

You know what homeschooling needs? Power-Ups. By “power-ups,” I mean the cool little bonuses you get in video games. If a level is too hard, the power-up smashes through obstacles and gets you to your goal faster. (In my favorite Match-3 game, my preferred power-up is the ice-breaker lightning hammer.) What homeschooling family hasn’t needed […]

No-Pressure New Year | HSLDA Blog

No-Pressure New Year

Don’t you love a brand-new year and brand-new goals? You don’t? Whew. Me neither. I’m not actually one who thrives on beginnings. I like the deep middle part where I can immerse myself in the process. Doesn’t the lure of new goals and accomplishments inspire you? It doesn’t? I know how you feel. Constantly pushing […]

Back to School Vignettes | HSLDA Blog

Back-to-School Vignettes

A vignette is a “brief description, account, or episode.” Otherwise known as “bite-sized blogging as the school year ramps back up.” I’m always reluctant to leave summer behind and get back into the demands of a falltime schedule. Every August, I hold out for the latest start date possible. Darren can’t wait for the new […]