Including the Historically Excluded in Homeschool Education

Have you realized that the education you received excluded a lot of people? Have you had a moment of teaching your children history and wondered what the women of the time were doing? I have wondered why my public school education covered so little about Asia, Africa, and South America.

Homeschooling: To desk or not to desk?

There is a divide in the homeschool world between parents who want their child to work at a desk and those whose kids work best when they can move around. What do I actually recommend as an occupational therapist?

The RV Trip: Super Field Trip or Not?

aking an RV vacation sounds fun, but is it? What are the pros and cons? Does it make field trips better or worse? Is it camping or not? Our family recently tried our first RV vacation this summer. I’m going to share what I learned, so you can all learn from my mistakes. Here goes!

Should I homeschool through Summer?

New homeschoolers sometimes wonder if it is a good idea to homeschool through the summer. The truth is, there is no right or wrong answer to homeschooling. However, there are things to consider when making this decision.

Dyslexia and Homeschooling

Dyslexia is a learning disability that affects a person’s ability to read and can make homeschooling more challenging. I share some ideas for how to make your homeschool not all about your child’s dyslexia.

Black History Month: Book Ideas for Little Learners

Black History Month often focuses on learning about great Black heroes of American history. But learning history is complicated and requires context, which young children may not be ready for. I’ve put together a list of great picture books that depict Black children and families exploring the great outdoors.

Valentine’s Day for Homeschoolers 2021

Valentine’s Day might be my favorite homeschooling holiday. It doesn’t have the baggage of many other holidays, and if you homeschool you can do anything you want with it. I have a ton of lesson plans built around Valentine’s Day, both as an OT and as a homeschool mom. So, let me share a few ideas with you!

Keyboarding: When an OT teaches her own kids…

Learning to type can be a huge relief for students who struggle with handwriting assignments. However, learning typing isn’t as easy as putting your child in front of a computer program and walking away. Let me tell you about what I am, and am not, doing to teach my kids typing this semester.

Sensory Bins: Easy and Fun

Sensory bins are a way to set the stage for play for your child. They are easy to make and a fun way to play with your lesson theme for the month. And you probably already have most of what you need! Let me tell you how.

Welcome to Homeschooling in 2021 – A letter to my past self.

Dear 2019 Me. I want to tell you about the changes to homeschooling that have happened in just a few years! In a few short years, homeschooling has grown by leaps and bounds! Thousands if not millions more children are being homeschooled here in 2021!