physical fitness & Health

My May Unschooling Fun & Resources

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What a month! Lots of new games, fun trips to thrift stores and a few places visited. I’m gearing up for the next three months that will be heavy on travel, going places with friends and family, and taking advantage of all the festivals and other fun free programs that take place during the summer [...]

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My April Unschooling Fun & Resources

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It seems like I hardly came up for air this month. My babies turned six this month! Just knowing they will be seven next year leaves me feeling so blessed that I can have so much time with them doing the things we love. My dad also had a heart attack. He’s fine as of [...]

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My March Unschooling Fun & Resources

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As March came to an end, I wondered why I felt so tired. Then I looked at this list! Really, though, it was an incredible month for my family. We learned so many new things, went to so many new places and just enjoyed spending time together. I’m hoping some of the resources or activities [...]

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My February Unschooling Fun & Resources

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After a month of unexpected bumps in the road, like our two car accidents, my asthma attack and taking my son to the ER at 2 in the morning, it felt like we were really out of our groove this month. It didn’t really feel like we had done that much, but I was a [...]

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10 Out-of-the-Ordinary Winter Activities

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Tomorrow is the first official day of winter. It’s already snowed a few times where I live, so the rest of my family is definitely in the winter mood.  I’m not a cold person, though, so I don’t really like to acknowledge that winter is actually here until the calendar tells me it is! In [...]

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Tips for Learning When Mom’s Sick

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On Monday, I woke up to a house that was messy, laundry needed to be done and the kids were begging to play with me. Little by little that gnawing feeling of tension started to well up inside; how was I going to get it all done today? Of course, I already knew the answer. [...]

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Learning through Living – Tips for Including Your Young Child in Your Daily Life Part 1

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Young children learn by doing. Actually, we all learn best by doing- it’s the best way to create the neural pathways in our brain that allows learning to really “stick.” But, young children especially need a lot of time to use all their senses in learning. Young children also want to do real things. I [...]

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10 Unusual Ways to Explore Physical Fitness & Health

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Whenever I think about gym class, I immediately flash back to my high school days. We’d start off rushing into the locker room to change.  Then we’d shuffle into the gym where we’d sit in our designated rows while the teacher would dutifully check of that we were present (in body, anyways). Then, if we [...]

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