I grew up in a household where I was expected to help with dinner. Every night I was either cooking with my mom or cleaning up afterwards. It wasn’t a big deal – it was just what families did. As I got older, I remember cooking dinner while my mom and dad were still at work and having things ready for the family by 5:30. I didn’t necessarily like to cook nor was I that great at it, but it did teach me things that I knew I wanted my kids to learn. In fact, all three of our kids now cook to some degree or another and I couldn’t be happier. Here’s why all children should learn to cook from an early age.
When it comes to Minecraft, my kids are on a first name basis with Steve and the Creepers. If you are not sure if someone on your list is a Minecraft lover, there is a simple 3-point test you can use to analyze your conversations with them to determine their level of interest. Here you go…
I’ve been blogging in one form or another for a long time. A long time. Like over 10 years a long time. That’s a lot of time of writing and pouring my heart out, sharing resources, and building a presence online. Some days it’s great, other days not so much. But even in the days when blogging has felt more of a chore than a joy, I’ve learned things. When you do something for over 10 years it’s impossible not to learn something, right?
Ah, fractions. They can be the bane of a math student’s existence. With words like numerators and denominators floating around, it’s hard to make fractions fun. Here are three ways that have helped bring the fraction concepts to life and made fraction lessons fun.
One of our favorite sayings during the day is, “We’re a team in this household. We help each other out.” From this has come the dawn of responsibility for the now almost 15, 13, and 9 year olds. They’ve come to learn that they need to be responsible for their actions and take responsibility for the chores of daily living. You see, at the end of this homeschool journey, I want my kids to be responsible self-starters who get done the things that need to be done. I want them to be kind and compassionate, curious and creative, funny and passionate about life, but I want them to understand that they are responsible for their actions.