Our Christmas Around the World Tradition: France

Our Christmas Around the World Tradition: France

I don’t know about you, but I just don’t feel like homeschooling between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. There’s so much to do…making gifts, baking, participating in church events. So I pull the “learning from life” card.  But then I feel that homeschool mom guilt of feeling like I’m not doing enough. You now the feeling, right?A few years ago, I found a solution. I realized that learning about Christmas in other cultures would be a great way to keep the learning going. I’d been creating unit studies for my five daughters for years, so why not create a Christmas Around the World Unit Study? I knew that in true unit study fashion, I would be able to integrate all school subjects and come up with a unit that would work for multiple ages. Now studying Christmas Around the World is a family tradition. Being the techie homeschool mom I am, I scour the internet for resources.  We read web articles and watch videos to learn about each country, then explore with Google Maps. We discover the unique Christmas traditions of each culture. And create a craft or other hands-on activity, like a Swedish heart basket, … [Read on, my friend]

3-Day Sale….20 % off ALL Online Unit Studies until September 9

3-Day Sale….20 % off ALL Online Unit Studies until September 9

Don’t miss this week’s 3-day sale. I’m offering all Online Unit Studies for 20% off with coupon code “3DAYSALE”. Choose from 13 courses, including “All About Elections”, “Famous Artists”, “Solar System” and “Ancient Egypt”. Click HERE to learn about each course. Use coupon code “3DAYSALE” for your 20% discount. Coupon expires at midnight PST Friday, Sept. 9 and cannot be used in conjunction with any other discounts.

Techie Schooling Giveaway + coupons for everyone!

Techie Schooling Giveaway + coupons for everyone!

Win 7 Online Homeschool Courses valued over $600 Plus, everyone entering gets the Techie Schooling Coupon Bundle to save up to $70 Sign up below for a chance to win these online courses for homeschoolers All About Elections Online Unit Study by Techie Homeschool Mom – $25 value Learn about America’s electoral process.With Online Unit Studies’ easy-to-use E-course format, students access websites and videos and complete digital projects. No additional books and print resources are needed.   Famous Birthdays Online Unit Study by Techie Homeschool Mom – $25 value Celebrate the birthday of two famous people each month. Learn about each person, record information on an ever-growing digital timeline and complete projects.   20th Century Music Appreciation Course by Gena Mayo of Music in Our Homeschool – $99 value Everything you need to earn a 1/2 credit in fine arts (20th Century Music Appreciation). Go through 36 lessons to discover a wide variety of styles from all decades of the 20th century from America, Europe, and South America.   Glamour Girls Sewing Course by Katrina Marie Studios – $99 value A beginning sewing course with FIVE girly projects for girls … [Read on, my friend]

An End to the Summer Screen Time Battle

An End to the Summer Screen Time Battle

Have you caught the conversations on social media about summer screentime….“How am I going to keep my kids from staring at a screen all summer long?” As always, many mommas are quick to offer advice, and many of them spoke about limiting screen time and dealing with their kids’ attitudes about electronics. I’m sure you’ve had a similar conversation in your home (and/or your head), probably feeling at a loss. We’re the first generation of moms who needs to figure this all out. [RELATED POST: A Mom’s Greatest Struggle in This Tech-Driven World] The screen time war is real, my friend, and you and I are on the front lines. But, honestly, I threw in the towel over a year ago and called a truce. We instituted an unlimited tech time policy and it changed our family for the better. It’s amazing how less important something becomes when it is readily available. You can read all about our switch HERE. Recently, I got this radical idea about summer screen time. Instead of figuring out how to keep the kids off the computer, what if we intentionally put our kids on electronics? … [Read on, my friend]