Author Archives: Kyndra Steinmann

The Busy Toddler: Cutting and Gluing Tray

Daisy has discovered scissors and glue.  In some ways this is my worst nightmare. Some of the children took a very long time to learn what they could and couldn’t cut and glue. In fact some of the older ones … Continue reading

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The Busy Toddler: Learns Preschool Skills!

Now that we have a week of school under our belts, I’m working on figuring out just what preschool skills I want Daisy (AKA The Busy Toddler) to learn! After this many years of homeschooling with little children underfoot and … Continue reading

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The Sweetness of Leisure

I am attempting to have an “office day” today. I have some work and planning I need to catch up on, the toddler slept badly last night, and spring allergies are kicking my butt! As long as the children can … Continue reading

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Some Days Just Are

These words may have escaped my lips this morning. Actually one child was already in his room for the third time- banished for an excessive lack of courtesy towards the other students who didn’t really appreciate him waving his hands … Continue reading

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The British Are Coming! (Win a Pass to the HEAV Convention!)

We took a trip to Boston, this past week.  Since we’re on our summer schedule (two hours of schoolwork, two hours of household work and projects, and free time and expeditions for the rest of the day), I’m trying to … Continue reading

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Co-ops: An Important Piece of Your Homeschool Puzzle! Interview with Pat Wesolowski

Pat Wesolowski is an author, speaker, and homeschooling mother of nine who is now the homeschool specialist at Bryan College in Dayton, TN. Pat is the host of a podcast entitled “Homeschooling Co-op Style.” She has homeschooled her nine children … Continue reading

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Short Lessons or Why We Do Almost Everything Twice!

  This past summer I did a bunch of reading on various educational approaches. Partly because I find that kind of thing interesting, and partly because I am ALWAYS having to tweak my approach to allow for bigger kids, noisier … Continue reading

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I’m Glad Convention Season is Coming!

    The last few weeks have been rough! Time change, sick littles, a major reorganization project in order to give the biggest boy his own room (which meant turning the schoolroom into the master bedroom, moving school to the … Continue reading

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Easy, Gentle Writing Lessons For Young Students

The two subjects that seem to strike the most fear in the hearts of homeschool parents are math and writing! There is tremendous pressure to have students perform well in these two subjects and parents often feel that they, themselves … Continue reading

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Kitchen Kids: Bull Makes Pasta Sauce

Since Bull is only seven he’s not quite as adept in the kitchen as the older children. He still loves to cook though, so Tuesday nights have been designated as the time for the little boys to assist with making … Continue reading

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