Getting “back” into our homeschool routine is pretty much the same as saying, “After school, we’ll go to the pool!” It’s pretty much the same year ’round. However, there are certain times of the year that when it comes down to it, they still need that extra ‘umpf’ to get back into school at home.
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When shopping for the perfect gifts, it’s a double win when you select items that are fun AND encourage learning. Just like sneaking extra vegetables into dinner, gifts that have a learning element help children grow through play. We’ve selected our favorite educational gifts that you’ll want to check out this season.
Half the fun of shopping for the holidays is selecting gifts for everyone on your list that they will love and enjoy throughout the year. You may want to find a gift that embodies their personality, hobbies, or passions. When you do, unique gifts are often the ticket for the most excitement during the holiday season. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite unique gift ideas to help make finding the perfect gift easy.
Women are amazing. They run the world and we all know it, so why not give them a gift this holiday season that is meaningful to her? All women are unique, but there are gifts out there for each one of them and Daily Mom is here to help your find the perfect one for her. Whether you are looking for your partner, your mother, or your grandmother you will be sure to find something for that special mama in your life with our gift guide.
The holidays are coming, and it’s time to start preparing. Gifts have to be bought, houses have to be cleaned; you want everything to be perfect down to the last detail. It is possible that you have stood in the center of your house looking around and thinking of all the nooks and crannies you thought you would have gotten around to decorating this year. Well, you are in luck. It is not too late, and it is actually almost as easy to orchestrate as it is to make your own pumpkin pie. For a lovely addition to your home or even the perfect and sentimental gift this special season, look no further than Framebridge.
And just like that summer is over and parents everywhere are gearing up for fall. For many families this means getting the kids out of the summer slump and back into the school routine. Even for homeschooling parents, this change in season comes with a change in their daily lives as they begin to lesson plan, integrate curriculums, and scour the Internet for activities that everyone can enjoy. In order to help with the arduous task of searching Pinterest and Google for fun things to do for your preschooler, Daily Mom has come up with some fall-inspired activities for your homeschooling days.
Back to school season can be overwhelming, even for the most seasoned parents. Each year there seems to be new gear, new trends, and new tools to help your child succeed during the school year. This guide, in conjunction with our Back to School Bash on Facebook Live, provides you with some of the best back-to-school items out there. From backpacks to school supplies, games to snacks, tools to memory keepers, we’ve got you covered. Be sure to scroll to the bottom to enter for a chance to win something from our $3,000 worth of giveaways! Over 45 winners will be awarded!
When traveling to the Washington DC area, most people think of museums and monuments, history and relics, and shops and buildings. Although those types of attractions can be fun and educational, they can sometimes get a bit tedious and boring for young children – and even some adults! There are so many more things around the DC/Metro area that families can do and enjoy that don’t involve reading plaques on walls. The surrounding area of Virginia and Maryland hold so many special places to visit, both historical and not. There are hiking trails, presidential homes, playgrounds, lakes and rivers, outdoor concerts, and more! Here are a list of some of the best kept secrets of things to do in and around Washington DC with your family.
Thanks largely to Pinterest, the crafting renaissance of the last few years has begun to take on a life of its own. Handicrafts like knitting and crochet are considered social art forms, and were once passed down from one generation to the next by women who met in groups to work and chat. Your mother or grandmother may have tried to teach you one of these skills as a child, but at the time the interest didn’t sink in or the desire wasn’t strong enough to retain the information.
You may be familiar with the Granny Square Blanket. Most likely someone in your family had one when you were growing up, and if not, you definitely saw one across the Barr family couch on Roseanne. This iconic crochet pattern often included mismatched or 70’s era colors, low-cost scratchy yarn, and was just ugly.
Today’s crochet combines the spirit of the women who created the art (1700 lace makers) and the ingenuity of the 1970’s without any of the ugly out-of-date patterns and colors. Now that you are finally ready to learn, this quick guide will help you start the process of learning how to crochet with tools and resources available on the Internet.
If you ask our opinion, we think that dads can be the hardest to shop for. They don’t often tell us what they want and many times we are left guessing blindly. If you are shopping for a dad who loves under the radar and unique items, then you are in the right place. We have compiled some amazing products this year that will make great gifts for the best dads in your life.
Inspire the little artist within your child! Creative activities are the building blocks of child development and help build a child’s self-esteem by allowing them to put their feelings onto paper, chalkboard, or whatever medium is in front of them. With the Little Partners Tri-Side Easel, your child’s creative side can flourish times three!
Many grandparents are on the lookout for activities that they can do with their grandchildren. Baking cookies and reading to them are fine. But sometimes, a grandparent wants to do something a little bit different.
If you find yourself in this situation, making baby bugs with your grandkids could be the answer – especially for grandsons who are really into all things creepy and crawly.
“Stocking stuffers” are notorious for being cheap, throwaway items that our kids end up overlooking and not really wanting, needing or using. This year, stuff your kids’ stockings with practical, functional, and fun products they’ll actually want to use!
Masterpiece after masterpiece has been posted to your refrigerator door. Second grade poems of “Roses are red, violets are blue, you’re my mom, and I love you!” and finger painted butterflies have been strewn on intricately designed clotheslines on your walls (thanks, Pinterest!), or placed in frames to be displayed for a short while until the next A+ comes along. While it is so important to display your child’s hard work and creativity, we know the question on every parent’s mind when another piece comes home stuffed inside their backpack — Am I supposed to save e v e r y t h i n g? The answer is no, but there is an efficient way that you can save the important pieces all in one place where they will be kept safe and organized for you and your child to look back on for years to come.
Have you ever searched for a greeting card at the store and none of them expressed your exact sentiments? Did you ever pick a pretty card but find that it was difficult to choose your words for the message you wished to convey? Sometimes actions, alone, speak volumes and what you do says just as much as what you write.
Making your own greeting cards is a perfect way to add extra meaning to the words you write, or to help fill in the blanks during those situations when the right words are just difficult to find.