Looking for a way to experience some calm and peace during some challenging times, I turned to an old friend, the coloring book. Growing up an only child, you gotta find some things to keep you busy. Coloring and comics, two of my go-to things.
I remember having coloring contests to see who could do the best picture. This was when you had to have quarters to play “video games”. The hours and number of books colored as a child can be incredible. Even if a child chooses to do something other than to be the next Crayola Picasso, we all touch the cray at some point in our lives
I forged some of my longest friendships across a dining room table with a 32 box laid out between us. When else did you learn to hang with somebody else and just be ok being there and not have to or need to say something?? I should start coloring with my wife. (Hmmm….)
Coloring is making a comeback and it is for the discerning individual(s). Pick up a book, crayons, pencils, markers, whatever you color best with and turn back the clock to a simpler time when it was all about the color.
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Who doesn’t want a pastime that relieves stress, trains your brain to focus, sharpens your fine-motor skills…and makes you feel like a kid again?
Source: 5 Adult Coloring Books For Those New to the Phenomenon – Everup
I am a telecomuting parent. There has been several good and challenging things about this. This article was a good on that gave me some insight into some of those areas and placed them in a different light.
Are you a mom or dad considering remote work for increased flexibility? Virtual Vocations gets real about the ups and downs of being a telecommuting parent.
Source: Top 8 Pros and Cons of Being a Telecommuting Parent
We home schooled all of our children (14 of them) Continue reading 10 Tips for Teaching High Schoolers at Home→
Great article with good tips on homeschooling. My family has been homeschooling for over 12 years and we are still at it with the last two in the brood.
It is an exciting and rewarding journey. If you are thinking about it or looking for helpful tips on homeschooling, come check us out here and at our page on Pinterest for more information.
Source: 10 Tips for Teaching High Schoolers at Home – Character Concepts Blog
At Home Astronomy: Hands on science activities for the family. By the Center for Science Education at Space Sciences Laboratory.
Source: At Home Astronomy – Science Experiments for the Entire Family
Looking for a curriculum to help you and your child to learn more about Astronomy, check out this great website. 10 great lessons and experiments on the stars. Makes for a great 10-week science curriculum.
Lessons for remote working parents *and* their companies.
Source: The Remote Working Parent’s Survival Guide – Ambition & Balance
This article is for those of us that work from home with children in the household. I work from home now for my employer and as we homeschool our children, there are active kids in my office/home every day.
Amazon released its list of the 20 best-selling books for 2015, and for the first time two coloring books for adults are on it.
Source: Oprah and Amazon agree: Adult coloring books are hot
For the past week, I have been enjoying a trip back to my favorite childhood event – Coloring. I used to sit on the porch, floor, or at the kitchen table with several coloring books and a 64 box of Crayola crayons. You had to drag me away from them.
Being an only child growing up, there was quite a bit of alone time to fill. Aside from my Atari 2600, and comic books, coloring was the best way to past the time. Now in 2015, coloring is back and adults everywhere are picking up new books, designed just for adults; with colored pencils, markers and crayons and skipping down memory lane.
Relaxing and stimulating at the same time, there is nothing like some smooth jazz or R&B with a coloring book to ease the tensions of a busy day. So tonite, why not grab a book, put the kids to bed and express yourself with some color.
Are you looking for free homeschool resources? Find what you need, sorted by grade level and subject. Hundreds of resources, and all of them free.
Source: Free Homeschool Curriculum, Links and Websites for Kids
This is a great site for all of you Homeschoolers to get FREE resources. It also works for those of you with kids in school to give them something additional to work on to keep their little minds sharp and aware.
18 weird but cool ways to use Legos! #lego #legos #legoplay #thisissoweird #letsplay #creative
Source: 18 Totally Weird but Really Cool Ways To Use Legos (Not Your Average Lego Play)
Do not let the future of your loved one be left to chance. Make the necessary moves right now to ensure that what you leave to them they will get. Done leave this to chance and place your family into a tailspin along with the grief of your slumber. This is a powerful article that needs to be digested and shared with others.
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Don’t assume or misunderstand who your beneficiaries are on your assets, don’t let your death be too late to be sure you have allocated your assets to whom you really want.
Source: Take Back Your Finances #31: Don’t Forget About Your Beneficiaries
A couple of weeks ago I finally had the privilege to attend the ICHE Homeschool Convention with my family. They have been attending the convention for some time now and I was always working and not able to attend.
However, this year I was and I must say it was a very eye-opening event. As I am now taking a more active role in the teaching of our children, I am actively seeking for information on the best methods and trying to reassert that I am doing it right.
I got much more than I was bargaining for at these sessions. While I cannot verbatim give all of the information that I received, I am going to give an honest attempt.
Continue reading ICHE Homeschool Convention – Day 2 highlights