New on Simple Homeschool: How to homeschool with a baby or toddler

Jamie at Simple Homeschool wrote a sweet post today about straddling that fine line between parenting a preschooler and educating an older child at home. It’s something I’m mulling over as we make plans for my daughter’s first year of kindergarten in the fall. From her post: “The only thing you can predict when you (read more…)

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20 tips for finding your routine with kids

This post was first published on March 23, 2009. Reader Marilyn asks: “I am struggling to set some kind of schedule for my family. I’m new to the SAHM thing (I went back to work after my son was five months) and have a five-month-old and a three-year-old who is now at home with me. (read more…)

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How to Use & Dispose of Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFLs)

A couple of weeks ago, one of the goals I suggested for reducing home energy usage was to switch from using regular (incandescent) light bulbs to CFLs (compact fluorescent lights).  CFLs are more expensive to purchase up-front, but they will last much longer than regular light bulbs, use much less energy, and therefore save you (read more…)

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Weekend reading

Homemade One-Size Cloth Diaper Pattern & Wipes Recipe :: Keeper of the Home The Myth of Monthly Payments :: Money Saving Mom Decorating with Serving Dishes :: Nesting Place Works for Me: Medicine Spoons :: Rocks in My Dryer Inspired by Life: Finding Your Style :: The Inspired Room And while you’re enjoying your weekend (read more…)

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Sunday Links: In Like a Lion

March is here, and brings with it a sense of relief and hope; darkness will give way to light, and the earth will live and breathe yet again. I hope you’ve enjoyed the articles on gardening so far; we have a few more yet to come, so stay tuned. Tomorrow marks the one-month anniversary of (read more…)

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