New on Simple Homeschool: Great Books for an Outdoors Education

I think that many Simple Organic readers will appreciate Renee’s post yesterday on Simple Homeschool about exploring the outdoors through books. From her post: Our family recently returned from our annual winter camping trip. Three wonderful days of backpacking, sleeping in a wood heated cabin, hiking to ocean lookouts, eating trail food, playing cards, sharing (read more…)

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Gardening 101: 5 Gardening Basics for Beginners

Growing vegetables is actually pretty simple. Last year, my 4 year old daughter and I spent some time learning about what plants need to grow. Our conclusion? Soil, water, sun, care, and time. Whether you’re thinking of putting a few containers on your patio, building a raised 4×4 garden box, or tearing up half of (read more…)

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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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