Our Spanish Lessons: Resources for Integrating Language into your School Day

First, let me begin by saying I am not a native Spanish speaker. There are some amazing resources out there by mamas who are much more skilled in español than me. BUT, if you know nothing about learning another language in your home, then perhaps this will be a good article for you! So, check out what we do to learn languages in our home.

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Gameschooling: Spot On!

No, that isn’t a typo. The game I’m highlighting this week is just that good!

The first game I mentioned from our gameschooling shelves was a bit geared for the younger crowd. But what about those of you with older kids? Don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. This week’s game is a great one for all ages, but starts to be really fun with the early elementary ages.

And I’m sure you’ve heard of it – Spot it (affiliate link).

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Gameschooling: A Child’s First Game

Can I tell you a secret? Just promise you won’t tell anyone else. Ok? Thanks.

Some days we play games all day. Shhh…I told you not to say anything. We’re supposed to be homeschooling all day. Ok, I’m joking. Because homeschooling for us is games! Children learn through play much more than they learn through other forms. For us, play is imaginative and make-believe, but it also means games. A lot of games. We are a game family; what can I say?

Let’s start with the very first game my children have ever played: Roll and Play! (aff link)


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The Conversations You Don’t Talk About

Lately I’ve had some good conversations with my children. They could be thought of as difficult conversations, or perhaps avoidable altogether, but I don’t take that approach. I lean in and listen to their little hearts and try to lead them gently to understand the ways of this world. Are you ready? Because these might be difficult conversations for you as well.

Modern day slavery. Civil rights. White privilege.

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Day 1 of the Best of our Lives

Have you heard that song?

It’s day one of the rest of my life
It’s day one of the best of my life
I’m marching on to the beat of a brand new drum
Yeah, here I come
The future has begun
Day one


We sing that song fairly often around our house. Whenever we need to start the day over. Whenever mama’s crashing because all control has spiraled away from her (me). Whenever we get frustrated that things haven’t gone our way. Whenever a child has gotten so worked up that s/he can no longer control themselves. Whenever we hear it on the radio. Whenever it’s morning time. Whenever…wherever. We love that song.

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