• Education,  Parenting

    Giving Your Child a Clear Advantage

    Nightly Reading- why it should be made a priority Consistently reading is the number one strategy for students to improve their ability, increase vocabulary, and have capability to score high on standardized tests. It also proves to introduce approximately 1.8 million words per year. This will positively impact vocabulary and communication. Many schools have done away with homework packets or…

  • Education,  Entertainment

    Live, Work, Play, LEARN in an RV

    by Tony Pritchett After becoming a family of five, I found myself dreaming of an adventure.  It would somehow start by me striking it rich between February and April of any given year. Then, being a diligent and considerate employee, I would work on a transition plan with my employer that would take me to approximately the Friday before Memorial…

  • Entertainment,  Parenting

    Entertainment Online: Raising Digital Citizens

    Technology is engaging; it is entertaining.  Kids want to use it.  Instead of banning it in our homes and classrooms, we should figure out ways to cultivate digital citizens, set boundaries, and provide safe experiences. Though most adults are aware of the significant changes that have occurred since we were young, many parents from Generation X and Y are having…

  • Nutrition,  Parenting

    Why Won’t My Kids Eat Healthy Food

    Written by Lori Moore – {mom of 3 boys who eat a variety of food} The old phrase “try it, you’ll like it” has faded with time because it has become increasingly harder to convince young children to enjoy healthy food.  Food has become more than just the fuel that feeds us, it is often the root of power struggles…

  • Parenting,  Socialization

    Updated Thoughts From a Working Parent in a Post COVID19 World

    In July, I wrote an article for this blog highlighting the uncertainty and disruption experienced by parents facing potential school closures and compounded by lack of plans communicated by schools. So what has changed for parents over the eternity that has been the last 3 months? Unfortunately, for people in relatively populous areas, not much. Schools around the country have…

  • Homeschool Law

    Realities of Homeschooling – From a Legal Perspective

    Many families homeschooled their children prior to COVID19, while other families would not have considered this daunting option. The global pandemic has created a shift in our awareness of how education can occur, and everyone with children is now presented with choices and decisions they never thought they would have to make. For many parents, virtual learning from home is…

  • Parenting

    Keeping the Balance: Tips & Tricks on Managing Digital Learning / Homeschool

    Parenting Tips & Tricks on Managing Digital Learning and Homeschool 17 years of teaching in brick-and-mortar schools, virtual school, brain development research and now as Director of Kids Connected – Live Online Education, I was able to pinpoint an essential top 5 for parents who are trying to keep the balance at home. (Inspired by the pandemic in spring 2020).…

  • Promotions

    Instagram iPad Giveaway

    We are excited to team up for a Back-To-School Giveaway.  However this school year may look for you in 2020, we want to celebrate your learning adventure with an iPad, 2020/2021 planner, mug, and Goods & Better Store item.  Prize: One registrant selected at random will win a new 32 GB iPad (7th Generation) wi-fi enabled, a mug, 2020-2021 planner…

  • Parenting

    Thoughts From a Working Parent in a Post COVID19 World

    In March of 2020, parents across the United States were forced to scramble when schools around the United States transitioned from brick and mortar learning to virtual, app based, or worksheet based learning due to the COVID19 pandemic. The shut down occurred at the same time thousands of employees were laid off or furloughed, people were told not to come…