Tips for Raising an Optimistic Child

There are times in our life when we are hit with the unexpected, when our load and challenges cloud every aspect of our day. An unexpected death, negative medical diagnosis, struggles with parenting, or just the winter blues can get us down. And that cloud often covers our entire family because, whether we like it […] READ MORE

Tips to Kick-Off Your Homeschooling Year Right

With 2015 right around the corner, I usually like to take some time to reflect over my past homeschool year to decide what worked, what didn’t, and see where I might need to make some changes. While I normally like to create goals at the beginning of each homeschool year, I still keep my curriculum […] READ MORE

Incorporate Learning Into Your Homeschool Holiday Plans

For our family, the Christmas season is an exciting time of year. We love to come up with thoughtful gifts, try out new recipes, find ways to bless others and reserve plenty of time for family and friends. But because I am a bit ambitious, it can be tough managing all of those expectations and […] READ MORE

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Top 15 Educational Toys That Should be on Your List

Even though we try to remind our children that the real reason for the Christmas celebration is to remember the birth of our Lord and thank God for sending His his only son to save us, we still have to be realistic. They’re still expecting gifts under the tree! Gift giving is a wonderful way […] READ MORE

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Teaching Your Homeschooler about the Real Meaning of Christmas

This time of year can be magical, when celebrating Christ’s birth, enjoying family time, and nurturing family traditions elevates our hearts and experiences, and when love and giving out of a grateful heart for the greatest gift that was given, become the focus of our thoughts and activities. But, for all too many of us, […] READ MORE

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Bridgeway Tip Tuesdays — Holiday Edition

Surviving the highs and lows of the holiday season can be a bit stressful for any family — especially if you are homeschooling. Parents of traditional students often get extra time while the kids are in school to catch up on shopping, decorating, baking, or whatever else is on that never-ending holiday to-do list. Homeschool […] READ MORE

The Most Unpredictable Time of the Year: ADHD Holiday Survival Tips

I look forward to the holidays all year. Nothing makes me happier than giving gifts, baking cookies, wrapping presents, and enjoying my family. But, so often my holiday cookies come sprinkled with anxiety, worry, and exhaustion. Because, when you’re parenting a child with ADHD, sensory issues, or other social disorders, you can expect your pumpkin […] READ MORE