February is Dental Health Month! Use this opportunity to instruct and encourage your homeschool students on the importance of taking care of their teeth. Here are a few suggested dental health activities to promote teeth for keeps. Types of Teeth There are four different types of teeth that help perform different jobs. They
Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional. The content in this post includes my personal opinions as a mom and is not meant to diagnose, treat, or prevent any health conditions. In recent years I have noticed a growing trend of more and more children having extensive dental work. I’m not referring to one
Many would agree, and say, that they believe fitness is good for their health and well-being; but only about half of us exercise three or more days a week. Fitness increases lung capacity, muscle tone, and blood flow. It stimulates your brain, sharpens listening skills, and improves problem-solving skills. Fitness delays age-associated memory loss.
Sleep is crucial for a child’s growing brain. Studies have found that a good night’s rest can have a massive impact on a child’s ability to develop and ultimately find success in the classroom. In fact, simply getting an extra 18 minutes of sleep a night can have significant effects on an elementary student’s
Water, water everywhere, / Nor any drop to drink Lines from “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. The speaker, a sailor on a ship, is surrounded by salt water that he cannot drink. Sometimes, I feel overwhelmed when I am told how much water I should be drinking for optimum
Sleep deprivation is not just prevalent in adults, our children are also not getting enough sleep. As homeschoolers, we can be a bit more flexible with our children’s’ schedules; but all too often, we can become more lax with their sleep schedule as well. The National Sleep Foundation, along with an expert panel from
My journey to not being tired, led me to read a lot of information about our sleep-deprived society. Sleep is not a bank. We cannot credit our bodies with hours of sleep in order to accomodate for sleep debt. In part one of this series, I shared my sleep journey, which included discovering I
Ever since becoming a mom, my constant mood is some form of tired. Drained, spent, exhausted; these are just some of the words I use when asked, “How are you?” Then when we decided to homeschool five years ago, my energy levels seemed to plummet even further. I simply assumed it was a product