About Jamie Martin

Jamie is a mama to three cute kids born on three different continents. She serves as editor of Simple Homeschool, and blogs about mindful parenting at Steady Mom. Jamie is also the author of two books: Steady Days and Mindset for Moms.

How to talk to your kids about modern-day slavery

How to talk to your kids about modern-day slavery

Sometimes when I write about modern-day slavery and our family’s personal mission to abolish it, I get emails from readers with questions like these:

“How much do your kids actually know about your husband’s work with Love146?”

“How do I talk to my children about an issue as dark and complex as this one?”

This post addresses those questions, providing ideas about how to approach this topic with your own family. I’ve categorized the thoughts below by age range, but please keep in mind that our kids vary drastically in their development.

Some will be ready for information at an early age, some late. I tend to veer toward the better late than early philosophy–especially when I’m giving advice to so many of you–but you are the expert in your home so adjust as needed.
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Giveaway: $111 package from Raddish Culinary Curriculum

Raddish curriculum

This giveaway has ended; thanks for your interest!

Welcome to this week’s giveaway!

From Amy Rosa of Raddish:

“Mix math, simmer science, and stir up fun this school year with Raddish!

SH_Raddish MailboxRaddish is a monthly culinary curriculum for kids. We take the guesswork out of teaching kids to cook while supporting academic pursuits.

Each thematic box includes illustrated recipe cards, a skill card that teaches culinary techniques, a talk talk card deck to encourage conversation around the table, kitchen tools or materials for creative activities, and an adorable embroidered patch for your child’s Raddish apron.
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The one word to remove from your vocabulary this school year

The one word to remove from your vocabulary this school year
Jamie Martin, editor of Simple Homeschool, also blogs about motherhood at Steady Mom

Recently I chatted with another homeschooling mom at a friend’s baby shower.

Talking about our kids, our lives, our homeschool days, she then lowered her voice in a confession:

“I really need to be more disciplined, though. I should get up early before the kids, and I really should exercise more.”

Ah, yes. I know the sentiment well.

It’s the word that sucks the bliss right out of living, that makes us–and our kids–feel like “less than.”

Should.
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My Jonathan turned 10 this week–love this boy!

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