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We’re approaching the end of our first homeschooling year. And, honestly, it has been great. I have learned a lot about what works for my kids and what doesn’t. I’ve learned that I need to be more organized and I need  (at the very least) a loose schedule for the day. That I can do.

Homeschooling Kai and Ivy together has been a relatively easy task. Ivy gets to experience more advanced subject work and I’m still able to work with her on her level. The only big issue I’m having? Traveler.

He’s mobile. Like, really, mobile. And I hate to stick him in the playpen all day. Or (even worse) plop him down in front of Sesame Street forever. But he’s super distracting to the girls during school. And his naptimes aren’t exactly reliable lately.

So, what do I do?

No, really. You tell me. What do you do? Some of their work can be self-directed but I really want to be a part of their hands-on learning. So, homeschooling parents who have toddlers in the mix, what are your suggestions for keeping everybody learning without resorting to TV or the dreaded baby cage? I would really appreciate your advice!

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