Homeschooling     Hot Topics     Home and Family     Healthy Kids     Early Education     K-12     After School     Education Guide    

Video series by a mom: Homeschooling ideas



Mother of 3 and director of architecture and environmental design for Guidecraft, Lauren Magee, provides advice for other parents suddenly homeschooling

Guidecraft, furniture, kids

Its been over three months since many of us have been home with our kids. And we are not sure what the fall will bring.

Lauren Magee decided this would be a great time to use her skills as an architect and environmental designer to help other parents who suddenly find themselves providing home-based educational learning.

Lauren used her knowledge as a teacher and an an architect to create a YouTube series that demonstrates how she turned her home into a creative learning center with minimal changes. What's even better, she is the mom to 3 kids, all of different ages. So she speaks from her mom-experiences.

Check out Lauren Magee's YouTube series called “Lauren’s Learning Lab

Lauren walks you through her home and shows you how her family has faced their journey to a new normal because of Covid-19 restrictions.

In this series, sponsored by Guidecraft, Lauren reveals simple, home-design solutions that helped her elementary and preschool-aged children.

Using high-quality furniture, educational toys, and her unique background as an educator and classroom designer, Lauren transformed parts of her home into functional learning environments for her three young children.

Follow the Magee Family as they consult early childhood experts, transform their space and try to maintain their sanity during these unprecedented times!

For advice and tips from a mom just like you, check out Lauren’s Learning Lab.






More Homeschooling


  • How to be funny, and how not to be

    Famous comedian Roy Wood Jr. offers tips

    Being funny can be a kid’s superpower, but it can also become a weapon to wound. Comedian Roy Wood Jr. helps fellow parents guide children accordingly. read more »
  • How and when to teach kids about homophobia

    A two-mom couple offer tips on having this crucial conversation

    Social media influencers Ebony and Denise, moms of three kids, have some helpful guidance on how and when to broach the topic of homophobia with your family. read more »
  • s-NO-w Day

    The world won't come to a halt if you spend the snow day with your kids

    Peter Shankman offers some great advice on what to do with that surprise snow day read more »
  • Three books to encourage healthy outdoor play

    Great ideas to help kids get outside

    A fun journey with a grandma and granddaughter, nature play and how to create areas to connect children with the natural world read more »
  • Words to soothe the angry child

    The right phrase can make all the difference

    Pandemic or no, children can get really mad, really fast. The folks at motherly offer some strategic phrases that can help de-escalate any number of situations, from toddler-hood to the teen years. It’s never too early to teach anger management. read more »
  • Time outs reframed as “safe space”

    Constructive ways to help your child cool down

    In decades past, “standing in the corner” was a punishment norm. It morphed into “time out,” which is changing yet again. Here are some helpful views on this evolving form of discipline. read more »
  • Tips for teaching kids mindfulness

    It’s never too early or too late to start

    The prospect of teaching mindfulness techniques to children can be daunting. Meggie Seaver at Real Simple offers tips to help make it easy. read more »
  • Tips for balancing working from home with remote learning

    A few tweaks in your routine will do wonders

    Some experts – including parents – offer some helpful “hacks” to help you achieve work/parenting balance read more »
  • Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday and Read Across America Day

    These books have been loved by kids and parents for decades

    Dr. Seuss has helped parents teach tolerance, respect and more with his beautiful stories. Read Across America Day is celebrated on his birthday. Here are some of our favorites from this beloved author for you to read to your kids. read more »
  • Teach your kid to meditate

    Tips for toddlers, preschoolers, elementary-age, tweens, and teens

    Care for the mind is as important as care for the body, especially for kids. Mediation is a great way to help them help themselves. read more »