Harlan had her first homework assignments this week. Since she’s started kindergarten all she has asked about is homework. Right now the idea of homework is a novelty and something that makes her feel more grown up. While I know that won’t be her mindset forever (although I hope it does,) I am taking full advantage of her eagerness to learn even after school is over for the day.



With two other kids around in the afternoon, it’s hard for Har to find a place that she can quietly sit and concentrate on her homework. We’ve tried the dining room table, but Avery always ends up joining us and then Harlan gets sidetracked. I wanted to create a space that was just for her to do her homework and get the alone time that she deserves.





A couple of weeks ago, Pottery Barn Kids sent us their Parsons Mini Desk and Upholstered Round Task Chair  so that Har could create a study space that was all her own. She was so excited by the bright pink color that went perfectly in the girls room and she’s a bit obsessed with the chair (because it spins and goes up and down.)


She immediately started to fill up the desk with her school supplies, learning materials, and of course fun decorations that show a little bit of her personality.


This lamp gives the perfect amount of light to help her focus on her reading. I also leave it on as I’m putting the girls to bed because they love to read in their beds and this leaves just the right amount for them to do so before bedtime.


Har had so many school supplies from Yoobi that she couldn’t possibly fit in her backpack, so her desk was the perfect spot for all of the bright colored supplies.


I absolutely love this caddy. It’s great for her to keep all of her pens, pencils, markers, and scissors and it’s also so easy to pick up and bring downstairs if we need to.



This tablet stand  holds her Little Scholar Tablet perfectly and is yet another extension of learning. The girls are so focused on technology that I wanted to be able to provide them with something that was educational while also fun.

Since we’ve had Har’s study spot, she comes home from school everyday, immediately takes out her homework and heads upstairs to her room. As a mom (and a former teacher) there is something about it that makes my heart skip a beat every time I see her sit down excited to do her homework. I hope that this space encourages her to be as enthusiastic as she is now for years to come!

{Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. I did receive the desk and chair compliments of Pottery Barn Kids. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.} 


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