Things You Don't Need to Homeschool Your Child
There are a lot of things you need in order to homeschool well, but the things you DON’T need might surprise you. Here are 6 things you DON’T need to homeschool! There are affiliate links in this post. I only link to thinks I use and love. If you make […]

Things You DON’T Need to Homeschool


Educational Gift Guide Gifts Under $15
2017 Educational Gift Guide (Gifts Under $15!) I know, I know. Another blogger, another gift guide. Hang on to your hats, people, this gift guide is different! WHY? Because I’ve featured actual gifts my very own children (or grandchildren) have received from us and enjoyed! And the best part, as […]

2017 Educational Gift Guide (Gifts Under $15!)


Games that teach reading
I don’t know about you, but teaching my children to read is the most harrowing thing about homeschooling. I will openly admit that I have no idea how to teach someone how to read, yet, five of my six are active readers (the sixth kid is still a toddler!) One […]

Four Games That Teach Reading



How to Engage a Reluctant Learner
How to Engage Your Reluctant Learner Your son doesn’t want to sit down and do math again. Your daughter thinks reading is such a drag. You go to bed at night worried that your kids are destined to live with you forever because they won’t learn anything! The bad news: […]

How to Engage Reluctant Learners


Homeschooling Bargains at the Dollar Store
<span style=”font size=”+1″> Homeschooling Bargains at the Dollar Store I set aside a few hours today to drive a kid around to apply for jobs. I took them to a shopping plaza nearby and nearly screamed in glee when I saw that a Dollar Tree opened in the plaza! That is […]

Homeschooling Bargains at the Dollar Store


AmScope Microscope review for homeschool
  The Best* Homeschool Microscope Picking the perfect microscope for your homeschooling needs can be overwhelming. I think I’ve found the perfect microscope though, and I can’t wait to share my find with you! There are affiliate links in this post, see footnote for more info.   WHY DO HOMESCHOOLERS […]

The Very Best Homeschool Microscope



How to assign credit to a homeschooled child
How does a homeschooler get high school credit? The word credit can be kind of scary for parents. You need credits to graduate high school. You need credits to get into college. So just what is a credit and how does a student earn one?   Let’s start by defining […]

Assigning High School Credit for Homeschooled Teens


DIY cloud dough sensory recipe
  Cloud dough is  an easy, inexpensive sensory craft that keeps kids busy for hours!   My son had a doctor appointment this morning so I hired a sitter for the other kids (meaning, I begged my adult child to watch her siblings) and it provided some precious one-on-one time. With […]

DIY Cloud Dough Recipe


Must Read Books!
I recently published a list of FREE curriculum for kindergarten (you can see that here) and in it I recommended the addition of quality literature. I had some questions about how to pick reading material for kids this age, and that is what this post is about! I am so […]

10 Must-Have Books for Kindergarten



Advice for New Homeschoolers
  Advice for New Homeschoolers Dear New Homeschooling Mom (and Dad!), I know how exciting it is for you to be starting your homeschool journey! I’m excited for you, you’re going to have such a great year! I know that while you’re excited, you’re also really scared and worried. I’m […]

10 Pieces of Advice for New Homeschoolers


Free Online Math Help
Free Online Math Help Math isn’t my jam. I’m so not qualified to teach my kids math, so I don’t, I outsource. No matter how great their math curriculum is, they still come to me for help on occasion. Ten years ago that was a problem and I usually responded […]

Free Online Math Help


Painting Rocks to Change the World
I know it doesn’t seem life changing, but something as simple as painting rocks has lead to a revolution of kindness in cities across the country. No one is quite sure of where the Rocks! movement started, but one of the largest and most active groups is right here in […]

Painting Rocks for Art, Fun, and to Change the World



20 Things You Need To Homeschool Your Child of Any Age
  Homeschooling is a lot of things. Homeschooling is fun, challenging, exhausting, uplifting, rewarding, stressful…What are the things you truly need to successfully homeschool your child? In my nearly two decades of homeschooling I’ve come to believe a few truths (ok, more than a few), and I decided to put […]

20 Things You Need to Homeschool


Review of Evolution The Beginning Game - Homeschool Gameschool
Evolution is a very popular strategy card game that teaches the basics of evolutionary adaptation and decision-making skills. Evolution The Beginning is a new version of the game specifically designed for families and younger children, and it’s a real winner in our book!   Disclaimer: This review was not solicited, we […]

Evolution The Beginning Game Review


Doodle Lit Review
  Busy hands equal growing brains, and that is why I am so excited to share Doodle Lit with you! Doodle Lit introduces kids to classic literature in a fun, hands-on way! Doodle Lit is the coolest book, I am so excited about it! Doodle Lit is unlike anything I’ve ever […]

Doodle Lit Review (Drawing Your Way Through Literature)