Shark Week Resources Unit Study
  It’s that time of year again! SHARK WEEK! Now is the perfect time to introduce your children to sharks using these books, videos, virtual experiences, and hands-on activities! Disclaimer: There are affiliate links in this post. Every click and link, while not obligatory, helps fuel our book & game […]

Shark Week 2016 Resources

Free Printable Homeschool Science Lab Notebook
  FREE Printable Homeschool Science Lab Notebook Years ago the kids and I used a fantastic lab notebook, it was perfect for my kids! It had a space to record materials, notes, and to draw and write about observations. It wasn’t religious and it fit in with ANY science curriculum […]

FREE Printable Homeschool Science Lab Notebook

Questions people ask about homeschooling
Homeschooling is seen as a different, radical choice by many. When you make this decision people are bound to ask why. They also ask other, sometimes more personal questions.   Questions People Ask About Homeschooling   How can you afford to homeschool? This is a tough question to answer because […]

Questions About Homeschooling

Famous Figures of the Renaissance Review
  I have very hands-on kids, and when they were younger teaching history was easy. You read a few books, throw together a few activities, add in some field trips and BAM! Done. It’s harder to find hands-on activities for older kids though, because we’ve done so much.   One […]

Famous Figures of the Renaissance Review

Kangeaux Walkabout Carrier Review
  Disclaimer: I received a set of Kangeaux Walkabout carriers to facilitate this review. A positive review was not guaranteed and all opinions are my own. Well, my husband’s, because he’s the one who wrote the review.   Once upon a time there was a family. This family loved being […]

Kangeaux Walkabout Review

How to teach geography
    Disclaimer: Affiliate links are used in this post. While you are not obligated to click on them, every click and purchase through them helps support my family and our game addiction. Thanks, you’re the best! I’ve kind of been on a geography kick lately. Honestly, if you had […]

How to Make Geography Fun for Everyone!

  Learning geography can be tough for kids, especially when they’re used to looking at flat maps. Globes bring a whole new dimension (literally) to your child’s grasp of where they are in the world, and the Ravensburger XXL Children’s Puzzleball Globe brings the world into your child’s hands! Disclaimer: […]

Children’s Puzzleball Globe Review

  Disclaimer: I received two sets of Tenzi dice and the Tenzi Card Game set at no cost to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own. There are no sponsored links in this post. It doesn’t get a lot simpler than a good old dice game, and Tenzi is […]

Tenzi Dice Math Game Review

How to Make Homeschooling Easier
  People are always asking me how I do “it all”. How do I homeschool and manage to stay sane?  (Joke’s on them, promise!) While I don’t have a magic pill that will cure all of your homeschooling woes, I have learned a few tricks over the years to make […]

5 Things You Can Do to Make Homeschooling Easier

Crazy Aaron's Thinking Putty Review
Disclaimer: I was given a complimentary product in exchange for a fair & honest review. A positive review was not guaranteed.   Raise your hand if you have a kid who has to fidget in order to really learn something. Raising both of my hands as high as they’ll go! […]

Crazy Aaron’s Mixed By Me Thinking Putty Review

The benefits of homeschooling year round
  We started our homeschooling journey a long time ago (I can’t believe it’s been 16 years!) and even from the beginning I knew that following a school schedule wasn’t the right choice for us. And isn’t it grand how homeschoolers have the freedom to make their time work for […]

The Benefits of Year Round Homeschooling

My favorite books to keep your kids busy while traveling this summer!
  When I was a kid our travel activities were limited to simple pencil and paper games like tic tac toe, hangman, and dots. Our generation of kids have more options for travel entertainment but nothing beats good old pencil and paper games!   Mister Man, who is 11 now, […]

Books to Keep Kids Busy