Board Games that Teach Basic Developmental Skills
Games aren’t just for fun, they help kids learn how to interact with other people and practice skills. What follows is a big list of games that teach basic developmental skills, including games that improve memory and games that help kids learn how to work in a group. Games are […]

Games that Teach Basic Skills


Advice for New Homeschoolers
  Homeschooling is an amazing gift we give our children, but it doesn’t come without worries and stress. To help quell some of those fears, I’ve come up with a list of 10 things I wish someone had told me about homeschooling before we started. Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate […]

10 Pieces of Advice for New Homeschoolers


Is a Chromebook Right for Your Homeschool? Chromebook vs Laptop
  Are you in the market for a new school computer for your kids? Would a laptop or Chromebook be best? Two years ago we made the switch from expensive laptops and PCs to Chromebooks, and they’ve been simply perfect for us! Read on to learn why we’re thankful we […]

Using a Chromebook in Homeschooling



The benefits of homeschooling year round
  We started our homeschooling journey a long time ago (I can’t believe it’s been 20 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


Homeschool Must Have Essentials
  When you begin homeschooling you’ll probably ask yourself a hundred questions, and that’s totally ok! It’s good to have questions about such a major thing. I’m here today, however, to hopefully give you one less thing to worry about.   What are the most important things to have when […]

Top 5 Homeschool Essentials


5 Documentaries for Your Teen to Watch on Netflix
      Documentaries are a powerful tool in the homeschooler’s arsenal, and Netflix has plenty of them available for streaming. It was nearly impossible to narrow my teen’s favorite documentaries down to just 5, so expect this post to become a series. In the meantime, here is a list of […]

5 Netflix Documentaries for Teens



The best Kindle Fire apps for Toddlers & Preschoolers
Updated for 2017! There are affiliate links in this post. Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past 5 years or so (and if you have, hey, more power to ya! I bet it’s quiet under there. I’m sort of jealous!), mobile devices are all the educational rage! […]

The Best Kindle Fire Apps for Toddlers & Preschoolers


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