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


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Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. Please return in a few weeks to see what I thought if the product after review! We love hiking! There are some essentials you need to take when you hike, things like water and your GPS/phone, sunscreen…and when you hike with kids you have […]

Walkabout Universal Carrier (sponsored)



2016 Kids to Parks Day
  It’s been proven time and time again that children need to get outside. Kids today have a lot to face, and getting outside is good for their bodies and soul (and yours too!) In honor of the 6th Annual Kids to Parks Day, held on May 21, 2016, I […]

2016 Kids to Parks Day is May 21


The Best FREE Apps for High School
    Snapchat, Facebook, Tumblr, Neko Atsume…High school-aged kids are crazy for their mobile devices, making them the perfect tool for homeschooling! So many people are quick to dismiss kids this age as anti-social, but the truth is that their brains are trained to appreciate technology. Why not tap into […]

Free Educational Apps for High School


The Very Best Homeschool Preschool Curriculm
You’ve decided to homeschool! YES! Welcome to the most amazing journey you’ll ever take. Now look, I know you’re excited and want to do the best you can for your kids. I know how exciting it is to make this decision, you want to get started right away! It’s hard […]

The Very Best Homeschool Preschool Curriculum



Word Games for Middle Schoolers age 12-15
Disclaimer: There are affiliate links in this post. Each click helps support my family, thank you!   Middle schoolers, or roughly ages 12-15, can be a tough crowd. They want to be grown up but they still want to play like a little kid. Games are the perfect tool for […]

10 Word Games for Middle School


Homeschooling the Child with Dysgraphia
8 Strategies to Homeschool A Child with Dysgraphia   Dysgraphia is a learning disability that affects a person’s handwriting. The hallmarks of dysgraphia include the inability to properly space letters, not recognizing the difference between lower and upper case letters, gripping the pencil so hard that the person creates holes […]

8 Strategies to Beat Dysgraphia


Homeschool Convention Survival Guide Must Haves
We are quickly approaching one of the most exciting times of year for a homeschooling parent: Convention Time!   There is something really invigorating about being in a place with thousands of homeschoolers. You can’t beat the vibe, that’s for sure. As much fun as a homeschool convention can be, […]

Homeschool Convention Survival Must Haves



We took a year off of homeschooling to learn about compassion.
  Note: I wrote this post nearly two years ago for another website. My grandmother passed away not long after. I am so glad my children had that last year with her, they got to know her and hear so many stories they wouldn’t have otherwise. I recently read a […]

We Took a Year off from Homeschooling and Learned Compassion


Why I Homeschool
Why I Homeschool This is a guest post from one of my dearest friends. I love her (even if she didn’t name her baby after me) and appreciate her story! I hope you enjoy it as well Anyone who has ever asked me my favorite part of homeschooling will probably […]

Time to Be a Kid (Trisha’s Story)


mobi max math game
Disclaimer: I received this game in order to facilitate my review. As always, all opinions are my own. STOP THE PRESSES!! I found a math game that ALL OF MY KIDS enjoy! No, really, all of them! (Well, not the toddler but as the only number she knows is 2, […]

Mobi Max Math Game Review