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

Homeschooling at the dollar store
Homeschooling 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 my favorite store in […]

Homeschooling at the Dollar Store

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)

Girl peeking behind pile of books on white background
I have been slowly revamping the website, bits and pieces at a time. Recently I began work on the About Page, updating pictures and the like. I turned to the followers of our Facebook Page to ask them what they wanted to know about me. This blog post is a […]

How We Plan Our Homeschool Year

Hungry Minds Academy in a Box : The Game That Reviews ANYTHING!
  One of the most wonderful things about homeschooling is that most of us have the choice of how, when, and why we test our children. I’m not a fan of testing, especially in the elementary years. While I understand the need to testing, I don’t like the pressure and […]

Hungry Minds Academy in a Box : The Game That ...

Resources for homeschooling high school
  Resources for Homeschooling High School Homeschooling high school can seem very intimidating, but it really doesn’t have to be. High school is a really fun time to homeschool, in fact I have to say that it’s my favorite part of homeschooling! I love homeschooling high school because my children […]

Resources for Homeschooling High School

Building Thinking Skills Beginning Preschool Workbook
Preschool is a time of snuggles, exploration, making messes…it’s also a critical time for building thinking skills. Help your children develop those skills with the Building Thinking Skills Beginning Preschool Workbook from Critical Thinking Press. Disclaimer: I received this book at no cost to facilitate my review. All opinions are […]

Building Thinking Skills Preschool Workbook

Bloxels Builder Review - Hands-on video game design for kids!
Bloxels Builder Review, video game creation made easy!   Video games can be a really great teaching tool. I know a lot of people will scoff and say that video games lead to brain rot, but before you totally discount the rest of this post…listen. Bloxels Builder is different, really. […]

Bloxels Builder Review – Video Game Creation Kit