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

Improve your vocabulary fast with Marie's Words
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this product at no cost to facilitate my review. As always, all opinions are my own and a positive review was not guaranteed. Marie’s Words: Pictures – in a Flash! Vocabulary Cards Review   There is no doubt as to the importance of a […]

Marie’s Words Vocabulary Cards Review

Homeschool Field Trip Etiquette - What to do before, during, and after your trip!
Field trips are a very important part of any child’s education, and they’re a lot of fun! While I love going on field trips with just my family, gathering with other people for trips has a lot of advantages. Groups often qualify for group rates, can schedule special tours, and […]

Homeschool Field Trip Etiquette

The best Kindle Fire apps for Toddlers & Preschoolers
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! Tablets in particular are extremely useful in our children’s educational […]

The Best Kindle Fire Apps for Toddlers & Preschoolers

Introduce your kids to the art of Andy Warhol with this easy Andy Warhol Art Project for Kids
Introduce your child to one of the most famous artists of the modern era with this Andy Warhol art project!   When one grows up in the shadow of Pittsburgh, PA one has certain things ingrained into their heads early in life: Steelers. Pirates. Penguins. Iron City. Andy Warhol.┬áIt’s inevitable […]

Andy Warhol Art Project

Get Mapmaking Review, social studies for middle and high school
Get Mapmaking (How to Get Creative with Maps) Review   It can be difficult to find appropriate resources for middle and high schoolers when it comes to social studies, especially if you’re a homeschooler, and even more especially if you’re a secular homeschooler.   My 13 year old daughter LOVES […]

Get Mapmaking (Social Studies Review)

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

Editor In Chief Review
Editor In Chief Review: Grammar Disasters & Punctuation Faux Pas My third kid, who is entering 8th grade as of the time of this post, LOVES to write. She writes fantastic historical fiction and the amount of time she spends researching and writing is astounding. We’re talking 6-8 hours A […]

Editor In Chief Review

Paint-by-Numbers Museum Series Review
Paint-by-Numbers Museum Series Does teaching art appreciation intimidate you? It does me! I’ve confessed before about how I don’t know much about art and how I struggle to teach my kids about art. Well, here is another tool in our arsenal, a paint-by-numbers kits!   Disclaimer: I received this product […]

Paint-by-Number Museum Series Review

Evan-Moor Daily Geography Practice Workbooks
Evan-Moor Daily Geography Practice Workbooks Do you remember studying geography in school? I do. I remember long and boring lectures with a pull down map in the front of the classroom, the teacher pointing at various places with a long stick. Blah. Blah. Blah. Disclaimer: I received a copy of […]

Evan-Moor Daily Geography Practice Review

Free Printable Spelling Battleship Game
My kids aren’t into traditional spelling lessons, as many aren’t. When my kids did their brief stint in school one of them had a teacher who had alternative ways for them to practice spelling. She would have them write the word in different colors, create word searches, spelling bingo…all kinds […]

Spelling Battleship FREE GAME DOWNLOAD

Forgotten Life Skills To Teach
Kids these days learn a lot of things we didn’t learn when I was in school. This is exactly as it should be, our world changes fast and our education should change just as fast. For instance, when I was in school typing and microwave cooking were actual electives. Our […]

Four Forgotten Life Skills (and why I teach them!)

Design Studio Pro Review
Are you looking for a high school art program that is unique, has enough content for an elective credit, encourages creative thinking, AND is affordable?? Look no further than The Extraordinaires Design Studio Pro! Disclaimer: I received this kit at no cost to facilitate my review. All opinions are my […]

The Extraordinaires Design Studio Pro

Aquarelle Money Watercolours Made Easy
  I am not an artist and admittedly, I don’t know much about art or famous artists. While I learn along with the kids, not knowing much about art means it often takes a back seat in our studies. That really bothers me, I really want my kids to have […]

Aquarelle Monet