Board games for people who enjoy dystopian literature - Dystopian Games
Dystopia is a genre of entertainment that takes place in a similar but alternate world, with the characters leading challenging lives that often leave them fighting for their humanity. Dystopian games is a sub-genre that might be right up your alley if you or your child is a fan of […]

Gameschooling : Dystopian Stories

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

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