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


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


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


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