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



Shark Week Resources Unit Study
  It’s that time of year again! SHARK WEEK! Now is the perfect time to introduce your children to sharks using these books, videos, virtual experiences, and hands-on activities! Disclaimer: There are affiliate links in this post. Every click and link, while not obligatory, helps fuel our book & game […]

Shark Week 2016 Resources


Free Printable Homeschool Science Lab Notebook
  FREE Printable Homeschool Science Lab Notebook Years ago the kids and I used a fantastic lab notebook, it was perfect for my kids! It had a space to record materials, notes, and to draw and write about observations. It wasn’t religious and it fit in with ANY science curriculum […]

FREE Printable Homeschool Science Lab Notebook


Questions people ask about homeschooling
Homeschooling is seen as a different, radical choice by many. When you make this decision people are bound to ask why. They also ask other, sometimes more personal questions.   Questions People Ask About Homeschooling   How can you afford to homeschool? This is a tough question to answer because […]

Questions About Homeschooling



Famous Figures of the Renaissance Review
  I have very hands-on kids, and when they were younger teaching history was easy. You read a few books, throw together a few activities, add in some field trips and BAM! Done. It’s harder to find hands-on activities for older kids though, because we’ve done so much.   One […]

Famous Figures of the Renaissance Review


Kangeaux Walkabout Carrier Review
  Disclaimer: I received a set of Kangeaux Walkabout carriers to facilitate this review. A positive review was not guaranteed and all opinions are my own. Well, my husband’s, because he’s the one who wrote the review.   Once upon a time there was a family. This family loved being […]

Kangeaux Walkabout Review


How to teach geography
    I’ve kind of been on a geography kick lately. Honestly, if you had asked me 10 years ago (ok, 20 years ago) if I’d ever get excited over geography I would have rolled my eyes at you. Disclaimer: Affiliate links are used in this post. While you are […]

How to Make Geography Fun for Everyone!



puzze6
  Learning geography can be tough for kids, especially when they’re used to looking at flat maps. Globes bring a whole new dimension (literally) to your child’s grasp of where they are in the world, and the Ravensburger XXL Children’s Puzzleball Globe brings the world into your child’s hands! Disclaimer: […]

Children’s Puzzleball Globe Review


  Disclaimer: I received two sets of Tenzi dice and the Tenzi Card Game set at no cost to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own. There are no sponsored links in this post. It doesn’t get a lot simpler than a good old dice game, and Tenzi is […]

Tenzi Dice Math Game Review


How to Make Homeschooling Easier
  People are always asking me how I do “it all”. How do I homeschool and manage to stay sane?  (Joke’s on them, promise!) While I don’t have a magic pill that will cure all of your homeschooling woes, I have learned a few tricks over the years to make […]

5 Things You Can Do to Make Homeschooling Easier



Crazy Aaron's Thinking Putty Review
Disclaimer: I was given a complimentary product in exchange for a fair & honest review. A positive review was not guaranteed.   Raise your hand if you have a kid who has to fidget in order to really learn something. Raising both of my hands as high as they’ll go! […]

Crazy Aaron’s Mixed By Me Thinking Putty Review


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