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!

  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

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. Please return in a few weeks to see what I thought if the product after review! We love hiking! There are some essentials you need to take when you hike, things like water and your GPS/phone, sunscreen…and when you hike with kids you have […]

Walkabout Universal Carrier (sponsored)

2016 Kids to Parks Day
  It’s been proven time and time again that children need to get outside. Kids today have a lot to face, and getting outside is good for their bodies and soul (and yours too!) In honor of the 6th Annual Kids to Parks Day, held on May 21, 2016, I […]

2016 Kids to Parks Day is May 21

The Best FREE Apps for High School
    Snapchat, Facebook, Tumblr, Neko Atsume…High school-aged kids are crazy for their mobile devices, making them the perfect tool for homeschooling! So many people are quick to dismiss kids this age as anti-social, but the truth is that their brains are trained to appreciate technology. Why not tap into […]

Free Educational Apps for High School

The Very Best Homeschool Preschool Curriculm
You’ve decided to homeschool! YES! Welcome to the most amazing journey you’ll ever take. Now look, I know you’re excited and want to do the best you can for your kids. I know how exciting it is to make this decision, you want to get started right away! It’s hard […]

The Very Best Homeschool Preschool Curriculum

Word Games for Middle Schoolers age 12-15
Disclaimer: There are affiliate links in this post. Each click helps support my family, thank you!   Middle schoolers, or roughly ages 12-15, can be a tough crowd. They want to be grown up but they still want to play like a little kid. Games are the perfect tool for […]

10 Word Games for Middle School