Our 2016/2017 Homeschool Curriculum Choices for Elementary and Middle School

#homeschool curriculum choices for #elementary #middleschool

  This post may contain affiliate links.  This means if you click on the link and purchase an item, I will receive a small commission which I will use to run this blog.     Here is a list of the curriculum we are using for the 2016/2017 school year.  My son is in middle Read the full article…

3 Outside-the-Box Lesson Plans for your Homeschooler

3 outside-the-box lesson plans for your #homeschooler #homeschool

  If you homeschool your children, it can be very easy to fall into a routine that becomes boring for all of you. Even if you have the most fundamentally-sound lessons, without some creativity or innovation, you will not engage your students as well as you could. It may be time to consider thinking outside Read the full article…

Secular Science for Homeschoolers

Secular science for #homeschool

    We are not creationists, and it’s important that we use curriculum that support our beliefs.  While in phonics, literature, and math – it’s not so important, science and history – very important. Believe it or not, it’s difficult to find science curricula that’s not creationist based.  As homeschoolers diversify, it’s important that the options Read the full article…

Peter and the Wolf in Hollywood: An Interactive Musical App for your Homeschool

Peter and the Wolf Musical app for your homeschool

  This post is sponsored thanks to Giants are Small and Moms Select.  All the opinions expressed herein are 100% my own.     I was just telling a friend, I have a Masters of Science in Molecular and Cellular Biology.  The math and science – easy. The fine arts – are weak in our Read the full article…

Write it Right – Online – With Grammarly

Homeschool with grammarly

This post may contain affiliate links. This means, if you click on a link and purchase an item, I will receive a small commission which I will use to run this blog.       Have you heard of Grammarly?  If not, it’s a great online grammar checker service.  It works for my blog, it Read the full article…

Why I LOVE Saxon Math

Saxon Math Review #homeschool #curriculum

    I understand that every family is different, and that each family will find the curriculum/no curriculum that fits them best.  It’s not my intention to create a “boxed” answer that fits everyone. With that said, I have used Saxon math from the beginning, and it has worked very well for my family, and Read the full article…

Quality Educational Content Delivered Safely to your Homeschooler with XFINITY

Quality Educational Content delivered safely to your Homeschooler #xfinitymoms #comcastconnects

I attended XFINITY Mom Bloggers event where I learned about how XFINITY provides educational content to children. I received a gift bag in exchange for my participation but the opinions stated herein are 100% my own.       As homeschooling families, I think we are all interested in finding ways of providing value to Read the full article…

How to do Good Science, Like a Real Scientist – At Home

Recording science experiments for homeschooled kids

  Research science is an art.  There are many types of scientists, but research scientists mostly work in a laboratory.  They might work in a lab in Government, or in Pharmaceuticals, or in a hospital.  Most research scientists will have an overwhelming question.  They then read papers, gather ideas, and create experiments that will answer Read the full article…

St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock Water Color Painting Tutorial

Shamrock watercolor painting tutorial #homeschoolart #artandcrafts #homeschool

    We had fun making these fantastic Shamrock Water Color paintings, and wanted to share it with you!  Hopefully, you will be able to make St. Patrick’s Day a fun homeschool Day. It was an easy satisfying art project for everyone.  It’s relatively no mess if your preschooler doesn’t spill the watercolors all over Read the full article…

Academic Activities for St. Patrick’s Day

STEM and Literacy St. Patricks Day - Inspired ideas for early elementary #homeschool

  I received activities in exchange for an honest review.  The opinion stated herein are 100% my own.  This post may contain affiliate links.  This means if you click on a link and purchase an item, I will receive a small commission.       Honestly, I’m not really big on St. Patrick’s Day.  I Read the full article…

Keep your Kids Smart and Happy During School Breaks!

Keep your Kids Smart and Happy During School Breaks!

    Is spring break looming in your future? Mid-winter and spring break can feel like a burden to parents who are anxious to fill the time with activities and opportunities to keep the kiddos from being bored. While traditionally spring break is an opportunity for travel for college students, if you are home with Read the full article…

Free Resources to Supplement your Child’s Homeschool Curriculum

Free Homeschool resources @educents #homeschooling #freeprintables

  This post may contain affiliate links.  This means if you click on a link and purchase an item, I will receive a small commission which I will use to run this blog.     I love free resources.  I really do.  I think there is a time and place for them.  Typically, I use Read the full article…

Leap Year – Inspired Activities for Preschoolers

Simple Leap Year- Inspired Activities for Preschoolers #homeschool #preschoolathome #prek #freeprintables

    In order for me to do everything I need to do, to teach the older kids, to exercise and be a mother, I need easy, simple and fun things for my preschooler to do. Since every four years, we have a special day – February 29th, I thought it would be fun to Read the full article…

Homeschool Moms: Health and Fitness – Home is where the Results are

#homeschool moms, Stay out of the Gym. Home is where the results are #health #fitness #cleaneating

    I know for a FACT, 100%, no doubt about it, that homeschool mom’s have a level of busy that is “off the hook.”. You know how I know? I am  a homeschooling mother of four. Every second of the day is taken.  With an infant in arms, a preschooler, a second and sixth Read the full article…

Fun Board Books for your Speech Delayed Child

Fun board books that help pronunciation for speech delay #specialneeds #speech #kidlit

  This post may contain affiliate links.  This means if you click on a link and purchase an item, I will receive a small commission which I will use to run this blog.     When Grayson wasn’t talking by 1, I didn’t think anything about it.  Even though the others had started talking before Read the full article…

Edusight: Easily Keep your kids Homeschool Photos and Videos all in one place – all online

Keep all of your kids work all in one place - online @edusight

    I was at my mid-year review with a baby in the sling, a bunch of bags containing notebooks of math pages, and notebooking pages and whatever – and then I had the other 3 kids.  On top of everything, Roya pooped (just perfect).  I was maxed with the hands and the stuff.  When Read the full article…

Our Chinese New Year Celebration!

Our Chinese New Year Celebration #multicuturalholidays #lunarnewyear #yearofthemonkey

    We had a great time yesterday with our Chinese New Year Celebration. Late last week, we started a FREE Chinese New Year Unit Study. We watched a few small videos on the history and traditions of Chinese New Year! As part of the unit study, the kids put their knowledge to the test, Read the full article…

Peel and Play Letters to Teach Multiple Ages at Home

Peel and Play letters to teach sounds, speech and have fun @educents #homeschool #preschoolathome

  I received this product in exchange for an honest review. The opinion expressed herein are 100% my own. This post may contain affiliate links. If you click on the link and purchase an item, I will receive a commission which I will use to run this blog   My son Grayson is 3 and Read the full article…