Simplified Classes Review and Discount Code!

If your kids are like mine and love to create art, I’m delighted to share a new art program that is perfect for giving the kids something to do on Thanksgiving break and the upcoming Christmas break.  I’m pleased to share a Simplified Classes review and discount code. What Is Simplified Classes? Simplified Classes is […]

Excelerate SPANISH {Homeschool Crew Review}

I took two years of Spanish in high school and two years in college.  I know how important it is to learn a foreign language, but I also know how difficult it can be to learn that language.  We were recently given the chance to review Excelerate SPANISH Streaming, and I was intrigued by the […]

Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum in Mansfield Missouri

Update: We recently visited the Laura Ingalls Wilder Historic Home and Museum in Mansfield Missouri again when we traveled to Michigan.  I loved the tour almost as much as the first time we went (except there was no tour at the Rock House this time, just a docent to answer questions.)  I’ve updated this post […]

Creating a Masterpiece Drawing Program (Homeschool Crew Review)

My kids all love art and are happy to create art at least once a week.  We’ve used many different art programs through the year, and this year, one of the ones we tried was the Creating a Masterpiece Drawing Program.  My girls really enjoyed this program, and I loved both their enthusiasm and that […]

What Being on the Homeschool Review Crew Means to Me

I’ve had the pleasure of being on the Homeschool Review Crew for the past six years.  In fact, it was only our first semester of homeschooling that we weren’t on the Crew!  Though sometimes working on the Crew does mean a lot of work, the benefits far outweigh the drawbacks! Opportunity to Try Amazing Homeschool […]

The Shepherd’s Stone & The Lion’s Roar (Homeschool Crew Review)

As regular readers know, a large, important part of our homeschool is reading aloud fabulous books.  We’re on track to have read aloud nearly 100 books by the end of this year.  (Audio books are a large part of our homeschooling when we’re driving in the car, which we do. . .ALOT!)  Recently, we added […]

Brain Blox Wooden Building Planks Review

As the girls get older, they’re spending more time playing with toys that can be used in multiple ways for building and designing.  When we got to review Brain Blox Wooden Building Planks by Brain Blox, the girls found all sorts of ways to use these and have been pulling them out every day! I […]

Fun Family Chess (Homeschool Crew Review)

Bookworm and Cuddle Bug LOVE playing chess.  They took to it like a fish to water and haven’t looked back.  I, on the other hand, can’t seem to remember the rules or which players can move which ways.  Time and time again, I’ve sat down with one of them to play only to be frustrated […]

Family Read Alouds for Ages 8 to 12–September, 2019

Rather than large novels hundreds of pages long, this month, we read shorter kids’ books that were 80 to 150 pages long, so we finished many more.  I wasn’t planning this, but it just worked out based on our Sonlight reading and the books that the girls picked out.  Here are the family read alouds […]

Blogging Through the Alphabet: Circle C Books

One of the book series we’ve fallen in love with are Circle C Books.  Created by Susan K. Marlow, these books are an excellent resource to learn about the history of California as well as to delight in the main character, a tomboy, Andi, living in the late 1800s on a California ranch.  All of […]