Homeschool Crew Review – Music & Creativity Foundation Course

My kids have dabbled in the piano off and on for years.  I’d like to get them piano lessons, but the money for that is not quite in the budget yet.  That’s why I was excited to find out that there is a free option for online piano lessons –Music & Creativity Foundation Course by […]

Homeschool Crew Review: Dyslexia Gold

Watching your child struggle to read is difficult, especially if you’re like me–a book lover and an English major.  I soooo want my kids to enjoy good books, and for now, they are through audio books and read alouds.  I’m hoping one day they also enjoy books by reading for fun on their own. This […]

Homeschool Crew Review: Matific Galaxy

Around here, we do school year round, and math is one thing in particular I want my children to keep up.  I always try to supplement their regular math curriculum with some kind of fun math games.  Recently, Matific Galaxy has fit the bill! About Matific Matific is a fun math supplement program for grades […]

Homeschool Crew Review: Jump In, 2nd Edition by Sharon Watson

My two with dyslexia haven’t had much formal writing experience because I’ve been working just to get them to be proficient writers.  Now that PB & J Girl is going into 5th grade, I felt that the time has come to teach her writing skills, but which program to choose?  I was already familiar with […]

Homeschool Crew Review: Hey, Mama! Homeschool Planner for the 2019/20 Year

I know that many people prefer to use their phones to keep an electronic planner, but I’m old school and much prefer a paper and pencil planner.  I like to hold it in my hands and see everything at once visually.  My current planner runs out in July, so I was excited when The Old […]

EdAlive – Homeschool Crew Review

While I didn’t really enjoy having my kids in online, public school this year, one thing I did appreciate was the part of the 4th grade curriculum was learning to type.  By the time PB & J Girl had completed that curriculum, she was typing 14 WPM.  I was looking for a new typing program […]

Homeschool Review Crew: CrossWired Science

We’re always looking for new and dynamic science programs to engage our children, so we were excited to try out a brand new program, CrossWired Science.  We were able to review the Sound, and Fluid Dynamics units. About CrossWired Science CrossWired Science is a brand new, Christian-based, homeschool science curriculum.  In fact, during our review […]

A Video Homeschool Crew Review: Stop Motion Animation Kit

The girls have started their own YouTube channel, and they were eager to add stop motion animation.  When the chance came up to review the Stop Motion Animation Kit from Stopmotion Explosion, they were very excited and set to work creating their own stop motion videos. For this review, we created a video, largely done […]

Blogging Through the Alphabet: Homeschool

When I first considered homeschooling, I heard concerns from several friends and relatives.  Some of them said they were worried about the socialization aspect, while others were a bit more blunt, “Homeschooled kids are weird.” Now that we’ve been homeschooling for six years, I can see where people who aren’t in the homeschool world would […]

Homeschool Crew Review: Tied 2 Teaching

Even though PB & J Girl is a kinesthetic learner and loves hands on activities, we haven’t had the chance to use many STEM activities in our homeschool.  That changed recently when we tried out Tied 2 Teaching‘s STEM Activities, Full Year of Challenges with Close Reading. About Tied 2 Teaching The creator behind Tied […]