Homeschool Crew Review: Home School in the Woods – The Middle Ages

When we first started homeschooling, I found Home School in the Woods when looking for a timeline book, which Bookworm still uses three years later.  Then, we had the privilege of reviewing several of their products–Project Passport World History Study: Renaissance and Reformation and HISTORY Through the Ages Hands-on History Lap-pack: U.S. Elections–which we loved. […]

Exercise: Essential for Mamas and Kids

I’ve never enjoyed exercising.  Sometimes, especially in college, I would make exercising every day a priority.  After about a month, it became a habit, and then I didn’t hate doing it so much.  I honestly can’t say, though, that I’ve ever loved exercising.  I hate getting sweaty. So, for a mama who really doesn’t like […]

A Fun History Supplement: Drive Through History

When I was in school, I loved learning about history.  What I didn’t love was the dry, boring way history was presented.  So, most of my history knowledge came from books and documentaries that I watched. Now that we homeschool, we spend a lot of time teaching history, but we try to do it in […]

Chores: The Only Way We Keep Our House Clean When Homeschooling

When you homeschool, you and your children are in the house all.the.time.  That means there isn’t an opportunity to do a good, deep cleaning because, well, the kids are there all day long creating new messes. We’ve tried different chore programs without much luck.  Our house was still messy and cluttered.  You know how some […]

Chalk Pastels Video Art Course: Available & On Sale Now!

My kids are naturally drawn to art.  They love to be creative.  Whether that is making a simple sketch with markers or doing something more elaborate, they are being creative every day.  However, a few times a week, I like to give them a more structured approach to art. The problem I struggle with is […]

Why a Budget Can Make or Break Your Homeschool

Budgets.  Yes, budgets.  They’re often the least favorite household chore.  In fact, according to a Gallup poll, two out of three households don’t even have a budget! Yet if you want to homeschool, I find budgets to be essential. Why Are Budgets Essential for Homeschoolers? You’re Likely A One-income Family If you homeschool, you’re likely […]

Homeschool Review Crew: Zonderkidz The Beginner’s Bible

PB & J Girl (8) wanted a Bible of her own, but the Children’s Bible I had was too difficult for her.  We had the chance to review The Beginner’s Bible by Zonderkidz, and it was just perfect for her! First released in 1989, in celebration of its 25th anniversary, The Beginner’s Bible has been redesigned […]

IEW’s 12 Days of Christmas Freebies

After the Christmas holiday is over, there is still one more thing to look forward to–IEW’s 12 Days of Free Gifts! Starting December 26th, for 12 days, IEW will be giving away a free product every day! This post contains affiliate links.  Thanks for your support! I took part in the 12 Days of Free […]

Homeschool Review Crew: Chemistry 101

We plan to homeschool our kids through high school (though I know that plans can change).  One thing that intimidates me is teaching high school math and science, especially since some of our kids are like me, not particularly strong in math or science. When the chance came to review Chemistry 101, I wasn’t sure […]

Homeschool Review Crew: Commissioned Game

In our days before kids, my husband and I used to enjoy playing board games, sometimes strategy board games. When we had the opportunity to try Commissioned by Chara Games, we happily did so.  In the evenings, after the kids were asleep, we tried our hand at this game. About Chara Games Patrick & Katherine […]