Homeschool Crew Review: Doctor Aviation

Flying is definitely not one of my favorite things to do.  I hate turbulence, and even though I know it’s irrational, every time there is turbulence, I worry that the plane will crash.  Recently, I’ve been trying to put my fears to rest by learning more about planes and how they work thanks to the […]

Homeschool Crew Review – Time Traveler American: The Civil War

This year, we inadvertently ended up studying The Underground Railroad because Cuddle Bug kept picking books from that area of the library.  That lead to the girls earning a badge from American Heritage Girls about the Underground Railroad.  So, a natural fit was to next teach them about the Civil War, which we have been […]

Homeschool 101: Don’t Plan Your Child’s Educational Track In Advance

We’re in our 5th year of homeschooling.  You’d think by now I’d have this all figured out, but that’s not the case.  The game keeps changing, and I feel like I’m scrambling to keep up. Our Educational Journey So Far Take Bookworm, for instance.  We started with Kolbe Academy in 4th grade, which wasn’t a […]

Our Relaxed Homeschool Curriculum for 2nd and 3rd Grade

We have always homeschooled through the summer.  My kids need the structure (so do I!), and it’s so hot here in Arizona that we don’t want to go outside much after 9 a.m.  Plus, this year we’re playing catch up from all the time we were off in the spring when I had foot surgery. […]

Homeschool Crew Review: Grade 1 Lightning Lit Set

I have heard many good things about Hewitt Homeschooling‘s Lightning Lit series, so when the chance came to review a set, I chose Grade 1 Lightning Lit Set.  I used this for PB & J Girl because she’s about a year behind in reading and writing thanks to the speech delay she just overcame. About […]

Homeschool Crew Review – Earth Science: God’s World, Our Home

Science was never my best or favorite subject in school, so I need to pick Bookworm’s science curriculum with care.  The science programs we use need to be open and go, and they need to be student friendly.  My husband is a scientist, so he’s also fussy about science books.  After spending much time together […]

Homeschool Crew Review: UnLock Pre-Algebra

This is the start of our 5th year homeschooling.  For two years, we had a math program that worked great for Bookworm.  Last year, that program stopped working for us because the visual element was no longer working for him.  We searched, and searched, and searched for something else to no avail. . .until we […]

Homeschool Crew Review: Internship for High School Credit

Bookworm is nearing high school, and one goal my husband and I have discussed is having him do an internship in his desired field before he graduates.  (Right now he wants to be a lawyer, but that may change.) When I was in high school, I got credit for working, but that was just at […]

Homeschool Crew Review: K5 Learning

We homeschool year round, and one of the main reasons we do is so when unexpected things come up, we can take time off.  We schooled on a very part-time basis while I recovered from foot surgery.  I was on the look out for an online program that could help my kids maintain their academic […]

Homeschool Crew Review: Prima Latina Complete Set

Cuddle Bug has loved every Memoria Press item we’ve tried, so when the chance came to try Prima Latina Complete Set, we happily said yes.  If you’re looking for a gentle Latin program to begin teaching your grade 1 to 4 students, I’d highly recommend this one. About the Prima Latina Complete Set The complete […]