Homeschool Crew Review: Kidzaw Master Kitz The Starry Night

PB & J Girl loves artistic endeavors, so when I learned of Master Kitz The Starry Night, I knew she’d love it.  This project is just one of many designed by Kidzaw.com; we liked this one so much, we hope to try more Master Kitz in the future! About Kidzaw Kidzaw was created five years […]

Homeschool Crew Review: Balancing Diapers and Deadlines

I have been working from home since my youngest was just a baby–eight years now.  I’ve always had trouble achieving balance; in the early years, I feel like I devoted too much time to my work, and in these latter years, I’ve had to reduce my workload as my kids needed me more.  Some days […]

Homeschool Crew Review: Math-Whizz

My girls aren’t big mathematics fans, but they are at grade level.  However, they do have trouble with some math concepts, especially learning math facts.  To make sure they don’t fall behind, I was on the look out for a math enrichment program; we found the perfect one, Math-Whizz, by Whizz Education. About Math-Whizz Math-Whizz […]

ArtAchieve: A New Curriculum on SchoolhouseTeachers.com

Have you heard of Schoolhouse Teachers?  It’s a site where you can get 400+ self-paced, online courses for every member of your homeschool, from preschool to high school.  We heard of Schoolhouse Teachers several years ago and have used the site for a variety of courses including French for Bookworm.  (Read our complete review of […]

When Your Homeschool Dreams Are Derailed

We started homeschooling in 2013, when Bookworm was in 4th grade.  We were just going to try it for a year, but it turned out to be a good fit for our family, so we kept homeschooling.  PB & J Girl and Cuddle Bug have never been to school. I still remember our first year […]

Homeschool Crew Review: Brinkman Adventures Season 6: Underground Rising

We’ve enjoyed the Brinkman Adventures for several years now.  We were delighted to hear that they have a new season available, Season 6: Underground Rising.  Unlike previous seasons, this one is much shorter, just 6 episodes, each about 25 to 30 minutes long.  The stories were suspenseful and entertaining.   About Brinkman Adventures Brinkman Adventures […]

Homeschool Crew Review: CashCrunch Careers

Right now, being a homeschool mom and driving my kids to therapy and extracurricular activities takes most of my time.  I do work part-time from home in a very limited basis, but I know in less than 10 years, my kids will be grown and I might like to find a career outside the home.  […]

Books I Read Aloud to the Kids, September 2018

A few months ago, I started keeping track of what the girls and I read aloud.  We’re always looking for good reading suggestions, so if you have any good kids’ books you could recommend, please leave a comment below.  Hopefully, some of the books we read will also give you ideas for books to read […]

Where I Find Good Reading Lists for My Elementary Students

I love to read, and when I was little, I always wanted my mom to read to me.  My mom was busy taking care of me and my brother who had cerebral palsy plus running a daycare out of her home.  When night came, she just wanted to relax, so once I learned to read, […]

What I Read with the Kids: July, 2018

Last month I started a new little feature–what I read aloud to the girls each month.  Cuddle Bug loves, loves, loves to be read to, and right now, that is how she is getting a lot of her schooling.  We’re also in the car for at least an hour a day, so we try to […]