Homeschool Crew Review: Fun-Time Phonics! Software

Cuddle Bug is in the process of learning to read, but a few of her speech issues make it difficult for her to say sounds the proper way.  Thinking a fun way to study phonics might help her, we tried Fun-Time Phonics!™ Software – 2-PCs Win Download by The Critical Thinking Co.™. About Fun-Time Phonics!™ This product is […]

Homeschool Review Crew: Christmas Comes to America

This year, our girls joined American Heritage Girls.  They are so excited and have already learned everything they have to in order to receive a joining badge.  After that, they can start earning badges, and let me tell you, they have big plans!  They were delighted to learn that one of our favorite curriculum makers, […]

Homeschool Review Crew: Accountable2You Internet Accountability Software

We try to do what we can to protect our children from stumbling on inappropriate images on the Internet.  The kids’ school computer is in our living room, and we invested in buying a monthly subscription to filtering software.  However, the filtering software proved difficult to use on my husband and my computers, especially because […]

Economics for Everybody: A Timberdoodle Product Review and Giveaway

Bookworm is well ahead of his age when it comes to his obsessive interest in politics and economics.  He has been wanting to study economics for quite some time, but most of the textbooks available are for high school or even college level students.  The solution came in the DVD series, Economics for Everybody by […]

Aquarelle Monet: A Timberdoodle Product Review

Last year, Bookworm took an art class at one of our co-ops that he really enjoyed.  This year, we dropped out of one co-op, and the other co-op didn’t offer art this year, so he was without a formal art program.  We’ve adjusted and had him try a few different online art programs.  But sometimes, […]

Homeschool Crew Review: Middlebury Interactive Languages Elementary Spanish 1 Grades K-2

What greater gift can we give our kids than teaching them a foreign language at a young age, when language learning is easiest?  I really want to teach my daughters Spanish, and I’ve tried several programs.  The programs that are the most teacher intensive are the ones that we usually don’t keep up with.  After […]

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 three 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 […]

Puzzleball Globe: A Timberdoodle Product Review

The girls have been learning about geography this year.  Honestly, because she’s only in 1st grade, Cuddle Bug doesn’t care much about it, but she does listen when we read our geography book.  PB & J Girl really likes geography, and she loves to find the continents and countries that we discuss on her blow […]

Homeschool Review Crew: Online Christian Filmmakers Academy

Bookworm is a visual person.  He loves taking photos, painting and doing art work, basically anything that is visually oriented.  When the chance came up to review Online Christian Filmmakers Academy by Family Gravity Media, a division of Families For Christ Ministries, Inc., Bookworm was very eager to begin. About Online Christian Filmmakers Academy This online […]

Tenzi Game and Tenzi Card Deck: A Timberdoodle Product Review

Now that our youngest is 6.5 years old, we’ve tried to get into a regular pattern of playing games as a family.  However, with children ranging from 12.5 to 6.5, finding a game that is fun for everyone can be a challenge.  Very few games seem to work for all of us–easy enough that the […]