Homeschool Crew Review: Taming the Lecture Bug and Getting Your Kids to Think

I remember when my children were young and parents who had already raised their children to adulthood would laugh whenever I’d mention difficulties in parenting my kids.  The common phrase was, “Little kids, little problems; big kids, big problems.”  I thought that these parents must have just forgotten what it was like to have small […]

Homeschool Crew Review: CursiveLogic

Teaching my kids cursive is very important to me.  I know that some schools no longer teach cursive, but when I think of all of the historical documents that are written in cursive, I just can’t think of my kids not learning it.  Bookworm learned while he was still in school and now has beautiful […]

Homeschool Crew Review: Magic Stix Washable Markers (and a Giveaway!)

Over the years, we’ve had the pleasure to review many products by The Pencil Grip, Inc.  While we’ve enjoyed all of these products, Cuddle Bug, my resident doodler and artist, absolutely loves the 24 pack of Magic Stix Washable Markers. About The Pencil Grip, Inc. The Pencil Grip, Inc. was created in 1992 by Dr. […]

Homeschool Crew Review: Wulf the Saxon by Heirloom Audio Productions

Heirloom Audio Productions has added another great title to their collection of works by G.A. Henty.  This time it is Wulf the Saxon about the Norman conquest.  We received the physical CD and enjoyed listening to it! About Wulf the Saxon This audio story is 2.5 hours long and offers a complex story of battle […]

Magic Stix–Review and Giveaway

Cuddle Bug LOVES art, drawing, and being creative.  This kid goes through markers and paint faster than you can imagine. This post contains affiliate links. She was delighted when we recently got the chance to try out Magic Stix by The Pencil Grip, Inc. About Magic Stix Magic Stix are sold on Amazon and come […]

Homeschool Crew Review – Illuminating Literature: Characters in Crisis

Because I sometimes teach high school literature in our co-op, I’m always on the hunt for new curriculum. I recently was able to try out Illuminating Literature: Characters in Crisis.  This is another great product by Writing with Sharon Watson, and it’s a keeper. About Illuminating Literature: Characters in Crisis This Christian world-view curriculum designed […]

A Fun Christmas Movie: The Star

I am always looking for wholesome movies that I can take my whole gang to; considering they range in age from 13 to 7, that can be tough.  So, I’m excited about the new movie, The Star, which tells the story of the Nativity from the animals’ perspective.  This looks like a funny, yet meaningful […]

Homeschool Crew Review: Thinking Like an Architect

Bookworm has reached that point where he’s just not that interested in school.  (I’ve heard from many homeschool moms that this is a common occurrence among middle school boys.)  His favorite mantra is, “But really, when will I use this in real life?” So, I’m always excited when I find a curriculum that interests him […]

Homeschool Crew Review: Thin Stix Creativity Pack

Cuddle Bug has an insatiable appetite for all things creative.  She doesn’t like following prescribed art lessons where she has to imitate someone else’s art.  Instead, she loves to create her own art, and create she does from illustrating books her sister writes to creating paper people for the paper village she’s created. . .the […]

Homeschool Crew Review: The Magic Stories

PB & J Girl has a regular reading program that she does daily, but she also likes to do some fun reading activities.  We found a good supplemental reading program in The Magic Stories by Allsaid & Dunn, LLC, publishers of The Reading Game and authors of the Worldy Wise series. About The Magic Stories […]