CrossTimber Name Meaning Gifts {Homeschool Crew Review}

I think every child wants to know why her parents chose her name.  (I was named after a soap opera character.)  Most children also love personalized items.  I still remember how excited I was when I was about five and received a book that was personalized specifically to me–the character in the book visited me […]

Excelerate SPANISH {Homeschool Crew Review}

I took two years of Spanish in high school and two years in college.  I know how important it is to learn a foreign language, but I also know how difficult it can be to learn that language.  We were recently given the chance to review Excelerate SPANISH Streaming, and I was intrigued by the […]

Creating a Masterpiece Drawing Program (Homeschool Crew Review)

My kids all love art and are happy to create art at least once a week.  We’ve used many different art programs through the year, and this year, one of the ones we tried was the Creating a Masterpiece Drawing Program.  My girls really enjoyed this program, and I loved both their enthusiasm and that […]

Brain Blox Wooden Building Planks Review

As the girls get older, they’re spending more time playing with toys that can be used in multiple ways for building and designing.  When we got to review Brain Blox Wooden Building Planks by Brain Blox, the girls found all sorts of ways to use these and have been pulling them out every day! I […]

Fun Family Chess (Homeschool Crew Review)

Bookworm and Cuddle Bug LOVE playing chess.  They took to it like a fish to water and haven’t looked back.  I, on the other hand, can’t seem to remember the rules or which players can move which ways.  Time and time again, I’ve sat down with one of them to play only to be frustrated […]

Blogging through the Alphabet: Adventure Academy

We’ve been homeschooling for five years now, and in that time, we’ve used and reviewed a number of homeschool books, curriculum, and products.  For this round of Blogging through the Alphabet, I’m going to share our favorite homeschool products through the years. This post contains affiliate links. My daughters LOVED ABCmouse.com, but at 9 and […]

Homeschool Crew Review: Exploring Creation with General Science, 3rd Edition

Sometimes I can’t believe that my “little” girls aren’t so little.  One will be in middle school next year!!  How did that happen? This post contains affiliate links. We’ve been slowly integrating more curriculum that is at the middle school level including Exploring Creation with General Science, 3rd Edition by Apologia.  For this review, we […]

Homeschool Crew Review – Music & Creativity Foundation Course

My kids have dabbled in the piano off and on for years.  I’d like to get them piano lessons, but the money for that is not quite in the budget yet.  That’s why I was excited to find out that there is a free option for online piano lessons –Music & Creativity Foundation Course by […]

Homeschool Crew Review: Dyslexia Gold

This post contains affiliate links. Watching your child struggle to read is difficult, especially if you’re like me–a book lover and an English major.  I soooo want my kids to enjoy good books, and for now, they are through audio books and read alouds.  I’m hoping one day they also enjoy books by reading for […]

Homeschool Crew Review: Matific Galaxy

Around here, we do school year round, and math is one thing in particular I want my children to keep up.  I always try to supplement their regular math curriculum with some kind of fun math games.  Recently, Matific Galaxy has fit the bill! About Matific Matific is a fun math supplement program for grades […]