Homeschool Crew Review: Easy Peasy Cursive

My mom went to two graduation parties this year where the high school graduates could not read the cards because they were written in cursive, and, unfortunately, cursive just is not taught in many schools anymore.  I find this incredibly sad.  Think of the historical documents, old letters from relatives, etc. that these kids can’t […]

Homeschool Crew Review: The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls Books 1 and 2

As part of our religion curriculum, we try to find ways to bring religion to life.  One of our favorite ways to do that is through books.  Recently, we’ve been reading The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls books published by WorthyKids/Ideals. About The Secret of the Hidden Scrolls Books 1 and 2 We read the […]

Homeschool Crew Review: Captain Bayley’s Heir

Lately, we’ve been spending a lot of time in the car driving one of our children to various appointments.  We’ve been passing the time and “car schooling” with audio books.  Recently, we got to listen to another fabulous Heirloom Audio Productions audio book, this time Captain Bayley’s Heir. About Captain Bayley’s Heir The story centers […]

Homeschool Crew Review: Let’s Go Geography

Bookworm has loved geography since he was little, but the girls don’t share his passion.  I’ve been searching for an engaging, multi-sensory homeschool geography curriculum for them for quite some time, so I was excited to find Let’s Go Geography. About Let’s Go Geography Let’s Go Geography is a homeschool geography curriculum designed for grades […]

Homeschool Crew Review: Carole P. Roman

I love teaching my kids history with living books.  While I loved learning history (still do), the way it was presented in high school–read the textbook and listen to the lecture–was uninspiring and mind numbing.  I don’t want that for my kids.  One of my favorite resources for fun, interesting history books, especially for the […]

Homeschool Crew Review: The Bears on Hemlock Mountain E-Guide

As a former English teacher, I love teaching my kids about literature.  Yet, much to my chagrin, they’ve been less than enthusiastic.  However, both Cuddle Bug and PB & J Girl loved reading The Bears on Hemlock Mountain aloud.  Then, PB & J Girl (3rd grade) and I followed up that reading every afternoon with […]

Homeschool Crew Review: Apologia Marine Biology 2nd Edition (High School)

When we started homeschooling Bookworm in 4th grade, we were just trying it out for a year.  I really didn’t think much about high school.  However, here we are.  I used to get intimidated thinking about teaching high school science, but with the right program and the right tools, it is possible. This post contains […]

Homeschool Crew Review: The Everyday Family Chore System

Since I had my foot surgery in mid-March, life has been a bit crazy.  The kids were off school for about 6 weeks while I recovered, my mom stayed for a month and then left (which required a big adjustment for the kids), and chores had fallen by the wayside.  As a result, our house […]

Beautiful Coloring: A Timberdoodle Product Review

My girls love being creative, and they love art.  While they do a lot of free hand drawing and painting, I thought it would be fun to have them do something a bit more structured.  Enter Timberdoodle’s Beautiful Coloring book, part of their 4th grade curriculum. About Beautiful Coloring Beautiful Coloring is a fun coloring […]

All Saints Movie and a Giveaway

We don’t go to the movies much, but when we do, I like to watch something wholesome with the kids.  That can be hard to find, which is why I’m so excited about All Saints, a new movie starring John Corbett as a pastor of a small church that is no longer able to pay […]