Homeschool Crew Review: Sex by Design

When I grew up, I never got the “sex talk.”  Instead, my mom had a series of books on the shelf about human development that I was free to read.  Of course, they were on the living room bookshelf, so I would sneak them into my room whenever she wasn’t looking and read them.  Then, […]

Homeschool Crew Review: Reading Eggs

Teaching reading has always been a challenge for me, in part because both of my girls had/have speech issues, which affected their reading.  PB & J Girl (8) has completed years of therapy and is now over her speech issues.  As soon as speech was resolved, she did beautifully learning to read.  Now, she’s nearing […]

Homeschool Crew Review: Brinkman Adventures Season 4

We’ve been spending so much time in the car lately, we’ve really enjoyed listening to audio stories to pass the time.  Lately, we’ve been listening to the Brinkman Adventures.  Brinkman Adventures Season 4 offers just as many exciting stories as the other Brinkman Adventures we’ve reviewed before including Season 2 and Season 3. About The […]

Jeremy Camp – The Answer CD: A Review and Giveaway

Before this review, I had never heard of Jeremy Camp, but clearly, I have been missing out!  I received his new CD, The Answer, releasing today, for review, and both I and my teenage son enjoyed the music. About The Answer The Answer contains 11 tracks: Word of Life My Defender The Answer Storm My […]

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  Think of the historical documents, old letters from relatives, etc.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 […]