My newest panic attack over homeschooling high school!

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My dear beautiful amazing teenager is now in 11th grade. It is her first day back to school in an online private school that she loves. She has always been homeschooled and always had a great deal of say about her education. I feel like I have failed her though because today her principle told […]

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#Review – Fantastic Art Curriculum

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This post was created in partnership with Mom Buzz Media.  All opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. Art Squish Free Creative Blog Thank you for taking a moment to check out this post about this Art Giveaway. www.artsquish.com The first part of Art Squish is it’s free creative blog for […]

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Review – Learning is best when it is play – Matics

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www.kabukihelps.com This game was created by a mom because her son was struggling with some basic math skills.  She wanted a fun way to help him practice and reinforce what he was learning in school.  That mom is also the founder of Kabuki Helps, which has grown into a community of parents and teachers committed to making […]

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Keeping Summer Fun With Jumping Words

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As many parents know, there is often learning loss that happens over the summer months when kids are out of school. This can happen to homeschoolers like my own or any student. One of the ways we can help prevent the loss is by practicing skills your children already have in fun and creative ways. […]

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Common Core – Another Reason We Homeschool

  It is a question that gets asked often it seems, “What do you think about Common Core?”  You might be expecting this post to be a diatribe of disdain for the government sticking it’s nose in education. That is certainly what you most likely would get from a Fundamentalist Conservative homeschooling parent. I however […]

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Parents: Don’t miss this great car trip game sure to keep the kids busy!

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Traveling with kids can be a challenge on the best of days. “Are we there yet?” and siblings fighting can be an issue to say the least. There are many ways to deal with these issues and one of them is by making sure you can keep the kids busy!  Try This Great New Game! […]

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Make a School Time Wreath

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 I am blessed and cursed to know someone who is crazy about Wreaths. She makes them all the time and shows them off and I think she is contagious because I could not help but make one too! Instructions: Gather a small child and then the following materials  64 Box of Crayons Cardboard Plate Scissors […]

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Messy Kindergarten Learning Fun!

Homeschooling Kindergarten this year has been so much fun. Maybe because we love making a mess and love games. It is not hard to find games for any subjuct, just search online! From kindergarten and first grade math games to Maryland state standards, it is all really easy to find things quick and jump in!  […]

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Most Funny Face of 2011

  This is our 18 month old smilie baby. She is such a joy and so often just so happy. This photo was taken by our 12 year old daughter while all the children and Daddy where at a homeschooling umbrella school winter Solstice party. Neither remember why she made the safe but I am glad […]

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