Using Online Reading Games in Your Homeschool

As much as I’d like to be a homeschool supermom, the fact of the matter is that I’m not. I have two boys in completely different learning stages–a 5th grader and a kindergartner. How do I give both boys the one-on-one attention they need, but still keep the other one engaged in learning? I use […]

Writers in Residence Homeschool Writing Curriculum

Writing and Math. Those are the bane of my son’s existence. He’s not a fan of either one, but if he had to choose one over the other, it would be writing. Finding a homeschool writing curriculum for him has been a challenge. I haven’t been too impressed with the options I’ve found and neither […]

Readers in Residence Homeschool Reading Curriculum

In the younger years, we are so focused on teaching kids how to read using phonics and decoding skills. But what happens after that? Do we send them off into the sunset with a book in hand and never teach reading again? No! Kids need to be taught things like context clues, making predictions, making […]

How to Visit Orlando Without Going to Disney

When anyone mentions they are going to visit Orlando, Florida most people automatically think of Disney. While I admit most of our time in the past has been spent at Disney when visiting Orlando, this summer we spent some time experiencing the other great things Orlando has to offer. Most of the time my kids […]

My Homeschool Planner

A good homechool plan can make or break a year. That’s why I’ve searched high and low for a good homeschool planner. Every year I go to the homeschool convention and look at the fancy homeschool planners at various booths and every year I decide they aren’t for me. Either I don’t like the way it’s […]

Zip-Line Letters (a literacy game for kids)

Learning should be fun, active, and engaging. That’s what I love most about this Zip-Line Letters Game. Kid will love zipping letters down the string and making letter sounds in this fun learning activity for kids. We found this game in the book 100 Fun & Easy Learning Games for Kids (affiliate link).  This awesome new […]

10 Best College Graduation Gifts

Graduation is a time to celebrate accomplishments and hard earned diplomas. It’s an exciting time in the graduate’s life and deserves to be celebrated to the fullest! Well thought out graduation gifts are best, not those hokey books with quotes that will never get opened and will eventually end up in the donate pile. So […]

Legoland for Homeschoolers

We recently took an end of the summer trip to Florida to visit family and have a little fun. While we were there, we took some time to visit Legoland and Disney World. We had a great time of connecting as a family, with a little learning sprinkled in. As I was sharing pictures of our […]

How We Use Fact Cards in Our Homeschool

My oldest son has an incredible ability to remember facts. I’m constantly amazed at how much he can remember and recall. He loves to soak up knowledge from nonfiction and informational books and fact cards. Truth be told, he’s a bit of a fact junkie. He loves to try to stump us with new facts […]

Brain Chase: Summer Learning Adventure for Kids

Homeschool Mom Confession: By the time we hit summer, I’m feeling done with anything that looks like learning…and so is my school-age son. Chances are, your kids feel that way, too. The problem is I know the importance of kids exercising their brain over the summer to prevent summer learning loss–I am a certified teacher, […]