How I Use YouTube Playlists in our Homeschool

Friday night I cracked open my laptop and my teacher’s manual for the next school year. With my feet propped up, I started planning. I know…so nerdy of me to plan on a Friday night. However, I was setting up my YouTube playlists and I was just so excited to get started! When I shared […]

Good Tips Tuesday 5/19

It’s a fantastic new week and there are new tips & tricks to be found for your life, home, and kids! You can never have too many tips and tricks to make your life easier…am I right? Be sure to add your own or check out the new tips in the linky at the end […]

Ultimate Homemaking Bundle 2014

It’s here! I look forward to this bundle sale every single year! By popular demand, 100+ homemaking bloggers are bringing back The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle, and it’s better than ever! The Ultimate Homemaking Bundle is a complete library of great eBooks on homemaking—a truly valuable knowledge base you’ll use for many years to come. Unlike […]

5 Preschool Pinterest Boards You Don’t Want to Miss

I love Pinterest. There are lots of great ways to use Pinterest–wish lists, project ideas, menu planning, and more. I have found that I have a mixture of Pinterest boards, but some of my favorite to pin to are preschool focused. Today I’m sharing my Top 5 Preschool Pinterest Boards. Make sure to follow them! […]

Simple Science: Observing Snowflakes like Snowflake Bentley

Snow is a precious thing where we live. We get snow, but not very often. Nor does it say very long when it actually does snow. My son was especially excited about our recent snow since it came during the week we were studying snow in science with My Father’s World First Grade. I love when […]

iHomeschool Studio: an online homeschool conference

I love to go to homeschool conferences. I love the encouragement, feeding my brain, and gleaning tips from other homeschool moms. They are like breath of fresh air and I always walk away feeling refreshed and energized in our homeschool journey. But sometimes, a trip is more trouble than it’s worth….Packing everybody up. Paying for […]

Online Record Keeping for Homeschool with Applecore

Disclosure: I received a Gold Level of Applecore for free. I was already personally using this product, but received an upgraded version for the purpose of this review. I was compensated for my time. All opinions are honest; I was not required to post a positive review. One of the things I think every homeschool […]

The What & Why of Open-Ended Play

How many times have you given a child the latest, expensive toy only to have them unwrap it and find more pleasure in the wrapping paper and box than the toy inside? It happens all the time. Little did you know you just provided an open-ended play experience! What is Open-Ended Play? Open-ended play is, […]

10 Books About Worms

Over the past few weeks, we’ve been studying about worms in science. Jonah has enjoyed learning how worms help the soil by digging tunnels and breaking things down by eating them. And because he’s a typical boy, he’s been fascinated that dirt is full of worm “waste.” We’ve found some really cute books at our […]

90 Must-Have eBooks for Your Homeschool Year

As a public school teacher, my summers were spent sitting in professional development learning new teaching strategies to add to my teaching toolbelt. Now that I’m a homeschool mom, I have to educate myself. While I’d love to go to homeschool conferences all the time, it isn’t always feasible. Going to conferences means investing time […]