Hip Homeschool Hop 12/1/15 – 12/5/15

Welcome to the Hip Homeschool Hop! Thank you for linking up with us on our Hip Homeschool Hop! We’re glad to have you. And if you’re here to take a look around and find some fun topics, good information, ideas, or support, we’re glad to have you too! But first we hope you’ll take a […]

Aluminum Foil Stained Glass Art

My 13-year-old son and I enjoy doing unit studies. As we read through whatever book we’re currently working on, we do crafts that go along with it. We recently read a book that mentioned a mermaid painting on the wall, and it reminded me of a stained glass window. That caused me to remember a […]

Ultimate List of Black Friday Deals for Homeschoolers

You can’t beat the deals on Black Friday!  We’ve searched the Internet for you and found some of the best deals applicable to homeschoolers!  So, head on over and go shopping on the BEST Black Friday deals for Homeschoolers!  Find a deal you like?  Click the image to be taken to that deal!  Below you’ll […]

The Magic of Decluttering My Clothes

I have been fascinated with the concept of the 10-item wardrobe for a while now. If you haven’t heard of it, the idea is that you winnow down your clothing stash until you have a base of ten (yes, you read that right) items which you can mix and match for almost all of your sartorial […]

Hip Homeschool Hop 11/24/15 – 11/28/15

Welcome to the Hip Homeschool Hop!   An InLinkz Link-up

Books That Feature Homeschool Children

Many children love to read, but it can be difficult to find books featuring homeschooled children. I decided to find some books featuring homeschoolers for my homeschooled children, so I thought I’d share them with you! Even though homeschooling is growing, there isn’t yet an abundance of books featuring homeschoolers, but I’m listing here the […]

Dear Husband: Here’s What I Really Do All Day

Moms are busy. And it’s often on our busiest days that our houses get totally destroyed! Then our husbands come home from work and think, “What has she done all day?” without realizing how much effort it takes to just keep moving forward let alone get housework done. This made me think about what I […]

Homeschooling While Traveling

If you ask a random sampling of homeschooling families, they will all tell you individual reasons for making that choice. Their reasons may differ greatly, but at the core, we all just want what is best for our kids and our families. Sometimes that looks like traditional school at home, sometimes it takes the form […]

Thankful for My Bible and a Free Bible Study for Preteens

Thanksgiving is upon us and I have to tell you, the older I get, the more grateful I am for the ordinary, everyday, simple little pleasures of life! It seems just maybe our country has become comfortable, lulled even, with the belief that things are and probably always will be pretty good for us. We […]

How to Deal with Math-Quizzing Relatives this Holiday Season

It’s that time of year. The holiday season. The weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year’s are those which find most of us seeing all of those far-flung relatives that we visit only a few times each year. {Disclaimer: If you’re not familiar with my quirky sense of humor, read the first part of this article with […]

The BEST Kitchen Gadgets Under $20

New kitchen gadgets can really be an inspiration to get in the kitchen and cook. And if you are like me, you need all the inspiration you can get! I absolutely love finding unique kitchen tools that are useful but affordable! So let me share my list of The BEST Kitchen Gadgets Under $20 that […]

Love the Journey Book Review and Giveaway

We love to share books and resources with our readers–especially those that we truly enjoy and know will encourage and help equip you to do your best as you homeschool your children. This book is one of those resources! Three moms on the Hip Homeschool Moms team were given the chance to read and review […]

11/17/15 – 11/21/15

Welcome to the Hip Homeschool Hop!   Brenda, HHM team member who blogs at Schooling a Monkey, chose Christmas Play-doh Favours as her favorite post from last week’s HOP. And if you look at these cute ideas, we think you’ll love them too!   HHM team member Tanya blogs at The Natural Homeschool. She chose […]

10 Reasons Why I’m Glad I Was Homeschooled

I grew up deep in homeschooling territory. My father was a lawyer for Home School Legal Defense Association, and my mother was a nationally-recognized speaker at homeschool conferences who also designed a humanities curriculum. Not only was I homeschooled all the way through high school (with a few private school classes on the side), but […]

Free Printable Thanksgiving Math Game

“Mom, I want some fun math games, too!” That was the request my fourth grade daughter had recently. While she’s knee deep in fractions, my first grader is still learning basic math facts. He plays a lot of math games to help him learn them, and big sis doesn’t want to be left out. I […]

Gift Guide for Chocolate Lovers

If you’re looking for a fun gift for a chocolate lover who also loves bacon, you might give this chocolate covered bacon a try! $18.00   Dark Chocolate Espresso Beans (16 oz.) would make  a great gift for a coffee lover! They also come in Milk Chocolate. $12.00 Philadelphia Candies Milk Chocolate Potato Chips make […]

What Curriculum Will Work for You? FREE Webinar!

Do you wonder if there’s a curriculum that might be a better fit for your family than what you’re currently using? Or are you considering homeschooling but you’re not sure what curriculum to even try? There are so very many kinds of curriculum and homeschooling methods/philosophies out there: unit studies, textbooks, delight directed, Classical, unschooling…and […]

When Homeschooling Mom Gets a Hysterectomy

In the United States alone, there are nearly 600,000 hysterectomies completed annually. There are many more hundreds of thousands performed around the world. Reasons for having the procedure range from pain, heavy menses (periods), fibroids, cysts, some infections, cancer, etc. This isn’t an article to debate whether or not hysterectomies are the right choice.  Typically, there is a […]