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Why I DO NOT Use a Timer!

Picture this….. You have been praying for your son, hard! He is struggling with reading. He just can’t get how to blend two sounds together. You’ve tried everything. You’ve been working hard for a while now, but he doesn’t seem to mind. Just then, a miracle happens! His eyes light up; he gets a huge […]

Minecraft and Architecture Printables

This week on Freebie Friday we are sharing free printables related to Minecraft and architecture! If you don’t need these freebies right now, click here to find freebies related to other topics! We may also have some non-theme-related freebies at the bottom of each week’s Freebie Friday post, so be sure to scroll all the […]

Summer Reading Tracker Printable

  My kids are reluctant readers, which means I have to work pretty hard to get them to read anything outside of their normal. I’ve had to come up with creative ways to get my kids to read. During the summer, though, I like to add incentives to their reading programs by using a summer […]

Handling Stormy Days with Difficult Subjects: 3 Do’s and Don’ts

It’s nearing the end of the school year for many of us, and that can be good and bad at times! On the positive side, that means it’s almost time for a break! On the negative side, it can mean that our children are ready to be done with school, and they can sometimes be […]

Hip Homeschool Hop 5/24/16 – 5/28/16

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 […]

Finding More Time to Read Aloud

As any homeschool mom can tell you, there just aren’t enough hours in the day to get it all done. You are busy! And while you do have good intentions and want to read aloud to your children, there is always something getting in the way. Science experiments, busy toddlers, meal prep. You know how important it […]

Kids in the Kitchen Printables

This week on Freebie Friday we are sharing free printables related to kids in the kitchen! If you don’t need these freebies right now, click here to find freebies related to other topics! We may also have some non-theme-related freebies at the bottom of each week’s Freebie Friday post, so be sure to scroll all […]

3 Thought Provoking Challenges to Examine Your Homeschooling Success

At this time of year, many homeschooling families are wrapping up and evaluating their current homeschool year and starting to make plans for the next homeschool year. We (at Hip Homeschool Moms) hope this guest post by Tehila is a blessing to you as you evaluate and plan. ~The Hip Homeschool Moms Team When I […]

Using the Calendar to Study Astronomy

Astronomy is a subject that is often overlooked, but it’s also one that many young students (and older ones too) are very interested in! I remember as a child when my dad told my sister and me that we would get to stay up late that night to drive out to the country and try […]

Hip Homeschool Hop 5/17/16 – 5/21/16

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 […]

School Should Revolve Around Home

We all have our reasons for homeschooling, but most of us realized that a classroom environment was NOT the best place for our kids to learn.  So why is it that so many of us try to reinvent the classroom in our homes? School should revolve around home … not the other way around. Much of […]

Music Related Printables

This week on Freebie Friday we are sharing free printables related to music! If you don’t need these freebies right now, click here to find freebies related to other topics! We may also have some non-theme-related freebies at the bottom of each week’s Freebie Friday post, so be sure to scroll all the way down […]

Math Mammoth Review and Giveaway

We love being able to provide curriculum reviews that bring a variety of perspectives. Since we have such a large team of writers, we are able to bring you a well-rounded review with several families using the product. Each individual child and family have different needs, so our goal is to provide a review that might shed […]

5 Strategies for Building Mental Math Skills

As a homeschool graduate, my weakest subject growing up was mental math skills. I never had to race to beat the clock or other students. Most lessons took me an hour or more to complete. And it took me several years to memorize the times table and basic addition and subtraction facts. When I got to college, I […]

Song School Latin Book 1 Review and Discount Code

When it comes to languages, we simply love them! All of them! Even the dead ones! Haha! And by dead, I mean Latin. Yes, Latin may be a so-called dead language, but I see it more alive than ever in many other languages that we are studying. In this post, you will see how we […]

Hip Homeschool Hop 5/10/16 – 5/14/16

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 […]

Your Garden Is an Outdoor Classroom

We homeschool year round. This approach has provided us with a much more relaxed homeschool environment and offers us the time and opportunity to really immerse ourselves in the subject we are studying. One of my absolute favorite subjects to immerse in is Botany. We use a Montessori-ish approach, and the Apologia Botany curriculum as […]

25 Exclusive Homeschool Discount Codes

Homeschooling is a tough job!  That’s why we are always striving to help out the homeschool mom.  Today, we have 25 exclusive discount codes for YOU, to help you out in purchasing next year’s homeschool curriculum. Listed below, you will find a list of companies that are offering you a discount on their products, via […]