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Dear Homeschool Mom Who Doubts Her Teaching Ability

Dear Homeschool Mom, Homeschooling isn’t easy. In fact, at times it’s downright discouraging. But don’t lose hope, for your children need you. They need to see that you are there with them. They need to see that you care, and they need YOU to be their biggest cheerleaders. You see, a year ago, I was […]

Freebies for You and Your Homeschool

Quite a few months ago, we started featuring freebies each Friday. Today, we’re sharing a list of some of those freebie posts all in one place to make them easy for you to find and use. Also, if you have ideas for freebie topics you’d like to see us feature in the coming months, please […]

Tips for Teaching Shakespeare

Are you a homeschooling parent considering working with your student (or students) in a study of Shakespeare? Maybe you’re excited to get started, but maybe you’re also feeling the pressure because he is, you know, Shakespeare: the father of Western poetry and drama, the guy whose plays are still produced on a regular basis in […]

Montessori Fabric Box Tutorial

You might be asking yourself what the deal is with this Montessori work called Fabric Box. What is so important about matching up fabric swatches? Well, this work is much more than that. It falls under the Sensorial category because it targets texture, feel, and appearance. Discrimination, coordination, and fine motor skills are practiced in […]

Hip Homeschool Hop 7/19/16 – 7/23/16

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 […]

How to Effectively Cut Off Communication with Your Children

If I’ve heard it once, I’ve heard it 1000 times:  Homeschooling is as much about building relationships as it is about learning. And I agree with that.  Totally. But there’s no question relationship building is dependent upon good communication.  And we can count on it – whenever there’s a breakdown in communication, relationships will suffer, […]

Olympics Related Printables

The 2016 Rio Olympic Games will be held from August 5 to August 21. It’s not only fun to watch the Olympics, but it’s also a great time to sneak in some educational activities! We hope these printables related to the Olympics will be just what you need. If you’re looking for other freebie topics, click here to […]

Classical Academic Press’s Writing & Rhetoric

Cassandra was given the opportunity to use and review this writing program with her children in exchange for her honest review. (Psst: They loved it!) Keep reading to learn more about this program, to find a discount code for 20% off all Writing & Rhetoric curriculum including already discounted bundles, and to enter for a chance […]

Choosing a Homeschool Writing Curriculum

Writing, both teaching and evaluating it can be a little intimidating. How do I begin? What do my children need to know? These and many more questions often float through our minds as we try to decide on a homeschool writing curriculum. Even if you don’t have an aspiring author on your hands, your children […]

Hip Homeschool Hop 7/12/16 – 7/16/16

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 […]

Montessori Number Rods Presentation {Free Printable}

Do you love Montessori or have you been curious about it? Have you been wanting to look into it because it sounds interesting or have you never heard of it before? Well, I think you will enjoy this post very much, whether you are new to the Montessori Method or if you’re a newbie. In […]

Printable Games and Activities

This week we’re featuring printable games and activities. When it’s too hot to get outside, sometimes you need something fun for the kiddos to do inside! We hope these printable games and activities are just what you need. If you’re looking for other freebie topics, click here to find others that might interest you. We may also have some […]

Zesty Slow Cooker Peach Pork

Zesty Slow Cooker Peach Pork is a the perfect meal for a hot summer day. This pulled pork has a little bit of sweet, and just a little bit of zest in the flavor. And the best thing about it? Because you make it in the slow cooker, it doesn’t heat up your kitchen at all.

5 Creative Ways to Read Aloud This Summer

We used to homeschool all year.  It was SO MUCH EASIER when the kids were little.  They didn’t seem to notice that other kids we actually ‘out’ of school.  Now that they are 11, 9, and almost 8 – well, not so much.  They crave (and deserve) a little summer break.  We all do.  And […]

Hip Homeschool Hop 7/5/16 – 7/9/16

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 […]

4 Reasons NOT to Homeschool Summer

I have been homeschooling for more than 10 years now, and until recent years we have homeschooled during the summer too. While it wasn’t the same activities or amount of work, it was still homeschooling during the summer. In all our early years our homeschool, summer consisted of what I called workbook or light mode. […]

Try Reading Eggs for Summer Reading Fun

★ FREE 4 week FREE trial of Reading Eggs ★ Get your child reading with a FREE 4 week trial of Reading Eggs – the multi award-winning online reading program for 3-13 year olds. Sign up today at http://readingeggs.com/hipmom/! This offer is good through July 31. Don’t forget to TELL YOUR FRIENDS so their children can also try Reading Eggs for free!

Insects and Bugs Printables

This week’s printables have to do with insects and bugs! When it’s warm outside, insects and bugs can be found everywhere. Take advantage of the warm weather, and go outside to look for all kinds of creepy-crawly things with your kiddos! We hope you enjoy the printables below. If you’re looking for other freebie topics, click here to […]