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Exercising with Kids

It crosses your mind from time to time. It may even be penciled in on your schedule.  But it’s one of those things that falls off all too easily if you’re anything like me.  Yup, I’m talking about exercise. Exercising with kids, to be precise – whether they join you or not!   We know […]

Hip Homeschool Hop 6/28/16 – 7/2/16

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 Homeschooling Made Me a Reader

Growing up, I had an eclectic education: public school, private school, and home school. Despite that, when people ask me about my pre-college background, my simplest answer is that I was “homeschooled.”  I can’t help but think that it has to do with my self-identification, first and foremost, as a reader.  Being a bookworm is […]

Zoo Related Printables

This week’s topic has to do with the zoo! Children and adults of all ages enjoy going to the zoo, and many zoos have special activities going on to encourage folks who are taking a break from school work to get outside and enjoy seeing the animals and spending time together. We hope you enjoy […]

Thinking About Homeschooling Your Kids?

The recent headlines about where our school system is headed can and should be making you uncomfortable.  Never in the history of our country have we had so much forced into our classrooms that we, as parents, weren’t given a chance to weigh in on. Things we don’t agree with, things that make our skin […]

Zoo Scavenger Hunt Printables and Book Lists

The zoo is one of those places I really enjoy visiting when the weather is nice, therefore it often becomes a fun spring/summer excursion with my children. And because of the nicer weather, more animals tend to be out, and we can often see new baby animals too!   When heading off to a place […]

Hip Homeschool Hop 6/21/16 – 6/25/16

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 […]

It’s OK to Take a Break!

As homeschooling moms, we often feel guilty for taking breaks from school. We feel like we have too much to do to justify taking time off! The truth is, though, that we need to take breaks now and then! This past January was the mid-point of my family’s school year. We had gotten into a […]

Summer Fun Printables

This week’s topic has to do with summer fun! Summer is a great time to get outdoors and enjoy sports, swimming, picnicking, fishing, bug collecting, and lots of other fun things!  We hope you enjoy these printables related to all kinds of summer fun activities and recipes. If you’re looking for other freebie topics, click here to […]

Italian Chicken Pasta Salad

This chicken pasta salad made with grilled chicken and Italian dressing is so simple, you can whip it up any night of the week.

5 Helpful Essentials Oils for the Summer

With the official summer season being upon us, there are precautions we have to be mindful of as moms. Cautions such as sunburns, ticks, mosquitoes, etc. Our skin is the biggest organ of our body, and it’s very important to be careful of what we spray on it. Thankfully, there are healthy, natural alternatives to […]

Hip Homeschool Hop 6/14/16 – 6/18/16

Welcome to the Hip Homeschool Hop! Thank you for linking up with us on our Hip Homeschool Hop! 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! Enjoy! Guidelines for the hop: You can link up to 3 posts […]

My 4 Biggest Homeschooling Mistakes

Confession is good for the soul, right?  Well as much as I would love to tell you what a great homeschooling mom I am and how many things I’ve done right along the way in my homeschooling journey, the fact is, I’ve made a lot of mistakes, too. A lot of mistakes. Now I’ve tried […]

Father’s Day Printables

Today’s Freebie Friday topic is Father’s Day! If you need a few ideas for something to print and give to the dad in your family, be sure to take a look. And if you’re looking for other freebie topics, click here. We may also have some freebies that aren’t related to today’s topic. Just scroll […]

Using a Presidential Election to Teach Civics

As a homeschooling mom, I want my children to love God, have a good work ethic, have healthy relationships with each other and with their dad and me, and be happy, responsible citizens. However, one area I’ve felt like I’ve fallen short in is teaching them about our government (civics). If they don’t understand the […]

Real Life Nightmare

When you have children, you have hopes and dreams. That beautiful little bundle you bring home from the hospital is a brand new life. Your life is forever altered, and this new little person is in your care. Those first days seem to drag on, and this stage of life feels like it will last […]

Hip Homeschool Hop 6/7/16 – 6/11/16

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! Enjoy! Guidelines for the hop: You can […]

Fun Games to Play Outside {70+ Ideas!}

This is the post that you have been waiting for! Are you ready to see this super long list of fun games to play outside? We have 70+ ideas for you to look into and enjoy doing with your children this summer or anytime when the weather is nice outside. Most of them can be […]