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Free Activities, Lessons, and Printables about Electricity

We are celebrating Benjamin Franklin’s birthday, January 17th, by sharing lots of Free Activities, Lessons, and Printables about Electricity. He was a multi-talented man with his most famous role probably being that he was the inventor of the lightning rod. But he had many other inventions as well, such as swim fins, the rocking chair, bifocal lenses, the Franklin stove, and […]

Ben Franklin – Easy Electricity Science Experiment

This experiment demonstrates static electricity in action. Electricity was discovered by Benjamin Franklin. His birthday is January 17th. What a great way to celebrate his birthday learning about this very important discovery by doing an easy electricity science experiment! Rate the activity: Easy Supplies needed: Plastic Spoon One Teaspoon Salt One Teaspoon Pepper Wool product […]

10 Ways to Motivate a Reluctant Math Learner

As a homeschool mom, you likely have some subjects you prefer teaching over others, and it’s probably the same for your kids. Whether it is because of their ability or interest, most kids will be reluctant to do some of their schoolwork. If for your kids that subject is math, here are some ways to […]

FREE Reading Eggs 4 Week Trial!

★ FREE 4 week 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 3-7 year olds. Click HERE to sign up for your free trial! Don’t forget to TELL YOUR FRIENDS so their children can also try Reading […]

Hip Homeschool Hop 1/12/16 – 1/16/16

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 […]

Taking New Year Inventory of Your Homeschool

There’s something about the New Year that makes you want to reevaluate your entire life:  Your relationships.  Your priorities.  Your diet.  Your checkbook.  Your sock drawer. But what about your homeschool?  While I realize January isn’t the start of the school year for most homeschoolers, I still think it’s a great time to do some […]

Are We Addicted to Busyness?

I don’t know about you, but lately I feel like we moms are in a competition to see which of us can be the most crazy busy! My family participated in that competition for years! We ran from one activity to another with no down time. Then last year I stopped to ask myself, “Are […]

Bourbon Street Chicken

This wonderfully rich dish is a great busy night meal, but don’t be deceived by the title. There’s no bourbon in here. The dish gets its name from the location it originated from, Bourbon Street in New Orleans.

Questions Answered by a Homeschooler: Did You Have a Choice?

This is post #2 of a series in which I answer questions collected for me from the Hip Homeschool Moms Community about what it was like to grow up homeschooled. The first post in the series had to do with my favorite memory of being homeschooled. You can read that post here. Today’s article has […]

Hip Homeschool Hop 1/5/16 – 1/9/16

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 […]

Our Top 10 Posts from 2015

The Hip Homeschool Moms team would like to begin 2016 by saying “Thank you so very much!” to all of you moms who faithfully read our posts here on our site, who participate in our private Facebook group, and who support our Facebook page. We are here to help give each of you the information, […]

How to Ease the Transition Back to School after a Long Break

At our house, back to school is not easy. My kids do not look forward to getting back to school after a long break. My kids thrive on routine, and any change in routine requires a period of adjustment. Over the years, I’ve created a few routines and ideas for helping kids who struggle with […]

Soap Carving for Everyone

I do not remember when I first did soap carving, but sometime when I taught public school I saw the idea, and it was a (cheap) hit with my students.   Recently, my sons were asking about trying out wood carving, but all the classes in our area were for older kids who could handle […]

Hip Homeschool Hop 12/29/15 – 1/2/16

Welcome to the Hip Homeschool Hop! Welcome to 2015’s last and 2016’s first Hip Homeschool Hop! We’re glad to have you! Whether you’re here to take a look around and find some fun topics, good information, ideas, or support, or whether you’re linking up with us yourself, we’re truly grateful to have you join us. First […]

Finding Hope and Purpose in an ‘Ordinary’ Life

Can I whisper something to you? There is no greater calling than the one God has already put you right in the middle of.  I’ve learned this the hard way.   We seek the big time before we’ve mastered little league.  I’ve sought the big time, and boy have I sucked at little league. I’ve quested […]

Three Ways to Choose JOY in the Everyday Homeschool

  As homeschool Moms, most of us juggle about a hundred tasks every day (every hour?).  With the feeling that there is just so much ‘to do’, there is also the struggle to maintain the atmosphere of peace and joy we all long for in our homes. We’ve had those days.  Those blissful, wonderful, happy, […]

Hip Homeschool Hop 12/22/15 – 12/26/15

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 […]

Love, Joy, & Peace Craft in English, Spanish, & Chinese

The Fruit of the Spirit is awesome. I love teaching it to my children. For this lesson, I picked the first three on the list found at Galatians 5:22 and 23. We read the passage and talked about the first three: love, joy, and peace. We spoke about examples for each and how we can […]