Slow Cooker Cola BBQ Pulled Pork

With only about 2 minutes of active prep time – your slow cooker will do all the rest of the work to make this yummy Cola BBQ Pulled Pork while you go about your busy day.

DIY Craft Desk Hack

So you want a craft desk but can’t afford to buy one? Here’s a suggestion that might work for you. This idea only cost me about $60 to put together. It requires no cutting and only minimal construction! It was the type of thing I could do by myself easily. While I can paint and be […]

TRISMS History’s Masterminds Review and Giveaway

I am excited to tell you about TRISMS History’s Masterminds. It is different! It offers so much more than any other history curriculum for middle school and high school that I have found! It is not just a history study… it is designed to build upon a foundation of research, discovery, and language. The primary […]

Hip Homeschool Hop 8/25/15

Welcome to the Hip Homeschool Hop!   Kristy, one of the Hip Homeschool Moms team members, blogs at Kristy’s Cottage.  Kristy chose 100 Best Books for Boys as her favorite article from last week’s HOP. Kristy said: “I loved the 100 Best Books for Boys, by Faithful and True blog. As a mom with 3 little […]

The Many Benefits of Unit Studies and How to Use Them in Your Homeschool

*affiliate links present Unit Studies Unit studies are a popular tool for homeschooling families, and for good reason. There are many benefits of using unit studies in education, and they provide a flexible and fun alternative to using textbooks. There are unit studies available on a never-ending number of topics such as animals,  plants, historical […]

Why Making Time for Fun Is So Important for Your Family

When is the last time you really enjoyed being with your kids? No pressure.  No complicated planning.  Just good old family togetherness.  Just being.  If it’s been quite a while… or if you can’t even remember the last time that happened… well, then maybe we have something in common: Life is too stinking busy sometimes!  At […]

3 Ways Salsa Can Be Your New Best Friend AND a Recipe!

I have to admit it. I am completely addicted to salsa. I cannot get enough of it. I love to put it on my eggs in the morning. Eat it as a snack in the afternoon with some pita chips. It goes so great on our favorite Mexican dish, or even as a healthy alternative […]

Things to Consider When Choosing a Homeschool Curriculum

This time of year, many homeschoolers are busy preparing for a new school year, which includes deciding on which curriculum to use. Some homeschoolers stick to what works each year (which I highly recommend; if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it), but sometimes things just aren’t working, whether it’s your entire curriculum or just a […]

Hip Homeschool Hop 8/18/15

Welcome to the Hip Homeschool Hop! I’m Wendy, one of the three co-owners of the Hip Homeschool Moms site, and I blog at Homeschooling Blessings. As a mom of older students (one graduate, a senior, and an 8th grader), I was happy to read the article 5 Popular Business Books That Will Challenge Your Teen from […]

Friendship Wisdom from a Pig

Social media is an awesome tool for long distance friendships and staying in touch. But, as with most good things, it has its dark side. When it comes to friendships, social media can often stir up a whole lot of dissatisfaction. It’s that jealous pang you feel when you realize, based on the Facebook photos, […]

Celebrate Friends This Friendship Week

It’s National Friendship Week this week! What better way to celebrate friends than to invest in your friendships? Borrowing from Gary Chapman’s Five Love Languages, here are five ways to show your friends how much they mean to you. Acts of Service: Got a friend drowning in newborn laundry? Rope in some other friends and, […]

Learn Everything About Airplanes {Free Printable List}

August 19th is Aviation Day. We are so excited to bring you a cool post on our visit to USS Midway in San Diego as well as some ideas and books to read. You can use this information for Aviation Day or anytime! Learn everything about airplanes! It’ll be grand! Learn Everything About Airplanes Have […]

Chicken Fried Rice

Chicken Fried Rice is not only a fun meal, but it is done in a flash!

Celebrate National Smile Day

  Homeschooling can steal your smile some times.  It’s hard to be super chipper sun up to sun down with all we moms have to do.  So, let’s celebrate that TODAY is National Smile Day!  What a perfect way to start your school year!  Here are a few ideas (perfect for the procrastinating mom) that […]

Hip Homeschool Hop 8/11/15

Welcome to the Hip Homeschool Hop!     Team member Brenda, who blogs at Schooling a Monkey, chose When Homeschooling Is Hard, by Kris Bales, as one of her favorites this week. We all need encouragement to hang in there sometimes!   Another favorite chosen by Brenda is Formal Homeschooling: How Early Is Too Early?  If you’re […]

Last Chance to Enter Sunday Giveaways!

  If you didn’t enter the giveaways from Sunday, August 9, you have until midnight central time tonight! Our Sunday sponsors were: Apologia-Exploring Creation with Zoology 1 Grammarly Grapevine Studies Life of Fred Beginning Reader Series My Home School Grades Seekers of the Lost Boy Song School Spanish Usborne Books Consultant-We Love These Books Click […]

7 Fun Ways to Celebrate Book Lover’s Day

(NOTE: I, Wendy, accidentally scheduled this post to go live after Book Lover’s Day. I apologize for that! However, we homeschoolers love books all year round, so enjoy the post!) August 9th is Book Lover’s Day, which is well-worth celebrating in my opinion! Here are some fun ideas for making the day special in your house: […]

Last Chance to Enter Saturday Giveaways!

  If you didn’t enter the giveaways from Saturday, August 8, you have until midnight central time tonight! Our Saturday sponsors were: Foreign Languages for Kids by Kids Spanish God’s Great Covenant Harrington Harmonies Notebooking Pages JAM Films Mega Verses Usborne Books Consultant-We Love These Books Veritas Press-Bible Veritas Press-History Self-Paced Courses Write-On Handwriting Click […]