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The Lessons My Kids Can’t Live Without

Division had become my mortal enemy.  I mean I hated it to the point most days when we finished math, I was either ready to burst into tears or to beat my head against a very hard surface.  No matter how many times I explained division – once, twice, 27 times — it didn’t matter.  […]

Botany, Gardening, and Nature Printables

This week on Freebie Friday we are sharing free printables related to Botany, Gardening, and Nature! 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 […]

“No Mess” Taco Burgers

No Mess Taco Burgers make for a fun meal that I used to make when my kiddos were little. Everyone loves a good taco, but managing a taco can be difficult for little hands. The shell breaks or the filling falls all over the table…laps…floor. The family dog might appreciate it, but who wants to mop […]

Earth Day Crafts, Fun, and Activities

What’s round, blue, green, and the only one of its kind?  Yup, that’ll be our earth.  And since it’s the only one we have, it makes sense to look after it.  Which is why April 22nd’s Earth Day is a great opportunity to focus our fun and learning activities on this beautiful planet of ours […]

Tapestry of Grace Primer Review

When it comes to my pre-reading kids and planning homeschool curriculum, I never put geography and church history on my radar as subjects to worry about. At all. My focus: teach them to read, write, and count to 100. If I hadn’t been introduced to the Tapestry of Grace Primer curriculum, that’s exactly what we would […]

Hip Homeschool Hop 4/5/16 – 4/9/16

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 […]

Bird Nature Study

Spring is in the air. The robins have begun chirping in the tree outside my window and the daffodils have begun to sprout! Now is the perfect time to shake out those winter blues and get outside! What better way to do that than with a little learning and fun combined? You can do that […]

How to Homeschool with Coloring Books

Coloring books are the current rage!  So why not use them in your homeschool?  You’ve probably noticed how popular coloring books have become for folks of all ages–from young children to teens to adults. Some of us here at Hip Homeschool Moms recently had the chance to use some coloring books that were created to […]

Free Poetry Printables

Happy Freebie Friday! This week we are sharing freebies related to poetry! If you don’t need poetry 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 to […]

What Your Brain Fog Is Trying to Tell You

Do you ever experience brain fog? You know, the I forgot my shopping list, I misplaced my car keys, I can’t remember that person’s name, and how many kids do I have anyway? kind of brain fog. We all have moments of forgetfulness, but these moments shouldn’t happen too often. I’m finding myself forgetting things a lot […]

Hip Homeschool Hop 3/29/16 – 4/2/16

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 […]

4 Simple Steps to Sonnet Writing

NOTE: National Poetry Month is April, but we’re publishing this post a week ahead of time so you’ll have time to plan ahead. We hope you enjoy it and find it useful!  Happy April! Spring is in the air, and National Poetry Month has arrived! Have you made poetry a part of your lesson plans […]

Free Geography Printables

Happy Freebie Friday! This week we are sharing freebies related to geography! If you don’t need geography 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 to […]

LetterSchool Makes Handwriting Cool

LetterSchool makes handwriting cool! This educational game/app teaches young children how to write in a fun and effective way. LetterSchool has won many educational awards and is used worldwide–at home and in the classroom. LetterSchool teaches young children all about letters and numbers: writing, counting, phonics, and more. Children love using sparkling candy, squealing tires, […]

5 Great Things You Can Take Away from a Homeschool Convention

There are at least 100 things I love about spring:  Warmer weather.  Longer days.  Greener grass.  Flowers.  And the startup of the homeschool convention season! Whether you’re talking about a small local event or a giant regional one, I love homeschool conventions!   I love the workshops and the sharing of ideas, and I love wandering […]

Rainforest Journey: How a Trip Inspired an E-learning Program for Children

What if you and your children could visit the beautiful rainforests of Peru as your science curriculum? Would you like to take the opportunity to explore the amazing land animals and birds? To see the lush vegetation and experience the other sites and sounds that are waiting there? The good news is that you can! […]

Hip Homeschool Hop 3/22/16 – 3/26/16

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 […]

Learning Geography Through Play

While I like to dot my “i’s” and cross my “t’s”, my children like things to be more fun than that. When I was their age I did not enjoy geography. I did not see the point, and I did not care. As I have gotten older my views have changed, and I don’t want […]