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Pizza Joes

If you’re looking for a very kid-friendly recipe that takes little effort on your behalf, these Pizza Joes are right up your alley. Sloppy Joes that are made with light ground turkey and taste like pizza? Of course that’s a winner!

Why You Don’t Want a “Smart” Kid

“Wow! You’re so smart!” The words have always been quick to pop out of my mouth when I’m talking to a child who does something impressive. I think this is the case for most of us, and it can be a hard habit to break.  But why would we want to break it? As it […]

The Reluctant Homeschool Mom

Reluctant: unwilling and hesitant; disinclined. To say I was a reluctant homeschool mom is the understatement of the century. I was, in fact, adamantly opposed to it. I secretly believed all the stereotypes I had heard–the same ones that now make me want to go all Incredible Hulk on people who repeat them. In my […]

Fun and Tasty Ways to Experiment with Apples

I love Autumn. The colors, the cooler air, Octoberfest, Applefest, apples…especially the apples. I love them straight from nature, in apple pie, in apple cobbler, in apple dumplings…you get the point. And recently I discovered how much fun it can be to experiment with apples. Apple Tasting Experiment To perform your apple experiment, you’ll need […]

Ideas, Resources, and Activities About Chores and Chore Charts

This week you’ll find ideas, resources, and printables about chores and chore charts! Even though most kids don’t enjoy doing chores, it’s a necessary part of life. It’s better for us and them if they learn to do chores cheerfully and well while they’re still children. It’s really a disadvantage for those who don’t learn […]

My Grandmother’s Pumpkin Pie Recipe (and a Gluten Free Version)

It’s finally fall! Here in the South where I live, we look forward to fall because our summers are so long and hot. It’s nice to get some relief from the heat and to enjoy some cooler days. One of the things that I enjoy the most about fall is cooking and baking without the […]

Massive List of Homeschool High School History Curriculum

One of the benefits of homeschooling high school (or homeschooling in general) for that matter, is the freedom to choose what and how your children will learn something. One of the ways to teach a subject is through a given curriculum. Through our years of homeschooling, I have come across many homeschool high school history […]

Hip Homeschool Hop 11/1/16 – 11/5/16

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 Surefire Ways to Make Your Kids Hate Writing

I love writing.  I mean, I love it in a nerdy, weirdly passionate sort of way that makes me very sensitive to statements such as, “I hate writing,” and, “Writing is boring.”  For me, comments like that border on blasphemy. But, then again, sometimes it seems we do everything in our power to make writing […]

Ideas, Resources, and Printables for Lots of Fun Topics!

Below you’ll find a great mix of ideas, resources, and printables on lots of fun topics! You can find ideas for learning about the upcoming presidential election; fall phonics, reading, and coloring pages;  some math activities; reading logs; printable planners and goal setting sheets; and some Thanksgiving-related printables too! Duck for President Free Lesson PlanThis […]

Easy Skillet Steak

Steak doesn’t have to be difficult to make. This Easy Skillet Steak is my favorite way to cook it and one of my favorite easy recipes. Steak isn’t always on the menu at my house, but my husband and I love it. It’s more of an it-was-on-sale or special occasion dinner idea. My kids usually […]

Reading Eggs Free Trial for Students Ages 3 – 13

If you thought Reading Eggs was just for young children, keep reading!   Have you heard of Reading Eggs? It’s an online reading program for children (from about age 3) who are beginning to develop early reading skills or who are learning to read. It’s also for students who are a little older (up to […]

Hip Homeschool Hop 10/25/16 – 10/29/16

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 […]

3 Things I Don’t Skip During a Busy Season 

We all have seasons where busyness threatens to consume us. We’re so busy that our homes become a dumping ground as we finally get back to the house because we are too exhausted to even entertain the idea of cleaning things. Dentist appointments, doctor visits, family pictures, music lessons, play dates, and field trips have […]

We’d Love to Have Your Opinions!

We want to get to know you better! We enjoy hearing from you in our comments here on the Hip Homeschool Moms site, and we love chatting with you in our Hip Homeschool Moms Community, so we hope you’ll take just a few minutes to respond to this survey. (It should take 5 minutes or less of […]

10 Perks of Being a Working Homeschool Mom!

I’ve decided that working while being the homeschool teacher has MANY perks. Other than the late night shift interruption here and there (which is super exhausting), this whole working homeschool mom thing is actually WORKING! And there are so many things I will never have to deal with again. Never, ever, ever, ever! Perks of […]

Fall Science Experiment

Fall Science Experiment: Use Chromatography to Extract Color from Green Leaves We will do an experiment that explains how leaves change colors before they fall to the ground. Even though the trees look so bare and forlorn in the winter we know that in the spring more will literally spring to life and once again provide […]

What is a STEM Activity?

My kids are super into science and STEM activities. But until a few years ago, I had no idea what a STEM activity was or why it was important. If you’re a homeschooling parent, you research everything you can about every subject you introduce to your kids. Some of you are probably thinking, “Oh goody, […]