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Get Ready for Homeschool Teacher Appreciation Week

We know how much homeschooling moms love receiving brand new curriculum, so we’re getting ready to give you the chance to enter to win curriculum related to lots of different subjects! We have physical products, digital downloads, and even gift certificates! We’ve got unit studies, science, history, math, character building, music, Spanish, and more. We hope […]

Hip Homeschool Hop 4/19/16 – 4/23/16

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 […]

“I love you because” List and Craft Tutorial

What a fun craft for kids to make and give as a gift for Mother’s Day or for any day, right?! Anyone who receives this “I love you because” frame would love it! Write a different inspiring or encouraging message each day! In this post, you will have a chance to make an “I love […]

Screen Free Week (Let’s Go Outside!) Printables

This week on Freebie Friday we are sharing free printables related to anything that gets kids to walk away from their computers and smart phones and gets them engaged in technology free activities! Or you can click here to find freebies related to other topics! We may also have some non-theme-related freebies at the bottom […]

How to Use Tapestry of Grace’s Supplemental Products

A few weeks ago, I shared with you about the comprehensive classical history curriculum Tapestry of Grace, which uses a history-themed unit study approach to studying history, language arts, geography, Biblical worldview, philosophy, and government.  Today, I’d like to expand on this curriculum by showing you five supplemental products that extend this curriculum. Tapestry of […]

3 Simple Ways to Take Control of the Screens

Most families have multiple screens in their homes – between the TV, computers, iPads, iPods, cell phones, hand-held video games… for many, it can feel like the screens are taking over.  Do not get discouraged though – there is hope, and there are very practical ways you can take control. As a family, we decided […]

Breaking the Barrier: An Interview with Homeschool Spanish Academy

Today at 11am Central, we’ll be talking with Ron Fortin, the founder of Homeschool Spanish Academy. He has a fascinating story about empowering impoverished families and giving them hope while making authentic Spanish training available to the homeschool market. Join us and learn more about their amazing story! Watch it:   Enter to win: Homeschool […]

Hip Homeschool Hop 4/12/16 – 4/16/16

Welcome to the Hip Homeschool Hop! A favorite post from last week’s Hop was this one with some great spring craft ideas! If you’re looking for some fun and easy crafts to do with your kiddos, take a look at some of these! Guidelines for the hop: You can link up to 3 posts from […]

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 […]