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Fall Sensory Bins for Preschool

In my opinion, every household needs an awesome fall sensory tub at one point or another. It is just so much fun, and it is one sensory activity that kids come back to over and over. In this post, we will share some amazing fall sensory bin ideas that you can easily make at home. […]

Hip Homeschool Hop 10/18/16 – 10/22/16

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 […]

Is Social Media Eating All Your Time?

As a work-from-home, homeschooling mom, social media can be both friend and foe. Sometimes it can be all-consuming. If you can answer “yes” to most of these answers, then maybe you’re in my boat! (In fact, even if you don’t work from home, you may be caught in the social media trap, so keep reading!) […]

Ideas, Resources, and Printables About Animals

This week you’ll find ideas, resources, and printables about pets! Children love animals, and incorporating them into your homeschool can make learning more fun for both student and teacher. Take a look below for ideas to help you add animals to your language arts, math, and basic skills studies with your children. You’ll even find […]

Jumbo Crisp Chocolate Chip Cookies

The other day, my son asked me to make “dipping cookies.” He wanted crunchy chocolate cookies that were ideal for dipping in milk. These crunchy cookies got his nod of approval. They have that classic chocolate chip cookie flavor, but with the crunch that is reminiscent of a biscotti. So whether you like dipping in […]

Chocolate Ice Cream – 3 Ingredient, Dairy and Sugar Free Deliciousness

With dairy-free, sugar-free options required more and more these days, it can be difficult to find desserts that replace the deliciousness of the dairy and sugar-filled versions. Recently, a friend shared her version of this one for chocolate ice cream, and it’s been a WINNER! It’s simple, not too expensive, and simply delicious. It can […]

Continuing Education for Moms

Mom, are you feeling like it is time to learn something new? Not your children, you. Every time a new school year rolls around, so many of us get excited about what we are going to teach our children during that school year. With around 180 days of school ahead of us, that is just […]

Hip Homeschool Hop 10/11/16 – 10/15/16

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 […]

How to Host a Poetry Teatime

Two of my favorite parts of homeschooling are Poetry Teatimes and Party School. Truly, we love any excuse to have a party at our house. Poetry Teatimes can be as simple as reading a few poems at the table with a snack and a drink of choice. But, we have found it to be much more […]

Confessions: Our Public School to Homeschool Transition

  Our journey began in June 2010. Before that day we were the average American family living in suburbia. Every morning, after dad went to work, momma would walk the kids up the hill to the bus stop. I’d wave good-bye and my heart would ache as the yellow bus rolled away with my babies. We […]

Easy Fall Unit Study for Homeschoolers

Now that fall is here, celebrate by going outside and making hot apple cider, but celebrate in your homeschool, too with a fall unit study!   I like to celebrate each season by creating homeschool unit studies surrounding the current season. This keeps our kids interested in learning and helps to prevent boredom after school is […]

Reasons to Use Cash

It’s our family’s policy to use cash whenever possible. Why? Mainly because using cash causes us to spend less. When we make a budget, we stick to it. That can sometimes be hard if you use a debit card or credit card instead of cold, hard cash. A plastic card is impersonal. You swipe it […]

Easy Meatball Hoagies

Sometimes you simply need a really easy meal because your day is so busy that you just won’t have time to cook. These Easy Meatball Hoagies are just the thing you need!

Life Skills for High Schoolers

Outside of academics, there are some very important life skills for high schoolers to learn. By the time our students are in high school or are preparing to finish high school, they need to be able to accomplish these on their own. These skills will be important for them as they transition from school to […]

Why We Have a Strict Homeschooling Schedule

I want to start this post by saying that the topic of ‘scheduling’ is hotly debated in the homeschooling world.  Some of us want to model our home education after a public school.  Others loathe that method and run far away.  I want to share why we have a strict homeschooling schedule in this season […]

Hip Homeschool Hop 10/4/16 – 10/8/16

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 […]

Thoughts About Motherhood: To All the Cool Moms

To All the Cool Moms: I’m a wife and mother in my twenties, which is often seen in a less-than-positive light in today’s mainstream society.  When I look at magazine articles intended for people my age, the message is often: Don’t get married or have kids…it’ll ruin your independence (and dreams. . . and life!).  […]

Homeschool Honeymoon Disintegration

Around here, we begin our homeschool year rather late.  Never before September 1st, and rarely before September 15.  One year we didn’t begin until October!  So while many homeschool moms are several weeks or more into their homeschool year, I’m just beginning to plan. However, I’m not planning what you might think.  I’ve been homeschooling since […]