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Hip Homeschool Hop 8/30/16 – 9/3/16

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 […]

An Open Letter to the Homeschool Mom from the Certified Teacher

Dear Homeschool Mom, I just need to share something… it’s long but I hope it’s encouraging. I taught in public school for ten years. I have a MAEd and am a nationally board certified teacher. I’m not trying to impress you. I promise. Keep reading. Recently after a homeschool group meeting, I stayed behind to […]

5 Terrible Reasons for Not Making Kids Do Chores

Chores (or Life Skills or whatever more pleasant name you wish to give to common household tasks) don’t generally rank up there at the top when we start listing school subjects we consider most important.  Plenty of other things usually take priority, and yet, while we’re so absorbed in teaching our kids the “important stuff,” I’m […]

The 50 States Printables and Activities

This week we’re featuring printables and activities related to the 50 states! You’ll find resources for individual states and for groups of states (for example–some states may be grouped by area of the country). We hope you enjoy these and find them helpful! If you’re looking for other freebie topics, click here to find others […]

Share the Fun – Start a Co-op

I’ve had the blessing of being part of (and sometimes running) different sized co-ops for over 20 years. If you ask my now grown children, they will tell you that the things they did and learned in our co-ops are some of their best homeschooling memories. I can tell you that the relationships I’ve made […]

Hip Homeschool Hop 8/23/16 – 8/27/16

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 […]

Icy Fun: Frozen Words Language Arts Activity

A few weeks ago, I purchased a silicone letter mold for my kids. The molds make letter shapes and can be used for ice, cookies, food, clay, and anything else you can think to squeeze into them. My kids came up with the idea to use the letters to make frozen words, and they had […]

Sight Word Printables and Activities

This week we’re featuring printables and activities related to sight words! Many homeschoolers are beginning a new school year right now, and that means lots of young homeschool students are learning sight words! We hope you and your little ones enjoy these printables and activities.  If you’re looking for other freebie topics, click here to find […]

Teach Your Child to Read in Just 5 Minutes a Day!

What comes to mind when you hear the words, ‘Teach Your Child to Read”? Does your face scrunch up while thoughts of temper tantrums and frustrating lessons memorizing the alphabet swirl in your head? It doesn’t have to be like that. You can teach your child to read in just 5 minutes a day! (Don’t miss the giveaway […]

Should Olympians Be Considered Homeschool Success Stories?

Are Olympic athletes who were homeschooled good examples of typical homeschoolers? Should they be seen as homeschool success stories? Or should they be discounted since many of them have to homeschool in order to pursue their Olympic careers? These are good questions, and there aren’t really any simple answers. Are you looking for more resources […]

Hip Homeschool Hop 8/16/16 – 8/20/16

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 […]

DIY Fine Motor Skills for Preschoolers

Are you looking for practical but fun ways to incorporate fine motor skills practice into your preschoolers’ day? I recently decided to come up with some fun ways for my children to practice fine motor skills without having to spend a lot of money on materials. Below, you’ll see how I created my own DIY […]

Election Related Printables and Ideas

This week we’re featuring printables and activities related to elections–specifically the upcoming presidential election. It can be hard for children to understand the election process, so we hope these printables and activities help you teach your students about the process in a fun way! If you’re looking for other freebie topics, click here to find others […]

4 Reasons Homeschooling High School Isn’t As Hard As You Think

My oldest daughter will be a junior this year, meaning we have survived two years of high school! Now I know there are many of you amazing homeschool moms out there who have already graduated multiple children and you’re still homeschooling, and right now you’re rolling your eyes because you’ve been there and done that […]

Olympic Inspiration for Studying Human Anatomy and Physiology

Combining the Olympics with biology is a great way to get your students interested in and excited about studying human anatomy and physiology! Instead of just watching the Olympics and being amazed by the extraordinary athletes you see competing, have fun with your students discussing the characteristics of Olympic athletes, why our bodies work the […]

Hip Homeschool Hop 8/9/16 – 8/13/16

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 […]

5 Simple Fitness Tips for Busy Days

Most of us love the way exercise makes us feel, but sometimes we still have a hard time figuring out how to fit it into our busy lifestyles.  When the weather is hot (like it is now), and you’re busy trying to juggle work, family, play, errands and other obligations, exercise is one of the […]

Meal Planning Printables and Ideas

It’s back-to-school time for many homeschooling families! Busy days can make it hard for moms to get a meal on the table each evening, so this week’s printables and ideas are related to meal planning. We hope you find them helpful as you get back into your homeschool routine! If you’re looking for other freebie […]