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Is College a Must?

We have always homeschooled.  We have eight children ages 9-23. Our oldest two are married, and our 19-year-old is a senior in college. One of the questions we were asked a lot over the years is, “How will you pay for all of their college educations?” There was an assumption that we would front all […]

Choosing Curriculum for Your Only Child

At the beginning of our first year of homeschooling, I made a trip to our local homeschool bookstore to choose curriculum for my only child…a kindergartener at the time. Yep.  I did.  But that’s a whole ‘nother story falling under the category of  “Things I Would Say to My Rookie Homechool Mom Self.”  I did […]

Rosemary Chicken Noodle Soup #Crockpot

Rosemary Chicken Noodle Soup prepared in your crockpot makes a wholesome supper without heating up your whole kitchen.

5 Tips for Meeting Other Homeschoolers

New to homeschooling?  Veteran homeschooler, but just moved to a new state or city?  Traveling the world and keen to meet like-minded folk?  Whether you’re just starting down this road called “homeschooling” or you’ve been at it for a while, there may come a time when you will want to meet other homeschooling families.  These […]

Forced to Simplify

I kept saying I wanted a simpler lifestyle. I kept saying I didn’t want so much stuff. I kept saying we’d get organized. A move out of the country put feet to those words real quick! I was forced to simplify in a hurry when I got two months’ notice that we were moving to […]

Simply Music Review & Giveaway!

NOTE: After you read the review, be sure to scroll all the way down to see the discount information that we added to the post! When three of the Hip Homeschool Moms review team members chose to have a look at the Simply Music Piano program, they had no idea that their individual experiences would confirm […]

HHM’s Favorite Posts & The Hip Homeschool Hop – 7/8/14

Welcome to the Hip Homeschool Hop! Remember to stop by today (and every Tuesday) from 10:00 – 11:00 CST for the next Mentoring Moms hang-out with the owners here at Hip Homeschool Moms! Ask questions, chat about issues, talk curriculum and receive encouragement from these three great ladies! Want some more information about what Mentoring Moms is […]

Snapshots of a Mother’s Cancer Experience — A Tattered Black Feather Pt 1

When I was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer in 2000, I came face-to-face with my own mortality—and learned some profound lessons that transformed my view of reality. I would never sign up for my cancer experience, but neither would I trade away the treasures mined from it. Above all, I learned to live […]

10 Tips for Organizing Your Homeschool Room for Preschoolers

I’m preparing our homeschool room for fall 2014, and I’m focusing on organizing the homeschool room for our preschooler and toddler this year.  Successful homeschooling when you have little ones is highly dependent upon organization, time management, and knowing how to keep the little ones occupied so that you can accomplish homeschooling the older children. […]

Healthy Working Homeschool Mom – Part 2

Last month I began talking about what it means to be healthy. I specifically focused on working homeschool moms, however any busy homeschooler will definitely benefit from these posts. My goal with this series is to open our minds to the possibility that we may be running ourselves into the ground as homeschoolers–especially if we work […]

12 College Scholarship Ideas for Homeschoolers

College and scholarships can be scary subjects. We want our kids to have bright futures, and for most of us that means we could use some financial help along the way.  So if your child wants to continue her education after being taught by Mom, how can you help her pay for that? I have […]

Summertime Watermelon Slush

When it’s hot outside and you need something refreshing for the family, head to the kitchen with your kids to make a sweet and icy watermelon slush! This recipe is a fun collaboration between parents and kids. Moms and dads, you’ll want to be in charge of using the big knife and the blender while […]

Paper Mache Hats

When it’s too hot to go outdoors and play, what’s there to do? Making paper mache hats is a fun activity that you can do with your children during these dog days of summer. It’s pretty easy to do and costs very little. And there is no limit to the variety of styles and shapes […]

HHM’s Favorite Posts & The Hip Homeschool Hop – 7/1/14

Welcome to the Hip Homeschool Hop! Remember to stop by today (and every Tuesday) from 10:00 – 11:00 CST for the next Mentoring Moms hang-out with the owners here at Hip Homeschool Moms! Ask questions, chat about issues, talk curriculum and receive encouragement from these three great ladies! Want some more information about what Mentoring Moms is […]

10 Frugal Laundry Tips

Laundry is a fact of life, but I’m not sure we all realize just how much of our time and budget is devoted to the business of getting our clothes and linens clean. Our family is largely dependent on a good working budget, and I’ve put a lot of thought into the various ways we […]

A Call to Simplicity

Sometimes it’s really hard isn’t it?  Being home most of the time with your children?  You need to know that the sacrifices you are making to be home with your kids are worth it.  You have no idea how much your presence means to them.  You being WITH your children is a huge part of […]

Homeschooling When Dad Works at Home

Homeschooling when Dad works at home can be a challenge, but it is also a blessing for us all to be at home together each day. Since my we began homeschooling about 7 years ago, my husband has worked at home on and off, and he recently started working from home again for what appears […]

Skillet Chicken with Spinach Gravy

Skillet chicken with spinach gravy is a delicious dish for your weeknight supper. Chicken fillets, pan sautéed in bacon drippings with a delicate pan gravy and wilted spinach.