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All About Reading Review & Giveaway!

It was an absolute answer to prayer to be able to review All About Reading Level 1 with my son, Alex. We’d gotten halfway through pre-level 1 and he was getting bored and ornery. I remember the girls going through this limbo stage. He was frustrated with me and wanted to learn more! He wanted to […]

HHM’s Favorite Posts & The Hip Homeschool Hop – 5/20/14

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 […]

How to Begin Homeschooling Series

If you are considering homeschooling or are a brand new homeschooler, this series of posts is for you! Below, you will find links for posts in this series. More posts will be added here as more are posted on the Hip Homeschool Moms site. If you are considering homeschooling or are preparing to begin your […]

Dear Mom Who’s Considering Homeschooling: Identify Your Reasons for Homeschooling

If you are a mom who’s considering homeschooling, this series of posts is for you! The first post in this series talked about the need to learn about your state’s homeschool laws and how to do that. When I talk to moms who are thinking about homeschooling, I always tell them the first thing they need […]

Acid or Base Experiment

Chemistry is such a fun science to explore, and one that you can often do in your own kitchen.  With summer approaching, why not spend a few weeks exploring chemistry, using items you have around the house?  Your kids will be thankful for the break from their core subjects, as the discussions are replaced with […]

Five Ways to Save on Homeschool Curriculum

One of the biggest expenses for most homeschooling families is curriculum. This is an area in which it’s easy to overspend! As I prepare for the upcoming school year, I am looking for ways to save on homeschool curriculum. When we began homeschooling, I purchased two complete curriculums for two different subjects. As I stood […]

Ikea Hack – Homeschool Bookshelves

Let’s face it, storage for all the stuff that comes with a home school is a problem for so many of us! Finding a sturdy, long-lasting, affordable solution is key. Today I’d like to share with you this Ikea Hack for Homeschool Bookshelves! What is an Ikea Hack anyway? Ikea Hacks were born from an appreciation for […]

Hang Out with Mike Farris {interview and giveaway}

Join Apologia and Hip Homeschool Moms today at 5pm Eastern/ 4pm Central for a chat with Michael Farris about his new Constitutional Literacy curriculum! About Michael Farris’ Constitutional Literacy curriculum: In the United States, loyalty is not a matter of allegiance to a ruler, a flag, or even to our homeland. Loyalty is measured by […]

Bean and Chicken Quesadillas

Bean and Chicken Quesadillas – Quesadillas are a favorite meal in my house, because everyone can make them just the way they want. I set up a quesadilla station with a couple different kinds of cheeses, salsa, hot sauce, guacamole, sour cream and anything else that might go good in one. Last October, I shared […]

For Better or Worse

Having been married for 27 years, I completely understand what they mean by “for better or worse.”   Of course, the Better part is pretty easy.  He’s so nice and you’re so respectful and it feels like life will always be sweet. To quote one of the greats, “Mawage. Mawage is wot bwings us togeder […]

Put the FUN into Your Homeschool: FREE Geography Resources

There’s not much that gets a homeschool mom excited like FREE resources, and when they are things which are sure to put the FUN into your family homeschool . . . it’s just THAT much more exciting! Or is it just me? I’m a sucker for Fun Free Homeschool resources for certain, so I’m thrilled […]

HHM’s Favorite Posts & The Hip Homeschool Hop – 5/13/14

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 […]

5 Quick Clutter Clearing Tips

I don’t know about you but it seems like clutter can pile up in the blink of an eye in our house! Clutter bothers me WAY more than dust!  Therefore I have implemented a few quick clutter clearing tips to help me feel less overwhelmed by the clutter. 5 Quick Clutter Clearing Tips: 1. Everything […]

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What is Tot School {and How Can I Do It at Home}?

What is Tot School?  And how can I do it at home?  Questions I am often asked.  We have been having a wonderful time with in-home Tot School for over a year now and I wanted to share some tips on how easy it can be! Quite simply, Tot School is intentionally reading and playing with […]

Homeschool Gardening

Now that it’s warming up outside you may be thinking about starting to do a little homeschool gardening. If you’ve been interested in gardening as part of your summer learning, I want to encourage you that it’s well worth the time and money you will invest. The educational opportunities in and of themselves are reason […]

Veritas Press Self-Paced History Course Review & Giveaway

History is one of our absolute favorite subjects to study in our home. As a classically-eclectic family, we study history from a chronological perspective. We explore eras of history in cycles that we repeat at the grammar (elementary), dialectic (junior high), and rhetoric (high school) levels. This school year we are taking an exciting journey […]

Chocolate Chip Muffins – Large Family Recipe

One thing I do to make mealtimes a bit easier for our large homeschooling family is to make freezer meals.  I even do this with some of our breakfast recipes. On a monthly basis we will usually make pancakes, waffles, and muffins to freeze so we have them on hand for the entire month. Chocolate […]