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Dear Mom Who’s Considering Homeschooling: 10 Tips for Choosing the Right Curriculum

The biggest question that most moms who are considering homeschooling have is, “How do I choose the right curriculum?” Just because a curriculum looks nice or seems interesting doesn’t mean it will work well for you and your family. There are several factors that need to be considered. 1. What is your child’s learning style? […]

Plant Yourself a Garden and See God’s Presence

Let’s face it, homeschooling is a lot of work. In between deciding what curriculum to use, lesson planning, maintaining a schedule, and making it through a school year, there are so many other tasks. The culmination of a school year leaves you both exhilarated and ready to begin the next school year or consider throwing […]

Healthy Working Homeschool Mom – Part 1

These last several months while writing the Working Homeschool Moms Series, I have noticed a trend with every post…well more specifically, with the comments section. Maybe you’ve noticed too. There are actually quite a few of us! Are you surprised to see so many other moms living the homeschool life while working, just like you? I […]

Watercolor Seascape Art Lesson

Kids will have tons of fun with this watercolor seascape art lesson. It makes for an easy to clean, washable project that doesn’t compromise fun or interest for simplicity. It gives children the opportunity to explore a new medium and get extra practice with scissors. This collage lesson is a great summer activity to do after a trip […]

Meal Planning Made Easy with Big Oven!

Are you a handwritten recipe and old cookbook kind of gal? Or do you prefer using your mobile tablet or smartphone in the kitchen as you cook? Quite possibly, you enjoy a combination of both. This month I am highlighting one of my favorite mobile apps for meal planning made easy. The Proverbs 31 woman […]

“Free Falling Freedom Towers” 4th of July Game

“Free Falling Freedom Towers” 4th of July Game This 4th of July game will teach children  about how freedom is a precious commodity that can easily be toppled without faith, care, and appreciation. Materials: • Ten plastic cups • Eight index cards Object: Children will compete in teams to see who has enough patience and […]

All About Spelling Level 1 Review & Giveaway

After teaching two of my children how to read with a piecemeal phonics curriculum, I decided to change things about a bit for child #3 and try out a phonics program that I didn’t throw together myself.  I had heard so many great things about All About Spelling from All About Spelling, so after a […]

HHM’s Favorite Posts & The Hip Homeschool Hop – 6/17/14

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 — Pt. 13: Two Mothers & Many Hands

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 […]

Kids in the Kitchen: Cooking in Your Homeschool

Kids in the Kitchen: Cooking in Your Homeschool is about much more than simple kitchen math and home economics. There are many benefits in having your kids spend time in the kitchen.   Some of the more obvious educational benefits include kitchen math and science, weights and measurements, home economics, and life skills. Having the […]

Best Homemade Playdough Recipe

We are excited to bring you the best homemade playdough recipe you will ever make!!  This playdough is soft, pliable, and will last for a long time in an airtight bag or container.  Playdough provides tons of learning fun for little and big kids alike.  Making homemade playdough is so easy, and much cheaper, than the […]

Free Curriculum Planning Resource for 2014 – 2015!

Have you seen all the pictures of big mailboxes filled with curriculum for the coming year? I know I have!  They seem to be appearing more frequently every day on Facebook and Instagram.  Many have their curriculum planned and set for the coming year. Others are like me and are still in the planning phase, […]

The Tuttle Twins Learn About the Law Review & Giveaway

Below you will find reviews of The Tuttle Twins Learn About the Law. Be sure to read all the way to the bottom to find out how you can buy (or possibly win!) a copy of the print book for your children! Also, you’ll find information about an activity workbook that’s now available to go […]

Cincy Chili

Cincy chili is Cincinnati Style Chili – a quick chili served with spaghetti noodles. It may sound odd like it did to my family…until they tried it and immediately fell in love!  

5 Reasons to RV This Summer

A family with three kids and a dog in an RV?  For months?  Across the US?  Are you kidding me?  These thoughts ran through my mind when my husband shared his newest idea.  I THOUGHT it was something that only retired people were able to enjoy.  I soon discovered there were MANY families traveling. They […]

HHM’s Favorite Posts & The Hip Homeschool Hop – 6/10/14

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 […]

Dear Mom Who’s Considering Homeschooling: Where to Find Curriculum

If you’re considering homeschooling or have already decided to homeschool, one of the most important things you’ll do is find and choose the right curriculum for your family. In this article, I’ll suggest some great places to find curriculum. The next post in this series will give information about how to choose the right curriculum […]

Save the Dandelions

Dandelion is often thought of as a common useless weed.  Many bring out the weed killer and wage war on this flower every spring.  Dandelion war wagers might be a little less aggressive if they knew just how beneficial this herb is! The entire dandelion plant is edible and useful from the root to the […]