Homeschooler, Homeschooler, What Do You See?

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Today, I want to share with you a video interview that I had with my two oldest. Have you ever wondered what homeschoolers actually think about being homeschooled? Well, now is your time to find out! Check out our video below, Homeschooler, Homeschooler, What Do You Think?     Homeschooler, Homeschooler, What Do You See? I thought it would be interesting to see what my kids actually said to some of these questions.  I told them the questions earlier, so … Read More

Our HomeSchool Home – We’re Not Confined To A Room

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I just want to start this by saying something, “You don’t need a dedicated room to homeschool!” It is not a requirement, and honestly, I think it is more of a setback. So let me talk to you about our Homeschool Home and why we don’t need a homeschool room.   Homeschool Room Ok, let me admit something here – I used to have a room. Kinda. When we first started homeschooling, we sectioned off an area of our partially … Read More

Kindergarten, Elementary, and Middle School, Oh My! {Our 2017-2018 Curriculum Choices}

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Well, it’s that time of year again for us – a new school year. Although we have started our co-op, we haven’t officially started our year at home yet. Enjoying the last little bit of summer that Michigan has to offer us. However, we are armed with our curriculum and ready to start next week. So, let me share with you our 2017-2018 curriculum choices.   (This post contains affiliate links. You can read my disclosure here.)       … Read More

All-In-One Homeschool Writing Curriculum By Apologia

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It was time for a change. I am not one who embraces change, but I knew I needed to look at another option for what we were doing for Language Arts in our homeschool. Not that what we had been using was bad or not working, more so I wanted something that was more detail oriented and something that would be more challenging. I am so excited to have come across an all-in-one homeschool writing curriculum by Apologia.   (I received this … Read More

Why I Allow Online Reading Games

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Now, before I get started let me say, I do not allow my kids to be on the computer or their iPads all the live long day. That is not the case. However, I do feel that these devices when used properly can be beneficial to providing educational learning opportunities for my kids.  So, now that I cleared that up let me share why I allow online reading games.   (I received this product for free and I was compensated for … Read More

Requiring Reading With Apologia’s Readers in Residence Curriculum

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I didn’t enjoy reading books when I was in school. In fact, I didn’t read. I would do almost anything else before I would sit down and read a book. I don’t even remember reading an actual book when I was in middle school and when I entered high school, I knew where the cliff notes rack was located in the local book store. Because of this, I was reluctant to push my kids to read certain books. I wanted their … Read More

Why Digital Downloads No Longer Intimidate Me

Do digital downloads intimidate you? I know they did me for many, many years. I would come across so many amazing curriculums online only to be sent to the corner quivering when I saw the “download now” button. However, I am proud to share with you why digital downloads no longer intimidate me.     (I received this product for free. All opinions are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review. Product links are affiliate links. … Read More

The Benefits Of Online Art Lessons For Kids

Do you all do art with your kids?  Formal art lessons — not crafts that you find on Pinterest? I’ll admit, up until recently I did not do formal lessons. It wasn’t on my priority list. However, after realizing one of my children really had an eye for art, I figured it needed to become a priority. That is when I discovered the benefits of online art lessons for kids.   (I received this product for free. All opinions are … Read More

The Most Essential School Supplies For The Homeschool Mom

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  Have you started your homeschool year yet? We have started our co-op, but we will not be starting our school at home until Monday.  I prefer a nice slow start to school since our extra-curricular activities are also starting.  One thing I love about the start of a new school year, are school supplies. I love fresh, new school supplies. And not just for my kids! Homeschool Moms need their own school supplies too, so I am sharing with … Read More