When Your Curriculum Isn’t Working

It’s a new year. Time to reevaluate where your kids are academically and where they’re going in order to finish the year successfully. The new year traditionally is time for a fresh start. Sometimes you need a fresh start with your homeschool and with your curriculum too. How do you know when your curriculum isn’t […]

Curriculum Chat: What We’re Using for the 2014-2015 School Year

I’m a little late to the ballgame this year when it comes to sharing about what curriculum is lining our school shelves this year, but better late than never, right? We didn’t start school until Sept. 3rd so we’re only one week into our new year. There is something new and exciting about our homeschool […]

Curriculum Choices for an Early Learner {Guest Post}

I am so honored to be guest blogging here at To the Moon and Back! When I spoke to Dusty about a guest post on her blog, I asked her if she had anything in particular she’d like me to write about. She suggested I write about homeschooling a gifted child, since I have some […]

Arithmetic Village Giveaway!

Last summer, I reviewed this fantastic set of living math books and fell in love.  My children had a blast with the accompanying activities and often pull out the Arithmetic Village series just for fun.  If you haven’t heard of these great math teaching tools, then let me give you the quick rundown. There are […]

A Change in Plans (Curriculum Update)

I know that I just wrote about what our curriculum choices for this school year were going to be but after sitting down to start planning, I realized that what I had chosen (and was rather excited about) for our main history/science/bible core was not going to work for us at this time.  Ah, the […]

PreScripts Cursive Letters and Coloring: Medieval to Modern World History Review

Ah, cursive.  Quite a controversial subject in some circles.  Should I teach it?  Is it an unnecessary skill in these technology driven modern times?  Why is it still important and relevant?  All of these questions and many more are pondered and debated across the Internet amongst education circles.  My opinion? I think cursive is most […]

Our Curriculum Choices for 2013-2014 and a New Blog Roll!

Here it is–the post about what I’ve chosen to use in our homeschool next year since we will no longer be using Heart of Dakota for our older two children. It was a road paved with many catalogs and internet searches, review readings and forum questions.  I have gone back and forth and hither and […]

F is for Free Homeschooling Resources

One of the first questions that I hear from people when they ask me about homeschooling is, “Isn’t it expensive?”  The answer to that is both yes and no. It really is what you make it to be and it can vary widely depending on your children’s learning styles, your teaching style, and the goals […]

Spelling Mechanics Homeschool Word Study Review

We’ve been testing out a new spelling program this school year from a company that started out making curriculum for public schools and is now branching out to the homeschooling community,Spelling Mechanics Homeschool Word Study. The program first caught my eye when the facebook page for the program sent me a “Howdy Do?!”  I clicked […]

Animal Play—A Review

Animal Play is an early learning curriculum created by a homeschooling mama just like me and you!  I first learned of it when my son completed his first year of schooling after using Little Hands to Heaven.  Even though my oldest had cycled through that program twice using some more supplementation the second time around, […]