A Writing Curriculum for a Hands On Learner

This is a conversation on behalf of WriteShop. Opinions are 100% my own. My seven year old son is what my husband and I like to call a mover and a shaker. It is a rare moment during his waking hours that he is not wiggling, dancing, jumping, spinning, fighting invisible villains bent on destroying […]

Reasons to Use a Boxed Preschool Curriculum

About a year and a half ago I left our trusted boxed curriculum behind for my older two children for a variety of reasons.  It was what was best for our family and has worked out rather nicely. I have no plans at this point to return to the tidy all-in-one boxes for them. However, […]

Affordable Piano Lessons Right From Home! {A Review}

My oldest daughter has been begging for piano lessons for about three years now. Our budget is very tight in the extracurricular department and she was already taking monthly art lessons and weekly ballet classes. It just wasn’t in the cards at the time. This past spring, she started requesting the lessons again so my […]

Learning about Cycles with Moving Beyond the Page {A Review}

Last year we reviewed two units from Moving Beyond the Page and really enjoyed them, so when the opportunity to give two new units a try, we were excited. This time around we used the Language Arts Package-Charlotte’s Web and the coordinating Science Package-The Water Cycle. Our Charlotte’s Web package was a mixture of an […]

A Musical Tour Through History {A Review}{

Many little girls and boys become enamored with early American history and the pioneers.  There is just something about the rugged terrain, the hearty people, the covered wagons, and the persevering spirit from that time period that sparks imagination and inspires young minds. My own children, especially my oldest daughter, are no exception. They love […]

Teaching a Christian Worldview {An Apologia Bible Curriculum Review}

Apologia Educational Ministries is a homeschooling staple in our home. We have been using their science curriculum for a couple of years now and loving it. I had noticed their What We Believe Christian worldview curriculum, but since we were still finishing up a different family devotional so I hadn’t had the opportunity to check […]

Logic of English Foundations A {A Review}

As much as I desire to instill a love for reading in my children, teaching them to learn sounds, blend them together, and learn to do it on their own can be difficult at times. I’ve used several phonics programs over the years.  I’ve strongly disliked some and enjoyed others, but recently I’d begun to […]

Learning Spelling Without the Lists {A Spelling You See Review}

There are numerous curriculums available in the homeschooling market that claim to effectively teach your children to spell.  Some live up to the claim, but the majority of them are really just various versions of the traditional approach of weekly spelling lists that students memorize for a test. Rote memorization has its benefits, but I’ve […]

Early Elementary Science Lessons {A Science4Us.com Review}

I am not typically a fan of getting the bulk of our learning on any given subject via the computer.  I’m sort of against the grain in this venue.  I prefer for my children to crack open actual books, get their hands dirty with real materials, and not spend tons of time staring at a […]

Girls of American History Review and Giveaway!

My nearly eight year old daughter, like many other girls her age, is desperately in love with American Girl dolls and books.  We have been slowly working our way through the historical books and doing activities to accompany them.  It’s been a blast, though it had gotten put on the back burner for a bit […]