Why Choose a Complete Homeschool Curriculum Kit?

It’s July, which means the start of the school year is right around the corner. Some of you are ready with your curriculum in hand and have already begun lesson planning. Others are waiting to get the best possible price on the curriculum you’ve been eyeing all spring. Still, others of you haven’t begun planning, […] READ MORE

Nature Journals for Homeschool Science: Part I

The wind rushes through the trees. Each night, we venture out to hear the crickets chirping at dusk and watch the fireflies dance in the moonlight. Summer is upon us, and with it comes a sensory playground! What better way to understand nature and enjoy summer than by capturing the many new sights and sounds? […] READ MORE

Curriculum Review – WordBuild Online

Do you remember memorizing vocabulary lists in school? I had to write down twenty words that my teacher gave to us on Monday. Then, we’d have to memorize them, learn to spell them, and take a boring test on Friday. I wish I had had WordBuild Online, a cool homeschool curriculum that makes learning vocabulary […] READ MORE

The Do’s and Don’ts of Attending a Homeschool Convention

Entering the huge exhibit hall brings a rush of emotions. Where do I go first? Should I grab the curriculum I want now? It’s exciting, but can be overwhelming. Homeschool convention season is upon us! No matter what state you live in, there’s sure to be a homeschool convention near you (yes, even Alaska!). You’re […] READ MORE

3 Ways to Make Homeschool Math More Hands-on

Ah, mathematics. I excelled in language arts, not fractions. It was a definite struggle to learn math concepts with just worksheets (The train schedule problems were the WORST.). There are only so many ways to multiply fractions on black-and-white pieces of paper. It can get frustrating, especially if your child is a kinesthetic or “hands-on” […] READ MORE

Homeschool Writing Curriculum – Writers in Residence

If you’ve been in the homeschooling world for any length of time, you’ve no doubt heard of Apologia. Best known for their rich, Bible-based science curriculum that includes interactive notebooks, Apologia is one of the most trusted faith-based curriculum publishers for homeschoolers. However, you may not have heard of their homeschool writing curriculum, Writers in […] READ MORE

Fun Christmas Lesson Plans for Homeschoolers

December is a special time of year for me. In Pennsylvania, most of us are hoping for a snowfall, allowing us to stay home from work and snuggle in a blanket with a book and hot cocoa. We want to savor every moment of the holiday season. We want to help you get the most […] READ MORE

It’s Turkey Time! Fun Thanksgiving Lesson Plans

It’s fall, and with the leaves changing, candy corn calling, and Christmas looming, Thanksgiving can be lost in the shuffle. Retail stores jump from Halloween to Christmas in a span of a few days. Each season, we often feel we don’t fully appreciate Thanksgiving, save for the Peanuts special, “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving!” Sure, we […] READ MORE

How to Succeed in Online Homeschooling

Did you know Facebook was founded in 2004? Or that MySpace (may in rest in peace) was the forerunner? Or that cell phones were giant boxes with big antennas? Within my lifetime, technology has changed. I remember dial-up connections, flip phones, and CD players. Dial-up Internet sounded like donkeys braying (listen to it here, kids). […] READ MORE

It’s Not Too Late to Start Homeschooling!

You’re worried, scared, nervous. You talk to your spouse and yes, the decision is made. Big changes are about to come to your home, even though it’s already messy and crazy. You make the decision to homeschool. In October. It’s October?! It’s too late! What did we do? Can we go through with this, even […] READ MORE