Fun Things - Field Trips, Games, Creative Ideas, Tips for Homeschooling Mamas

The Lunch Crate: Circle Time for High School

Last year, I did something that really worked well for our family: I replaced our morning basket with a lunch crate. In preschool, we called it "Circle Time". Early on in our homeschool, we called it "Learning Together Time". It later morphed into the popular "Morning Basket", and now it's a "Lunch Crate", a.k.a. circle… Continue reading The Lunch Crate: Circle Time for High School

Usborne & Kane Miller Mini Units

Usborne & Kane Miller Mini Units – Home, Sweet Home

For several years, through Usborne Books & More, I have hosted a summer reading challenge. The summer of 2020 was much different than other summers. Instead of summer travel, it was the summer of staying home. My reading challenge had a "home" theme, so I ordered a few books to go with the theme. Then… Continue reading Usborne & Kane Miller Mini Units – Home, Sweet Home

Curriculum, Reviews, Planning & Products

Ninth Grade Homeschool Curriculum 2020-2021

Planning the first year of high school is easier the second time around. The obvious reason is that I've done it before. The second reason is with each passing year, I've gained more confidence. Truth be told, I would even say that homeschooling high school has been easier than homeschooling the lower grades. By now,… Continue reading Ninth Grade Homeschool Curriculum 2020-2021

Curriculum, Reviews, Planning & Products

Eleventh Grade Homeschool Curriculum 2020-2021

The light at the end of the tunnel is almost blinding! Can we please slow this train down, just a little? This sweet girl of mine is now 16, a great helper, obedient, and easy-going. She has not narrowed down what she wants to do post-high school yet, and that's okay. I don't think I… Continue reading Eleventh Grade Homeschool Curriculum 2020-2021

Books & Film - Reviews and Recommendations, Curriculum, Reviews, Planning & Products

Blueprint Homeschooling Book Review

It's that time of year! Blueprint Homeschooling by Amy Knepper is a gem that has been on my shelf for a couple of years. I always reach for it when it's time to plan! I wrote a review post two years ago, and thought now was the perfect time to freshen it up. If you… Continue reading Blueprint Homeschooling Book Review

Books & Film - Reviews and Recommendations, Curriculum, Reviews, Planning & Products

Master Books General Science 1 Review

There are so many things I like about this General Science curriculum from Master Books! Find out how our family used this for the first time. Disclaimer: I was not paid or compensated in any way to write this review. I purchased this curriculum on my own, and the thoughts and opinions are my own.… Continue reading Master Books General Science 1 Review

Books & Film - Reviews and Recommendations, Tips for Homeschooling Mamas

Answers for Homeschooling Book Review

More people are asking how to homeschool more than ever before! Homeschooling has been on a continuous increase in recent years, and now many who have never considered it are finding themselves asking questions and looking for Answers for Homeschooling. Disclaimer: I was not paid or compensated in any way to write this review. I… Continue reading Answers for Homeschooling Book Review

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Tenzi Review

Disclaimer: I received a FREE copy of this product from Timberdoodle in exchange for my honest opinion. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way.  Four words can describe my very first product review from Timberdoodle: Simple. Fast. Versatile. Fun. What is Tenzi? It all started… Continue reading Tenzi Review