Putting the Fun in Homeschooling, Tips for Homeschooling Mamas

Travel the World Through Letters – Letters From Afar Review

Do you dream of lands far away? Have you been bitten by the travel bug, but are short on funds, or experiencing travel restrictions? Do you need to jazz up your homeschool geography curriculum? World travel is only a letter away through Letters From Afar. I love this product so much, I asked to become… Continue reading Travel the World Through Letters – Letters From Afar Review

Educating with Usborne and Kane Miller, Something to Celebrate, Tips for Homeschooling Mamas

How to Teach Handwriting at Home

Recently, I was filling out forms for my son to test for his driver's permit at the DMV. The woman helping me commented on my nice handwriting. We briefly chatted about how handwriting may be becoming a lost art. Later on that day, I thought about that in light of the virtual learning that has… Continue reading How to Teach Handwriting at Home

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Holiday Deals, Freebies, and Ideas!

I don't know about you, but shopping may look different this year for many. Sadly, my days of wandering the aisles of my favorite stores to find the perfect gift may not be possible this year. Good news though! Many of my favorite online companies, blogger friends, and others are rolling out some great deals… Continue reading Holiday Deals, Freebies, and Ideas!

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

Vocabulary Activities for Teens and Tweens

He opened a clean notebook, lifted his quill pen, and wrote: "A is the first letter of the Alphabet in most of the known languages of the earth......" Meet Noah Webster. He was born in Hartford, Connecticut on October 16, 1758. Outspoken, opinionated, socially awkward, some say an incurable lunatic. He irritated others, and he… Continue reading Vocabulary Activities for Teens and Tweens

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One Book to Read Before Heading Back to School

Dumbing Us Down Book Review With talk of whether or not to reopen public schools taking center stage across the country, Dumbing Us Down is a short book everyone should read. By that, I mean everyone. It may even make you question if COVID-19 could be the best thing to ever happen to the entire… Continue reading One Book to Read Before Heading Back to School

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

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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