Blokus Homeschool board game review

Enhance Spatial Learning with This Board Game (Great for Kinesthetic Learners!) {Review Blokus}

For over 16 years, we have used games in our homeschool to make learning fun and exciting. We’ve played storytelling games and grammar games to help with reading and writing. We’ve played tons of math games to help with adding and multiplying and critical thinking.SCROLL TO WATCHWhen we started, we didn’t call it gameschooling — we just […]

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Husband doesn’t want to homeschool

5 Steps to Take If Your Spouse Isn’t on Board with Homeschooling

Are you ready to homeschool (or have even been homeschooling for awhile) but your husband still doesn’t support the idea? Maybe you’ve tried talking about it, and he’s just not ready to go there. Or maybe he’s on the fence, not sure whether he likes the idea or not. Scroll to WatchThe reality is being a […]

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Does your science have naked eggs and exploding toothpaste? {Review – Spangler Science Books}

 Over the years, we’ve done quite a few science experiments in our homeschool. Some have gone really well. Others … not so much. Scroll to Watch(And there’s nothing like a science experiment that flops to shift the energy in your homeschool for the day!) That’s why I LOVE the books I’m reviewing today. The experiments work every time. The kids […]

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5 Things Learned from Homeschooling

5 Surprising Things I’ve Learned from 15 years of Homeschooling

My oldest is off to college in just a few weeks. (Yikes/Sob!) It seems like only yesterday I was just at the beginning … trying to decide if homeschool was right for my family … learning how to homeschool.Scroll to WatchNow I’m looking back and realizing I’ve learned A LOT over the last 15 years.  And what […]

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Murderous Math fun homeschool curriculum review

Math + Murder = Magical Mathematical Learning {Review – Murderous Maths}

Does your kid hate math?  Or are you looking for a way to make math a little more fun in your homeschool. I know I’m ALWAYS on the lookout for ways to keep the subjects we teach interesting, engaging, and fun. Scroll to WatchWhich is why I hit the jackpot when I found the Murderous Maths series.  After […]

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3 Top Planning Tips for the Upcoming Homeschool Year

3 Top Planning Tips for the Upcoming Homeschool Year

Ah … the joys of homeschool planning. The year spreads before you — a blank slate — ready to be filled. What will you do? What will you learn? Where will you go?Scroll to WatchMaybe you’re excited. Maybe you’re overwhelmed. Either way, planning a yearly, weekly, and daily schedule is something that homeschool families will do at least […]

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How to Start Homeschooling (especially if you feel overwhelmed!)

Are you researching homeschooling?  Are you ready to take the plunge … but aren’t sure where to start? Deciding to educate your kids yourself is a big job and can feel super overwhelming … but it doesn’t have to. Scroll to WatchThe trick is to step back and get grounded before you begin. In today’s video, I’m covering […]

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This poetry looks as good as it sounds {Review Carolyn Kennedy Poetry}

Do you do poetry in your homeschool? Or does it get relegated to the “if we have time” part of the schedule? (Which means you NEVER get to it because who has that kind of extra time???) Scroll to WatchPoetry has always been a HUGE part of our homeschool because I’ve seen how it makes better […]

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#1 Secret Rule about Homeschooling a Teenager

#1 Secret Rule about Homeschooling a Teenager

After 15+ years of homeschooling, my oldest is off to college in the fall. And I have three more kids — ages 12 to 16 — who are still homeschooling. So we have a lot of teenagers at my house right now. And homeschooling teenagers is different than homeschooling young kids. They’re more independent. They can make their own […]

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How to homeschool with a baby or a toddler

How to Homeschool with a Baby or a Toddler

Does this sound familiar? Your older kids are finally ready to learn … sitting with books or on the couch. You’ve got everything settled and your homeschool can actually get started. AND … the baby starts to scream.Scroll to WatchOr your toddler is pulling at the book and won’t let you read. I totally get it! My youngest […]

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