Are Your Kids Coding Their Own Amazing Games?

Learning to Code? I don't know how to teach kids coding, but CodaKid does.

I’d rather have my kids coding than playing games or watching a ton of youTube. We struggle with screen time at our house. Nope! Scratch that! I struggle with my girls having so much screen time. They love it! They would have a screen on and be watching or playing all day, if I would […]

12 Free Winter Preschool Activities for Homeschoolers

A snowman made by preschoolers

I used these winter preschool activities when I taught a preschool class for our homeschool group. Our budget was extremely limited, so the price was right (free)! Since it was winter, all our books and activities were based on the season. You Can Create Your Own Winter Theme in Two Steps First, choose your winter […]

Stop Dreading Science Experiments

Photos from our review of BookShark Science Level D

“Mom! Is it time for science yet?” I don’t know about you, but sometimes I dread science experiments… My girls love the hands-on nature of science! They eagerly anticipate experiments. If I don’t plan them, they come up with their own.  Super creative, super messy, and sometimes lacking in safety! Perhaps you are like-minded and […]

Plan a Homeschool Co-op Class in 8 Brutally Simple Steps

How to plan a homeschool co-op class in 8 steps

If you’re part of a homeschool group or co-op, you may be asked to teach a class. Don’t panic! With a little planning and prep work, you can easily teach many co-op classes.  Good News: Each time you teach a homeschool co-op class, it gets easier.  That means you’ll soon be a pro!     […]

Raising Chickens & Building a Coop: Awesome Homeschool Project #1

Raising Chickens A Homeschool Project

If google sent you here, there’s a good chance you are thinking about raising chickens.   Hopefully, reading about our chicken raising project will inspire you to start your own AND help you avoid the problems we encountered as chicken newbies.   We Started Raising Chickens We just started raising chickens and as a homeschool […]

Create Your Own Homeschool Schedule and Calendar

Title: Create Your Own Homeschool Schedule

You may be new to homeschooling and trying to get into a routine. Or perhaps you’ve been following a rigid schedule attached to your curriculum. Either way, now is a great time to create your own flexible homeschool schedule! Table of Contents Create A Yearly Homeschool Schedule Step 1: Gather Your Supplies Notebook & Pencil […]

A Strategy or 5: Homeschooling in Challenging Times

Title: A strategy or five for homeschoolin in challenging times

If you’re going through a challenging time, you need a strategy or five to help you navigate your days. As I’m writing this, most of us are experiencing some changes in our daily routine. Perhaps you’re struggling with sickness too. These are unexpected and challenging times to navigate. Rather than live in fear, choose a […]

CTCMath Review with 1st & 3rd Grade Homeschoolers

1st and 3rd grade homeschoolers review CTCMath

A Homeschool CTCMath Review! So what does a math loving, curriculum junkie (aka homeschool mom) do when she has the opportunity to use an online homeschool math curriculum?  She drools a bit in anticipation!  She imagines her children falling in love with math. She daydreams about relaxing while her children do their math independently. Even […]

Our First Monarch Experience

Monarch Butterfly

This was our first year raising Monarchs as a homeschool project. I’ve got to tell you that we love Monarchs! We may even have a bit of butterfly fever.  Perhaps your family would like to try raising Monarchs too. Here is a brief report of our Monarch project to get you started on your own. […]

Clutter Free: Simple Digital Homeschool Organization

Digital Clutter blog pic

Do You Have Digital Homeschool Clutter? Let’s find out if you have digital homeschool clutter. It’s a pretty simple test. How many free pdfs have you downloaded for your homeschool? Blog subscription freebies? Coloring pages? Planners?  Recipes? Worksheets? Printable Lesson Plans? Notebooking Journals? Fancy Fun Pages? 30 Day Challenges? How many have you printed and used? What’s […]