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I'm a veteran homeschool mom with 4 children. I love sharing what I know about homeschooling and hearing from others about their concerns and successes.

06 July 2012 ~ Comments Off

Raymond and Dorothy Moore Homeschool

I met Raymond and Dorothy Moore at a homeschool seminar about 10 years ago in Ohio.  They were pretty advanced in years even at that time, but had such a wonderful heart that transcended their years.  They talked at the seminar all day

04 July 2012 ~ Comments Off

Homeschool Typing

When looking at homeschool typing programs, there are many free programs on the internet that are available. Are these programs enough? Do they cover all the bases and have enough incentives built in to make it interesting for the student? In my opinion, I think it’s important to have a complete typing program if you […]

03 July 2012 ~ Comments Off

Mathscore

I was able to review Mathscore as part of the TOS crew of product testers. Mathscore is a

30 June 2012 ~ Comments Off

Math Tutor DVD

This time I’m going to review two DVDs I received from Math Tutor DVD as part of the TOS homeschool review crew. The DVDs are called “The Basic Math Word Problem Tutor” and “Young Minds Numbers and Counting.” I never knew any of these kinds of DVDs existed. The word problem

27 June 2012 ~ Comments Off

My least favorite “holiday”

Halloween is by far my least favorite holiday!  I wish I could just erase it, but I can’t, so I’ll post something about a great website that I found about Thanksgiving. You can use this for an elementary aged child.  Either have them fill it out or do it with them. Enjoy! Thanksgiving Vocabulary

24 June 2012 ~ Comments Off

Children’s Bible Hour

Recently I was send some books from the Children’s Bible Hour to review. I received 4 childrens books. Each came with a read along CD narrated by Uncle Charlie. If you ever listened to

21 June 2012 ~ Comments Off

Math is Fun for All Ages

I found this website called Math is Fun.  Most of the time when you find an interactive website it is mostly for younger children learning their basic facts.  This website tackles Algebra and Geometry too! Your choices here are: Data Geometry Puzzles Money Algebra Numbers Games Dictionary Worksheets Measurement This site is different than any […]

18 June 2012 ~ Comments Off

Homeschool Reviews

Sometimes it’s fun to look over reviews of homeschool curriculum written by another homeschool Mom.  It’s good to research something before you buy it especially if it is going to cost you a lot of money! Don’t discount

15 June 2012 ~ Comments Off

Panama Canal Virtual Tour

Here’s another great virtual tour. You’ll need to click on Multimedia at the top right to see all the pictures and videos. I learned a ton just by browsing for a few minutes. I’m looking forward to showing this to my kids. I didn’t realize how involved this process was or how beautiful the land […]

12 June 2012 ~ 1 Comment

Simple Science

Have you ever tried putting drops of water on a piece of wax paper? Boy, this was a real hit at my house for all my children from teens on down. We put drops of water on wax paper and tried to make them come together, then we separated them and put them together again. […]

06 June 2012 ~ Comments Off

ABC Teach Review

I’m sure many public school teachers have heard of ABC Teach, but I don’t  know how many homeschoolers have ever seen this great site. You can find over 5000 pages of free worksheets and pages you can print to use for homeschooling. If you like what you see and want even more,

03 June 2012 ~ Comments Off

Rays Math

Dollar Homeschool produces the CDs for Rays Math. I received the Ray’s Arithmetic series as part of the TOS homeschool crew. This is quite a huge collection… You receive the equivalent of 38 textbooks along with

31 May 2012 ~ Comments Off

Virginia Soaps and Scents Review

Our homeschooling adventures have never involved making our own soap. They have involved using homemade soap before, but not making it. I had also never heard of Virginia Soaps and Scents before until a little package arrived at my door. Apparently

27 May 2012 ~ Comments Off

More Educational Toys for Christmas

That last post became quite long, so I decided to continue my list of educational toys for Christmas here….

21 May 2012 ~ Comments Off

Homeschool Art Curriculum

A homeschool art curriculum sounds like such a good idea. I’m not creative, nor can I draw, so this is even more appealing to me. My views of art were challenged when I recently attended an art seminar presented by a local art therapist.  She works with all kinds of people from children up through […]

18 May 2012 ~ Comments Off

Printable Worksheets and Games

Along with the last site I found, here is another link from that site.  They have lots of great printable worksheets and games.  You will find skip counting sheets, maps, charts, crafts, famous places, and much more.  Who needs to buy workbooks anymore when you have the Internet?!!  Check it out and print away… http://www.googolpower.com/content/free-learning-resources/worksheets

15 May 2012 ~ 1 Comment

Good Typing Program

If you’ve had trouble getting your children to learn how to use the keyboard like I have, I’d like to share a free program that is working for us. The website where you can get this program is www.goodtyping.com . It’s all free. My daughters do this every day without being asked. I think there’s […]

12 May 2012 ~ 1 Comment

Picture Books to Use for Homeschool Science

For the elementary grades I always recommend using picture books for homeschool Science. You can use boring textbooks if you want,

06 May 2012 ~ 2 Comments

Apologia Science Review

I have looked at and used many homeschool Science books and materials, but none compare with Apologia Science. When my daughters were younger we used

03 May 2012 ~ Comments Off

Homeschool Field Trips

If you’re anything like me, one of the few things you remember about public school were the field trips. We’re they fun? That’s what I like so much about homeschooling – we can take field trips to so many interesting places! I’ve written up some homeschool field trip ideas on

30 April 2012 ~ Comments Off

Keyboarding Lessons

Recently I was able to review a program that includes keyboarding lessons. The program is called Keyboarding for the Christian School. This can easily be used for homeschooling too. In this age of computers students need to know how to type. These ebooks reminded me of how I learned to type back in school. The […]

27 April 2012 ~ Comments Off

Beginning Handwriting

Here’s a free ebook (I think it is still free) that I have used to teach my son how to write his letters. It’s awesome! I wish I had known about this when I taught my daughters how to write. He loves it too.     Visual, Auditory, Kinesthetic Alphabet Book     This site […]

24 April 2012 ~ Comments Off

What does your homeschool program look like?

Here’s an article I wrote about what a home school program looks like and what makes your home and system unique.  You’ll discover some simple questions you can ask yourself to help you determine what you’re accomplishing and how to make it even better.  read more here….

21 April 2012 ~ Comments Off

Homeschool Mentoring in Action

I recently received a review copy of The Old Schoolhouse Magazine’s new weE-book on homeschool mentoring in action. It’s called Missing in Action or Mentoring in Action? If you’re not familiar with weE-books, basically they are just books that

14 April 2012 ~ Comments Off

Virtual Tour of the International Space Station

Finally a very interesting video tour of the International Space Station!  This video highlight how the crew lives, how the station works and get a 360 degree tour around the place.  This is definitely worth watching. http://www.nasa.gov/externalflash/ISSRG/index.htm For more homeschool articles, tips and resources check out Homeschool-How-To