17 April 2013 ~ Comments Off

Grading With a Purple Crayon Review

Last year I received the book Grading With a Purple Crayon for review. The subtitle is “A Developmental Approach to High School Composition for Homeschooling Families” and the book was written by Dena M. Luchsinger. All I can say is “Wow” and “Oh, how I wish I had had this book sooner!” The book is […]

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18 November 2012 ~ Comments Off

Bright Ideas Press

I received several books from Bright Ideas Press. Some of them I have seen before and some I had not. You can tell that they work hard at providing quality materials for students. The first book (set of books) that I want to mention is The Mystery of History

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15 November 2012 ~ 1 Comment

Ideal Curriculum

Is there such a thing as Ideal Curriculum? Well, even though there is no way to find a perfect curriculum, there is

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21 October 2012 ~ Comments Off

Cheap Homeschool Books

Here are a few ideas for finding cheap homeschool books. Depending on how much money and time you have, will determine how diligently you use this advice. If you have hardly any money to spend on homeschooling,

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15 September 2012 ~ Comments Off

Apologia Homeschool

Apologia homeschool company has undergone some changes this last year and have partnered with several homeschool authors. I don’t know if Apologia Press is new but I do know that they have recently published the updated version of  The Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling by Debra Bell. I remember owning this book many years ago

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09 September 2012 ~ Comments Off

How do you choose a curriculum or do you choose one at all?

The maze of knowing how to choose a curriculum can overwhelm even the most veteran homeschool mom. Here is some simple advice you can use to help you decide, decipher and fell peaceful about whatever you choose…..

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31 July 2012 ~ Comments Off

Free Homeschool Curriculum

Some think it is impossible to get free homeschool curriculum, but I say if you know where to look, it is very possible.  I read a book a few years back called Homeschool Your Child For Free. It talked mostly about

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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 […]

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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 […]

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29 February 2012 ~ Comments Off

Homeschool Laws

If you have been looking into homeschooling for any length of time, you know that there are homeschool laws and that they are different for every state.

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19 February 2012 ~ Comments Off

Discount Abeka

Is there such a thing as discount Abeka curriculum? It seems to me from all my searching on the Internet that

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04 February 2012 ~ Comments Off

Homeschool Language Resources

This week I’d like to give you some information about Language resources for homeschooling. I’ve written a simple plan at my website

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26 January 2012 ~ 1 Comment

All About Spelling

When asked to review the program All About Spelling, I have to admit that I rolled my eyes a bit before I received my packet. My 3 older girls are not good spellers at all! We tried all kinds of

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26 July 2011 ~ Comments Off

All About Spelling Beehive Reader

As part of the TOS homeschool crew, I was able to review the book Beehive Reader. We loved the All About Spelling program, so I figured I was getting another high quality product. Little did I know

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07 July 2011 ~ Comments Off

Top 10 Reasons to Teach Phonics

I just received my latest newsletter from CurrClick and came across a great article entitled “Top 10 Reasons to Teach Phonics.” I thought they made some great points so I wanted to share it with you. CurrClick is a fun site where

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04 July 2011 ~ Comments Off

Do you need home school curriculum?

With so many curriculums out there it can be overwhelming to know which one to choose or if you should choose one at all. This article that I wrote gives you some guidelines for how to know whether homeschool curriculum is for you or if you should choose a different format. Discover how simple it […]

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25 June 2011 ~ Comments Off

7 Habits

The 7 Habits books have become very popular. There are books for adults, teens, and business people. Here’s my opinion on what the 7 habits of successful homeschoolers would be. You can read them all here….

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12 June 2011 ~ Comments Off

Abeka For Sale

Many people look for used Abeka for sale. If you know where to look, it’s pretty easy to find. Some places you can find it for sale all the time and other places

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13 May 2011 ~ Comments Off

Homeschool Tools

I have written an article I think will be useful to you: What kind of tools do you need to homeschool? Just as a carpenter needs tools to do his job, a mom needs tools to be able to homeschool her children. The tools don’t have to be fancy, but they do need to be […]

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12 April 2011 ~ Comments Off

Homeschool Planner

I thought you would enjoy this free homeschool planner that I made up. This is what I use every year to plan out what each child will be doing and what books and resources I need to purchase

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12 March 2011 ~ Comments Off

Home Schooling – Why Do It?

Here’s an article I wrote that I thought you might like to read. Many people look at home schoolers and wonder how and why they do it. Some people think home schooling is a hassle and think “why don’t you just send your kids to school so they can be taught by a professional?” It […]

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07 September 2010 ~ Comments Off

Best Homeschooling Resources

The best homeschooling resources can be found in many places?  After all these years of homeschooling I would have to say that the evaluation of best resources depends on the individual parent and children.  One parent might think that a certain website, curriculum or book is the best resource, but

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15 March 2010 ~ Comments Off

How to Homeschool Kindergarten

Over the past year I have had several people come to me asking me how to homeschool Kindergarten. After you have been homeschooling a few years, I guess people think you know what you are doing Hopefully I have learned a few things along the way and I have some things I can share with […]

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15 March 2010 ~ Comments Off

Artistic Pursuits Review

Artistic Pursuits was given to me recently to review. I have a daughter in 8th grade, so I gave it to her to look over and use. She loves art, so I thought this program would be a good fit for her. Artistic Pursuits is a non-consumable art program

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02 July 2009 ~ Comments Off

Homeschool Curriculum Fairs – No Time to Go?

I know how hectic things can get around here and how hard it is for me to get a way for even a day. I haven’t been to a homeschool curriculum fair in many years. Part of that is because of time and

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