04 April 2013 ~ Comments Off

One of a Kind Literacy and Activity Bags Review

I was pleasantly surprised when I received my One of a Kind Literacy and Activity Bags package. What a cute idea! The bag I received had a snowman theme (There were lots more items than what is pictured here). So many items I received have been assimilated into our household already, but I know there […]

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01 April 2013 ~ Comments Off

Reader’s Odyssey Review

Reader’s Odyssey Review

My Reader’s Odyssey review is about an individualized literature program that was developed for middle and high school students by Dena Luchsinger. Her daughter struggled with social and academics issues in sixth grade, so she started homeschooling her. She found that her daughter thrived when she chose her own books and read for understanding. She […]

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27 November 2012 ~ Comments Off

Homeschool Freebies – How to Find and Use Them

How to have a great year using homeschool freebies . . . Finding homeschool freebies can sometimes be a difficult task because of the vastness of the Internet. I’ve created a page and listed all the best places to find these freebies. There are websites, planners, worksheets, math pages and more. Why try to find […]

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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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03 November 2012 ~ Comments Off

Free Math Resources

You can check out Flash Card Math here and see all they have to offer. You can print your own flashcards and worksheets.  This is the coolest math and free worksheet  site I have seen.  There are also interactive flash cards here too that your child can do with cute characters.

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27 October 2012 ~ Comments Off

Bookmooch – Watch out it can be addicting

Today is my birthday, so I thought I would give you one of my best freebie ideas.  I found this a few weeks ago and just love it.  The concept is that you register with this company for free and list any books that you want to give away.  You also list any books that […]

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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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12 October 2012 ~ Comments Off

Homeschool Your Child for Free

What a novel idea to homeschool your child for free…. In this day and age of layoffs, cutbacks, and downsizing, many families probably think they don’t have the money to homeschool anymore. I thought it was time for me to address this subject since homeschooling on a shoestring is near and dear to my heart. […]

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18 September 2012 ~ Comments Off

Kindergarten homeschool – What should you do?

Many people ask me what they should do to start out in homeschooling.  Here’s what I tell them….

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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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06 September 2012 ~ Comments Off

Career Exploration for High School Students Review

Career exploration for High School students can be fun and exciting. After all these years of home schooling, your child can start to investigate what it is he/she will be able to do the rest of their life. The little weE-book published by the Old Schoolhouse Magazine called Career Exploration for High School Students  introduces […]

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30 August 2012 ~ Comments Off

What do parents use to homeschool

There are many different methods that can be used to homeschool your children.  I wrote an article that gives you some insight into what is available, popular and not-so-popular to use for homeschooling. You can read more here…

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15 August 2012 ~ 2 Comments

Super Star Speech

Recently I had the opportunity to become familiar with Super Star Speech. If my children had speech problems, I would strongly consider getting it because I love to be able to do things at home on my own.

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09 August 2012 ~ Comments Off

Sue Patrick Workbox System

I had the privilege of receiving a review copy of the Sue Patrick Workbox System for being on the Old Schoolhouse Crew review team. I can’t believe that I have never seen this system before after all these years of homeschooling. What is it you ask? Basically,

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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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28 July 2012 ~ Comments Off

Lesson Planet Review

I found yet another website that I had not discovered before called Lesson Planet. I received a free membership for a couple of months for review and boy was I surprised….

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25 July 2012 ~ Comments Off

Free Homeschool Math Part 2

Here are some more free homeschool math sites where you can print worksheets or just use for games. Whether you need a completely free curriculum

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22 July 2012 ~ Comments Off

Virtual Tours for Homeschooling

Here are some more virtual tours for homeschooling that I came across recently. I thought I would share them with you.

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19 July 2012 ~ Comments Off

Homeschool Burnout

Someone wrote and asked me a question about what to do if you feel burned out on homeschooling or if you aren’t sure if you’re doing too many unnecessary things in homeschooling.  Here is my answer.  I thought I would share it with all of you too: Thank you for your kind words.  Yes, I […]

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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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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

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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

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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

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