Our top 10 snow and ice STEM activities for winter! Hands-on learning inside and outdoors with 10 incredible experiments and projects! #stem #stemeducation #winteractivitiesforkids #learnoutdoorsRead More
Teaching Writing at Home with WriteShop Primary: Engaging & EASY!
Fun for kids and easy for parents, WriteShop Primary is an excellent choice for teaching writing. I am so psyched to use it this year! This engaging, hands-on program will help your child become a better writer and make the entire process stress-free.Read More
Kindergarten Homeschool Curriculum: 2 SIMPLE Picks for a Great Year
Last time I wrote about kindergarten homeschool curriculum, I had a list as long as my arm. This time around, I need to keep it SIMPLE. In fact for my youngest child’s kindergarten year, we’re only using two things. For a full list of your secular homeschool curriculum options, see our Secular Homeschool Curriculum Guide.…Read More
How to create a daily homeschool schedule
I’ve got a series of questions to help you clarify what’s most important to creating your daily schedule. I’ve also included a few sample schedules so you can see how real homeschoolers are getting things done!Read More
Should I make a homeschool report card?
Whether or not you should create a homeschool report card is a very personal decision. Here are some tips for creating a system that honors your family’s values while still providing meaningful feedback for your child.Read More
10 Incredible Dry Ice Experiments for Kids!
10 incredible dry ice STEM activities for kids! Science experiments and projects that will make your kids go WOW! #stem #stemeducation #dryice #scienceexperiments #scienceRead More
Stress-free Morning Routines for Kids with ADHD
Many parents of children with ADHD rate mornings as the single most stressful part of their day. But never fear! Here are some time-tested tricks to create stress-free morning routines for any kid with ADHD.Read More
Sanity-Saving Activities for Children with Anxiety
If you’re the parent of a child struggling with anxiety, let me offer you a big internet hug and some comfort. Things can get better, even when it doesn’t feel like it. There are a number of activities for children with anxiety that help them cope better and you feel like you’re helping.Read More
7 Motivational Activities for Students
If you’re struggling with getting a kiddo out of bed, into a seat, and/or doing work once in their seat, try a few of my best motivational activities. Some will help motivate your child to trudge through work they hate. Some will engage students so they start enjoying their subjects. And some are so easy, you can start using them tomorrow!Read More
Best Homeschool Writing Curriculum for Your Struggling Writer!
Choosing the right curriculum is a challenge – especially if you have a child who is struggling. Check out the top 3 reasons we chose WriteShop as our homeschool writing curriculum – and why it might be the BEST choice for you, too.Read More
Homeschooling Your Large Family- Best Tips and Tricks
Have no fear, you brave parent blessed with many children! While it might take some more organization and structure, you can homeschool your large family as well as any other parent can homeschool their one kid.Read More
All About Reading: 3 Reasons we Chose AAR for Learning to Read!
3 reasons we chose All About Reading for learning to read. An Orton-Gillingham based program with open-and-go, short, hands-on lessons.Read More
Financial Literacy for Kids – A Review of MoneyTime
Teaching financial literacy to kids. A review of MoneyTime, a new online program for kids 10-14 that teaches the basics and beyond. #finances #onlinelearning #financialliteracyRead More
Online Math Curriculum in an App?!? Our Smartick Review
Online Math Curriculum in an App?!? In only 15 minutes a day? Skeptical? Check out our no holds barred Smartick review.Read More
Homeschooling Preschool: 5 Tips to Get You Started
Homeschooling your preschool child can be daunting, but it really can be fun for both you and your child! Read on for 5 tips to get started on the right foot!Read More
2nd Grade Homeschool Curriculum: Eclectic, Engaging, EASY!
Our Top Picks for 2nd Grade Homeschool Curriculum 2020. What we’re using, why, and is it a good fit for your child.Read More
5th Grade Homeschool Curriculum: Secular, Eclectic, Engaging
Our Top Picks for 5th Grade Homeschool Curriculum 2020. What we’re using, why, and is it a good fit for YOUR family.Read More
Reading Programs for Dyslexia: 3 Keys for Homeschool Success
How to select the BEST reading program for kids with dyslexia. 3 tips, plus our top choices in homeschool curriculum that will inspire your child! #dyslexia #homeschoolcurriculum #reading #raisingreaders #learntoreadRead More
Choosing Books for Kids with Dyslexia: 3 Tips
Books for Kids with Dyslexia: 3 tips to use with your struggling reader from a mom & special education teacher who understands the challenges associated with learning to read and wants to help!Read More
10 FUN STEM Activities for Toddlers!
Our top 10 favorite STEM activities for toddlers! Inspire an early love of all things STEM with these hands-on experiments and projects – perfect for little ones! #toddleractivities #stem #stemeducation #learningthroughplayRead More