ZooWhiz – Play Educational Games and Build Your Zoo! {TOS #homeschool Review}

    ZooWhiz is an online learning program that encourages kids to learn math, reading and word skills, punctuation and grammar in a fun way that allows them to earn “coins” that they can then use to build their own zoo. From the website: Highest quality educational activities that are just right for your child […]

I Can Do It Myself! {Preschool Learning}

    One of the things that I love the most about the preschool age is watching all of the ways that my little one is learning to exercise her independence. Her newest thing is to make her own jelly sandwich, and now she can even cut it herself! She LOVES helping me out around […]

A Cry From Egypt {TOS #homeschool Review}

  “A Cry from Egypt” is a work of historical fiction written by homeschool graduate, Hope Auer.  She began writing this book seven years ago, at the age of 13, when she was studying Ancient Egypt with her family.  At the time, she was assigned to write a short historical fiction based on what she […]

Reading Kingdom {TOS #homeschool review}

Reading Kingdom is an online reading program for children 4-10 years of age, or slightly older students who are struggling readers.  The program is designed to teach kids to be able to read and write up to a third grade level. The very first time you sign into Reading Kingdom, you hear a message for […]

Noah’s Ark File Folder Game for Preschoolers #ece #preschool

I found a really cute Preschool File Folder Game based on the animals of Noah’s Ark the other day. I printed out all of the animals for my 3-year-old, but I wasn’t quite satisfied with the “ark” part of it, so I made my own. I made what is supposed to resemble an ark and […]

Some *HOT* Deals That You Might Love….

I follow a lot of people that post coupons and sales – I don’t do a lot of that here, but I DO have a couple of deals that I wanted to tell you about before they go away. Blogging, Home Management, Facebook, Affiliate Marketing First up is 10 Day May Madness ~  I’ve seen […]

How DO You Teach the Strong-Willed Child???

I’m going to put something out there that I may regret saying later. Sometimes I think something is seriously wrong with this child. I’ve researched autism (not it), and Sensory Processing Disorder (very possibly playing into the hardness)…..and a host of other things.  We limit sugar, and I try to avoid red & yellow dyes. […]

Homeschooling – When the Going Gets Tough

Some homeschool parents swear by planning out every minute of the school day.  Others would rather go with the flow. I kind of flip-flop between the two.  Sometimes I’ll have a general plan, but when I try to implement it, my kids show me a different way.  Sometimes it’s a better way. Other times, when […]

The Day the World Went Wacky {Review & Twitter Party}

“The Day the World Went Wacky” by Janine Suter is a new book by Master Books publishing that teaches kids about the Fall of Man. The books starts out from a child’s perspective.  He is in the dentist chair with a cavity, and he questions why God made pain. If God made the world, and […]

We Choose Virtues {TOS #homeschool review}

One thing that we’ve been striving to improve on in our family is Virtues….kindness, gentleness, self-control….some days I feel like I’m CONSTANTLY reminding them to be kind to one another (and noticing that my tone and my words aren’t really modeling the virtues that I’m trying to instill…). We recently had the opportunity to review […]