Comparing Ourselves to Others….

I read this great post today  from Crystal at Money Saving Mom about comparing ourselves to others. It reminded me of this fantastic quote that I found on Pinterest: * Source: ohmystars.me via Stephanie on Pinterest It’s so easy to do this with other homeschool bloggers, for example. They seem to have it ALL together. […]

Keyboard Town Pals {TOS Homeschool Review}

We received access to the Keyboard Town Pals web-based typing program for 30-days as part of the TOS Homeschool Crew Review Team. When I first watched the demos for this, I was afraid that it would be too “young” for my 6-year-old in its presentation.  (I wasn’t sure how he would react to the giant […]

A Different Journey than I Had Planned (Part 1)

This started out being a VERY different post. My original idea ended up being tabled as this post would have been about 900-million words long if I merged the two… as it is, I realize that I am going to have to break this story up into multiple parts. I hope you enjoy coming along […]

Memoria Press – Classical Phonics & Reading {TOS Crew Review}

As a fairly new homeschooling mom, I feel like the onus is on me to constantly PROVE that we are learning something. One of the things that I admit to stressing out about is teaching my son to read.  My boy tends to have perfectionistic tendencies, and gets frustrated very easily.  If he can’t figure […]

Marshall Publishing – Lots & Lots of Firetrucks & FireFighters {TOS Homeschool Review}

Do your little ones LOVE fire trucks?  Since I had my youngest (who is now 6), I have really gotten into Construction trucks and rescue vehicles…..we love seeing them, learning about them, etc.  We’ve gone to several touch-a-truck events, and the open house at our local volunteer fire station because they are just. so. cool! […]

It Could Be Worse…..

Ugh.  We had a tough day today.  One where I was counting down the hours until bedtime…..like this morning. (and no, my kids don’t nap.  Their biological makeup dictates that they stop napping as soon as they turn 2….unless we happen to be in the car at just the right time of the day and […]

Mommy Meltdowns – A Guide for Those on the Other Side of It

Yesterday I had a major Mommy meltdown.  It.  Was.  UGLY. In similar situations I’ve received some good advice and encouragement as well as some….not so good advice and discouragement (probably unintentional, but discouragement nonetheless). So here’s a little how-to guide for somebody on the other side of a (homeschooling) Mommy meltdown. Instead of assuming this […]

Star Wars Word Search Printable {Download}

My soon-to-be 6-year-old is CRAZY about Star Wars!    The past couple of days that I’ve told him that it’s time to do some school work, he has specifically requested Star Wars school work.  It turns out that the search for Star Wars Printables turns up very few resources aside from coloring pages.  We did a […]

How NOT to Have a Worm Farm {aka Finding the Motivation to Clean the Living Room NOW}

When I first dreamed up this post last week, it was with the intent of being a really cool resource for homeschool moms. Making your own worm farm. Pretty neat, right? I was going to show the cool pictures that we took: and talk about how we tapped a metal shovel on a piece of […]

The Curiosity Files: Puffer Fish Unit Study {Review}

I was recently given the opportunity to review the Curiosity Files: Puffer Fish Unit Study from The Old Schoolhouse Magazine.  This complete Unit Study is available as a PDF download and is one of several topics. Other Curiosity Files titles include: Blue Diamond Blue-Footed Booby Platypus Quicksand Snow Rollers and Other Snow… Zombie Fire Ants […]