Powerful and Practical Reading Intervention for Special Needs

We have now put multiple special needs kiddos through reading with great success. We only had success after failure though. Luckily we have now found a method that is amazing to teach our struggling readers and poor spellers. I received this product for free and was compensated for this review. All opinions are my honest opinions, I was not obligated to write a positive review. Struggling Reader with Dyslexia We had some pretty big struggles with our first kiddo. We really didn't know … [Read more...]

FREE Educational Spring Printable Pack For Pre-K-2nd Grade

With spring in full effect around here, I decided it was time to share some fun educational printable I created for you to use with your kids. This FREE educational spring printable pack is meant for kids in Pre-K - 2nd grade. It contains 24 pages of fun learning for kids of different ages. I mean who doesn't love free printable right? Even better there is no strings attached, not sign up required, just click on the link to download it's that simple! These printables would be a great way to … [Read more...]

How To Save TONS Of Money On Printing

Over the last 12 years of homeschooling our 6 children, we have printed so many resources. One way we have save tons of money on printing, is when purchasing our homeschool curriculum for the year, we purchase PDF instead of books when available. I will then print off the books and bind them into our own books. We print off schedules, lapbooks, timeline figures, online printables, Montessori resources, workbooks, and even our own books for the kids to use really the list could go on and … [Read more...]

Guesstimation Game ~ Math Game For Kids

Guess-timation Math Game For Kids   Few kids would say no to a pocketful of cash (even if it's fake!). Gather some friends from the neighborhood and challenge them to a game of Guess-timation. Your children will learn about budgeting while practicing their math skills! You'll need to do a little prep work first. Before the game begins, take a trip to your local grocery store and buy fifteen common items: a bag of carrots, a carton of juice, a tube of toothpaste, a can of shaving … [Read more...]

Australia Unit Study Ideas

It's been a while since I last shared one of our viewer favorite posts, a new continent unit study ideas. There are always so many great ideas around the web about each of the continent studies having them together in 1 place makes planning our units so much easier. Well and of course sifting through all the resources on the web can be quite time consuming, so I have taken all the hard work out of this task for you. I have already shared Arctic and Antarctic unit study and South America unit … [Read more...]

Teaching Accountability To Homeschool Children

One of the struggles we have had over the years is our homeschool kiddos trying to skip some of their work. In my experience it's not like when they do it, they don't work on their school at all. What they do is make it look like they did school for the day. But in reality they did some of their classes for the day and not others. This hasn't necessarily been such a problem with the younger kids, because I help with their school and closely supervising most of their lessons. The older kids … [Read more...]

The Age Old Question… How Do You Do It All?

There are so many questions other parents have asked me over the years. After 12 years of homeschooling 6 children and over 18 years parenting some pretty great kids, I sure have learned a lot along the way, often times the hard way ;-) . While I surely don't claim to know everything, here is a look into the age old question I get all the time, how you do it all? Lets start with me giving away my #1 secret, I don't do everything, I can't do everything. Once you realize that you are not … [Read more...]

Teens Financial Responsibility In A Debt Driven World

We have had experience with hearing from people that it is terrible that we have made our children pay for their own car, drivers training, and monthly car insurance. It is really quite amazing to me that people now a days feel that they should expect someone else to pay for everything for them. It doesn't teach our children anything to have everything handed to them and not to have to earn things. Due to the way we think debt in our world is absolutely astronomical. Here are a few facts to … [Read more...]

50+ Terrific Activities To Get Kids Super Excited About STEAM

Did you know that only 36% of kids graduating are ready for college level science? By 2018 the United States will be 3 million high skilled workers short in the science field. Our country is falling further and further behind in educating children in the science. In my opinion this is because we are not sparking the love of learning in our children. We are teaching many of our children to take a test, and not to enjoy and retain what they are learning. No matter if you homeschool your … [Read more...]

35+ FREE Memorable Books for High Schoolers and 15 More

Once our kids get to the High School level I give them a list of books to choose from to read for the year. Every year our goal is for them to read at least 4 books for the list. Trying to find good books that the kids will actually enjoy and find Christian books can be a challenge. I have come up with a list of books for high schoolers for them to use, and thought it would be useful to share it with others who might be looking for great books for their high schoolers to read as well. One's … [Read more...]