Kids Summer Craft Idea – Paper Flower Garden

If you are looking for a kids summer craft idea that they are certain to love, this Paper Flower Garden craft is an absolute must! To be honest, there are so many reasons that I love this craft. First off, I love the fact that the directions are step by step and extremely user-friendly. It’s a craft that I can choose to do together with my children, or let them try on their own since the steps are so guided. And the other reason that I love this Paper Flower Garden craft? It’s the perfect way to have beautiful flowers Continue Reading...

Keeping Teens Motivated During Summer

With summer months on our doorstep, it can be a bit of a challenge to find ways to keep your high schooler motivated to continue homeschooling throughout the summer. It’s hard to want to continue on with learning and schoolwork when those beautiful summer breezes and rays seem to be calling their name. While it is important to continue with learning throughout the summer, there are times that it may be a little more difficult than others to keep your high school homeschool student on track. And when that happens, don’t worry. It’s absolutely normal for them to have those Continue Reading...

Have Fun Building With Circuit Cubes

STEM is such an important thing for children to learn. It’s even more important to make it fun for them. With so many different products out there, knowing which ones will be fun and worth the investment can be difficult. Today, I have a new product to share with you that my younger boys have spent many hours designing with. One that has become a favorite STEM toy in our house Disclaimer: We received the product and compensation to try out it out and share our experience with our readers. We were not required to share a positive review, and Continue Reading...

Amazing Benefits Of Literature-Based Learning

I don’t know about you, but many of the topics I was taught about in public school I will sadly admit, I don’t remember. Especially when it comes to history and science. I remember doing the classes, it’s just most of the topics or bits of information learned I cannot remember, at all. I do, however, remember the great books that we read in school, they left lasting memories that I will always have with me.  When I decided to start homeschooling my children I decided I wanted something different for them. I wanted them to learn in such a Continue Reading...

How To Really Bring Science To Life For Kids

Over the years finding ideas to bring curriculum to life for kids has really been something I have worked hard to do. I want my children to learn to love learning. In order to do that we have to make the learning fun. This can mean that sometimes the curriculum can take longer to go through. It can also mean more time for us mama’s looking for resources. Both of these sacrifices can often make a world of difference for children and their education. We have found that expanding on a topic that a kiddo seems to really be enjoying Continue Reading...

Elephant Family Movie and Activities

One of many of my kid’s favorite things is everyone sitting down and having a family movie night. It is a time we enjoy spending quality time together and just unplugging from the outside world. We enjoy watching many different types of movies for our movie night, but the main thing is that they always have to be family friendly. We have a kiddo who is especially excited when any of our movies are about animals, he is in love with them. He knows more facts about animals and will often pick out animal books at the library just to Continue Reading...

Fun, Hands-On, and Memorable Thanksgiving Ideas For Kids

Every year we take off at least a week of school during Thanksgiving. During that time we take off our regular studies, but do fun things in its place. We find great hands-on Thanksgiving ideas for kids. There are many different resources we have used over the years. Some of our resources we use year after year, and others we use once and that is it. After years of using many different resources, I am sharing my favorites with you today. They are the one I think the kids had most fun learning with and also teach the kids about Continue Reading...

35+ Revolutionary Christmas Printables Kids Will LOVE

If there is anything I have learned over the years it is that most kids tend to not do well with having some type of planned activities. They usually handle a break from school great for the first couple days. After that, it tends to go downhill. The I’m bored syndrome kicks in and they all start picking on each other. Which tends to drive us moms and dad a tad bit crazy. SO having Christmas printables, planned activities for them to do, or even a visual schedule is very helpful. Sometimes coming up with the different ideas can be Continue Reading...

Absolutely Awesome and Fun Science Curriculum For Kids

One of the subjects I have struggled to find the best curriculum in our homeschool is science. Teaching kids science just isn’t my strong suit. So for many years, we tried different curriculums. Hoping to find a great one that would be best for our homeschool to no avail. Until last year, in the middle of the year, the kids were struggling with their science program so much we stopped using it.  There have not been many curriculums we have stopped mid-year because it just wasn’t working out for us, but we did. Then we started Sonlight science in the Continue Reading...

Easily Using Sonlight With Multiple Children

This year we have partnered with Sonlight curriculum to share our journey. We’re using their level 3 complete curriculum with both Ethan and Gabe. We are about 2 weeks into our year with the program, and it is going great so far. I have always loved teaching our children using great literature, and that is just what Sonlight believes too! I have used Sonlight in the past with Ethan during Kindergarten. We loved the program,  but at that time I never realized how simple it was to use Sonlight with multiple children. Purchasing individual grade levels for each of our Continue Reading...

American History and President Unit Study Resources

Building models, doing activity pages, making hats from a time era, and making replicas of the places we are learning about, are all fun ways we like to teach our children about different times and periods of history. After 11 years of homeschooling our 6 children, we have learned that using resources like Dover Publications offers, along with great reading books the kids retain the information so much better. Its almost like bringing history to life for the kids and at the same time making learning so much more enjoyable for kids. I received this product for review purposes and was compensated for this Continue Reading...

The Ultimate Guide To Field Trips In Michigan

Michigan is an amazingly beautiful state with a huge variety of places to spend the day learning about so many different topics on any field trips in Michigan. There are over 240 different lighthouses along the 3,288 miles of shoreline in the state making Michigan the longest freshwater coastline in the United States. There is so much water to be found in Michigan that over 40% of the state is covered in it. With that much water in 1 state and 1/2 the state being covered in forests, I’m sure you can guess that there is a huge population of Continue Reading...