I used to review curriculum, now I create it

How to Get Your Kids to Do Their Chores Cheerfully!

Chores for kids: how to teach your kids a healthy work ethic and get the whole family helping with a more cheerful attitude! Are you sick and tired of the whining when you ask for some help around the house? Does a simple chore take hours to complete? Try my chore system and find out the […]

Free Homeschool Planner and Favorite things Friday link up

It’s another Favorite things Friday over here at Hip Homeschooling! Featured posts, free printables, fun preschool craft ideas! Don’t miss this post! Free Homeschool Planner I’ll start off with this weeks featured printable, a free homeschool planner! This is a super simple planner, but it is my favorite one and we use it EVERY DAY! […]

My Top Pick for Sign Language for Kids

I was super excited when the amazing team over at Signing Time offered to send me some videos to review as this is a company I am passionate about! Before I tell you about why Signing Time is the BEST sign language program for kids I have seen, let me first tell you why I […]

Fun Spanish for Kids!

Looking for a fun Spanish program for this fall? I have fallen in love with Foreign Languages for Kids by Kids. We have been doing this program for a few months now and the results have absolutely blown me away! A Fun Spanish Program your Kids will be Begging to Watch! So, what makes this […]

Find me in my Chaos: A video home tour through my very lived in home!

I am so excited to be a part of the Keeping it Real Home Tour and Blog Hop! This is an issue near and dear to my heart, setting aside the illusion of perfection! How many times have you avoided having a friend over because of the state of your house? We compare ourselves and […]

Ocean Games: Learning through Play!

Come play some fun ocean games with us! This is our final week in our Ocean Commotion theme with Mother Goose Time and the last post in my series “whats in the box”. To see the entire month, check out my other posts: Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 These four posts are all contents […]

Free Jellyfish Printable Book and Activity

This week we learned about jellyfish in our Mother Goose Time program. I have so many fun ideas and crafts and resources to share with you plus a free jellyfish book for you to print and make with your kids to learn more! Don’t forget to pin this post for later! Make your own Jellyfish […]

Vaccinations: the debate that gets ugly

The time has come for us to address the giant elephant in the room… vaccinations. I mean, it is SUCH a hot topic that half the groups I am in have completely banned it from their vocabulary: “thou must not mention vaccinations lest the hoard of controversy descends upon us all!” Heaven forbid we disagree! […]

Picaboo Yearbooks Review

I suck at organizing photos! I love the idea of scrapbooking but the whole time thing isn’t working out so well for me. So I have about 5 years worth of photos sitting on our computer, slowing it down, and hiding in the infinate folds of my database. I have often paid up to $60 […]

Ocean Unit Study Crafts and Free Printable Ocean Coloring Pages

Today I am going to give you some great ideas for a fun ocean unit study plus an awesome free printable! If your kids are interested in the ocean, you’ll want to pin this post for reference! Make Your Own Ocean Whale Blow Art What kid doesn’t like ooey-gooey, messy-ewwwy paint???? Something about pulling out all […]

30+ Practical Uses for Lavender Essential Oil

When I first started with essential oils I had no idea how to use them! It was completely overwhelming to me! I scoured the internet for hours searching for practical ways to use the oils in our everyday life. I was looking for ways that were effective and safe, I was looking for a post […]

Ocean Unit Study: preschool homeschool curriculum

I am super excited to show you all the great activities we have planned this week in our preschool homeschool curriculum with Mother Goose Time! This week we will be full of crafts and games and activities. We will be learning about different ocean animals and using these animals to learn math and reading skills […]

Easy Recipes: Chana Masala in 20 Minutes!

So you have nothing planned for dinner and need something quick? We love easy recipes over at our house, they win out every time! How about some tart and savoury Chana Masala? This is amazing on a bed of rice and as a bonus, make or buy some naan bread to dip in it. Mmmmm. […]

Favorite Things Friday Post and Link Up #1

Welcome to my Favorite things Friday recap post and link up! I want to hear about your favorite activities, crafts, experiments, and moments from the past week! Because I’m about to share mine 😉 1. Ocean Water Experiment This is such a simple and yet fun experiment from our Mother Goose Time curriculum this month […]

Birthday Party Mommy Wars! Are Extravagant Parties Hurting our Children?

Before I had kids, I had no idea the amount of pressure there is on a birthday party. When I got pregnant with my first, I dreamily imagined the years to come, filled with laughter and milestones, birthday parties with smiling family and friends surrounding us… and then the bubble popped! What the heck is […]

The Easiest Science Program to Teach: Nancy Larson Science

We have been faithfully working through our Nancy Larson Science 1 Curriculum and are loving it beyond words! Well, hopefully not beyond words as I am going to try to capture it for you in this post 😉 Nancy Larson Science 1 Review Looking for an insiders glimpse into the Nancy Larson Science curriculum? You’ve come […]

An Inside Look at our Favorite Preschool Program

So you’ve heard me talk about Mother Goose Time. You have seen our cute little crafts, but do you really understand what this program is all about and how it works? Is it worth the money? Come catch a glimpse of the magic that makes our homeschool come alive! What’s in the Box? This is […]

Space Unit Study: Make Your Own Rockets!

This is officially our last week of Mother Goose Time’s theme: “Blast Off to Space”. To say we loved this theme would be a gross understatement. We wrote stories about space, we sang songs, danced, learned new rhymes. We explored the planets and wondered about what it would be like. It was a magical month […]

Letting go of Unrealistic Expectations

Today, I had a meltdown. Don’t you lie to me! I can just picture you starting to put on the passive mask of indifference “oh really, a meltdown? That’s too bad!” You know what I’m talking about… that day when all the little things that drive you crazy throughout the days/weeks/months come to a head […]

Virtual Field Trip in the Thompson Okanagan

We over at the Canadian Homeschool Blogging Team are so excited to introduce a virtual field trip across Canada and an AMAZING giveaway! This month one lucky winner will receive: Family/Group Discover Pass from Parks Canada valued at $$136.40! The Rough Guide to Canada -travel guide book valued at $29.99 The Ultimate Guide to Field Trips […]

The Master Homeschool Curriculum List

The Homeschool Curriculum list is here! WITH LINKS! Your one stop click ‘n’ shop! Come and browse for your homeschool curriculum needs! If you read my How to Start Homeschooling post you might be wondering “what’s next?” You know what school you want to go with, you know what method most fits you, and now you […]

Free Watercolor Solar System Printable Memory Game!

We are currently studying the solar system and I wanted to find something that wasn’t quite so “kiddish” and helped my children really appreciate the colors, intricacies, and beauty of the planets. When I wasn’t finding what I was looking for, I decided to purchase some beautiful watercolor images and put them together as a […]

Foreign Languages for Kids by Kids Review

Looking to teach your child Spanish but tired of the same old program with little to no results? You have GOT to check out Foreign Languages for Kids by Kids by Kids®! This is a revolutionary program that is sure to get fast and fun results with any aged child (or adult)! We have been using […]

I used to review curriculum, now I create it!