I used to review curriculum, now I create it

Free Printable Montessori Alphabet Box to Teach Alphabet Sounds!

Have you ever heard of a Montessori alphabet box, but just didn’t know where to start? Today I am going to show you the easiest to set one up with a free printable! Plus, keep reading to enter the giveaway to win a $50 gift certificate for Montessori Services! This is a post you don’t want […]

How to Make Silly Putty

Silly putty recipes are a dime a dozen nowadays. Frozen silly putty is all the rage on Pinterest, and we decided to make our own! We tried about 4 different recipes and came to the sad realization that it wasn’t as easy as it looked! We experimented (and wasted glue) until we stumbled upon the […]

Science Experiments to learn about the sun, soil, and water! These are awesome!

These last few months we have been working on our Environmental Scientist unit in our Nancy Larson Science 1 curriculum. We have been learning all about the sun, soil, and water with hands-on lessons, science experiments and fun workbook exercises too! If you haven’t heard of Nancy Larson Science before, you may want to read […]

Do you know your children’s personality types? This is an AMAZING resource!

I was recently given the opportunity to review a fantastic program called “Incredible Creatures” by a company called Incredible Living. Incredible Creatures is a fun children’s book that helps you discover your children’s personality types. As a mother to five young children, I have spent a lot of time trying to figure out my kids. […]

The Biggest Story Review and Giveaway

It’s time for another giveaway on the blog, this time a beautiful children’s book! I was recently offered the opportunity to review The Biggest Story by Kevin Deyoung and illustrated by Don Clark. I am so excited about this book! When we first got it, the cover itself was so visually appealing that all of […]

K-FORCE Battle Bow Building Set Review: AMAZING idea for your Christmas presents list!

Looking for Christmas presents this year? K’NEX is one of our favorite toys to play with. It teaches kids so many valuable skills including problem solving skills, fine motor skills, teaching kids how to work together and follow directions, etc. Some of our best, hands on learning, happens when we pull out our K’NEX bin. Today […]

A Real Homeschool School Room Video Tour (that didn’t cost a fortune!)

We love seeing the beautiful Pinterest pictures of these stunning homeschool school room areas. You know the ones I am talking about. The ones that are bright and filled to the brim with beautiful, white ikea shelving and amazing wall maps and hanging things from the ceiling. Custom paint jobs and Montessori trays and amazing […]

Middlebury Interactive Languages Review

Many parents are interested in how to learn a language in their homeschool but don’t know where to start or what program they should use. I recently discovered Middlebury Interactive Languages and was thrilled when I was chosen to review their Elementary French 1: Grades 3-5 with my 8 year old son. We have some dear […]

Family Game Night with USAopoly

Do you have a family game night in your home? Playing games together is a great bonding tool, but did you also know it helps improve social skills, intelligence, problem solving skills and communication skills? If you don’t have a family game night scheduled in to your homeschool planner, I challenge you to add it […]

Top Facebook Groups to Grow Your Blog

If you are looking to grow your blog fast, it’s all about connections! Sharing is caring and there are a TON of Facebook groups dedicated to sharing blog posts and growing your social media. In today’s post, I am going to share my top groups for both sharing posts as well as growing social media. […]

The Good, the Bad, and the Grace of God by Jep and Jessica Robertson (from the Robertson family)

Scandals are flying in the media and we are fast losing faith that fame and Christianity can go hand in hand! That’s why when I opened up this testimony written by Jep and Jessica Robertson from the Duck Dynasty Robertson family, I found it refreshingly real and genuine and I can’t wait to share it […]

How to create a homeschool schedule that works with this free printable! Plus take an inside look at ours…

Does your life it’s spinning out of control? Do you find there are not enough hours in the day to get it all done? I am going to show you how to create a homeschool schedule that works for YOU and give you a detailed look at my own. I have even thrown in some […]

Grapevine Studies Review

I am always on the lookout for Bible curriculum that isn’t boring, that makes the Bible come to life for my children! God isn’t boring and neither is His story, why should our curriculum be???? Grapevine Bible Studies‘ catch phrase is “Stick Figuring Through the Bible.” Their approach is to teach symbols and have the […]

Homeschooling the Uncooperative Child

We’ve all been there: the buckle at the knees, the unappealing pout, maybe the folded arms and determined scowl, all preceding the dreaded “WHY do I have to do this?!?!?!?” Find out how we homeschool the uncooperative child. Make sure you pin this so you can find it after! Do you have an uncooperative child? […]

Free Dinosaur Coloring Pages

I put together this super cute bundle of free dinosaur coloring pages and copywork for your preschool/kindergarteners! My kids love to color, doesn’t matter how old they are! The copywork at the bottom just adds a little element of “school” to these pages, and helps them learn their letters or if they are older, how […]

Homeschool Planet Online Planner Review

Hello, my name is Rebecca and I am a planner addict. I mean really, true story, I have bought EVERY. SINGLE. PLANNER I come across. I love to plan! I love paper! I love schedules! I love pretty things! I am a complete and total sucker for a new planner, I simply cannot resist. However, I […]

Home Art Studio Review: Fun Kids Art You Don't Have to Teach!

Do you want to teach your kids art but aren’t sure where to start? This is a full review of our current kids art program, Home Art Studio. We have been using the Home School Art Studio Program DVD with Lindsey Volin 1st Grade video with all 4 of the older kids and they love it! We […]

SmartKidz Media Learning Resources for Homeschoolers: Full Video Review

Have you heard of SmartKidz Media? I heard about it for the first time from the Schoolhouse ReviewCrew and as soon as I clicked on the link, I wanted in! This is a detailed review AND video review of the SmartKidz Media Library for Homeschoolers. If you have been looking for some fun, engaging learning resources to supplement […]

Peekaboo Beans Clothing Review

This is a little off the beaten path for me, I mean, I’m a homeschooling site, right??? But we are all parents and moms and when something like this comes up, I can’t help but share! I recently heard about Peekaboo Beans, a clothing company I hadn’t heard of or seen before. They are committed […]

CTCMath Review

In our house we find that sometimes switching it up, getting away from the workbooks and doing something “on the computer” is a novel idea. Even though the lessons may be similar, the fact that it is interactive just somehow makes it more fun! So when we were selected to review the 12 Month Family […]

Learning Together with Mother Goose Time and Favorite things Friday #11

Welcome back to another Favorite things Friday, where I invite all of you to share (via comments or by linking up your posts below) YOUR favorite things of the week. This week has gone by in a blur, honestly, the days have all just kind of mashed together. School-wise it’s gone well, we’ve managed to […]

I’m Bored Jar Printable

“I’m Bored”, we’ve all heard it before, I was sick of it so I stopped everything I was doing, sat down and designed THIS. My kids will never be bored again! If you have been following my blog or subscribe to my newsletter, you will have seen that we are currently trying to sell our […]

Observing Trees with Nancy Larson Science Curriculum

*This post may contain affiliate links in which I receive a small percentage of the sale if you click on my link. Thank you for supporting my blog! Raise your hand if you have ever heard of Nancy Larson Science… now email me and tell me if you raised your hand 😉 Nancy Larson Science […]

Do Unschoolers use Curriculum?

It’s that time of year when many homeschoolers are looking at curriculum for the next year. I, myself have been in that place…worrying over my choice and if it will be a good fit for my child. It can be a stressful place to dwell. I too have purchased the lovely expensive curriculum only to […]

Create a homeschool schedule that works, avoid burnout and more!

As a homeschooled child I started my first year with the confident attitude of someone who “knew it all”, and then I fell flat on my face on a cruel bed of reality! So when I was given the opportunity to review the Successful Homeschooling Made Easy Course by Stephanie Walmsley I knew it would […]

Plant Science Experiment: Link up # 6

I can hardly believe it’s time for Favorite things Friday again! We have had so much fun in this week’s Mother Goose Time it was hard to pick my favorite activity! Take a look at what we have done and share your favorite thing from the week! If you’re a blogger, link up your favorite […]

Creative Writing Prompts for Kids and Giveaway!

It is very important to me to give my kids a strong foundation in writing, but sometimes I feel like I have left out the fun! When I was approached to review Rip the Page by Karen Benke I was instantly intrigued. The cover alone indicates what looked to be a fun creative writing program […]

I used to review curriculum, now I create it!