I used to review curriculum, now I create it

Homeschool Convention Chaos: What it REALLY looks like…

When you think “homeschool convention” you probably think about Starbucks latte’s, relaxing conversations with friends, inspiring workshops and endless hours leafing through curriculum. Somehow, no matter how many times I am faced with reality, I still think of homeschool conventions with a warm, fuzzy feeling. But let me show you the reality of a homeschool […]

How to Manage Homeschooling and Working from Home: You CAN do it!

I work about 8 hours a day, homeschool 4 kids (and manage tornado toddler), *try* to keep a home and make meals and still have a few seconds to myself each day (oh wait, there’s a husband somewhere in there)! How do I do it? Check out my top 5 tips to manage homeschooling and […]

A Detailed Review of our Online Math Curriculum: A+ Interactive Math

I had no idea how online math would change the entire dynamic of our homeschool day! This is a detailed review of the online math curriculum: A+ Interactive Math and how it has been working for our family. We were given a 3 month subscription to the Adaptive Placement Test and Individualized Lesson Plan to review and we […]

Top Free Resources for a Garden Unit Study and Link Up!

Tomorrow is crazy day over at the blog with two posts going live, giveaways, reviews, a new newsletter and more! So, Favorite things Friday has been temporarily rescheduled for today (this week only). If you are looking to link up your favorite post or see if you were featured, read on! Our Gardening Unit Study […]

How to Have Fun Homeschooling

When I saw the focus topic for the Canadian blogging team this month, I was itching to get going on it! This is a subject near and dear to my heart! Homeschooling can often become a chore, a challenge, it is difficult and a huge sacrifice and can be completely overwhelming. But I think too […]

Teach Problem Solving Skills to Kids with La La Logic!

I was recently given the opportunity  to review La La Logic, a fun online brain building curriculum that teaches problem solving for kids ages 3-6 (and older!). I have spent the last 6 weeks trying out this preschool curriculum with all my children. La La Logic is a one time purchase that can be used for your […]

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 […]

Why we chose to unschool

We have tried many different methods of homeschooling for our son. Workbooks, School at Home, and Classical were utter disasters. Waldorf, and Montessori were improvements but still didn’t quite work as well as hoped. All of these methods of homeschool are wonderful in their own ways. They just weren’t wonderful for my son, because they […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Video Home School Room Tour: Come Explore my School Room!

My school room has very very slowly developed over the years. Our basement used to have this huge room that was half separated by a wall, but not fully. Kind of weird. The one room had carpet the other one had a terrible linoleum that was all ripped up, the wall had a ton of […]

I used to review curriculum, now I create it!