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Box Day!

Nothing excites us HP girls as much as Box Day. Although if you ask The Hubby, we girls are extremely excitable, so it would be more apt to say that Box Days is one of numerous things that make us giddy and hyper and all chirpy. Homeschoolers will most likely know what Box Day is, […]

Do and Learn

Box Day!

Nothing excites us HP girls as much as Box Day. Although if you ask The Hubby, we girls are extremely excitable, so it would be more apt to say that Box Days is one of numerous things that make us giddy and hyper and all chirpy. Homeschoolers will most likely know what Box Day is, […]

Now That You’re 12…The Hunger Games vs The Giver

Raine recently turned 12, and is, as she keeps telling me, an ‘unofficial teenager’ because she is already ‘two-teen.’ In return, I keep telling her that with greater age comes greater responsibility. Cue mom’s maniacal laugh, and kilometer-long chore lists appearing out of thin air, gently floating down and settling on Raine’s head, magically obliging […]

Review: CashCrunch Careers

We’re at that point in our homeschool journey that we have to start planning for Raine’s longer term future. In a few years, before she gets to senior high, she’ll need to decide on what track to take: Academic, which splits further into General, Humanities, STEM, and Accountancy and Business Management; Technical-Vocational-Livelihood, which includes specific […]

House and Home

Dear Co-Parent

Dear Co-Parent, Thank you so much for asking us to join your kid’s birthday party. My own kids are delighted—they love being considered friends worthy enough of inviting. We all know how, due to budget constraints, you may have to set a limit to the number of guests, and really, we’re thrilled to have made […]

Review: Balancing Diapers and Deadlines

While I haven’t had a kid in diapers for years, and will not have one in the foreseeable future, I do have deadlines. Piles and piles of monster deadlines. Deadlines with emphasis on that first syllable. And I do need balance. When things are so hectic you haven’t slept in your bed for two nights, falling […]

Review: I Know It

Here at the HP Academy, we love (or rather, Teacher Mommy loves) any reviews that have to do with Math, coding, Science, and writing. And Art. And crafts. And fun stuff… But really, I do try to get Math products for review because I like discovering the different methods for teaching Math. I Know It […]