Review: Simply Music

Raine has been learning to play the piano for over a year now, and she’s raring to play pieces that aren’t in her beginner’s piano book. That’s why I was intrigued by the Music & Creativity – Foundation Course created by Neil Moore of Simply Music . Simply Music is perfect for those who want […]

Review: The Heart Changer

The Heart Changer is about the unnamed Hebrew slave girl who directed Naaman to the prophet Elisha. Jarm took those three verses and imagined the slave girl’s life, thoughts, and feelings and expanded it into twenty-five chapters. Overall, The Heart Changer was a good read.

Review: Hey, Mama! Homeschool Planner

I love making plans; planning has always been one of my favorite pastimes and I can get lost in planning fantasies (now putting those plans into action is another thing entirely). They say that writing things down helps get you on the road to accomplishment, which is a great thing, since I adore planners, and […]

Review: Supercharged Science

The girls and I have been thoroughly enjoying our review of the e-Science Homeschool Science Curriculum from Supercharged Science. Created by former NASA scientist and mechanical engineer Aurora Lipper, e-Science is an online Science subscription that allows you access to thousands of videos, lessons, experiments, and printable materials for grades K to 12. The materials […]

Free Audio Books!

The girls and I have long discovered the joys of audio books. We got into them when we started homeschooling. Our curriculum of choice, Sonlight. needs a lot of reading, and read-alouds. With my read-aloud experience limited to, “Mr. Brown is upside down” and “I want to be your personal penguin. I want to walk […]

HP Bulletin #407

The HPs have been busy. Or rather, the adult HPs have been like tourbillons (pardon the French–I miss using that word) while the kids have been having an extremely light school load (which they will need to make up for soon!). After Breeze’s Soapy Booper handmade soap business that helped keep us afloat last Christmas, […]

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 […]

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 […]