Review: The Typing Coach

I have considered myself a relatively decent typist—meaning I don’t use the two-fingered-hunt-and-peck method, and I can type without really looking at the keyboard most of the time. But I also know that I can work much more efficiently if I learned how to type the proper way. I also wanted the kids to learn […]

Review: Homeschool Rescue

The course will only work as much as you let it. Meaning if you don’t take time to think about the questions that Heather raises, you won’t get much other than more head knowledge to cram into your most-likely-already-full brain.

Review: Algebra for Breakfast

We’re all about finding different ways to make Math fun and easy, so I was happy to be able to review Algebra for Breakfast. I wasn’t sure what level Raine should be on, since we’re on the tail end of fourth grade, so they kindly granted us access to both levels, Grades 3/4 and Grades […]

A Tribute to My Mom Who Rocks (and a Mother’s Day Giveaway!)

Note: There really is a giveaway! Scroll down if you want to skip to that! I remember going with my mom to her aerobics class. She’d be in her neon spandex leotards and tights, with matching legwarmers, in a roomful of women in similar outfits, and I would try to stay on the periphery of […]

DIY Science-Themed Party

I had such a great time reminiscing about Raine’s last Japanese-themed birthday party, I dug up photos from her 7th birthday, when we had a Science-themed party here at home. This one was really a family affair, with my mom, sister, sister-in-law, The Hubby, uncle in the US, a good friend, and the sister’s boyfriend […]

DIY Japanese-Themed Party

I grew up with birthdays celebrated with joie de vivre, handmade invitations, and homecooked food. And these parties always had a theme. My aunts and uncles all pitched in to make the invitations and décor, and games and entertainment. As an adult, I loved themed get-togethers, even if it was just friends coming over. We’d […]

Review: Daily Bible Jigsaw

I did something new the past month: I played a video game almost every day. And while I’m not a fan of game apps or video games, I did enjoy the Daily Bible Jigsaw from Planet 316. Surprisingly. This review was a rather unusual one, given that it isn’t directly related to homeschool, unless, of […]

Stop Stressing Over Math!

Seeing the basic relationship between numbers, and the ability to manipulate them are skills that can be acquired. So how can we parents ensure that our kids don’t get Math anxiety, and that they develop numeracy skills? Here are a few tips:

HP Bulletin #287

It’s been quiet around here. Mostly because the kids are off on some sort of midterm vacation at my sister-in-law’s house, and have been there for over a week. The Hubby and I can hear each other’s thoughts. It’s that quiet (mostly our thoughts are what is there to snack on and what should we watch tonight […]

Review: Creating a Masterpiece

I’m a frustrated artist-wannabe, so when the opportunity to review the Monthly Plan of Creating a Masterpiece came up, I begged for a slot. Shamelessly. Creating a Masterpiece is an online art curriculum taught by artist and art teacher Sharon Hofer. Through video instruction, she guides students, step-by-step, through art projects from Beginner Level to Level 5. She demands excellence from each project, in that each is meant to be a ‘masterpiece’ and not just some arts and crafts project.