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 […]

Review: The Captain Sun Adventures

My girls both love comic books, so it was a nice change of pace when we reviewed Rescue Me! What Superheroes Can Teach Us About the Power of Faith. This is Book 1 of the Captain Sun Adventures, and we received a digital copy.   Breeze, who is 8, read Rescue Me! on the iPad. It was a quick […]

Review: Roman Roads Media

While I know that it’s considered a ‘dead language,’ Latin is the source of many of the words and phrases that we still regularly use today. Also, for some reason, Breeze has been asking to study Latin for some time now. So reviewing Picta Dicta Natural World from Roman Roads Media was such a joy. […]

Review: GrammarPlanet

I consider my English grammar skills fairly decent, pretty good even. My girls also speak and write quite well, following the proper grammar rules. When we got the chance to review GrammarPlanet, I thought it would be a good opportunity to just brush up on stuff we already know. I was in for a rude […]

Review: God Schooling by Julie Polanco

I recently speed-read through Julie Polanco’s book, God Schooling: How God Intended Children to Learn. It was both an easy and difficult book to review, and whether you like it or not, I will tell you why.   God Schooling came at a time when I was (still am!) struggling with our homeschool. We were […]

Review: Home School in the Woods

Home School in the Woods has been one of my homeschool favorites ever since I reviewed  their Middle Ages Passport Project and the Time Travelers Early 19th Century. This time, we got to review their Hands-on History Activity-Paks on Composers.     Hands-On History Activity-Paks comprise a lapbook on a specific theme, plus a couple of […]

Review: Northwest Treasures

I started this review not quite sure what to expect. My younger daughter likes dinosaurs; she has a pocket-sized dino reference book, and she has the names and details of her favorites memorized. We watched the trailer for Northwest Treasures’  Dinosaurs and the Bible course, and decided that it would make an interesting and enlightening endeavor. […]

Review: The Master and His Apprentices

My academic background has largely been science and math, Art was never something I was good at, and don’t even ask me about music! However, as I grow older, I’ve discovered a desire to not only coax out any artistic skills, but to learn about art itself. I’ve also discovered a love for history, so […]