Review: Progeny Press ‘The Silver Chair’ E-Guide

I have always loved reading, and I’m thrilled that the girls have picked up on that as well (to the point of uselessness sometimes, as they read and lounge amidst all the chores that have to be done—but that’s a completely different post). One thing that I never really did though was dig deeper into […]

Review: Home School in the Woods Time Travelers American Early 19th Century

Ever since we did the review on Home School in the Woods Passport Project Middle Ages (which I did mostly with Breeze, since we’re going through World History), Raine has been begging me to get her something for her own American History studies. We were thrilled when we got the opportunity to review Time Traveler […]

Review: Homeschool Planet

I am a planner junkie. I have at any given moment at least two paper planners and a couple of apps that I use sporadically. However, I can never seem to get into the system of actually using my planners for long term, and after a couple of weeks, my planners are a ghost town […]

Review: UnLock Math Pre-Algebra

Because of The Hubby and his side of the family, I have begun to see Math in a new light. And I now actually enjoy checking out different ways of learning and teaching Math, so I immediately signed up to review the Pre-Algebra course of UnLock Math. What it is (and who used it) UnLock […]

The HPs’ Weekly Math Thing #1

A few people have been asking how to do that, how to make it a normal part of your day. We aren’t experts, and I am definitely not a Math genius, but we’re happy to share what has worked for us. Starting this week, I will try my best to post at least one Math-at-Home-Math-in-Real-Life thing that has worked for us. And here is tip#1:

Review: Marsh Media

Raine is at that awkward, transitional stage—otherwise known as puberty—and I haven’t been exactly looking forward to The Talk. So when the chance came up to review the Homeschool Special from Marsh Media, I wanted in. Marsh Media has been making videos on puberty, hygiene, and safety since 1969, so they do know their stuff. […]

Review: K5 Learning

I try to minimize screen-based lessons or activities for the kids, but K5 Learning looked pretty interesting, so when the opportunity came to review their online program came along, I decided to check it out. I mean it was a win-win: the kids treated it as a reward of sorts, and they still learned something! […]

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 […]

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: