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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Easy Champorado from Scratch

I never really was a champorado person, or at least not that I can remember (should ask my mom). But The Hubby likes it, so we occasionally buy boxed champorado mixes. For the uninitiated, champorado is a chocolate-flavored rice porridge that you eat with milk and sugar, or even better, condensed milk. Some people like to […]

Quick Meals: French Beans and Chicken

I love French beans. They’re one of my comfort foods. I also love how quickly they can go from ref to table to hungry mouths. This French beans and chicken recipe is a pretty flexible one. You can use pork, ground meat–even no meat. You can also change the seasoning to whatever strikes your fancy […]

Easy Appetizers: Chicken Liver Pate

Longtime readers will know that The Hubby and I love cooking and having people over, and over the years, we’ve collected several go-to recipes that we can pretty much do with our eyes closed, and still please (most of) our guests’ palates. This super easy chicken liver pate is one of those recipes, and even […]

HP Bulletin # 392

We HPs are settling in our new house, and everyone except me seems to have adjusted to the much, much colder weather. I wear a long-sleeved turtleneck top under a sweatshirt under a jacket, plus pants and extra thick socks while the girls run around barefoot with no jackets; The Hubby even wears shorts around […]