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 […]

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: 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 […]

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.

Review: Creative Freewriting Adventure

This Creative Freewriting Adventure exercise is a no-judgement one—the technical stuff like spelling and punctuation are not corrected. This is meant to be a fun, free-flowing exercise to help release creativity and, I suppose, ‘prime the pump’ for writing.

Review: Eclectic Foundations Language Arts Level C

Our current Language Arts program isn’t working as well as I’ve hoped, so I was intrigued by Eclectic Foundations.  So far, they have three levels of Language Arts programs (we picked Language Arts Level C – more on that later), with a fourth one coming out in April this year. What it is (and who […]