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 […]

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 […]

Review: Home School in the Woods HISTORY Through the Ages Project Passport World History Study

Of all the reviews we’ve done so far (a mind-boggling total of three), HISTORY Through the Ages Project Passport World History Study: The Middle Ages from Home School in the Woods was the one that the girls consistently looked forward to. What it is (and who used it) Home School in the Woods make engaging […]

Review: Times Tables the Fun Way

The chance to review Times Alive by Times Tables the Fun Way came at a perfect time, because Breeze is scheduled to learn her multiplication tables just about now.  And who wouldn’t enjoy online lessons with animated songs and stories to learn times tables the fun way? I learned the times tables the old-school way: […]

Review: SchoolhouseTeachers.com Yearly Membership

Over the Christmas break, the kids and I got to check out the perks of having a Yearly Membership from SchoolhouseTeachers.com—the curriculum site of The Old Schoolhouse magazine. And ‘curriculum site’ is exactly what it sounds like. You can find your entire year of homeschool curriculum in all the major subjects, short online classes on […]

Making Friends with the Bike. Again.

Biking and I aren’t close friends. We’re like those neighborhood kids who play together only when no one else is out on the street to play, and then grow up and have hello-do-I-attempt-to-give-you-a-hug-or-do-I-just-wave-awkwardly-from-five-feet-away encounters. For me and biking, those encounters came about once every decade (which you can read about here, and here). I’m not […]