You know what always goes over well here? Anything having to do with superheroes and anything that involves electricity. When you combine the two it's like magic! Quick FAQ: What's the deal with STEM and STEAM? Many schools focus on STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. There is a movement to include Art, making the acronym STEAM. … [Read more...]
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Just because we homeschool doesn't mean we must dress homely. The solution for me has been stitch fix! Check out my totally honest stitch fix review, and these stitch fix photos will show the hits and misses I've received through stitch fix! I almost broke up with Stitch Fix Not really, but that was my initial reaction and I'll explain … [Read more...]
Every time. It happens every. single. time. I find a fun lap book for us to use on a Friday or holiday. I get out the brightly colored file folders, the glue sticks, and the "real" scissors. The scissors and Mr. F have a history of not playing well together so the scissors must remain locked in the supply closet and only come out for special … [Read more...]
We Choose Virtues Does VirtueVille sound like a place you want your children to grow up in? I sure do! We Choose Virtues is a wonderful character training system to help your children practice growing their virtues. It is also a great way to incorporate Bible memorization into daily life. I recommend this program for any family with elementary and … [Read more...]
The Dinner Decision and Dilemma Dinner is a source of contention in our house. It starts because I slip out of meal planning. Then it becomes a mad scramble for dinner. "What do you want/I don't know" is the battle cry that begins it all. Then the kids don't like what I've come up with (this is before it's even cooked, mind you). And it only … [Read more...]
Hands-on Elementary History is an excellent way to bring homeschool history to life! Project Passport has helped fit this role for us and makes history simple and fun. Benefits of Hands-On Activities for History When we first began toying with the idea of homeschooling, many questions plagued me. One of the most frequent was how to keep a child … [Read more...]
ShillerMath Montessori Approach to Education ShillerMath has been a saving grace in our homeschool. We tried all manner of math curricula before I was drawn to ShillerMath at a Teach Them Diligently convention. Nothing worked quite right for Mr. T. He was at a point of despising math and we ended every math lesson with both of us in tears. We used … [Read more...]
Why we ditched Classical Conversations and what homeschool curriculum we're using instead. Not every method works for every child, and we must make the right decision for homeschool learning in our home. Why we ditched Classical Conversations So I'm going to forego the dramatics of telling you how heart broken I am that CC just didn't work … [Read more...]
STEM is a big part of our homeschool. The science part I love, I can handle the technology, but you lose me on engineering and math. The boys, on the other hand, love it all! Finding STEM activities they can do together is a big plus. I was excited to be offered the opportunity review the Focus Lessons in Paper Engineering from Pitsco … [Read more...]
Let's talk about motherhood. The part no one likes to admit to. Wrinkles. Gray hair. Hormone dysfunction. All that jazz. I must admit I've been having awesome results wrinkle wise with this Vitamin C serum and this night cream. My Teami detox tea has also helped clear up my skin so I don't look like I'm going through puberty again. So yay! The … [Read more...]