Acids and Bases – oh my!

Like many homeschooling parents, I’ve discovered that, often, finding something that my boys are interested in isn’t the challenge – it’s keeping with with everythign they are interested in. I’ve mentioned previously abotu the time my boys got curious about why I fussed so about the electric bill, and we ended up with a project where the … Read more

Need a little inspiration?

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Today I put up this inspirational (I hope) decal on the wall, above where my boys work on a lot of the schoolwork and online hobbies. I am pretty pleased with how it turned out, and I hope it inspires them to think big! Here’s what I had to say about it: I think it came out … Read more

STEM Concepts for Girls – Nancy Drew, Code and Clues

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This is a sponsored post. I don’t know a girl who grew up on the U.S. who doesn’t know who Nancy Drew is. Girl detective, Nancy and her pals, Bess and George, filled many an afternoon for me. As a child, I had at least two dozen Nancy Drew titles on my shelf at home, … Read more

FanTABulous Geography Learning Resource Bundle

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This post contains affiliate links. I so excited to share this opportunity with you This is one of the most comprehensive, yet most flexible geography learning resource bundles I have ever come across. I’m really stunned by the amount of work that Sandra at Little Learning Lovies put into it. It’s absolutely huge. The bundle contains twelve … Read more

Foreign Language Learning Tool Video Overview

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A couple weeks ago, I posted about Mondly – a foreign language learning app our family is going to be using to study Spanish over the upcoming year. Here’s a video I made with some shots to give you an idea of what the app has to offer. Keep in mind – there’s a free … Read more

Summer Homeschool

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As I’m sitting here, typing, my boys are reveling in their second “schoolwork-free” day of summer. And that’s great. Frankly, they’re doing great. In past years, by the end of the first day of a vacation, they’d be sniping at each other. But yesterday, and so far today, they’re getting on very well. They’re playing games, doing the … Read more

The League and the Lantern

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The League and the Lantern is a thoroughly enjoyable adventure style novel, about (and geared to) tweens and teens. The main character, Jake, is entering 7th grade in a new school, with a a 6th grade history of being unpopular. But it’s okay, because he has a plan to meet and make new friends and … Read more

Homeschool Spelling

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Not everyone studies spelling as a separate subject. As a rule, I prefer integrated studies, and I like them to come up in a natural way. We haven’t had a lot of success with me “staging” scenarios where the kids study a topic and then we write about it, study vocabulary from it, learn math skills … Read more