St. Patrick’s Day Window Clings Craft!

This adorable DIY St. Patrick’s Day window clings craft is perfect for preschool age and up! They require only a few supplies and are so easy to make! Most preschoolers will need some hand-over-hand supervision, but it is an excellent activity to develop both gross motor and fine motor skills. Older children will have fun… [read more]

25 Children’s Books that Teach Emotions and Character Building Traits

Books that teach emotions and character building traits are an invaluable resource for parents! Books are one of the¬†easiest and most fun ways to teach kids about emotions and character building traits. Some of the books in the list below have been beloved bedtime reading books of our kids. (Please note that the links below… [read more]

How I Got my Kids to Read this Summer + Great Summer Reading Books for 3rd and 4th Graders!

Affiliate links are present. If you happen to purchase through one of my links, you may very well just make my day. ūüôā Classic, Contemporary, and non-fiction reading books for 3rd and 4th graders. I love summer vacation, and I think it is safe to say my kids do too! They love not having the… [read more]

How to Make a Borax Crystal Geode – Science Projects for Kids!

Hope you enjoy this borax crystal geode tutorial! With the boys back in public school, and with our long commute time to and from school, it is not often we have the time¬†to do science projects anymore. But the creative juices just can’t be stifled for long, and we were itching to do something creative…. [read more]

25 Amazing Kids Books For Black History Month

February is Black History Month here in the US. Having formerly been a preschool teacher and a homeschool mom, and a former and current lover of history, cultures, and the people who’ve lived them, I put together a list of some of my favorite kids books for Black History Month. The children’s African folktale books… [read more]

Prepare Your Kids for Their Standardized Tests with #SpectrumTestPrep

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Carson–Dellosa. I received product samples and a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Last summer, when I made the decision to homeschool my boys, my husband and my biggest concern was how I was going to make sure my second grader¬†was… [read more]

Junior Explorers Kit, Educational Monthly Subscription Box

This post contains affiliate links If you’ve read my blog for for any length of time, you know that the education of my kids is very important to me. I like for my kids to have ample opportunities to learn and experience new things, and I¬†love for my kids to have¬†fun¬†ways to do so. The… [read more]

Meet Dash and Dot, Robots Helping Kids Learn to Code

Disclosure: I received the following products at no cost to myself in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are honest and are entirely my own. Most of you know that we are homeschooling this year. When I decided to homeschool, one of my goals was to allow my children to learn in hands-on… [read more]

25 St. Patrick’s Day Books for Kids

Just 1 month until St. Patrick’s Day! Whether you’re a teacher, a homeschooling parent, or a parent who loves to read your kids great books, this list of 25 St. Patrick’s Day books for kids will get your kids geared up for this luck o’ the Irish holiday. Do you know why we celebrate St…. [read more]

50+ FREE Dr. Seuss Printables and Activities!

In just a few weeks we will welcome the month of March! –How did that happen? I swear it was¬†just Christmas.– With the arrival of March comes a birthday celebration like none other! On March 2nd we celebrate the birthday of the man responsible for teaching millions of children worldwide life-changing lessons. Today you are… [read more]

Academics’ Choice Winners! Doodle Quest and The SMART Playbook

As we’ve homeschooled this year I’ve been eager to add games to our daily curricula. ¬†While I love games that teach straightforward academic concepts, I always get especially excited when I find a game that teaches more abstract concepts like creativity, perspective taking, and so on. As an Academics’ Choice Advocate and reviewer I was… [read more]

Check Out My Feature on the Proverbial Homemaker!

Want to get a closer look at “Real Homeschoolers”? Tauna at Proverbial Homemaker is writing a¬†blog series featuring homeschooling moms. ¬†Prompted by questions from readers curious about homeschooling or about what their fellow homeschoolers are doing, Tauna is sharing her interviews with 20 homeschooling moms! I am so excited to participate! I don’t think our… [read more]

Little Scholar Tablet by School Zone + Giveaway!

I’m always on the lookout for fun learning games for my boys! ¬†My phone is filled with educational apps. I’ve subscribed to multiple online educational sites for my boys. ¬†With homeschooling I want to make sure my boys have ample opportunities to learn, and to have fun while doing it. When I was sent the… [read more]

A Look at Our 2nd Grade Timberdoodle Curriculum Review

As a member of Timberdoodle’s Blogger Review Team I received Reward Points in exchange for a frank and unbiased review. The #1 question I had when researching homeschool was how to find a “good Homeschool Curriculum” <—you don’t know how many times I Googled that very phrase. ¬†As a parent who is completely new to… [read more]