25 Kids Rainbow Crafts & Activities

My Emma is a tomboy to her core, but sometimes? She goes all girly on me. That's totally fine with me, but it can take me by surprise if I'm not paying attention. One of the ways that she does it is that she goes all girly when it comes to rainbows. She loves them and I love the … [Read more...]

United States Homeschool Unit Study

What better way to kick off a school year that starts in July (ours kinda sorta did) with a unit study on the United States? My Emma already knew most of it, but she was still iffy on a few things so I wanted to go over them with her again and really cement it for her so that she … [Read more...]

10 Pirate Books For Your Deck Swabbin Land Lubber!

Do I need to tell you how much I adore pirate movies and books? It's like I'm six again and playing pirate with my fake eye patch and yes, I am that big of a kid at heart. I'd be willing to bet some of you are the same exact way or have kids that are. If you're looking for a few … [Read more...]

35 Books on Space Little Astronauts Love!

Have I ever told you guys before just how much I love books? If you could see the bookshelves and crates we have here at our house? I might just be embarrassed by the sheer number of them. Okay, no I wouldn't. What I would do is tell you about my love of books, hand you my … [Read more...]

Homeschool Unit Study – Oceans of the World

School starts for us on Monday and I can't even begin to tell you how excited Emma and I both are. As we move into her 5th grade year, I wanted to highlight some of the more fun lessons we have planned this year and some that we loved doing last year. To start, I want to show you … [Read more...]

How I Save on Back to School Reading

My Emma loves to read. This kid almost always has a book in her hand and when she finds a favorite? She will read it over and over again until the covers fall off and the binding let's loose. I can not tell you how many copies of her favorites I have bought and re-bought (is that … [Read more...]

7 Back To School Essentials You Won’t Find On A List

It's almost August and you know what that means! Back to school shopping! While most public school students receive a list and almost all homeschool students have theirs planned out as well, there is almost always something that gets left off of those lists. No, I don't mean … [Read more...]

Free Printable Back to School Photo Signs!

One of my biggest regrets when it comes to Emma's school years is that up until recently, I didn't snag photos of her first and last days of school each year. It wasn't that I didn't want them, and yes I do have some of them, but some years, I just didn't think about it or simply … [Read more...]

Teaching Classification & Sorting with LEGO’s

In your homeschool classroom, you want to use things that your kids can relate to and I don't know of a single kid that doesn't relate to LEGO's.  Since most kids love them, it just makes sense to use them to teach classification and sorting with them, right? What better way to … [Read more...]

How to Plan Your Own Homeschool Curriculum (and Why You Should)

Pshew! Have you ever tried to put together your own homeschool curriculum? I do every year and let me tell you...it can be scary! You want to make sure that your child has the best education possible so you scour the curriculum websites and groups, make your purchases, start the … [Read more...]