An Online Math Solution for Families With Diverse Needs

An Online Math Solution for Families With Diverse Needs

Cue the tears. And much gnashing of teeth. It’s math time for the ten year old and this never, ever goes well for us here. Surprising, really, as we don’t typically have trouble with math in this house. Well, I should be completely honest and tell you that...
Save Your Homeschool Budget | The Homeschool Printing Company

Save Your Homeschool Budget | The Homeschool Printing Company

When you have gifted kids that fly through curriculum, mastering things in the span of a short exposure to new concepts, you learn quickly that homeschooling has the potential to become expensive. While most people you ask will tell you that homeschooling can be as...
Easy Online Learning for Struggling Twice Exceptional Kids

Easy Online Learning for Struggling Twice Exceptional Kids

Sometimes the things we think will be easy for our kids just… aren’t. And twice-exceptional kiddos? Forget about it. They’ll side-swipe you each time you thnk they’re finally getting something because they’re so amazing at other things....
An Online Program for Your 2e Struggling Reader

An Online Program for Your 2e Struggling Reader

“I’ll never get this! Forget it… I will never, ever be able to read as good as my brothers and sister can!” My seven year old burst into tears — again — and hid out in her calm down area to get away from the terrible, horrible,...
Finding Mentors for Your Child

Finding Mentors for Your Child

The day 16 month old Trevor looked at me and asked if I’d take him to “Macedonia to sit near the tracks and watch for trains,” I was reminded that I was going to need help with him. At 16 months old, he already spoke with better articulation than...
A Frugal Science Curriculum Option | Homeschool Science Kits

A Frugal Science Curriculum Option | Homeschool Science Kits

It’s no secret that we love hands-on science around here. My kids are always interested in learning more about any topic that is science related, and I’m always interested in trying out programs that are organized and have most of the work done for me.   I was...
Coding with Minecraft Made Easy

Coding with Minecraft Made Easy

So, this might come as a surprise to you, as I own and maintain a website, but I’m not the techiest of people. My kids, on the other hand, are. They love tinkering with programming and have had fun playing around with simple coding books, robotics kits, and online...
Learning with Games | Balance Beans by ThinkFun

Learning with Games | Balance Beans by ThinkFun

The noise level was louder than a normal classroom, and I loved it. Kids were in small groups, scattered around the room, fighting to be the first to solve the card and capture a point for their team. Learning with games was an integral part of my strategy for...
Avoiding the Summer Slide

Avoiding the Summer Slide

Do your kiddos forget what they learned after playing hard all summer long? When I taught, I was always surprised at the slide the students took each summer, and I resolved not to let that happen to the students that were leaving my class.     And, since I always...