How to Teach Music Appreciation in Your Homeschool

  Photo Credit Often times in a large family homeschool, and especially when there are kids who struggle with learning, finding time to study the arts is difficult and takes a back seat to other more basic subjects.  I lived in that place of imbalance for a long time until I recently realized that even […]

Encouraging Student Leadership

    Are people simply born natural leaders?   Or do they need to be trained to be leaders? Consider the following definition of leadership before you answer: If this definition is true then we can safely say that, unless we’re living in a cave, we are all leaders.  The question now becomes whether or […]

What if They Don’t go to College?

  This post is sponsored by Praxis. Alternatives to College Over the past two weeks, we’ve been looking at how to get our dyslexic, out of the box thinkers in and out of college successfully.  We finished the series with a look at alternatives to college.  Many linear, left-brain thinkers like myself stand aghast […]

Teaching Personal Finance with the Budgeteer Notes App

Disclosure: I received the Budgeteer Notes App for free to review. I was compensated for my time to test and review this product. All opinions represented in this review are my own.   Teaching kids about money skills has been extremely important for our family.  We have made a point to teach our younger kids […]

Essay Rock Star Homeschool High School Writing Curriculum

The more I homeschool, the more confidence I have in my abilities to teach my kids at home.  In our 18 years of homeschooling, we have graduated two kids with six more in the ranks.  We have settled on some solid curriculums for the high school core classes that have served us well over […]

Winner of the See the Light Sunflowers Art Project

    Congratulations to Debbie K. – winner of the See the Light Sunflowers Art Project.   a Rafflecopter giveaway  Thank you to all who entered.   Start Teaching Art in Your Homeschool Still wondering about teaching art in your home?  Visit the See the Light web site for free lessons, tips and resources for teaching […]

You Can Teach Art in Your Homeschool! {And a Giveaway}

  Have you ever wished that you could teach art in your homeschool but found that you either didn’t have the time or the skills to follow through?  Me too!  Until we discovered See the Light Art Class and Art Project DVDs. I have always appreciated fine art but never had the skills myself to […]

Homeschooling With CurrClick Online Homeschool Classes

  I’m often asked how I manage to homeschool our 5 school-aged kids while occupying one preschooler.  Simply imagining the logistics of teaching all of our different ages and grades is overwhelming.  Finding strategies for streamlining schoolwork is a large part of homeschooling the large family.  Using unit studies and computerized curriculums are a […]

Reading Horizons Discovery at Home Review & Giveaway

Last August I wrote a review of the Reading Horizons v5 Reading Software designed for at home reading instruction for people ages 10-adult with language based learning disabilities like dyslexia.  My then 13-year old daughter used the program on line from home over the course of several months and loved it.  As many of you […]

Printcopia Canvas Prints & Giveaway

Thanksgiving has passed and we are unabashedly into the Christmas Season.  Everyone is seeking for a great deal on just the right gift.  I have always been a quality versus quantity person and that is why when I was approached by Printcopia to check out their canvas prints, I was intrigued.  Not only is […]

The Waterproof Bible

    If there really is such a thing as a ‘water’ person {or family} our family is definitely it.  We are always the last ones to leave the pool or the beach, most of our kids have learned to sail before they learned to ride a bike and two of our kids have launched […]