2014-2015 Homeschool Curriculum Plans

It’s that time of year when homeschool families are planning out next year’s curriculum, and we’re no exception. However, we try to adjust as we go, and since we school year round, we don’t have any big changes planned for the new school year, other than the addition of Classical Conversations Essentials program for our […]

Giveaway: Logic of English Foundations Set A ($156 Value!)

This giveaway is now closed! The winner is Cassandra (felixcassandrakellogg@…)! I’ve been raving about the Logic of English curriculum — both the Essentials program for elementary students and the Rhythm of Handwriting for cursive — since I met the founder, Denise Eide, at the Allume conference almost 18 months ago, and both programs continue to […]

Make Pre-K Fun with EmbarK12 Learning Tools

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of K12, the leader in online education for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. The EmbarK12 Comprehensive and EmbarK¹² Online programs offer a fun, innovative approach to early learning, and if your kids are anything like my Sidney, they’ll love it! K¹² is the leader […]


Giveaway: Level 1 Homeschool Language Program from Rosetta Stone

This giveaway is now closed! The winner is Kathy (klbwatkins@…)! Did you know that Rosetta Stone offers homeschool curriculum?! Rosetta Stone Homeschool takes the popular language-learning program that the company is known for and offers it as a curriculum specially designed to provide homeschool students with a rich, fully interactive and engaging language-learning experience including […]


Free Homeschooling Checklist and Proofreading Marks Printable!

Earlier this month, I shared a screenshot of the checklist my girls have been using for their school work (as part of my “Homeschool Planning Made Easy” post), and a few people emailed to ask if it was available as a printable. So today it is! Click here to download or print the homeschool checklist. […]

Homeschool Planning Made Easy

It’s ironic, really, considering I make to-do lists and schedules for fun, but planning has always been my Achilles’ heel as a homeschool mom. I’ve tried a variety of different methods over the years, but even when I plan out assignments just one week at a time, something inevitably pops up and we get off […]


What Grade Would You Get as the Parent of a Student?

The following post is from Jennifer, a lifelong educator: See all of the Homework Helps posts here. Let’s face it.  Most kids aren’t born organized, intrinsically motivated, and willing to work hard to get good grades.  They take a lot of cues from our words, actions, and attitudes towards their efforts at school.  Take the […]


From Picture Books to Chapter Books: Transitioning Read Alouds

The following guest post is from Haley of Carrots for Michaelmas: I couldn’t wait for the day when our firstborn was ready to enjoy some of my most beloved books. I daydreamed about snuggling up at bedtime reading The Chronicles of Narnia, while my little one was transfixed by the story–sitting still, imagination whirring. But […]


How to Help Your Child Become a Better Writer

The following post is from Jennifer, a lifelong educator: See all of the Homework Helps posts here. Hoping your child will attend a good college?  Maybe even get a scholarship?  Don’t wait until high school to help them develop strong writing skills.