You NEED a Homeschool History Timeline, but you don’t need to DIY!
Friday, October 19, 2018

Thinking about starting a homeschool history timeline? You should! This article discusses the benefits of creating a timeline alongside your history lessons and options for a variety of homeschool timelines. Find the best fit for your homeschool classroom here! Why Use a homeschool History timeli... .. read more..

25 Spanish Words & Phrases to Use at Home
Friday, October 19, 2018

I have a fun treat for you today! My dear friend, Melanie, from ModernMami.com recently created a document for her son's class when she went in and shared some Spanish as part of their Hispanic Heritage Month unit. She reached out to me the other day and generously offered to share it with MommyM... .. read more..

Weekly wrap up 10/19/18 -- Renn Faire and Volunteering
Friday, October 19, 2018

Our family is continuing to volunteer weekly at an animal sanctuary.   We enjoy visiting the cats.  The kids and I are going to be making some new cat toys for the shelter as the ones they have are quite old and more often than not broken.  IF you have any suggestions for homemade cat toys, let u... .. read more..

Unschooled Book - Now Available for Pre-Order!
Friday, October 19, 2018

My book, Unschooled: Raising Curious, Well-Educated Children Outside the Conventional Classroom , is now available for pre-order through your local bookstore or favorite online retailer! Here is the Amazon.com link. It will be released this spring and I can't wait for you to read it! The stories ... .. read more..

Spookily Perfect Halloween Bath Bombs To Make At Home
Thursday, October 18, 2018

It’s no secret we LOVE Halloween around here! Every year we love doing a 31 Day Halloween STEM Challenge. So it makes sense that we have taken our passion for Halloween and love of making bath bombs and brought them together. We’ve had an absolute blast this month creating some unique and fun Hal... .. read more..

2018 Online Spanish Homeschooling Conference
Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Do you know about Lemonhass? They are an American missionary family living in Mexico and they homeschool their kids in Spanish. Next week, they'll be hosting a Spanish Online Homeschooling Conference.  It's a week-long and features many presenters from Oct. 22-29.  If you register, you will have ... .. read more..

High School Biology 08 – Cytosis: A Cell Biology Board Game
Wednesday, October 17, 2018

We spent the whole class playing a game today.  I got Cytosis: A Cell Biology Board Game, the Collector’s Edition, last year from Kickstarter.  I’m not sure if you can still buy the collector’s edition, but the regular version is... Continue Reading → .. read more..

Latino Americans by Ray Suarez in English & Spanish
Wednesday, October 17, 2018

In my last post , I shared with you the wonderful resources from PBS Learning Media centered around their remarkable documentary series: Latino Americans. But did you know that Ray Suarez wrote a book to accompany the series? I happen to have a few copies of both the English and Spanish versions ... .. read more..

See it. Stream it. Upgrade your own TV super easy!
Wednesday, October 17, 2018

#sponsored Do you have a TV that doesn’t seem smart enough? Maybe it doesn’t have wi-fi at all even? The fix is super simple!  Chromecast is here to help! It is a small device that connects to your TV and is designed to make the most of the apps and entertainment already on your phone, tablet, or... .. read more..

Bridging, Rededication, and Something Silver
Tuesday, October 16, 2018

It's a new Girl Scout year, and you know what that means: A party! Will was the only Girl Scout in our troop to Bridge this year, and yet it was no problem to get every girl in our sweet, generous Girl Scout troop to come together to celebrate: Our Bridging ceremony includes one of the girl's par... .. read more..

Why Autumn is the best time to relax and get on track
Tuesday, October 16, 2018

I have always found that Autumn is the best time to get things done. The joyous summer days are drawing to a close and as the weather gets colder, you’re likely to spend more time at home. This gives the best opportunity to work on yourself and your home. These are the things I’ll be […] The post... .. read more..

Sharing Life’s Moments: Hocus Pocus Giveaway Hop
Tuesday, October 16, 2018

It's already almost Halloween! 2018, like all the other years in the past, has gone by in a flash! I have decided to join in on the Hocus Pocus Giveaway Hop this hop hosted by MamatheFox. I also joined in some of her upcoming giveaway hops as well, so be sure to come back to enter them as well. [... .. read more..

5 Tips For Raising Resilient Kids When It Isn’t Easy
Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Raising resilient kids is a buzz phrase at the moment. It’s about building a generation of kids that can do hard things and have a fortitude against adversity. But, as any parent will tell you, being in the trenches trying to teach resiliency is hard. Especially if it is not something you have bu... .. read more..

Middle School Biology 06 – Stomata
Tuesday, October 16, 2018

I asked students to bring leaves to class today and they took small pieces of them and looked at them in the microscope.  Since most leaves are too thick (many layers of cells) to see much with the light coming... Continue Reading → .. read more..

Our Favorite Easy To Get Costume This Year!
Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Thank you to costumesupercenter.com for partnering for this post and for having our Favorite and most adorable costume this year! Our youngest little girl is of course crazy about all things horses! While there are many horse costumes out there few of them met our needs! Some are very cool costum... .. read more..

Elementary Writing Prompts are ESSENTIAL for Improving Writing. Find Out Why!
Monday, October 15, 2018

Do you use elementary writing prompts? Prompts can be a fun way to get your kids comfortable with writing on a regular basis and improve their overall writing skills. Read on for why writing prompts are essential for elementary aged kiddos and links to writing prompts for the whole year! Elementa... .. read more..

Luka (Suzanne Vega)
Monday, October 15, 2018

Luka is such a powerful song...I left today's video full-sized so that you could take three minutes to watch and listen. Domestic violence is best understood as a pattern of abusive behaviors–including physical, sexual, and psychological attacks as well as economic coercion–used by one intimate p... .. read more..

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