posts in homeschool products

Homeschooling Middle School Kids with GrammarFlip

Dec 8, 2016

A simple, straight-forward homeschool grammar program that is perfect for independent learning in the middle school years.


{This is a sponsored post. I have been compensated for my time. All opinions are my own.}

Over the years, I've pretty much stuck with grammar books that fit with our Charlotte Mason philosophy. And I still like those books.

But the world is more technology-oriented these days, which means we have more options when it comes to homeschool curriculum choices.

As most of you know, my kids and I prefer real books and pencil/paper over online learning. Every now and then, however, we try out an online learning program.

This time, it's GrammarFlip.

TLTR Synopsis: This grammar program is fantastic for middle school kids. We loved it and you can get a 30-day trial here.

10 Supplies that Changed Our Homeschool Forever

Jul 31, 2016


I've been homeschooling for 17 years. In that time, I've been through a lot of products, books and curriculum.

Only a few have been what I would consider life changing.

The following is a list of products that had a profound effect on our homeschool in one way or another.

WordUp! Increase Your Child's Vocabulary with Latin And Greek Roots

Oct 30, 2014

WordUp! is a fun, entertaining and effective way to increase your child's vocabulary using Latin and Greek roots.
{Disclosure: I am working as a Brand Ambassador for this product, a position for which I am compensated, having used the program myself and finding it to be a product worthy of promotion. This post may also contain affiliate links.}

I've never been one to create vocabulary lists, require definitions, and all the boring tasks that typically go along with teaching vocabulary. Instead, I've used living books and taken cues from my kids about what words they do and do not understand.

But now...

There is a fun way to help the kids increase vocabulary by understanding the Latin and Greek roots of words. Did I say it's fun? Because it is.

9 Homeschool Products We Added to Our Curriculum in 2013

Dec 27, 2013

Of all the #homeschool products and curricula I tried in 2013, these are my top picks of the year. @tmichellecannon
Homeschool is ever-changing. I started out with this curriculum in February, but have tried and added quite a few homeschool products along the way. 

It happens. We try. We renew. We change.

In 2013, I tried quite a few homeschool products and curricula. Here are my favorites.

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