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Monthly Archives: January 2014

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Raising Map Nuts: Learning Geography Naturally

You might be a homeschooler if… Your family quizzes one another on what state their cracker or tortilla chip looks like. Actually that probably makes us weird among homeschoolers. We are a family who really likes maps. Before we were married, my husband and I

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Say Goodbye to Survival Mode Review

In November I happened to see a post in my Facebook feed about signing up for a chance to be on the launch team for Crystal Paine’s (Money Saving Mom) upcoming book, Say Goodbye to Survival Mode. Based on the title alone, I decided to

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If I Knew Then What I Know Now about Math

It’s time for the next topic in the Virtual Curriculum Fair. This week’s topic is Discovering Patterns: Mathematics, Logic, and Science. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. Mathematical Understanding or Memorization? I think I have pretty thoroughly shared my thoughts on teaching math. Here’s How I choose Math

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Focusing on the Important Things

One of my goals for the year is to Block out specific, focused times of day to complete work tasks for I tend to have my laptop open all day long. I have e-mail, Facebook,, and whatever else I might be working on

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It Starts with the Alphabet

Welcome to the Virtual Curriculum Fair! This week’s topic is Playing with Words. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. I only link to products that I have tried and found to be of high quality. Every child is different, and some of the resources that