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Mother’s Book of Home Economics by Mrs. Sharon White

Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book to review. I was not compensated for this review. All opinions expressed are my own. Have you ever requested a book to review and you were expecting one thing, and it turns out it was entirely different? I have. Mother’s Book of Home Economics is one of […]

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Refueling for the New School Year – An UPDATED Approach

We’re gearing up to start our 12th year of homeschooling. Or maybe I should say, I should be gearing up. I have purchased all our curriculum. It’s waiting on the shelf. And waiting. But I have not felt like starting to plan. I’ve enjoyed taking the summer off, and it’s hard for me to admit that […]

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Dave Raymond’s American History Curriculum Review

As I look back over David’s homeschool career, history has often been a struggle. We started off well, with lots of hands-on projects and notebook pages. He began to use the computer for making notebook pages at a young age (about 2nd grade). We had one year in a co-op for Tapestry of Grace and […]

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Alpha-Phonics Review

Eleven years ago I attended my very first homeschool book fair. We had a just turned 4 year old boy, a 2 year old girl, and a 2 month old baby. Like many new homeschoolers, I was very enthusiastic about starting homeschooling, and I wanted to go ahead and have a “test” year to make […]

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MacLarry & The Stinky Cheese Battle Review

If you like to talk to tomatoes, If a squash can make you smile, If you like to waltz with potatoes, Up and down the produce aisle…. Have we got a show for you! Yes, I just typed that from memory. We received our first Veggie Tales video, Rack, Shack, and Benny, for my oldest […]

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Eggy Apps are Fun #homeschool

I had the opportunity to review the on-line reading program, Reading Eggs, last spring. My daughter Lizzie, really enjoyed the program and played it every day. Since then Reading Eggs has expanded. Now they have Eggy apps! These include Eggy Words, Eggy Alphabet, Eggy Phonics, and more. I received 2 apps to review: Eggy Numbers Eggy […]

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Make It Real Learning Activity Library Volume II #hsbloggers

When am I ever going to need this? Why do I have to learn this? Math is so boring. If you’ve ever heard any of the above in your home, I have a suggestion for you. It’s called Make It Real Learning. I reviewed one of the modules: Sets, Probability, and Statistics from Volume I […]

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Sugar Creek Gang Review #hsreviews

Do you long for the good ole days when children played outside with their friends, went fishing, and had great adventures? I know that a lot has changed in the few, short, ahem, years since I was a child. No, I didn’t grow up in the country, but my friends and I did ride our […]

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Crossbow Education: Eye Level Reading Rulers Review

My son William had a lot of trouble learning to read. I read all the advice that said not to worry about it. “It will come.” “Some kids are just late readers.” It was helpful advice when he was 6. It was a little less helpful at 7. After he was 8 and even 9, […]

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Homeschool Legacy – Native America Review #hsreviews

This summer we went on the most amazing vacation to Arizona. In the spring, as we were planning our trip, we were floundering a bit in our history studies. My husband suggested I try a unit study on Native Americans. I thought that was a great idea so I went straight to work on putting […]

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