*Disclosure - page contains sponsored links. Please see our full disclosure for more details and thanks for your support.
HSMom

HSMom

Transitioning from Public School to Homeschool

Are you trying to decide how to start homeschooling with a child that’s in public school right now?

What to do next from public school to homeschool

I know it’s something that’s often a scary choice, but you’re also probably having doubts on whether or not you should. I just want you to know… Continue reading

Homeschool Curriculum Giveaway!

Enter now for the Homeschool Giveaway!

 

Over $1200 in prizes from Notebooking Pages & partners, including the complete Thornton Burgess Copywork set from Heritage Grove Academy.

 Click below to enter now!

2017 Back-to-School Homeschool Giveaway

Make Art Super Easy in Your Homeschool

Art in Homeschool Doesn’t Have to Be Difficult

Imagine your homeschool students creating beautiful artwork and expressing their creativity without you having to worry about your own artistic skills. That’s just what See the Light Shine has made possible for homeschoolers.

Why Should You Do… Continue reading

Thanksgiving Facts Copywork Pages

Fun Facts About Thanksgiving Copywork Pages

 

Copywork pages are a lot more fun when they’re relevant to seasons and subjects that we’re studying in our homeschool.  I love that the kids learn valuable grammar skills and spelling while practicing their penmanship.  … Continue reading

Free Election Pages

Are your kids learning about the election?  I’m sure they’re hearing about it whether you’re studying it or not. We usually only study the election process and government about every four years – during a Presidential Election year.  Makes it easy so I… Continue reading

Autumn & Fall Pages for Homeschooling

Who doesn’t love fall?  Fall is often everyone’s favorite time of year.  It must be the apples, hot cider, pumpkins, and colorful leaves that get everyone so excited.  I also think that it has to do with harvest and abundance that seems… Continue reading

Free Fall Pages – Math and Reading

Free Fall Pages for Kids for Reading & Math – Perfect for Homeschool Unit Study

 

For my kids we always love to include seasonal pages for them with all subjects – especially math and reading.  It makes it so much more fun… Continue reading

Back to Homeschool Sale

2016 Homeschool Sale

Every year in August there’s always lots of back to school sales – and with homeschooling it’s no different!  No matter what time of year you start homeschooling – or whether you homeschool year-round, a curriculum sale is an opportunity to… Continue reading

Are Homeschoolers Really So Weird?

Are homeschoolers really unsocialized and strange?  What makes us so different?

Homeschoolers are often painted up in this little box of being weird, different, unsocialized, and strange.  I think we should define that.  Let’s start by looking at a few definitions.

Why are homeschoolers considered weird?

 … Continue reading

Ken Ham – Bill Nye Creation Debate DVD Video

Ken Ham and Bill Nye Science Debate – 2014

If you’ve been debating over whether to watch the Ken Ham – Bill Nye Debate  –  you definitely should.

I wasn’t really planning on watching it myself, because I know where I… Continue reading

The Subject You Don’t Want to Teach

If you’re not having fun and completely enjoying any of your homeschool subjects – you’re doing it wrong!

Do you hate teaching math?  Then how can you expect your child to learn it, let alone enjoy learning it?  If you’re struggling with teaching… Continue reading

Nail Down Your Laundry – Save Time and Expense

Are you spending too much time on laundry?  Nail down laundry in less than 10 minutes – from a household of seven.

Seriously, why does laundry have to be such a daunting task?  When I started a family over 20 years ago, I… Continue reading

Making Homeschool Notebooks Using a Binding Machine

Homeschool Notebooking –  The Binding Machine We Love

Organization  has always been top priority for me in our home school because that’s the only way we can really get things done.  I have used several different products and methods for organizing my… Continue reading

Fun Math Board Game for Kids

I Got It! Math Board Game for Kids

My kids love board games and when they’re educational I like them even more!  One of their favorite board games is I Got It!  With this fun math game they learn shapes, colors, number recognition… Continue reading

Art Projects DVD Curriculum Set

Throughout our years of homeschooling I realized that one of the most valuable things our kids are learning is art.  As I’ve outlined in previous posts, art is a very useful tool for helping kids to learn all subjects. It helps… Continue reading

Art Projects DVD Subscription Deal

 Art Projects DVD Subscription

 

See the Light Shine never fails to impress me – not just with their products, but their business as well.  They’re also offering a DVD of the month club for a 9 month time period where you can… Continue reading

Life of Moses DVD Art Set – God’s Special Surprise

You know how we love See the Light Shine art curriculum and we’re so happy to let you know that their most popular set, The Life of Moses DVD Set, is on sale for the month of February – just in time for starting… Continue reading

Art in Homeschool – Big Kids – Paintbrush Stage

Art with Big Kids – Paintbrush Stage

 

Teaching Art in Homeschool with Big Kids - Easy MethodsAround the ages of 7-10 is when a child can really start to show what they can do with Art and can really master a great many concepts that will be of great value to them for… Continue reading

Art in Homeschool – Young Children – Pencil Stage

Young Children – Pencil Stage

Teaching young children art in homeschool As we said earlier we’re going to call the age group from around 3-6 years the Pencil Stage.  This is when young children can grasp a pencil well and form intentional lines, circles and where they start to form… Continue reading

Art in Homeschool – Babies & Toddlers – Crayon Stage

Crayon Stage – Babies and Toddlers

How and Why to teach babies and toddlers Art in Homeschool

Recommended supplies to introduce and why:

  • Crayons – large crayons are ok to try at first if you like, but smaller ones are actually better for fine motor skills and moving into the Pencil Stage.  I tried the… Continue reading