A Sing-Along Alphabet Book for Children {Review}

By far our favorite part of the day is Read-Aloud time. As I select books for our children, I'm guided by the verse from Philippians 4:8 -- Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. We only have a limited time with our children, so it's important that we're reading books that instill goodness, truth, and … [Read more...]

Close Learning Gaps with A+ Interactive Math {Review}

We're finishing up our second year of homeschooling, and my first grade daughter recently completed her math curriculum. But even after finishing the last worksheet and lesson, I wondered how much she had actually learned. Sure she did all the work, but did she fully grasp the math concepts I taught her? As a homeschool mom, it's easy to have doubts and fears. I want to make sure I'm doing the best for my children and that they're learning. So when I had the opportunity to review the Adaptive … [Read more...]

Homeschool Curriculum for Preschoolers {Review}

Have you ever found a program, curriculum, or book that really made learning fun for your kids? I'm not talking about a mindless video game or an animated TV program that draws them in but doesn't really instruct. I'm talking about a real learning experience that your children are engaged in and that challenges their growing minds to think in different yet constructive ways. When I first logged into the La La Logic curriculum, I was not sure what to expect. Logic for preschoolers? Really? … [Read more...]

HomeSchool Office {Review}

Meal planning, activity planning, lesson planning. As a mom, I feel like I'm always planning something! So I'm always on the lookout for tools and techniques to make planning faster, more efficient, and less burdensome. I was recently offered a full-year access to HomeSchool Office from Lord Heritage, and let's just say that in a short amount of time, I've gone from 2+ hours of lesson planning to 30 minutes tops! Keep reading to find out how. What is HomeSchool Office? HomeSchool Office is … [Read more...]

GPALOVEMATH: Online Math Program {Review}

    Do your kids like math? Mine do, but I've discovered recently that they like math even more when they get to do it on the computer. And if there are fun, animated characters as coaches instead of Mom, well then they are really excited! I'm always looking for fun, independent math activities for my kids, so when GPA LEARN offered a one year free access to their online math program GPALOVEMATH, I decided to give it a try. What is … [Read more...]

Digital Science Online: A Science Media Library for Your Home {Review}

Science is an area in our homeschool that I do not feel very comfortable teaching. I never did well in science in school and therefore never enjoyed the subject. So I've had a difficult time committing to a science curriculum. Currently, we are reading through the First Animal Encyclopedia, but I felt like we needed more. Needless to say, when I had the opportunity to review an online educational science program from Visual Learning Systems, I jumped at the chance. Anything to help this … [Read more...]

A FUN Christ-Focused Easter Activity for Kids {Review}

My children love treasure hunts, scavenger hunts, and hiding and finding Easter eggs. We actually keep Easter eggs out to play with year-round for those reasons. As a mom, though, I've struggled to connect the fun of hunting Easter eggs with the more solemn celebration of the resurrection of Christ. But when I had the opportunity to review some products from Egglo Entertainment, I found a way to reconcile those issues in a beautiful Christ-centered way. If you're looking for a fun and … [Read more...]

IndoctriNation: A Film Review

Recently, Great Commission Films sent me a DVD of their documentary IndoctriNation: Public Schools and the Decline of Christianity in America. My husband and I watched the DVD on two different occasions, and it sparked lots of discussion for us as public school graduates and now homeschooling parents. Synopsis "This is the story of our children. This is the story of the big yellow bus. This is the story of indoctrination." IndoctriNation presents the origins of our modern public … [Read more...]

Growing Up Social: Raising Relational Kids in a Screen-Driven World {Book Review}

This post contains affiliate links. See my disclosure policy for more information. Thank you for supporting my blog!Recently I had the opportunity to review Growing Up Social: Raising Relational Kids in a Screen-Driven World by Gary Chapman and Arlene Pellicane. Usually, I turn down a book review, but when I saw the title, I was intrigued. Ever since Abigail was born, I've been more lax about screen time and have started having some concerns about the influence technology is having on our young … [Read more...]

SchoolhouseTeachers.com {Review}

Are you familiar with SchoolhouseTeachers.com? SchoolhouseTeachers.com is a curriculum website for the entire homeschool family. With online courses, homeschool planning materials, curriculum, printables, reading lists, and more, SchoolhouseTeachers.com has something for every member of the family, from preschool through high school and even adults! With a yearly membership, you have access to: Over 100 online courses for all ages--some with videos & most with printables Daily, … [Read more...]