Faith-Based Curriculum: By Design Science (1-8) Review

We love science.  For me, studying science reveals some of the amazing ways God left his fingerprints in this world he created. When you see how intricate and awe-inspiring the world really is, how complex and clever the design of everything around us, it’s as if creation itself calls out, “look here! See God here? And here??” My 12 year old son loves science, too. He finds it interesting and fascinating. Right now he’s particularly interested in energy, forces, motion, and other physics-related things. He’s also curious about chemistry, the elements, and other earth science things. Finding the right science

3 Ways to Help ADHD Kids Learn Math

Nothing in our homeschooling journey has made me cry more than trying to teach my 14 year old daughter math. There have been tears, frustrations, sulky looks, and harsh words — and a good portion of them were my own. (And then there were more tears because I’m not proud of that.) It’s not entirely Arielle’s fault, though. Her brain and her body are not cooperating. They are actually working together against her, in spite of her best efforts. The only part that actually falls on her is saying “I can’t” and giving up. Though I’ve always suspected she has some attention

Using Heirloom Audio Adventures For Read Aloud Time

*The following is an Heirloom Audio Adventures review–a new product we are trying out for the fall semester of 2016.*  This past spring, our homeschool got stuck in a rut. It was a boring, no frills, minimalistic rut caused by an over-scheduling of *stuff* and an under-scheduling of quality learning. While we took our out-of-character-for-us Summer Break, the kids and I discussed changes to make this year, such as adding our read aloud time back in, making sure we get enough fun learning in, and spending enough time on history and science. Of course, the best laid plans in our house are

Homeschool Economics Curriculum, Bible-Based from Christian Worldview

*Please read my disclosure at the end.* I remember very little from my high school Economics class. I do remember a pretty heavy discussion about how it is wrong to buy a dress, leave the tags on, wear it to a party, and return it the next day. We may have talked about credit cards and bank loans. I literally remember nothing else. Our country is full of the economically illiterate, and yes I think I would have to include myself in that lot. And here we are, homeschooling high school, and Economics is one of those things that we are

Homeschool Guitar With Online Lessons

{This post contains affiliate links. This is a compensated review. Scroll on for more information.}  You could say that our family is a little bit musical, and if you did, you’d be right.  Every Sunday my husband and I lead our little church in worship, with our daughter Arielle singing and often playing keyboard, and our daughter Catie often playing cajon. My husband loves to take his guitar along any chance he gets and he can be found playing songs at many family gatherings. Arielle, 12, started learning some basic guitar a few years ago, and she likes to snag

Homeschool Essay Writing Courses With Fortuigence (Review)

Why is teaching my kids to write well so hard? It shouldn’t be. Everybody writes. I write all the time! And yet, teaching my kids to write has been such a struggle for us, and a thorn in our side. Writing is one of the few areas I worry about. I fear I will fail to prepare my kids to write well enough for college.  I’ll be blunt; I’ve been hoping to get the opportunity to review a Fortuigence writing course for a while now. The idea of letting someone else teach my kids to write seemed so appealing! I’ve finally