How I Got my Kids to Read this Summer + Great Summer Reading Books for 3rd and 4th Graders!

30 Summer Reading books for 3rd and 4th Grade

Disclosure: Affiliate links are present. If you happen to purchase through one of my links, you may very well just make my day. Classic, Contemporary, and non-fiction reading books for 3rd and 4th graders. I love summer vacation, and I think it is safe to say my kids do too! They love not having the… [read more]

Prepare Your Kids for Their Standardized Tests with #SpectrumTestPrep

Carson Dellosa Spectrum Test Practice and Prep books

I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for Carson–Dellosa. I received product samples and a promotional item to thank me for my participation. Last summer, when I made the decision to homeschool my boys, my husband and my biggest concern was how I was going to make sure my second grader was… [read more]

Junior Explorers Kit, Educational Monthly Subscription Box

Junior Explorers monthly Educational subscription Kit for kids ages 6-11

This post contains affiliate links If you’ve read my blog for for any length of time, you know that the education of my kids is very important to me. I like for my kids to have ample opportunities to learn and experience new things, and I love for my kids to have fun ways to do so. The… [read more]

Meet Dash and Dot, Robots Helping Kids Learn to Code

Dash and Dot Robots

Disclosure: I received the following products at no cost to myself in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are honest and are entirely my own. Most of you know that we are homeschooling this year. When I decided to homeschool, one of my goals was to allow my children to learn in hands-on… [read more]

25 St. Patrick’s Day Books for Kids

25 St. Patrick's Day books for Kids

Just 1 month until St. Patrick’s Day! Whether you’re a teacher, a homeschooling parent, or a parent who loves to read your kids great books, this list of 25 St. Patrick’s Day books for kids will get your kids geared up for this luck o’ the Irish holiday. Do you know why we celebrate St…. [read more]

50+ FREE Dr. Seuss Printables and Activities!

Free Dr. Seuss printable Seuss-O Game

In just a few weeks we will welcome the month of March! –How did that happen? I swear it was just Christmas.– With the arrival of March comes a birthday celebration like none other! On March 2nd we celebrate the birthday of the man responsible for teaching millions of children worldwide life-changing lessons. Today you are… [read more]

Academics’ Choice Winners! Doodle Quest and The SMART Playbook

Doodle Quest game

As we’ve homeschooled this year I’ve been eager to add games to our daily curricula.  While I love games that teach straightforward academic concepts, I always get especially excited when I find a game that teaches more abstract concepts like creativity, perspective taking, and so on. As an Academics’ Choice Advocate and reviewer I was… [read more]

Discover, Learn, and Enjoy the Perot Museum in Dallas + Giveaway

Perot Museum giveaway

Last week while in Dallas for our Thanksgiving break my boys and I had the chance to visit the Perot Museum of Nature and Science.  We’d been to the Perot Museum once before, but due to it’s massive size we only made it to two of its 5 floors. The Perot Museum of Nature and… [read more]

Exciting Educational Gifts from National Geographic Kids #HolidayGiftGuide

National Geographic Kids Awesome Facts inside

Nothing is more lasting that knowledge.  So this holiday season why not give our kids the gift of knowledge.  Exciting educational gifts are gifts both kids and parents will love. The National Geographic Store has a huge selection of pretty exciting educational gifts for kids!  As a National Geographic Kids Insider, National Geographic sent our family a… [read more]

Make Sure Your Child Gets a BrightStart! at Reading!

Disclosure: I received reading readiness products from Nemours as a thank you for this post. Do you feel confident in selecting age appropriate books for your children? Do you ever struggle with coming up with activities that are fun to keep your little ones learning? Did you know that literacy is the single strongest predictor of adult… [read more]

Check Out My Feature on the Proverbial Homemaker!

Real-Homeschoolers-Creative-Relaxed

Want to get a closer look at “Real Homeschoolers”? Tauna at Proverbial Homemaker is writing a blog series featuring homeschooling moms.  Prompted by questions from readers curious about homeschooling or about what their fellow homeschoolers are doing, Tauna is sharing her interviews with 20 homeschooling moms! I am so excited to participate! I don’t think our… [read more]

Little Scholar Tablet by School Zone + Giveaway!

Little Scholar Tablet by School Zone

I’m always on the lookout for fun learning games for my boys!  My phone is filled with educational apps. I’ve subscribed to multiple online educational sites for my boys.  With homeschooling I want to make sure my boys have ample opportunities to learn, and to have fun while doing it. When I was sent the… [read more]

A Look at Our 2nd Grade Timberdoodle Curriculum Review

Timberdoodle Curriculum Review

As a member of Timberdoodle’s Blogger Review Team I received Reward Points in exchange for a frank and unbiased review. The #1 question I had when researching homeschool was how to find a “good Homeschool Curriculum” <—you don’t know how many times I Googled that very phrase.  As a parent who is completely new to… [read more]

How to Create a Homework Station or Homeschool Area in Small Spaces

Create Homeschool Area in Small Spaces

Last Spring I got fed up. Getting my tired 6 year old to do his homework after a long, stressful day at school was one thing, finding a place for him to do his homework was another thing. I couldn’t have him do it at the kitchen table because homework time usually ran into dinner time when I… [read more]