Parents: Sharpen Your Pencils, Here are Some Education Tools Just for You!

Disclosure: Thank you to Results Louisiana for sponsoring this conversation. A lot has changed in the classroom since we were there (I’m not going to say how long it’s been since I was there!). But one thing that hasn’t changed is a desire among parents for the highest quality public education. With the upcoming release of… [read more]

Earn Money for Your School In a Way Your Family Will Love

The other day I told you about how I collected a ton of Box Tops for Education for my sons’ school when I was at Walmart doing my weekly shopping trip. For those who aren’t familiar with the Box Tops for Education program, it is a program that lets you clip the pink Box Tops… [read more]

Help Your Child’s School Get Ahead with Box Tops for Education at Walmart

I’ve been collecting Box Tops since my oldest was just three years old. For those new to Box Tops, Box Tops for Education are those little rectangular cut-out, pink and purple labels on certain General Mills® products. Each Box Top for Education is worth $ .10 for your child’s school. While this may not seem… [read more]

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

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]

Junior Explorers Kit, Educational Monthly Subscription Box

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

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

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!

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

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

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

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]

Little Scholar Tablet by School Zone + Giveaway!

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]

How to Create a Homework Station or 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]