Hidden Benefits of Standardized Testing for Homeschoolers

Are you considering using standardized testing in your homeschool? We're chatting about the pros and cons -- come join in the conversation!

Are you thinking about evaluating your homeschooled student? We’re talking about the benefits of standardized tests for homeschoolers today. Say the words ‘standardized test’ in a group of parents, and you’re likely to be met with a variety of responses – folks who are vehemently opposed, some who are proponents of standardized testing, and those […]

Insider Tips for Getting Started with Teaching Textbooks Homeschool Math Curriculum

Looking for something to fix your homeschool math woes? We recently made the switch to Teaching Textbooks Homeschool Math curriculum and our family loves it!

Are you considering making a switch to the Teaching Textbooks homeschool math curriculum? Read on for some insider tips to get you off to a great start! If you’re ever around a group of homeschooling mommas, chances are, you’ll eventually hear the conversation turn to math. Moms may extol the virtues of their favorite homeschool […]

Homeschool Mother’s Journal – January 2017

Share what you and your family are doing this month with the Homeschool Mother's Journal --- hosted monthly at iHomeschool Network.

I’m kicking off the new year with a new monthly series — the Homeschool Mother’s Journal. You’ve likely seen it in various places all over the web. There’s a permanent home now over at the iHomeschool Network, and I’ll be playing along with my pals there, sharing what’s going on in our world. In my […]

King Cake Cupcakes – Perfect for Epiphany or Mardi Gras!

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Around here, my kids love celebrating Catholic feast days, because it usually means a special meal or dessert. They’ve been asking me for weeks when we planned to bake our King Cake Cupcakes — these are a favorite treat for Epiphany or Mardi Gras celebrations. King Cake Cupcake Recipe Don’t miss this light and fluffy […]

Books, Activities and Crafts to Celebrate the Epiphany

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As we continue to celebrate the Christmas season, the Epiphany approaches. Sometimes lost or overlooked in the hustle and bustle, this feast marks the end of the Christmas season and moves us back into Ordinary Time. We celebrate the Visit of the Magi to the Christ Child. My children and I talk about the Three […]