What Our School Looks Like

school shelf

A round-up of homeschool curriculum choices. We are currently a few weeks into the school year. We’re just starting to get into a groove. Thankfully, that groove is making its mark now before we add hockeyx3 and sciencex2 into the mix. Oy! I confess, I had to create an hour-by-hour schedule for the school day […]

Win a Student Writing Intensive from IEW


Win a Student Writing Intensive from IEW. This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to the winners: jeepmama258@, sflakey@This summer I spent some time breaking down our homeschool curriculum choices. A few weeks ago, I mentioned The Writing Man. That is how Andrew Pudewa, founder of the Institute for Excellence in Writing, is known at our house. My […]

Win a Set of Traditional Logic from Memoria Press


THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. CONGRATS TO THE WINNER: ariannamconti@ In the early years of my homeschooling, I had all the best intentions to cover every topic under the sun and make sure that my kids were prepared for everything. Then reality set in. It just wasn’t possible for me to do everything I wanted […]

Learning Foreign Languages with Rosetta Stone

Rosetta Stone French

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. CONGRATS TO THE WINNER, dianahartman91@ Earlier today I talked about my experience learning and teaching a foreign language. Though I’m a little rusty in my francais, I still love the language and am excited to share that with my kids. One might think that with my past experience in learning […]

Tips for Teaching Foreign Languages to Kids

French book

The knowledge of a second language is a great gift to give to our children. Here’s one approach to teaching foreign languages to kids. About 25 years ago this month, I walked into my new high school to register for my freshman classes. I carried a heavy burden — at least for a suburban ninth […]

Teaching Writing to Kids

writing with ease

Writing is a necessary communication skill for children to learn. Here are some resources that have worked well for us. I find irony in writing this post. I guess I find irony in teaching writing to my own kids. You see, about 18 years ago, I was in teacher training for secondary English. We’ve already […]

Get 30% Off Visual Latin

I don’t post too many “deals” these days. But, if you are at all interested in teaching your child another language, particularly Latin, then I highly recommend this product. This is too good a deal to miss. Yes, I’m part of their affiliate program, but seriously, I would tell you about Visual Latin anyway. My […]

Starting School with My Littles

first day pre-k

Can you believe this girl is turning 4 this month? My time flies! I recently shared how we are starting out the school year, including fun activities for the younger ones in my school. Head on over to Simple Homeschool for the post and to chat in the comments.