How We Are Preparing Our Homeschooled Kids for College

As we near the end of our first 13 years of homeschooling, we get ready to launch one child into college. Here’s what we’ve done to prepare.

The Print & Go Student Planner to Help Your Child Build Good Habits

Does your student need a little help with time management, priority setting and habit building? Check out the Print & Go Student Planner, a digital, print-yourself solution. You have the best of intentions when it comes to motherhood. You want the very best of the best for your kids.  But sometimes it’s hard.  And as […]

Easy Handmade Valentines

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with these easy handmade valentines that work for both boys and girls. Free printables included! Valentine’s Day is a fun opportunity to do a little crafting with your kids. Skip the Valentine’s aisle at the store and make something on your own instead. Whether or not you’d like to give candy with […]

10 Great Book Series for Kids – Perfect for Read Alouds

Want to get reading with your kids? Here are ten books series for kids that have been FishFam-tested. They make great Christmas gifts!  Since I am a bookworm, it has always been really important to me that our kids love to read. FishPapa loves to read, so it sounded like an easy thing to swing. […]

Mom’s Kitchen Survival Workshop

Is the school year starting to drag? Are you wondering how you will EVER make it to June in one piece? I hear ya. And I know you can do this! So, yeah, you started the year strong. You had high hopes that this school year would be THE BEST EVER. That you would be […]

Creative Uses for School Supplies

School supplies aren’t just for school. Consider these ways to make the most of back to school sales and BTS clearance racks. Now is the season to pick up some great deals on school and office supplies. As you know, places like Walmart and Target have been hawking their wares for months. The back to school season […]

Our Homeschool Curriculum for grades 12, 10, 8, 6, & 4

There is a veritable cornucopia of homeschool curriculum available, so much more than when I started this journey 16 years ago. Here’s what we’re using this year. Can you believe that this is my 16th year of homeschooling? I’ve only got 9 more to go! It’s practically the home stretch. 😉 Seriously, this has been […]

Organizing Tricks for the New School Year

With the new school year comes a chance at a fresh start. Let’s get set up for success! Try these tried and true organizing tricks for the new school year. I am not a schedule-y type person. I’ve been more of a go-with-the-flow type person; despite all my lists and organizing things, it’s true. Being organized […]