Must-Have Homeschool Supplies List

There are so many different doodahs and gadgets out in the world, it’s hard to know what you really need. I’ve narrowed this homeschool supplies list to include our time-tested favorites for home learning. Are you ready to tackle the school year? Ready to do distance learning or full-blown homeschool or some combination thereof? Do […]

How to Get a Good Routine Going, Even During Covid

Routines can feel boring and repetitive. Routine. But a good routine actually reflects what’s most important to you, your priorities. Here’s how to get it going. Don’t you just love summer vacation? Even if this year’s covid-induced vacation is not as restful or relaxing or offering as many options for frolicking, it does offer the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]