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 […]

Get this FREE Back-to-School Printable Pack

Are you ready to go back to school? Ready to pack lunches, check homework, and be a responsible parent? Yep, it’s that time of year. School is gearing back up for the year along with opportunities for growth for ALL OF US. Get this FREE Back-to-School Printable Pack Take things a little easier this year by […]

Can You Afford to Homeschool or Not?

Can you afford to homeschool? It’s a good question. Here I share what we have spent this last 15 years of homeschooling as well as what it would cost us to choose other schooling options. Homeschooling has been, hands down, one of the most fulfilling experiences of my “life as mom.” It’s also been one […]

Are You Really a Homeschool Mom Fail?

Are you a homeschool mom fail? The thought does cross our minds every once in awhile, doesn’t it? Here’s how I combat that feeling and get back on track. I can’t say that the school year has gone quite according to plan. I didn’t know that multiple science co-ops and Community Bible Study (Monday through […]

Using a Kindle for Homeschooling

Wondering how to use a Kindle for homeschooling? Here’s how we’re doing it with our 11th, 9th, 7th, 5th, and 3rd graders. We are a device family. We play video games. We watch movies. I love my iphone like a seventh child. But for about 15 years of homeschooling, we were mostly a pen and […]