For Those Who Like a Good Homeschooling Deal . . .


One thing I quickly learned after we made the decision to homeschool is that there is so much out there as far as excellent homeschooling information and resources. This is actually a great thing. The not so great thing is that I only had so much money and I didn't know what to choose, what if I spent all my…

Children’s Books About South America


Today I wanted to continue the country book list series. Though, you may notice I've actually decided to do a whole continent, not a country. I'd love to break these down into individual country book lists at some point but right now there isn't enough books for each country to do so. If you have some suggestions for children's books…
The Seven Best Homeschool Art Supplies - great for minimalist homeschooling

The Best Homeschool Art Supplies for a Minimalist Homeschool


I enjoy working on creative projects and probably because they see me creating all the time they are constantly wanting to work on something too. My art supply wishlist is miles long, I'm always hearing about fun new supplies. But even though I'd like to have all the art supplies I do try to keep our art supplies to a…
Children's Books about New Zealand

Children’s Books About New Zealand


New Zealand is definitely on my list of places to visit. I wanted to go there pre: Lord of the Rings but now going to see The Shire is a cool bonus. Also, we don't have a lot of sheep around where I live so a country that has five sheep for every person sounds interesting! The landscape looks so…
Creating a Rich Writing Experience in Our Homeschool with Brave Writer and The Writer's Jungle

Creating a Rich Writing Experience in Our Homeschool


I'm honestly not sure if one can be involved in the homeschool community in any way online without quickly hearing about Brave Writer. If you read around homeschool blogs for more than five minutes you are going to hear about someone raving about Julie and Brave Writer. And for good reason. Remember when I was talking about Poetry Tea Time…

13 Children’s Books About South Africa


Today I wanted to kick off a new book list series: books about particular countries. I asked Raeca which country I should start with and she said South Africa right away. South Africa is a country that is very special to us because it is Ephraim's birth country. We were fortunate to be able to spend nearly six weeks there…
The Top 10 Wordless Picture Books - great for having kids narrate the story line.

The 10 Best Wordless Picture Books


I never used to be a fan of wordless picture books but in the last few years I am starting to see their value; they are great for getting children to create a story line based off of the photos and make excellent discussion starters. While I have come to appreciate wordless picture books I'm definitely still picky on which…