Sticky Note Match – Early Literacy Activity to Teach Letter Sounds & Word Recognition

Hands On Early Literacy Activity The Sticky Note Match game is and early literacy activity that is perfect for both the child learning the sounds of the alphabet or the for emergent / early reader. During my homeschool years, I was always looking for ideas to make learning fun for …

Feeling Unqualified To Homeschool Your Children? Don’t Worry – It Will Work Out!

As a homeschool mom to four, I am now on “the other end” of my long 20 plus year journey. When I first started out, I sometimes thought, “how am I going to do this?” Twenty years ago, making the home education choice was a decision guaranteed to come with …

How to Homeschool During the Coronavirus Outbreak – Questions & Answers

With sudden school closures, many parents have decided to continue their children’s education at home for the remainder of the school year. Overnight, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has transformed thousands of families from being in the public education system, to being left on their own to figure out how to keep …

Chore Chart Ideas for Kids – Best System I Found to Keep a Clean House!

How I Discovered a Cleaning System for Kids… that Works! I always thought of myself as a tidy person…that is until my four children came along. They were like little spinning tornados of mess! As a mom, you can probably relate to this common problem and have tried many different …

Pet Math Budget Challenge – Free Math Printable Game for Kids! (Grades 3-5)

Fun Real-Life Math Activity – Teaches Kids The Cost Of Pet Ownership Most parents will agree, children don’t have a clue about how much it costs to own a pet…much less multiple pets! The yearly dollar amount can be in the hundreds or even thousands when you consider food, grooming, …

Multiplication Flashcards Not Working? Try Memorizing The Times Tables This Way!

  The invention of Times Tales first came about out of sheer necessity. It all started with a frustrated mom (me!) and her two sons (ages 7 and 9) in what seemed like an endless loop of multiplication flashcard drills. After about 20 minutes, my boys would appear to have …