ELA – English Language Arts

Reading is a biggie in our homeschool routine.  Even my previously “reluctant reader” has become a shining star when it comes to literacy. It didn’t just happen overnight, but once I was able to understand his learning / reading style and tap into his interests, he went from being behind to being multiple grades ahead…

Life Skills 101

I refuse to send my children out into the world without basic knowledge of a few key life skills. Cooking, cleaning, budgeting, laundry… These are all things that are pretty vital to being a productive, self-reliant adult, in my humble opinion. There are also a few other things that are nice to have a knowledge…

Hands-on History

My kids are all very tactile and visual learners. Sitting in a desk or at a table all day in a book just doesn’t work for them, so I try to incorporate as many hands-on projects or educational videos and experiences that I can. We try to do History units sectioned into time periods or…

STEM

I’ll be honest, the biggest fear I had years ago when I started homeschooling my kids was “how on earth am I going to teach Science?” I had no idea what to do, or how to even start. I had visions of crazy flames and graduated cylinders in my head. And Math? It has never…

Homeschool Supplies

Current events have MANY parents questioning whether or not their children will be returning to traditional schooling. And who could blame them? Thankfully there are plenty of resources and seasoned people (hi there!) who have been in the trenches of homeschool and can offer some (hopefully) helpful advice. I have several past posts that go…

Homemade Burger Buns

Lately, grocery stores have been a game of hide and seek, or a scavenger hunt when it comes to trying to find specific items, especially baked goods. One of the dinners I had planned included burger buns, which happened to be one of the out of stock items, of course! So I searched all over…

Cowboy Cookies

On today’s baking menu… Cowboy Cookies. Delicious little morsels of coconut, oatmeal, dark chocolate and pecans. They’re disappearing fast!  We’ve made them a few times this month already because they are just THAT good! What can I say? This kid lives topless and in pajama pants. Ingredients: + 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temp….

Cinnamon Crunch Banana Bread

Deliciously warm and filling, with just enough crunch and sweetness. This cinnamon Crunch banana bread has walnuts and dark chocolate morsels and is made with whole wheat flour, so you can say it’s somewhat healthier and have yourself another slice… believe me, you’re going to anyway! Ingredients: • 2 large eggs • 2-3 overipe bananas,…

Carrot Top Hummus

My carrots have gone crazy! But that’s a good thing. I’ve been picking them and we’re enjoying them as a snack, pickled and in salads. But we’re left with all of these beautiful greens. I’m a very waste not, want not type person and try to fill multiple purposes with items. So I researched and…

Crab Corn Chowder

The weather has been straight crazy around here… going from almost 80° to 31° overnight! So when it dipped, we needed something warm and hearty to fill our bellies. Thick and delectable crab corn chowder and pepper jack grilled cheese sandwiches did the trick! Ingredients: 3 large golden potatoes – cubed 2 Medium carrots –…