See the Light Giveaway & September Deal – Art Projects Boxed Set

Art Projects Giveaway

This post includes affiliate links. Thanks for your support of this site!  Please see my disclosure for more information.   The art curriculum we use in our homeschool is from See the Light.  Their curriculum is DVD-based which I absolutely love.  I don't have to teach because it's all done for me right on our TV.  … [Read more...]

September Meal Plan

September Meal Plan

I've really let meal planning slip far longer than I'd like to admit.  There have been way too many late afternoons when my husband asks, "What's for dinner?" and my response is, "I don't know."  It definitely makes dinnertime chaotic and stressful when I don't have a plan in place or at least some idea of what I'm going to make for … [Read more...]

X is for X-Ray – The ABCs of Homeschooling

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I would have to say that X is the hardest letter of the alphabet to come up with an idea for no matter what the ABC list may be about.  So, I'm stretching it a bit and going with X is for X-Ray and sharing a bunch of ideas and activities you can do when you are studying the skeletal system. Here we go.....   Crafts X-Ray Playdough … [Read more...]

Grandma’s Apple Crisp

Apple Crisp

  Fall is just around the corner and it is by far my favorite season! One of the things I look forward to each fall is whipping up a batch (or 2, or 3) of my Grandma's Apple Crisp. Head over to Hip Homeschool Moms where I'm sharing the recipe today.   … [Read more...]

A Planner for Every Need

Omnibus Planners

I'm a planner.  So I'm pretty excited about all the planners that come in the 2014 Omnibus Bundle. I don't know about you, but I can never find a planner that is just right for me.  So, I end up taking bits and pieces from ones I do like, and putting them into my own personalized planner (well, except the 2014 Blog Planner because I … [Read more...]

W is for Writing – The ABCs of Homeschooling {guest post – Jan}

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  Americans are writing more now than ever, thanks to the abundance of blogging, texting and the internet highway. Writers are influencing our world and the way we think. Martin Luther was spot on when he said, “If you want to change the world, pick up your pen!” Harriet Beecher Stowe proved this with her compelling novel UncleTom’s … [Read more...]

Bible Copywork Resources

Bible Copywork Resources

        I like incorporating copywork into our homeschool whenever possible, especially into our science, history, literature, and Bible studies.  The benefits of copywork are many - Penmanship practice Helps reinforce concepts you are learning Improves spelling Increases your child’s … [Read more...]

10 Preschool Curriculum Options for Homeschoolers

10 Preschool Curriculum Options for Homeschoolers

    This school year I will have 2 preschoolers.  I've had 2 preschoolers at the same time before, but this time they will be the same age.  My twin boys will be 3 1/2 this fall (where did the time go?) and I will be doing some preschooling with them. During the past 7 years of homeschooling, I've tried quite a few … [Read more...]

Brookdale House Write From History Curriculum Giveaway

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Each Monday, Homeschool Survival, myself, and several other homeschool blogs will be bringing you a brand new giveaway!  Check out this week’s giveaway below.   This weeks sponsor: Brookdale House- Write from History series In the Charlotte Mason style - children will learn to write by studying some of the "greats" - collections … [Read more...]

2014 Omnibus Homeschool Bundle Sale: Resources for Homeschoolers by Homeschoolers

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This post includes affiliate links. Thanks for your support of this site!  Please see my disclosure for more information.   I'm really excited to share the 3rd Annual Omnibus Bundle with you this week.  For one - it's full of a lot of homeschool goodies; two - it's such an amazing deal ($545 value, for just $25 bucks); and … [Read more...]

60 of the Best Busy Bags

60 Busy Bags

As I am preparing for our upcoming school year, one of the things on my to-do list is to put together some new busy bags to add to our collection for my 3-year-old twin boys and 20-month-old little guy. With 7 kids in our family, it's a necessity to have something to occupy the littlest people so that I can homeschool the bigger kids.  So I … [Read more...]

V is for Vacation – The ABCs of Homeschooling {guest post – Ashley}

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source   Homeschooling....it's a lot of work, exhausting, and at times overwhelming work. There are times many of us question if it is worth it even though we know deep down that it is. It is these times that we may need to consider a Vacation! Yes a vacation; do you make time for those when you homeschool? You should!  And I … [Read more...]

Ideas for Your Homeschool Room or Space

Ideas for Your Homeschool Room or Space

  It's been almost 2 years since we moved into our 'forever' home.  We built this house especially for our family - big, and lots of bedrooms.  As soon as we moved in, I began working on getting our school room set up and running.  I had so many great ideas and so many pins on my homeschool room Pinterest board, I just couldn't … [Read more...]

Jim Hodges Audio Books Giveaway

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  Each Monday, Homeschool Survival, myself, and several other homeschool blogs will be bringing you a brand new giveaway!  Check out this week’s giveaway below. This weeks sponsor: Jim Hodges Audio Books Giveaway - Win 2 Cds of your choice Jim Hodges Audio Books Makes History Come Alive with Henty books and more..... When we first … [Read more...]

U is for Unique Learning Styles – The ABCs of Homeschooling {guest post – Sara}

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When I first began officially homeschooling, I read all the how-to books I could get my hands on. At the time, I had only one child, age 5. I studied methods, education theories, curricula, and took a scientific approach to teaching. I wanted to be thorough and efficient. Once I actually started "teaching" my daughter, I realized that following a … [Read more...]