College Composition Prep With Lightning Literature (Review)

  Our homeschool is very eclectic, very delight-directed, and very chaotic. Well, okay, that’s our life in general, not just the school part, but I think you get the picture. What we study changes almost on a weekly basis, or at least the negotiables do. Our non-negotiables (reading, writing, and math) stay in focus throughout the year. For the past few weeks, Julia, my almost freshman, has been working with Hewitt Homeschooling‘s British Medieval Lightning Literature and Composition. We … Read more…

UnLock Geometry Review

  I’m going to be honest, math is my least favorite subject to teach. There’s something about it that brings out the ugly in me. I get frustrated, short, and eventually have to just walk away before I say something mean. It’s not that the kids are terrible at math, I’m just a terrible math teacher! Because of this, I’ve always opted for student lead math in the upper grades. Most recently, we had the … Read more…

Summer – The Season Of Unproductivity

  I love summer, don’t get me wrong, but it’s so much harder for me to get things done when the weather is nice. The kids and I love to be outside playing, reading, planting, swimming . . . everything is more enjoyable when it’s done out of doors. Which means things that must be done inside tend to go undone. The laundry piles up, the dusting goes undone and the freezer cooking . . … Read more…

CLEP Prep with SpeedyPrep (Review)

When we started homeschooling nearly seven years ago, I thought it was hard. There’s enough information, opinions, and comparing out there to make a novice homeschool mama want to pull her hair out. Eventually, we found a groove and things were better. Four years ago we started high school, and I knew it was hard. I’m not a records-keeper. I never have been. (Note: Don’t be like Jen. Keep records!!) I’m more of a throw-awayer. … Read more…