Writing Essays With IEW (Review)

Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW) is easily my favorite vendor when it comes to teaching my children to write. We have reviewed their items in the past and have always been delighted. This time around, we had the pleasure of giving their High School Essay Intensive a go. Having a love/hate relationship with writing essays myself, I have to say, I was eager to see what the program had in store. Let me start by saying this has … Read more…

Computer Skills For Homeschoolers {Review}

Some areas of homeschooling I’ve handled like a boss. Others, like computer skills, I completely forget about until the kids are nearly in high school! Or at least that’s what happened with my oldest two. Both my eighth grader and my senior were in upper middle school before I realized they had no clue how to operate a computer. Basic stuff like sending an email, doing an online search,  or creating a document were mysteries … Read more…

Planning A Homeschool Graduation

Planning a Homeschool Graduation

Planning a homeschool graduation has been on my mind for the past couple of years. I simply cannot believe that our oldest child, Oscar, will be graduating this year. Didn’t we just start this journey? I kept notes of my thoughts about the ceremony and celebration, and recently took my notes to the soon-to-be grad to hear his thoughts. It became immediately evident that I should have spoken to him first. Planning A Homeschool Graduation … Read more…

Homeschool Journal 10/28/16 – In Which I Nurse A Baby While Perusing Colleges

The other day we celebrated two of my daughters’ birthdays. Although, it wasn’t actually either of their birthdays- one was three weeks ago and the other was two months ago! It was loads of fun and many more people showed up than were anticipated. Anyway, while listening to the different conversations and refilling lemonade, I overheard a comment that made me stop. “The world just isn’t large family friendly.” I turned to find that the person … Read more…

Homeschool Foreign Language from Middlebury Interactive (Review)

Homeschool foreign language curriculum is far more available than it used to be. Over the years we have used several different products, but today I’m going to tell you about one of my favorites . . . Middlebury Interactive Languages. We received High School Spanish I (Grades 9-12) for review. My son worked through the first semester a little while back, and now my daughter is giving it a go! Julia is in eighth grade this year; however, … Read more…

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