Review: Can Do Cubes

  Boobear loves practicing his spelling and phonics with Can Do Cubes from These little wooden cubes from just2ducks LLC came with a CD-Rom and DVD. These have things like the Teacher Guide and the phonetic sounds that you … Continue reading

Review: Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar

We’ve tried several phonics programs and nothing seemed to really click well until we started using an awesome program from We received a copy of Jolly Phonics and Jolly Grammar from just2ducks LLC to review. I was surprised at … Continue reading

Review: FlipStir Puzzles

Boobear enjoys puzzles, so I jumped at the chance to review the FlipStir Puzzles from Enlivenze LLC. We received the Solar System puzzle, which is perfect since we’re currently studying astronomy. It’s a great way to help enforce facts about … Continue reading

Review: Foreign Languages for Kids by Kids

We have been using the Starter Set 1 from Foreign Languages for Kids by Kids to learn Spanish. There are a lot of Spanish-speakers in our area, and I feel it’s a good language for Boobear to learn. The Starter … Continue reading

Update on Life

So I guess I should do an update on life and how things are going for us, as well as how homeschooling is going. Boobear’s speech therapist has finally decided that yes, he has a mild case of verbal apraxia. … Continue reading

Solar System Model


Recently Boobear has gotten very interested in space. Not surprising in this family! He asked his grandmother to buy him a pack of little foam craft balls. She did and we were expecting him to do something with them that … Continue reading

Review: ArtAchieve

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Boobear loves art, and lately he’s been using the lessons from the Entire Level I of ArtAchieve. Let me tell you: this is one happy mama and kiddo! First off, let me tell you I’m no artist. I make stick … Continue reading

Review: Patriotic Penmanship Transition (manuscript to cursive)


To add some variety with our handwriting, we’ve been using Patriotic Penmanship Transition (manuscript to cursive) from Laurelwood Books. This is a great handwriting book for an up-and-coming second grader, though I think it could be used with any grade. … Continue reading

Speech Therapy

One of the challenges that Boobear faces is his speech. While he can make himself understand to those in the family, people outside the family often have a difficult time understanding anything that he says. We’ve been working on it … Continue reading


We’ve recently added notebooking to our homeschool. The Lifetime Membership from has been a real lifesaver in this area! I can’t say enough about it! So just what is It’s a website where you can find notebooking pages … Continue reading

2016 – 2017 Curriculum Choices

Just a week and a half before we start back, I’ve finally narrowed down our choices for curriculum. Not cutting it too close, right? I tried to take Boobear’s preferences into account. He likes the Amish programs because he knows … Continue reading


It’s easy to make lesson plans for the upcoming year with My School Year (Homeschool Record Keeping) from I was recently given an annual membership to try as part of the Review Crew and I have to say, I … Continue reading

Review: The Minstrel in the Tower E-Guide from Progeny Press

Progeny Press makes it easy to study a book with their The Minstrel in the Tower E-Guide. One useful thing I immediately liked about the study guide is that it provides background information that is actually important to the story. … Continue reading