Review: SmartKidz Media

Boobear loves watching videos, and I love sharing them with him. So I was quite excited to be offered the chance to review SmartKidz Media as part of the Schoolhouse Review Crew. We received a year's subscription for the SmartKidz Media Library for Homeschoolers. What is SmartKidz Media? Ever been looking for a video on Youtube to watch with your child, only to discover that it's not at all what you thought it was? It happens, especially when you're drowning in questions and just want to find a Read more [...]

Update, then Back to It

So, if you've noticed, there's been a serious lack of posts lately. Without getting into too much detail, here's just a quick message as to why. Apparently, a previous nurse practitioner missed something important. I ended up with a low-grade, constant infection in a bad place. This led to even more problems and a surgical procedure. It's been a rough last few weeks. Something felt "off" for quite a long time, but I was assured all was fine. (Hint: It wasn't! Don't let any doctor brush Read more [...]

Review: CTC Math

The Schoolhouse Review Crew got the chance to review CTC Math's 12 Month Family Plan. I was curious, and hopeful, that this would be something that would work well for Boobear. So when I received the chance to review it, I took it! CTC Math CTC Math is a math program that works for kids in kindergarten through high school. It's one of Cathy Duffy's top picks, and is an easy to use online program that allows kids to work at their own pace. There's instant feedback, parental reports, and lessons Read more [...]

Review: IEW Primary Arts of Language Reading and Writing

The Review Crew received the chance to review some products from the Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW). I jumped at the chance to review to review the Primary Arts of Language: Reading Complete Package and Primary Arts of Language: Writing Complete Package. These programs are designed for grades K-2 and for those who are having a bit of a challenge learning to read and write. I have looked at IEW's PAL programs again and again. Because of our tight budget, I never bought them, though Read more [...]

Just Something Cute

I just have something cute to share. I'll be making a much better update soon, but this was something a dear friend posted on Facebook and it struck me as, quite frankly, adorable. It's a series of 23 questions to ask your child. You add their name and age. They answer honestly without any prompting from you. I'm not even sure Boobear could have answered these just a year or two ago, as I saw some friends' children had done, but he can now and it makes my mama heart very very happy to hear his Read more [...]