Author Archives: LilBearsMama

About LilBearsMama

A homeschooling, work at home, mom and wife. A wannabe novelist, book junkie, and coffeeholic.

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

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

Math Booboo

First of all, I apologize for the lack of regular updates. I’m working full time again from home, and still trying to find a rhythm to our day. I’ll get there! Right now we’re on break. But I want to … Continue reading

Review: Forbrain

I was thrilled when Forbrain – Sound For Life LTD sent me a package with their bone conduction headset! My hope was that this would really help Boobear with his speech. Provided he would tolerate using it of course. Thankfully … Continue reading

Review: Hey Mama! Print Schoolhouse Planner 2016-2017

As part of the Review Crew, I received the Hey Mama! Print Schoolhouse Planner 2016-2017 from The Old Schoolhouse. I’m ready to get started planning now! This spiral-bound planner is 192 pages long. It has pretty much everything that you … Continue reading

Review: Essential Skills Advantage

For the past few weeks, Boobear has been practicing his math and reading skills with the Complete Home Learning Suite from Essentials Skills Advantage. While he loves math, he needs practice learning his facts and from different angles to make … Continue reading