Category Archives: Curriculum

Review: Perfect Reading, Beautiful Handwriting

With his language disorder, Boobear has a hard time reading so I’m always on the lookout for something to shake things up. Perfect Reading, Beautiful Handwriting from Everyday Education, LLC fit the bill. We received a pdf copy to review … Continue reading


We are so excited to share with you about four new books brought to you by Carole P. Roman and   The books are: If You Were Me and Lived in… Elizabethan England (An Introduction to Civilizations Throughout Time) (Volume … Continue reading

Review: Getting Started with French

We are exploring a new foreign language curriculum, Getting Started with French from Armfield Academic Press. I took French in school and always enjoyed it, though I wasn’t able to practice it very much after I was done with the … Continue reading


We’ve found lots of resources to add to our homeschool with the CHSH Download Club from! Now, I have to be honest – this was one of those sites that I had dismissed as not being useful for our … Continue reading

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: 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

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


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

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: 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