4 book covers for the Horses in History series
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***This review of Mattie Richardson/Appaloosy Books is part of a network of reviews from the Homeschool Review Crew.*** Since we’ve started homeschooling, books have become a major part of our lives. Not to say that I haven’t always been a bookworm, but my boys, well not so much. Read alouds

Dollar store DIY Christmas ornament made with items available at a dollar store.
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With Christmas just around the corner, decorations are already starting to be displayed in local stores and stocked on the shelves for purchase. Some are lovely enough but they usually come with a high price tag considering the materials they are made of and it’s more than likely that your

Picture of a school house made of an apple on top of books Secular homeschooling
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If you’re a homeschooling family that is non-religious and you want to be successful, the good news is that you can be. Homeschooling isn’t just for people of a certain religion, it’s for people of all walks of life. There are many tips you can follow to be successful when

DIY Bookmark craft made with dollar store items.
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This DIY Dollar Store Monster Bookmark is a perfect kids craft activity that not only looks really fun to make but also helps to inspire kids to read more which for many parents is something they are trying to encourage their children to do more of. This kids craft is

Pictures of kids doing different life skills with the main picture having apples and books
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“Who needs life skills? We are already living,” Some parents may say. Well, that’s great but the question is: Are you really teaching your kids how to LIVE? How would they behave if an emergency occurred?  Life skills are important for everyone. They are skills we all need to have

Showing kids how to bake
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Kids will start to show an interest in helping with basic skills in the house as they start to figure out who they are and how the world works around them. Kids as young as two years old may start to ask if they can help bake something with you

A collage photo with a mom helping her kids do school work, school supplies and a boy working on his writing.
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The first year of homeschooling is usually the toughest for most families. There is a lot of trial and error as you begin your venture as a homeschooler, but the effort will pay off in the long run. As you work through the growing pains of finding the right schedule,

Mom with a stack of books and a computer searching for the best homeschool curriculum.
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Homeschooling can get expensive when it comes to buying a curriculum. Many homeschooling families are working on a single income and need to make it stretch. A great way to get the most of your homeschool budget is to find deals on homeschool curriculum. These tips to find deals on

Printable sentence practice with a unicorn theme on a wooden background.
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Do you want to know one of my favorite things ever in the world growing up? Unicorns! If you know of a kid or student that loves unicorns, then they’re going to love these printable Unicorn Sentences. You may be wondering what these sentences are good for and how you

free homeschool field trips
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Homeschooling, much like public schooling often has to be done on a budget. As homeschoolers, our budget is often pretty small. However, a small budget doesn’t have to stop our kids from enjoying fun and educational field trips! Here are some homeschool field trips that you can take for free!

National Summer Reading Programs for Kids
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There are a LOT of great programs that your children can take advantage of to earn FREE books, prizes, and cash! Need some kids book recommendations? Check out this Kids Summer Reading Book List for lots of great ideas for the best books for kids to read this summer, including

If you are unable to grow a garden or just want to supplement your own produce with more fresh foods, a farmers’ market is a great place to go. Children can learn about local foods, what grows in the area and what is absent.
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There is a real disconnect between many children and the food they eat. Real food does not just appear in a grocery store. Chicken does not come from the freezer section. Teaching kids where their food comes from gives them more appreciation for the work that goes into putting food

When it comes to gardening with kids though, what your kid learns from this simple family activity far surpasses what you could instill within them with any other activity. - Farmer's Wife Rambles
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Kids are curious and enjoy learning new things; they are like a sponge ready to soak up all that you have to teach them. When it comes to gardening with kids though, what your kid learns from this simple family activity far surpasses what you could instill within them with

Easy Thanksgiving Craft For Kids ~ Thanksgiving Flower Pot Saucer Turkey
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If you’re looking for Thanksgiving crafts for kids, this turkey craft should definitely be at the top of your list. Turn an ordinary flower pot saucer into an adorable and easy Thanksgiving craft for kids with this basic tutorial. The kids will have a blast making their turkey into their

If you need some suggestions on what books to grab up for this Thanksgiving season, here are a few or our favorite Thanksgiving books.
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The holidays are the perfect time to fit in reading, especially when it comes to these must-read Thanksgiving kids books. I absolutely adore teaching my children all about each holiday and the importance behind it, Thanksgiving being one of my favorites. Books have such a way of bringing these behind