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Adventures in homeschooling....

Hi. I'm Tawnee and thanks for visiting out little corner of the 'net.' The love of my life and I have 4 kids and live in Indiana while living our crazy, hectic lives with a little military, a lot of workin' from home, and a whole bunch of fun and adventures in our little homeschool. Thanks for stopping by.
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It’s funny, in our house, math is fun for one child and the devil in disguise for the other. So we have had an interesting homeschooling journey with math. I know many homeschooling families struggle with math. Our oldest has struggled with finding a curriculum that works for her and my son can breeze through […]
Art scares me! Ok, I said it; so, having the opportunity to bring art to our homeschool by someone who is not only NOT scared of art but is GREAT AT IT is exactly what we need. We recently had the opportunity to review the Monthly Plan to Creating a Masterpiece and it is EXACTLY […]
We recently had the opportunity to review Eclectic Foundations Language Arts Level B from Eclectic Foundations and I’m very pleased we had this opportunity. I do believe we have found our language arts program! As a classical educator, for the most part, I had been a fan of the McGuffey Eclectic reader for some time but then I […]
The time has come to begin thinking about summer camp. Isn’t that hard to believe? I feel like we are just getting back into the swing of school after the holidays and gearing up for spring studies and, in the background, we are planning summer break, summer camp, and next school year. Whew! No wonder […]
We have loved everything we have used from Memoria Press so I was thrilled to be able to review First Form Greek Complete Set. My 12-year-old has really enjoyed learning some Greek with First Form Greek. If you are looking for a good middle school/high school level Greek program for beginners, you may wish to check […]
We love studying geography in our homeschool. Do you include it in yours? We like to look at maps and refer to them when we are reading about a place in history or literature. We study geography as a part of our normal curriculum, drawing maps and talking about locations. When we read our Bible, […]
In this age of technology, it is super important for students to understand fundamental computing topics so I was excited for the opportunity to review the new Digital Savvy course from CompuScholar, Inc.. Understanding a computer and the world of digital data is a vital skill for today’s youth and learning early and practicing good […]
Preschool is so fun! They learn every day. They love learning and, most of the time, if they have older siblings, they CAN’T WAIT to “do school” like their big brothers and sisters. Such is the case at our house. The little one loves school time. So, having the opportunity to give her her own […]
My daughter has been using a brand new homeschool reading curriculum from Apologia Educational Ministries called Readers in Residence Volume 1 (Sleuth). Now you know how we like Apologia curriculum and, this curriculum paired with the Writers in Residence course we recently reviewed makes a complete Language Arts Program. Voila! WHAT IS THE READERS IN RESIDENCE SERIES? […]
Ok, so I like some of the mindless games on my smartphone. Waiting for my daughter to come out of swim practice allows me a few minutes of quiet (sometimes) and I have recently found that spending some time with Planet 316 and their Daily Bible Jigsaw is a fun way to use my brain, get a little Bible, […]
Drive Thru History‘s Dave Stotts is our engaging and entertaining tour guide as we tour with Drive Thru History – “The Gospels.” The whole family is enjoying this one! Have you heard ofDrive Thru History ? I mean, it is on the History Channel and other places. But not Drive Thru History – “The Gospels, the newest […]
I know some people are very much for or against homeschooling. There are some in the middle but most have a very strong view. I didn’t – not in the beginning. For some reason, I felt called to homeschool. Yes, me, the daughter of a public and then private Catholic school teacher. The niece of […]
My daughter has been taking online drawing lessons using the Entire Level III from ArtAchieve. She really loves art and I love it when we have the opportunity to try out new art programs. Since I’m not the artistic one in the family, I love online or video-based art programs because I have found they really […]
The bittersweet ending of our Classical Conversations Year has come and gone. Our end of the year with fun parties, egg drops, and airplane races are still being talked about. The kiddos are not so happy that we didn’t have CC this week. Yes, we can sleep in a little on our community day now […]
We recently had the opportunity to review Captain Absolutely, a comic book by Wooten Z Bassett from Focus On The Family, and the kids can’t get enough. Can you buy the next one mom? Are there more? Read it again! These are the comments that my kids made once Captain Absolutely arrived at our house. […]
The month of May is always a difficult month in our homeschool. Everyone is ready to be done for the year and I’m planning out the next year while trying to wrap up this year. Spring fever is rampant and we just want to enjoy the weather. So, most of us need some help with […]
Do you long to include typing in your homeschool but struggle with which program may be the best fit? We were fortunate to review The Typing Coach Online Typing Course from The Typing Coach recently and I have to say, I think we have finally found the right program. My daughter is 12 and has been typing for a […]
We recently had the opportunity to review a product from one of our favorite vendors – YWAM Publishing . I love it when we have the opportunity to check out new or different products from a vendor we love. We had the opportunity review Heroes of History- Ronald Reagan from the Heroes of History collection as well as the […]
Memoria Press provides excellent classical Christian curriculum and First Form Latin is no exception! We were blessed to receive the First Form Latin Complete Set for review, which was very complementary to the classical model we use at home for homeschooling. My daughter was at ease with the use and got started right away. So much comes […]
We recently had the opportunity to review the K5 Learning online program and my son is doing a great job with his math and reading as a result. The K5 Learning online program is great! A wonderful supplemental program for elementary aged students grades Kindergarten through 5. K5 Learning is an excellent resource to work on math and reading […]
If you have read my blog much you know we LOVE studying foreign languages so we were excited to give Whistlefritz and their Educator’s French Collection a try. We got started with Whistlefritz right away. We were excited to get started with the program and so we jumped in with the CDs in the car immediately. Allons […]
I have been a Rush Limbaugh fan for many years and enjoy his both commentary very much. I first learned about the Adventures of Rush Revere Book Series at the Homeschool Convention this year and was very intrigued. So when the opportunity came to review the series, I jumped on it. I knew that the Adventures of Rush […]
Are you considering homeschooling? Are you thinking about homeschooling and wishing that you could learn from others and get the “inside scoop” before you get started? Well, I know when we decided to homeschool our kids I was overwhelmed. Trying to figure out my teaching style, her learning style, how we wanted our day to […]
As a veteran homeschooling mom, I would have loved to have had How to HOMESCHOOL with Stunning Confidence, Contagious Joy, and Amazing Focus (DVD & Coursebook) from Apologia Educational Ministries to help me when I was just getting started with homeschooling. The Overview This amazing course is put together by two wonderful and experienced homeschool moms, […]
My son has been having a great time learning with Grade 1 Lightning Lit Set from Hewitt Homeschooling! My son isn’t a fan of reading and writing, though he’s coming along so the 1st-grade literature was a good place to start for us. WHAT'S INCLUDED? The Grade 1 Lightning Lit Set included the Teacher's Guide, the […]